Dr Alexia Cardona

BSc, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Affiliate

Alexia Cardona

College Jobs

  • Postdoctoral Affiliate

University Jobs

  • Research Associate, MRC Epidemiology Unit
  • College Affiliation Officer for the Postdocs of Cambridge Society


Email: ac812@cam.ac.uk

Alexia Cardona


Alexia Cardona was born in Malta and read IT as her first degree at the University of Malta. After a few years working in the software development industry she went to Edinburgh where she studied Bioinformatics at the University of Edinburgh. She was afterwards awarded a full studentship at the University of Cambridge where she studied for her PhD in Biological Anthropology. In her doctoral studies she focused on genetic adaptations to cold and diet in indigenous Siberian populations. Alexia Cardona is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MRC Epidemiology Unit where she is investigating the epigenetic/genetic, development and environment factors that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

Research Interests

Genome-wide analysis, population genetics, epigenetics, human evolutionary genetics, epidemiology.