Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry


My research group focuses on bacterial signal transduction and in particular on multikinase-networks, which are two-component signalling networks comprising multiple sensor kinases. In these networks, the sensor kinases work together to detect and integrate signals and to decide upon an appropriate response.  We are interested in mechanisms of signal integration and amplification and particularly on how complex behaviour can be controlled by these sensory circuits built from such simple components. The main focus of my group is on the GacS multikinase network which controls the transition between acute and chronic modes of virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

I am a member of the Microbes and Disease research group.


1998-2002 D.Phil. (Biochemistry), Jesus College, University of Oxford
1994-1998 M.Biochem. (Biochemistry) First class honours. Jesus College, University of Oxford


2009-present Lecturer in Biochemistry, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
2006-2009 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Oxford
2001-2006 Junior Research Fellowship (BTP Research Fellow), Pembroke College, University of Oxford
2001-2006 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 2172
AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
University of Exeter
Stocker Road

Back | Top of page | Edit Profile | Refresh page