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Hello, I am currently a research associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. My research interests centre on the use of genetic methods to understand the past, particularly using ancient DNA to investigate animal domestication and breeding. My current research focuses on the extraction and sequencing of DNA from manuscript parchment a time capsule of genetic information. Previously I worked in the Molecular Population Genetics Group at Trinity College Dublin and BioArCh, University of York.