Ruth Cowlishaw

Teaching Laboratory Technician

I graduated from LJMU in 2017 with a 1st BSc (Hons) in Biology. I then went on to complete a MSc in Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors in 2018 at LSTM. Following on from this I started as a Research Technician under Prof Hilary Ranson and Dr Linda Grigoraki within the Vector Department.

My time spent in this role included various investigations into insecticide resistance mechanisms and managing many transgenic mosquito colonies.

As of Jan 2022 I joined the Education team as a Teaching Laboratory Assistant.

Selected publications

  • Williams, J., Cowlishaw, R., Sanou, A., Ranson, H. and Grigoraki, L., 2021. In vivo functional validation of the V402L voltage gated sodium channel mutation in the malaria vector An. gambiae. Pest Management Science. Grigoraki, L., Cowlishaw, R., Nolan, T., Donnelly, M., Lycett, G. and Ranson, H., 2021. CRISPR/Cas9 modified An. gambiae carrying kdr mutation L1014F functionally validate its contribution in insecticide resistance and interaction with metabolic enzymes. PLOS Genetics.