Ali Hudson


     Ali Hudson

     Research Technician

     Funded by: Leverhulme Trust


I am a research technician working on the Leverhulme funded project investigating the evolutionary basis of lifespan and fecundity responses to dietary restriction using Drosophila.

I completed my BSc in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh in 2018. My undergraduate research project with the Vale Lab focussed on the role of diet in mediating life-history responses following infection, using Drosophila.


Hudson AL, Moatt JP & Vale PF 2019 Terminal investment strategies following infection are dependent on diet. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

Hudson AL, Moatt JP & Vale PF 2018 Dietary protein mediates terminal investment in egg quantity or quality following bacterial gut infection in Drosophila. bioRxiv. 489625.