Jessica Edge


I graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Genetics in 2018. I then went on to obtain a distinction in MSc Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology again at the University of Leeds which I graduated from in 2019. I then wanted to pursue a research career in reproductive biology and so in 2019 began a PhD at Leeds supervised by Dr Niamh Forde, Dr Karen Forbes and Dr Mary O’Connell. My PhD is funded by the BBSRC White Rose DTP. 

Research interests

My research focuses on regulatory mechanisms of microRNAs in the uterus and placenta during early pregnancy in mammals. I am interested in how microRNAs may have contributed to the evolution of placental mammals, working to understand specific microRNA roles and which genes they regulate.


  • MSc Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology
  • BSc Genetics