Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

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  • Dr Sarah Irons

    Research Fellow In Cell Biology And Virology

    Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484171


    Location: Tonge T426

    I gained my PhD in plant cell biology from Oxford Brookes University in 2004, which was provided great training in different imaging techniques which I continue to use today. I have since worked in a number of groups within the university, firstly continuing in the Plant Endomembrane Research Group working on pharmaceutical protein production in plants. Then moving to the Genomic Instability Research Group in 2008, looking at non-targeted effects in cells exposed to low levels of radiation. From here I moved to the Insect Virus Research Group where I study virus-host cell interactions.