Role: Group leader
Department: Veterinary Medicine, Department of
School: Biological Sciences
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Interests: Africa, Animals, Asia, Big data, Evolution, Genetics, Geography of disease, Global Health, Healthcare Associated Infections, History of medicine, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen evolution, Policy, Sexually transmitted infections, Vaccination, Zoonoses
My research interests lie in host-pathogen interactions and the molecular basis of virulence. My research is broad-ranging and multidisciplinary, from understanding the roles of individual bacterial proteins in virulence, studying the within-host population dynamics of bacterial pathogens and understanding the host response to infection. My research focuses on bacterial pathogens of veterinary and clinical significance, including; enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella enterica. I aim to use integrated approaches where advanced molecular, genomic, proteomic and microscopy techniques, in combination with mathematical and statistical models, enable me to tease out heterogeneous events in infection.