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Dr John A CunninghamB.Sc.(Edin.), M.Sc.(Bristol), PhD(Liv.)

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John Cunningham

Dr John A CunninghamB.Sc.(Edin.), M.Sc.(Bristol), PhD(Liv.)

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I am a teaching fellow based in the School of Earth Sciences. I am responsible for supervising and mentoring students on the Palaeobiology M.Sc. programme as well as teaching on the undergraduate Palaeontology and Evolution programmes. My research aims to understand the fossil evidence for major transitions in early evolution such as the origin of cells, eukaryotes, multicellularity and animals. Recent research has focused on fossilized animal embryos from the Cambrian and lowermost Ordovician, as well as the embryo-like fossils from the Ediacaran Doushantuo biota. I have used a range of techniques in this work ranging from experimental decay to synchrotron tomography.

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Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom