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Dr Jim Ajioka

Fellow, Director of Studies in Medical Sciences (Part IA - Lent and Easter Terms 2020) and in Medical and Veterinary Sciences (Part II Medics - Lent and Easter Terms 2020)
University Lecturer in Molecular Parasitology
Biology and pathology

Jim Ajioka is a University Lecturer in Molecular Parasitology and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.

Academic interests

Genome analysis of host-parasite interface.

Degrees obtained

  • PhD, SUNY Stony Brook University.


Jim Ajioka is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pathology and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.

He received his PhD in drosophila population genetics from SUNY Stony Brook’s Department of Ecology and Evolution and helped establish the Drosophila Genome Project as an NIH postdoctoral fellow in Professor Dan Hartl’s lab at Washington University.

Jim's current research combines science and engineering, employing population genetic tools and large scale molecular biology to:

  • Investigate host-intracellular pathogen interactions using Toxoplasma gondii as a model
  • Implement Synthetic Biology methods for construction of genetic systems in microbes.

Both areas of research are underpinned by genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic, proteomic techniques, with associated computational analyses.

Other interests

Family, walking, fly fishing, stone sculpture.

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