Dr. Susan Johnston

SusanJohnstonPostdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 131 650 7702
Email: Susan.Johnston@ed.ac.uk

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Wild Evolution Group at the University of Edinburgh. My research interests centre on using genomic information to understand selection and evolution in wild populations. Particular questions I am interested in include: determining the genetic architecture of traits under selection; understanding the relationship between genetic variants and fitness; how and why particular genes are important in adaptation; the interaction between genes and environment; and the importance of recombination rate variation.

Academic History

2013 – : University of Edinburgh – Postdoctoral Researcher.
2011 – 2012: University of Turku, Finland – Postdoctoral Researcher.
2006 – 2010: University of Sheffield – PhD.
2005 – 2006: University of Edinburgh – MSc. Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis.
2001 – 2005: University of St Andrews – BSc. (Hons) Evolutionary and Environmental Biology.


Gene mapping, QTL mapping, genome-wide association study, quantitative genetics, ecological genomics, local adapation, animal model, wild populations.