Research/Areas of Interest:

My research focuses on Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease. Borrelia have a complex life cycle, being transmitted by blood between mice, ticks, and humans. This means that they have to adapt to a series of very different environments to persist in the environment and cause disease. I am studying the molecular mechanisms the bacterium uses to transition between the different hosts to help development of new vaccines and treatments.


BSc, Biochemistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
PhD, Molecular Microbiology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland