I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham. My lab studies antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria, particularly E. coli and K. pneumoniae. In particular, my research focuses on plasmids which carry genes encoding resistance to cephalosporins and carbapenems.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Calgary. I then completed a PhD at the University of British Columbia, where I studied Salmonella-host pathogen interactions. After this I came to the UK for post-doctoral research at the University of Birmingham studying antimicrobial resistance mechanisms including efflux and plasmid-mediated resistance.