Dr Anna Seager
Research Officer
Telephone: (01792) 295838
Room: Open Plan Office - 529
Fifth Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Toxicology
  • DNA damage
  • Cell biology
  • Image analysis


  1. Shah, U., Seager, A., Fowler, P., Doak, S., Johnson, G., Scott, S., Scott, A., Jenkins, G. A comparison of the genotoxicity of benzo[a]pyrene in four cell lines with differing metabolic capacity Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis 808 8 19
  2. Patni, S., Wynen, L., Seager, A., Morgan, G., White, J., Thornton, C. Expression and Activity of Toll-Like Receptors 1–9 in the Human Term Placenta and Changes Associated with Labor at Term Biology of Reproduction 80 2 243 248
  3. Macfarlane, T., Seager, A., Moller, M., Morgan, G., Thornton, C. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin is present in human breast milk Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 21 2p2 e454 e456
  4. Seager, A., Shah, U., Mikhail, J., Nelson, B., Marquis, B., Doak, S., Johnson, G., Griffiths, S., Carmichael, P., Scott, S., Scott, A., Jenkins, G., Jenkins, G., Doak, S., Seager, A., Johnson, G., Mikhail, J. Pro-oxidant Induced DNA Damage in Human Lymphoblastoid Cells: Homeostatic Mechanisms of Genotoxic Tolerance Toxicological Sciences 128 2 387 397
  5. Seager, A., Shah, U., Brusehafer, K., Wills, J., Manshian, B., Chapman, K., Thomas, A., Scott, A., Doherty, A., Doak, S., Johnson, G., Jenkins, G., Jenkins, G., Doak, S., Seager, A., Johnson, G., Bruesehafer, K., Shah, U., Chapman, K. Recommendations, evaluation and validation of a semi-automated, fluorescent-based scoring protocol for micronucleus testing in human cells Mutagenesis 29 3 155 164


  • PM-147 The Dose Makes the Poison: Intro to Toxicology and Dose Response

    We are surrounded by substances that may do our bodies harm i.e. poisons. The harm these poisons causes depends on our exposure - the dose. The science of toxicology, a discipline that crosscuts biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and medicine, is based on the principle that the dose makes the poison. This module will provide you with an introduction to toxicology and how dose-response relationships relate to the physiological effects of toxic substances. You will explore how they produce cellular and chemical changes that cause tissues and organs to malfunction. You will learn how the structure and function of these tissues can be affected to varying degrees and begin to understand how tissue may repair itself and when the damage is permanent or fatal.

  • PM-259 Contemporary themes and techniques in medical sciences

    This module aims to give students an overview of current and emerging themes in medical sciences, both from clinical and laboratory perspectives. This will cover topics generating high media interest, such as the zika virus and alternative methods of transplantation as well as new laboratory techniques. In addition, the module will be supported by two practical classes for which students will be required to conduct mini-projects based around the identification of patient samples and how these are presented as research cases. The module will also involve a one-day "conference", during which students will present data while experiencing a research conference atmosphere.

  • PM-315 Skills For Geneticists III

    The module aims to develop the student¿s ability to critically analyse and synthesise advanced research topics in genetics and molecular biology, and their oral and written scientific presentation skills.

  • PM-315C Sgiliau ar gyfer Genetegwyr III

    Amcan y modiwl yw datblygu gallu'r myfyriwr i ddadansoddi'n feirniadol a syntheseiddio pynciau ymchwil uwch ym maes geneteg a bioleg foleciwlaidd, ac i feithrin eu sgiliau cyflwyno gwyddonol llafar ac ysgrifenedig.

  • PM-317 Genetics of Cancer

    This module will provide students with an advanced understanding about the genetic mechanisms involved in carcinogenesis, and how these underlying processes and molecules affect the human body.

  • PMRM00 Introduction to the practice of Medical Physicists & Clinical Engineers in Health Care

    Provides a broad-based overview of the Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering discipline.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member - Swansea University Medical School, Equality and Diversity Committee

    2015 - Present

  • Chair - Swansea University Medical School, Communications, Organisation & Culture Committee, Athena Swan

    2013 - Present

  • Team Member - University Self Assessment Team Member, Athena Swan

    2011 - 2016

  • Chair - Swansea University Communications, Athena SWAN

    2013 - 2015