Dr David Cutress

Knowledge Exchange Fellow

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Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Phone: 01970 823137


Knowledge Exchange Fellow (Farming Connect) and Project Manager and Curriculum Development Officer - PreciseAg project. PhD Researcher in the field of Parasitology. Using molecular biochemistry techniques to design, improve and test potential drugs specifically targeting immuno-regulatory proteins. Heavily involved in the university mentoring schemes both Signpost and Departmental along with a keen desire for teaching and learning (Having partaken in the TPAU shceme in 2017) Previously worked as Admin support in FELS based in the Psychology building 

Research interests

[3] Line. K,Isupov M., LaCourse. J, Morphew R, Brophy. P, Cutress.D, and Jennifer A Littlechild X-ray structure of Fasciola hepatica Sigma class glutathione transferase 1 reveals a disulfide bond to support stability in gastro-intestinal environment – [Submitted 2018]

[2]Duncan J., Cutress, D., Morphew, R. & Brophy, P.M. (2018). Purification of native Sigma Class Glutathione Transferase from Fasciola hepatica. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology

[1]Geyer, K., Niazi, U., Duval, D., Cosseau, C., Tomlinson, C., Chalmers, I., Swain, M., Cutress, D., Bickham-Wright, U., Munshi, S., Grunau, C., Yoshino, T. and Hoffmann, K. (2017). The Biomphalaria glabrata DNA methylation machinery displays spatial tissue expression, is differentially active in distinct snail populations and is modulated by interactions with Schistosoma mansoni. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases