Dr Sonja Rueckert
School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences
Edinburgh Napier University
Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court
Edinburgh, EH11 4BN
Since 2012, I am a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology at Edinburgh Napier University. I'm broadly interested in parasites and in particular in parasites of marine organisms including a whole range of invertebrates and fishes. My research approach involves traditional morphological and modern molecular techniques to understand the biodiversity, ecology and evolutionary history of parasitic organisms. Since I was a postdoc, a large part of my research focuses on the morphology and molecular phylogeny of gregarine apicomplexans and other protozoan parasites in marine invertebrates. At the moment I am starting to look into the utilization of gregarines as model organisms and also the role and impact of micro-eukaryotes in food webs.