Dr James Rouse


I completed my PhD in Leeds in 2016 before securing a Research fellowship in the same lab starting 2017. My PhD focussed on unravelling the genetic and neural underpinnings of a plastic male behaviour to the changing social environment.

Research interests

Currently I am trying to understanding how the epigenome may play a role in controlling male fruit fly behaviour.

<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
  • BSc Biological Sciences

Professional memberships

  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • Genetics society

Research groups and institutes

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Heredity, Development and Disease