Dr Jess Haigh


2019-present: Postdoctoral researcher in Neuroscience with Dr Beatrice Filippi investigating how insulin resistance develops in the dorsal vagal complex (DVC) of the brain in response to overnutrition

2017-2019: Postdoctoral researcher in Neurogenomics in the lab of Dr Alex Nord at the University of California, Davis. Investigated the role of transcriptional enhancers in neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy

2016-2017: Temporary Teaching Fellow in Neuroscience, University of Leeds

2012-2016: PhD Neuroscience at the University of Leeds, developing bacterial toxins for neuronal tracing and delivery

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Leeds
  • BSc Medical Sciences, 1st Class (Hons), University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Neuroscience - Post doctorates