I am a research associate and part of the research team lead by Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson at the School of Architecture Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University. My wet-lab work is carried out in Dr Anil Wipat’s laboratory based in the Centre for Bacteria Cell Biology (CBCB, Newcastle University). I have 10 years’ experience in microbiology research. I did a Masters and a PhD in molecular microbiology at Institut Pasteur, Paris in France.
I was previously working as RA of Dr Richard Daniel at CBCB. My researches were performed mainly in Gram-positive bacteria Streptomyces lividans and Bacillus subtilis. I have identified and characterised pathways that are involved in bacterial cell growth and morphology.
My current aims are to characterize specific genes that respond to pressure stress in E. coli and B. subtilis, the two well known bacteria models. Using synthetic biology approaches, I am engineering fluorescent organisms to monitor mechanical sensing systems in response to pressure.