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Research Interests

My research interests lie in the field of host-pathogen interactions and how Klebsiella pneumoniae interacts and modulates host immunity.

I am currently investigating how K. pneumoniae uses its type 6 secretion system to alter host immunity (in macrophages, epithelial cells and in vivo) using imaging and biochemical approaches, looking at host immune responses and overall host-microbe interactions.





Teaching of the Generic Lab Skills Module on Western Blotting to PhD students in 2015 and 2016.

Mentorship of a master student (October 2015-August 2016).

Mentorship of a summer student as part of the CEM program (July-August 2016).


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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