Ross P. Coron is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Trypanosome Molecular Biology Unit (Department of Parasites and Insect Vectors, Institut Pasteur, France), currently characterising the role of DNA repair / recombination in antigenic variation and immune evasion in the African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei.
Ross gained his PhD in 2016 in the Terry K. Smith Molecular Parasitology Laboratory at the University of St Andrews, UK. His research focussed primarily on investigating the AEP biosynthetic / biodegradation pathway in Trypanosoma cruzi. He continued this research – as well as various other projects related to the characterization and validation of putative drug targets against trypanosomatids – as part of the EU KINDReD consortium as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
Prior to his PhD, Ross graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology from the University of Dundee, UK. As an undergraduate, Ross carried out two funded studentships under the supervision of Professor Kate Storey (Department of Cell and Developmental Biology) and Professor Frank Sargent (Division of Molecular Microbiology). For his Honours project, Ross performed research on the Trypanosoma brucei Spermidine Synthase pathway under the supervision of Professor Alan Fairlamb (Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery).