Reader in Molecular Bacteriology, Institute for Regeneration and Repair, University of Edinburgh

Klebsiella pneumoniae remains a challenging pathogen in the context of antimicrobial resistance.  Work in the Schneiders lab is primarily focussed on intrinsic mechanisms which contribute to alterations in both host- and drug-pathogen interactions. We utilise molecular microbiology and “omics” to address how specific intrinsic factors such as the AraC regulator RamA contribute to Klebsiella survival and was first to demonstrate how RamA-dependent modifications of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) contribute to immune evasion. Thamarai contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. She actively contributes to mentorship and public engagement of microbiology.

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