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Dr Lori Peacock
Dr Lori Peacock
BSc(Guelph), PhD(Lond), DIC(Imperial College)
My main research area is the interaction between parasites/pathogens and insects. The current project is the examination of the effect of exposure of bacteria on antimicrobial production by insect larvae. Recently completed work involved the development of trypanosomes (the causal agent of sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in animals) within the tsetse fly vector.
Lori Peacock obtained a BSc in agriculture from the University of Guelph, Canada with a major in Environmental Biology and a minor in International Agriculture. She gained a PhD from Imperial College, University of London which was funded by a Commonwealth scholarship. After her PhD and career break due to family commitments, she was awarded a Daphne Jackson Memorial Fellowship, which allowed her to establish an independent research project at Long Ashton Research Station (LARS). With the closure of LARS in 2003, she joined the molecular parasitology group at Langford as a research associate, led by Wendy Gibson. Currently she is working as a research associate in the laboratory of Tristan Cogan.
- Peacock, L, Bailey, M, Carrington, M & Gibson, WC 2014, Meiosis and haploid gametes in the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei.. Current Biology, vol 24., pp. 1-6
- May, S, Peacock, L, Costa, C, Gibson, W, Tetley, L, Robinson, D & Hammarton, T 2012, The Trypanosoma brucei AIR9-like protein is cytoskeleton-associated and is required for nucleus positioning and accurate cleavage furrow placement. Molecular Microbiology, vol 84.
- Peacock, L, Cook, S, Ferris, V, Bailey, M & Gibson, W 2012, The life cycle of Trypanosoma (Nannomonas) congolense in the tsetse fly. Parasites and Vectors, vol 5.
- Poon, S, Peacock, L, Maini, PK, Gibson, W, Gull, K & Kelly, S 2012, A modular and optimized single marker system for generation of Trypanosoma brucei cell lines expressing T7 RNA polymerase and the tetracycline repressor. Open Biology, vol 2., pp. 110037
- Peacock, L, Ferris, V, Bailey, M & Gibson, W 2012, The influence of sex and viral infection on the development of Trypanosoma brucei in tsetse flies. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol 6.
- Peacock, L, Ferris, V, Sharma, R, Sunter, J, Bailey, M, Carrington, M & Gibson, W 2011, Identification of the meiotic life cycle stage of Trypanosoma brucei in the tsetse fly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 108., pp. 3671 - 3676
- Natesan, SK, Peacock, L, Leung, KF, Gibson, W & Field, MC 2010, Evidence that low endocytic activity is not directly responsible for human serum resistance in the insect form of African trypanosomes. BioMed Central
- Sharma, R, Gluenz, E, Peacock, L, Gibson, W, Gull, K & Carrington, M 2009, The heart of darkness: growth and form of Trypanosoma brucei in the tsetse fly. Trends in Parasitology, vol 25., pp. 517 - 524
- Peacock, L, Ferris, V, Bailey, M & Gibson, W 2009, Intraclonal mating occurs during tsetse transmission of Trypanosoma brucei. Parasites and Vectors, vol 2., pp. 1 - 12
- Natesan, S, Peacock, L, Leung, K, Matthews, K, Gibson, W & Field, M 2009, The trypanosome Rab-related proteins RabX1 and RabX2 play no role in intracellular trafficking but may be involved in fly infectivity. PLoS One, vol 4/issue 9/e7217., pp. 1 - 14
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