I am using genomics and molecular biology to research the Neisseria polysaccharide capsule. I first got a taste for Neisseria and bacterial genomics during my undergraduate project, investigating the gonococcal genetic island as part of my degree in Biological Sciences at Oxford. After graduating in 2015, with a prize for meritorious work in biological sciences, I remained in Oxford to begin my graduate studies on the Wellcome Trust-funded Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine doctoral training course, which included three rotations in both microbiology and immunology. I am also interested in science outreach and communication, as a STEM Ambassador and contributor to Bang! Science Magazine.
Neisseria; commensals; pathogenicity; molecular biology; bioinformatics; bacterial evolution; genomics