How long have you been a BSAC member?
I have been a BSAC member since 2017
What do you do?
My role includes the synthesis of novel materials and formulation of nanoparticles to enhance antimicrobial activities of a conventional dosage form of antibiotics to combat antimicrobial resistance. Additionally, I also write manuscripts, grants application, train undergraduate/postgraduate students. I also sit on BSAC’s Council, with a speciality in PhD and student interests.
One thing you love about your job
Working with skilled people who are as curious as I am, makes my work the best learning environment. Every day I learn something new.
One thing your colleagues don't know about you
I’m about to launch a brand-new journal club! It’s a chance for early career scientists to meet regularly to critically evaluate recent articles. It’s called the YES Club and I’m really excited about it – watch this space for details…
What does BSAC membership mean to you?
As a young scientist and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) fighter, BSAC has provided me with lots of support, and opened my eyes to the challenges we face - we still have a lot to do to make the world a safe and better place! Early in my career, I received two travel awards from BSAC (the Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship Travel Grant and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Travel Grant), which enabled me to present my research finding at two international conferences (American Society for Microbiology, ASM Microbe 2019, San Francisco 2019 and American Society for Microbiology, ASM Microbe 2018, Atlanta, GA USA, 2018). Without BSAC’s help that would not have been possible. Thank you BSAC.