Jessie Dolliver is researching the genetic requirements for attachment and colonisation of beneficial symbiotic bacteria on to plant roots. She is funded by the inaugural Radford Scholarship for research into improving crop yields. Past research projects have included metabolic engineering of microalgae in Cambridge, sustainable biomaterials from macroalgae in University College Cork, plant genome responses to the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction, and the structure and function of marine macro-photosynthetic communities in Trinity College Dublin. She is passionate about conservation of biodiversity, science communication, citizen science, and everything that photosynthesizes.
In October 2022: DPhil Student, Year 2 of 4 years