Bacterial niche adaptation
My research interests lie in investigating virulence determinants in bacterial pathogens and the impact of infectious diseases on the modern world.
I graduated from the University of Sheffield, with a Masters of Biological Science in Microbiology and Biochemistry, after completing research projects involving the characterisation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae from commercial ale and examining biofilm formation and the importance of the cell-wall anchored adhesin AspA to Streptococcus pyogenes.
In 2022 I began working here at the Quadram Institute on the Microbes, Microbiomes and Bioinformatics Doctoral Training Programme (MMB DTP) as part of Dr Gemma Langridge’s group. My project involves exploring transmission and characterisation of the carrier states associated with Salmonella Paratyphi A.