All images are taken by Phil Leftwich and Tracey Chapman

This is the website for Research Scientist and general fruit fly botherer, 

Philip  Leftwich.

About Me

 I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate of Evolutionary Biology in Professor Tracey Chapman's lab at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

My work involves looking at the interactions between commensal gut bacteria and their hosts, using a pest insect the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Medfly). I am working to investigate the changing interactions between diet, gut bacteria and host physiology.

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Read a great summary of some of my previous work on pest control here:

Alternatively listen to me speaking actual words here:

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