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Doctor Reuben Pengelly

Dr Reuben Pengelly

Principal Teaching Fellow

Research interests

  • Student attitudes towards academic integrity
  • Splicing regulation of metal binding proteins

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Reuben is a Principal Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine.  He is committed to developing excellent education and supporting an environment which facilitates student learning.

After graduating with an MBiol (hons) in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Bath, Reuben joined the Genomic Informatics group for his PhD at the University of Southampton in 2012. He investigated approaches for the analysis of NGS data for medical and population genetics studies, under the supervision of Professors Sarah EnnisAndrew Collins, and Dr Jane Gibson. Following his PhD, Reuben continued as a Research Fellow, working within the Wessex Clinical Exome Pilot providing bioinformatic support for NHS service development, and working to utilise clinical genomic data for research. Reuben was appointed to his lectureship in the Faculty 2017, and became heavily committed to education, particularly within genomics. In 2022, Reuben was appointed as Principal Teaching Fellow.

Current key roles:

Programme Lead, MSc Genomics (2020-present)
Faculty Deputy Director of Graduate School (2021-present)