Research Assistant, Department of Infection Biology, Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
I hold a BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of Manchester, and a MSc in Tropical Disease Biology from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Following completion of my MSc I then remained at the LSTM as a Research Assistant, where I investigated the molecular mechanisms which underpin the acquisition of antimicrobial resistance genes in Gram-negative bacteria and sought to identify novel antimicrobial proteins derived from snake venom
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic I then joined the Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics, where I evaluated and optimised novel diagnostics for COVID-19, partnering with Mologic, Omega Diagnostics and the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (FIND).
I joined the Allen lab at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in August 2020. My work is currently split between investigating population level immunity to pandemic strains of norovirus, and developing and validating in-house molecular assays for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical and environmental samples.
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