Sam Presslee


I have recently completed a PhD based at BioArCh, University of York. My PhD focused on the retrieval of proteomic information from palaeontological material and the use of proteins in the phylogenetic analysis of extinct taxa. Prior to my PhD I completed my MSc in Bioarchaeology at the University of York (2014-2015) and a BSc in Archaeological and Forensic Science at Bournemouth University (2007-2010).


My research revolves around retrieval of proteins from fossil material. I am interested in developing methods for optimal protein extraction from palaeontological specimens, exploring ways in which fossil proteins are able to be preserved, and what these ancient proteins can tell us about past environments and relationships between taxa.


Samantha Presslee

University of York

BioArCh, Environment Building

Wentworth Way,


York, YO10 5DD, UK

Tel: work(44) 1904 328564