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Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic pathogen, and one of the greatest threats to modern medicine. Its currently estimated that as many as 60% of all ventilator associated pneumonia cases are attributed to multidrug resistant A. baumannii, with mortality rates >35%. Our research seeks to address the bacterial mechanisms underlying the success of this pathogen during infection. Using a multifaceted approach, our work explores the genetic regulation and function of different virulence attributes, deciphering the complex network of how this bacterium interacts with, and influences the host immune response. By enhancing our understanding of the mechanisms of disease, our research aims to promote a more rational therapeutic design to combat this deadly pathogen.  

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

Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology, PhD, The role of outer membrane homeostasis in the virulence of Gram-negative bacteria , University of Birmingham

Sept 2009Sept 2013

Award Date: 27 Sept 2013

Mechanistic Molecular Toxicology, MRes, Mechanistic Molecular Toxicology , University of Birmingham

Sept 2008Aug 2009

Award Date: 28 Aug 2009

Animal Biology, BSc (Hons) , Animal Biology, University of Wolverhampton

Sept 2004Jul 2008

Award Date: 31 Jul 2008

Research area keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Virulence

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