Liam Thomas Lanigan,
With a background in bioarchaeology and palaeopathology, my interests are answering questions related to oral health and infectious disease in past populations. I have a BSc in Archaeology Honours and MSc in Skeletal and Dental Bioarchaeology. Before starting my position here, I conducted fieldwork and bioarchaeological research in Iceland, The United Kingdom, Romania, Canada, and Denmark.
I’m a research assistant working in the Collins group, both in a lab support role, but also combining my interest in palaeoproteomics and palaeopathology. During my time here, I have been exploring the metaproteomics of dental calculus and what it can tell us about oral and facial disease, using proteins from teeth to determine palaeodemographic profiles from archaeological skeletal remains, and the development of methods that maximise the data we can recover by ZooMs and LC-MS/MS from unique archaeological and paleontological samples.