Ruairidh Macleod

Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge

The Cross Trust takes each individual's circumstances and needs into account which, in my case, has had major personal impact. Without the Trust’s generous support during my Cambridge undergraduate years, I would not have been able to achieve the successes I have had so far (despite being still very early in my career!). I'm now a postgraduate researcher at the University of Cambridge, and also hold a position as honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. The Cross Trust has helped me pursue my fascination with human evolution and history, a literal interpretation of Sir Alexander Cross' belief "to extend the boundaries of knowledge of human life”, as I am currently working on ancient biomolecular approaches (degraded DNA and proteins) for studying population history. I intend to fulfil this opportunity, provided by the Trust’s financial support, to the fullest extent.

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