I am a Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology Graduate Student at the University of Oxford, after obtaining my BSc in Biology from the University of Bath in 2016.

I was Features Editor at bathimpact and I have 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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