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Department of Genetics



2017 - Present: Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

2015 - 2017: Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

2011 - 2015: PhD in Developmental Biology. Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK

2009 - 2011: MSc in Biotechnology. Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

2003 - 2009: BSc Double Major in Biochemistry and Biology. University of Victoria, Canada


Development, Evolution, Fertility, Genomics, and Centrosomes

Methods and techniques: Nanopore DNA sequencing, Illumina DNA and RNA sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 genomic engineering, old school fly genetics, and a sprinkle of microscopy.

Current project: Speciation and the evolution of parthenogenesis in Drosophila


Key publications: 
Alexis L. Braun, Daniel K. Fabian, Erik Garrison, and David M. Glover. Virgin Birth: A genetic basis for facultative parthenogenesis
Alexis L. Braun, Francesco Meghini, Gema Villa-Fombuena, Elisa M. Fernandez, Morgane Guermont, David M. Glover, Maria D. Martin-Bermudo, Acaimo Gonzalez-Reyes, Yuu Kimata. (2021) The careful control of Polo kinase by APC/C-Ube2C ensures the intercellular transport of germline centrosomes during Drosophila oogenesis10.1098/rsob.200371
Malmberg, J., Perols, A., Varasteh, Z., Altai, M., Braun, A., Sandstrom, M., Garske, U., Tolmachev, V., Orlova, A., and Karlstrom, A.E. (2012). Comparative evaluation of synthetic anti-HER2 Affibody molecules site-specifically labelled with 111In using N-terminal DOTA, NOTA and NODAGA chelators in mice bearing prostate cancer xenografts. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 39, 481-492.
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Glover Group
Areas of Interest: 
Evolutionary genetics and developmental biology
Glover Group
Department of Genetics
University of Cambridge
Downing street
Cambridge CB2 3EH
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