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Dr James Butler

Dr James Butler

Associate Lecturer (E&S) in Medical Sciences

 College House G.03

 

College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

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Overview

James Butler BSc (Hons) MSc PhD MRSB is an Associate Lecturer in Medical Sciences in the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences within the Medical School at the University of Exeter. He mainly has teaching responsibilities on the BSc Medical Sciences, BSc Neuroscience, BSc Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences, and BMBS Medicine programmes. His area of expertise is microbiology, although he has experience in immunology and his first degree was in the wider biomedical sciences.

Prior to moving to the University of Exeter, James was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Microbiology at the University of Plymouth where he worked on bacterial vaccines. Before that post, he completed a PhD at the University of Plymouth using silver nanoparticles to develop an antimicrobial nanocoating for use in hospital wastewater plumbing systems.

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Qualifications

  • PhD in Microbiology & Nanomaterials, University of Plymouth (2018-2022)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Immunology), University of Plymouth (2017-2018)
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, University of Plymouth (2014-2017)

Research

Research interests

James has research interests in antimicrobial resistance (AMR); particularly where it relates to topics such as infection prevention and control (IPC), the role of hospital wastewater in nosocomial infections, the emergence of novel Gram-negative bacterial pathogens, and the development of bacterial vaccines.

Research projects

  • Genomic and phenotypic analysis of emerging Gram-negative bacterial pathogens identified in patients with cystic fibrosis.
  • Development of attenuated bovine herpesvirus-4 for the production of safe, inexpensive vaccines to control porcine Streptococcus suis infection and bovine mastitis caused by Escherichia coli.
  • Treatment of intramacrophage Mycobacterium abscessus infection with combination therapy.
  • Development of an antibacterial silver nanocoating for application to hospital wastewater plumbing systems to reduce nosocomial infections.

Publications

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Journal articles

Butler J, Kelly SD, Muddiman KJ, Besinis A, Upton M (2022). Hospital sink traps as a potential source of the emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen Cupriavidus pauculus: characterization and draft genome sequence of strain MF1. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 71(2). Abstract.

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2022

Butler J, Kelly SD, Muddiman KJ, Besinis A, Upton M (2022). Hospital sink traps as a potential source of the emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen Cupriavidus pauculus: characterization and draft genome sequence of strain MF1. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 71(2). Abstract.

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Teaching

James primarily teaches on the BSc Medical Sciences, BSc Neuroscience, BSc Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences, and BMBS Medicine programmes. He currently teaches on the following modules:

  • CSC1004 Fundamental Skills for Medical Scientists
  • CSC1005 Integrated Human Physiology
  • CSC2012 Disease, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • CSC2023 Experimental Design and Statistics
  • CSC3019 Translational Medical Science
  • CSC4020 Medical Sciences Research Project

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