I completed an enjoyable PhD in Prof. Trevor Lithgow’s laboratory at Monash University investigating how different bacterial secretion machines are assembled into the cell envelope of E. coli. I stayed in Trevor’s lab as a postdoc and was given the opportunity to visit Prof. Gordon Dougan’s laboratory at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Under the tutelage of Gordon and his long-standing postdoc Derek Pickard I was introduced to the wonderful world of phage biology. Now investigating a different view on host-pathogen interactions, I am interested in understanding how novel bacteriophages isolated from the environment interact with different bacterial pathogens, particularly those that infect Salmonella or Klebsiella species.
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