Meet the lab…

Name: Steve Rossiter
Joined the lab in: October 2003
Role:
Research Fellow
In one sentence, he would most like to:
Solve biology and retire early…
Special power:
Multiple powers, incl. hoarding of miscellanea, eating tuna, identifying dog breeds.
Currently located in:
East London.
Ideal niche:
Somewhere tropical with a bar.
Most likely to say:
“Have you finished that chapter yet?”
Least likely to say:
“Let’s meet at 8 am.”


Name: Hao-Chih Kuo
Joined the lab in: 16 September, 2008
Role:
PhD student/coffee maker
In one sentence, he would most like to:
Get his degree!
Special power:
Think too much about his research.
Currently located in:
Leyton, London UK.
Ideal niche:
Your computer.
Most likely to say:
“…” (his favourite expression for all things)
Least likely to say:
Anything other than “…”


Name: Joe Parker
Joined the lab in: April 2011
Role:
Postdoctoral research technician / beverage skivvy / layabout
In one sentence, he would most like to:
Do genome-scale phylogenetics instantly and transparently without bloody waiting!
Special power:
No-one’s sure but it involves swearing at inanimate objects a lot.
Currently located in:
Camberwell, London UK.
Ideal niche:
Playing guitar on a yacht in the Outer Hebrides; Riding a bike (anywhere.)
Most likely to say:
“I’m starving. Anyone fancy some instant noodles?”
Least likely to say:
“I’m starving. Shall we go to The Ivy? On me?”


Name: Xiuguang Mao
Joined the lab in: March 2012
Role:
Postdoctoral researcher
In one sentence, he would most like to:
Understand everything about speciation genomics
Special power:
No (clearly something very special – Ed)
Currently located in:
East India Dock, London UK.
Ideal niche:
Lab, lab and lab!!!
Most likely to say:
“How it fly so slowly!”
Least likely to say:
“How it fly so quickly!”


Name: Seb Bailey
Joined the lab in: Jan 2012
Role:
PhD student noob
In one sentence, he would most like to:
Harness the power of programming to solve all the phylogenetic relationships of the world! [No megalomania there – takes after his boss – Ed]
Special power:
The ability to be polar opposites (see niche)
Currently located in:
Bowes Park, London
Ideal niche:
Lost in the jungle / Playing retro 90’s video games
Most likely to say:
“It’s really hard to explain my project, if you know nothing about phylogenetics…”
Least likely to say:
“Yes, I’ve already finished.”


Name: Helen Ward
Joined the lab in: 2009
Role:
PhD student
In one sentence, she would most like to:
Be an acrobat (this week anyway)
Special power:
Super sonic scream
Currently located in:
Greenwich, (it IS in) London
Ideal niche:
Somewhere sunny
Most likely to say:
“I’ve run out of Dairy Milk :( “
Least likely to say:
“OK Steve, I’ll see you at 8am!”


 

Name: Georgia Tsagkogeorga
Joined the lab in: March 2011
Role:
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
In one sentence, she would most like to:
Understand the Why and How.
Special power:
Still working on that
Currently located in:
London
Ideal niche:
Happy with where I am
Most likely to say:
“I need a smoke…”
Least likely to say:
“I give up”


Name: Kalina Davies
Joined the lab in: October 2007
Role:
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
In one sentence, she would most like to:
Have a successful research career!
Special power:
Patience and gardening
Currently located in:
South East London
Ideal niche:
Anywhere on the ground.
Most likely to say:
“It evolved…”
Least likely to say:
“It was designed…”


hernani
Name: Hernani F. M. de Oliveira
Joined the lab in: January 2014
Role:
PhD candidate
In one sentence, he would most like to:
Discover something really interesting and helpful to the conservation of nature
Special power: 
Special laugh
Currently located in: 
London, UK.
Ideal niche:
Out in the field, laughing with friends or traveling around.
Most likely to say:
“Yes, let`s go!”
Least likely to say:
“No, I`m tired!”

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