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Biography

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.  

Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology, PhD, University of Birmingham

Sep 2009Sep 2013

Award Date: 27 Sep 2013

Mechanistic Molecular Toxicology, MRes, University of Birmingham

Sep 2008Aug 2009

Award Date: 28 Aug 2009

Animal Biology, BSc (Hons) , University of Wolverhampton

Sep 2004Jul 2008

Award Date: 31 Jul 2008

Research area keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Virulence

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