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 Sophie Hodson

Sophie Hodson

Research Technician

 Geoffrey Pope 

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

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Part-time flexible hours

Overview

Research Technician within Dr Liliane Mukaremera’s research group at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology investigating the cell wall of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

Qualifications

2017 - 2021 BSc Biochemistry with Industrial Experience (1st) (University of Exeter)

Career

  • 2021 - Present - Research Technician at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology
  • 2021 - Summer internship in the Mezzanine Lab at the University of Exeter investigating the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici
  • 2021 - Summer internship at the Marine Biological Association investigating diatom ecophysiology
  • 2019 - 2020 - Industrial Placement at the Shell Technology Centre Houston, Texas, within the Nature Based Solutions team
  • Summer 2018 - Researcher within the Exeter University iGEM team for the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition

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Research

Research interests

  • I am primarily interested in host-microbe interactions, especially those between fungal pathogens and humans or plants, as these pathogens cause huge amounts of damage each year in both clinical and agricultural settings.
  • I am interested in understanding the mechanisms of infection of these pathogens, how they can develop antifungal drug resistance and how to combat this.
  • I am currently working in Dr Liliane Mukaremera’s research group to characterize the cell wall of the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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