I am a DPhil student in the King lab investigating how nutrition and social interactions impact infection outcomes, using comparative and experimental approaches. I am working with the model system Caenorhabditis elegans with the pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. I am co-supervised by Professor Ashleigh Griffin.
Pike, V., Ford, S. A., King, K. C. & Rafaluk-Mohr, C. 2019. Fecundity compensation is dependent on the host generalised stress response in Caenorhabditis elegans. Ecology and Evolution 9, 11957-11961.
Pike, V., Lythgoe, K.A., King, K.C. 2019. On the diverse and opposing effects of nutrition on pathogen virulence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286.
2017 BA in Biological Sciences, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford (1st Class)
2017, 2018 EPSRC/450TH Anniversary fund scholarship, St John’s College
2015 David Kirby Memorial Fund, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
2015, 2016 Heron Allen Scholar, Lady Margaret Hall