Dr Samuel Brockington

University Lecturer at Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

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University Lecturer, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Curator, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Sam Brockington is a University Lecturer at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, and Curator at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. His research covers the origin, evolution and diversification of plants, including genomic adaptation to extreme environments, and plant evolutions that led to terrestrial colonisation.

As Curator of the Botanic Gardens, Sam is responsible for the collections including over 8000 species in the living collections, and the early manuscripts an antique volumes in the printed collections. He promotes the use of the collections by academics and researches, manages the acquisition of new items to the collections, and plans the future direction of the collections.

Sam is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, a member of the Botanical Society of America, and has been a Marie Curie Research Fellow, and NERC Independent Research Fellow. He holds a PhD in Evolutionary Developmental Biology from the University of Florida, and a BSc in Plant Biology from the University of Edinburgh.