Dr Chris Cunningham
Telephone: (01792) 513247
Room: Office - 102
First Floor
Margam Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioural Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Social Behaviour
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Parental Care


  1. & Relating quantitative variation within a behavior to variation in transcription. Evolution 71(8), 1999-2009.
  2. & Ethological principles predict the neuropeptides co-opted to influence parenting. Nature Communications 8, 14225
  3. & The effect of foot posture on capacity to apply free moments to the ground: implications for fighting performance in great apes. Biology Open 6(2), 269-277.
  4. & The role of neuropeptide F in a transition to parental care. Biology Letters 12(4), 20160158
  5. & The Genome and Methylome of a Beetle with Complex Social Behavior,Nicrophorus vespilloides(Coleoptera: Silphidae). Genome Biology and Evolution 7(12), 3383-3396.

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  • BIO258 Animal Physiology

    Physiology examines the normal physical and chemical functions of an organism and how these functions interact. Less formally, physiology is the study of ¿how animals work.¿ Whilst physiology spans many levels of biological organization, from cells to organ systems, this module will focus on organ systems. All major organ systems will be discussed. This module will discuss both vertebrate and invertebrate physiology, particularly when they are very different. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how structure and function are interconnected.


  • The application of solid state chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) for epigenetic profiling of insects. (current)

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