I am in my final year of a biology degree at the University of Bath and Features Editor at bathimpact. I have previously held research assistant positions at the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University and Newcastle Institute of Neuroscience. My research interests include mitchondrial genetics, evolutionary genetics, gender studies and anthropology.
I have written for the Royal Society of Chemistry and was shortlisted for their Chemistry World science communication competition


I am contactable at rebeccalydiamuir@gmail.com


The m.13051G>A mitochondrial DNA mutation results in variable neurology and activated mitophagy (co-authored).  Neurology doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002688 - published April 22, 2016

Muir, R., Diot, A. and Poulton, J. (2016), Mitochondrial content is central to nuclear gene expression: Profound implications for human health. Bioessays. doi: 10.1002/bies.201500105 - published January 3, 2016

A novel quantitative assay of mitophagy: Combining high content fluorescence microscopy and mitochondrial DNA load to quantify mitophagy and identify novel pharmacological tools against pathogenic heteroplasmic mtDNA (co-authored). doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2015.07.014 Epub July 18, 2015


The Richard Dawkins debate - the scientist who changed my life - medium December, 2015

#jezwedid: Labour’s new leader will revolutionize politics, let’s dispel the myths - bathimpact October 25, 2015

It’s getting tense: researchers find new evidence about the nature of cell spreading - Integrative Biology Blog, Royal Society of Chemistry August 21, 2015

Bath Vice Chancellor voices support for student grant cuts and tuition fees - bathimpact August 6, 2015

The dynamics of breast cancer mechanics - Integrative Biology Blog, Royal Society of Chemistry July 15, 2015

Implications in diabetes explored with a 3D-printed fluidic device - Integrative Biology Blog, Royal Society of Chemistry June 5, 2015

Are boobs really news? - bathimpact February 10, 2015

Nuclear power is used for the first time to power lightbulbs - bathimpact December 20, 2014

Harvard on their way to stopping ageing - bathimpact December 1, 2014

Getting your tits out for feminism - bathimpact

Email rebecca[at]rebeccamuir.uk

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