I am a BBRSC DTP funded PhD student studying novel antimicrobial peptides produced by human gut bacteria. With the global antibiotic resistance crisis affecting human health worldwide, the need for novel antimicrobials to treat bacterial infections is vital. My project aims to investigate the regulation of these peptides, with future work assessing their antimicrobial properties on gut bacteria and pathogens.
Previously, I studied my undergraduate degree in Medical Science and my Masters degree in Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham. My projects involved studying how efflux pumps in S. Typhimurium and E. coli confer antibiotic resistance and the subsequent regulation of these efflux pumps.