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Tutor Spotlight: David Applin
4th March 2014
Medical Biology (Cambridge)
David Applin obtained his BSc in Zoology from the University of Leeds before moving to Imperial College, London, where he obtained his M.Sc. in applied entomology.
Research into reproductive physiology of the sheep blowfly Lucilia sericata began at Imperial College and became the subject of his Ph.D. thesis at Birkbeck College, London. Since then, Dr Applin has published a number of papers on blowfly reproductive physiology and with Professor John CloudsleyThompson on the molecular and physiological mechanisms of biological clocks.
As head of department, Dr Applin has taught biology for many years and is author of many highly successful biology course-books for all levels as well as writing books that cover Science for public understanding.
Currently, he is a freelance author, teacher and tutor in the Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge University who continues to pursue his interests in biology and communicating those interests through teaching, books and on-line to a wide audience in the UK and overseas. He was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society in 2002.