University of Bath Jim Caunt

University of Bath Jim Caunt

University of Bath

University of Bath Jim Caunt

Dr Christopher Caunt (known as Jim Caunt)

Dr Jim Caunt sadly passed way in January 2017. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Jim was a gifted lecturer and researcher and will be greatly missed by his colleagues here in the department and the wider University community.

All that knew him will never forget his dedication to achieving a deep understanding of the intricacies of cell biology and his enthusiasm for communicating these wonders to everyone.

If you wish to contact the department about Jim please email Professor Rod Scott.



Bath is one of the leading research intensive Biosciences departments in the UK. It is renowned for its broad range of world-leading and internationally excellent research on animals, plants and microorganisms that fall into the theme areas below, including cell and developmental biology, structural and molecular biology, as well as evolutionary biology and biodiversity.

The outstanding quality of the research is reflected in the level of external funding from the UK Research Councils, medical charities, European Union and Industry as well as publications in the top international journals (Nature, Science, PNAS and PLoS Biology).

REF 2014 performance

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the department. View REF 2014 results.

PhD projects

For a list of our ongoing PhD research projects please see our Current PhDs.

Research Centres

Research themes