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Dr Divya Venkatesh

Dr Divya Venkatesh

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Research Affiliate - Newnham College

Room S11 Austin Building
Office Phone: 01223 (7)63434


  • 2011-2016     PhD Cell and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK 
  • 2008-2011     Research Assistant, Developmental Genetics, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, UK 
  • 2007-2008     MRes Medical and Molecular Biosciences (Immunobiology), Newcastle University, UK 
  • 2004-2007     BSc Biotechnology, Jain College, Bangalore University, India 

Key Publications

Venkatesh, D., Boehm, C., Barlow, L.D., Nankissor, N.N., O‘Reilly, A.J., Kelly, S., Dacks, J.B., and Field, M.C. 'Evolution of the endomembrane systems of trypanosomatids: Conservation and specialisation.' (2017) Journal of Cell Science. 

Other Publications

Flegontov, P., Butenko, A, Firsov, S., Kraeva, N., Vlček, C., Logacheva, M.D., Gerasimov, E.S., Flegontova, O., Ishemgulova, A., Jackson, A.P., Kelly, S., Kostygov, A.Y., O'Reilly, A., Ševčíková, Z., Venkatesh, D., Záhonová, K., Maslov, D.A., Votýpka, J., Filatov, D., Field, M.C., Opperdoes, F., Yurchenko, V., and Lukeš, K. (2016) ‘Genome of the monoxenous trypanosomatid Leptomonas pyrrhocoris: insights into the origin of the dixenous life cycle in Leishmania and population genetics of Trypanosomatidae.’ Nature Scientific Reports [PDF][Supplementary data]

Murungi, E., Barlow, L.D., Venkatesh, D., Adung'a, V.O., Dacks, J.B., Field, M.C., and Christoffels, A., (2013) 'A comparative analysis of trypanosomatid SNARE proteins.' Parasitology International [PDF

Falconer, J., Mahida, R., Venkatesh, D., Pearson, J., and Robinson, J.H., (2015) ‘Unconventional T cell recognition of an arthritogenic epitope of proteoglycan aggrecan released from degrading cartilage.’ Immunology