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Dr Seána Duggan

Dr Seána Duggan

Early Career Fellow

 Geoffrey Pope 323

 

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

Overview

Dr Seána Duggan is an independent Early Career Fellow at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology. Her research investigates fungal - bacterial co-infections. 

Co-infections caused by Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus result in worse disease compared to mono-infections due to the synergistic interaction between C. albicans and S. aureus. Seána’s fellowship aims to define drivers of this synergy with a view to mitigation. She interrogates fungal-bacterial-human cell cultures with omics coupled with phenotypic and infection assays. 

Qualifications

Dr. rer. nat. Microbiology Hans-Knöll Institute for Infection Biology and Natural Product Research and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

MSc Biochemistry and Immunology, TU Dublin, Ireland

BSc (Hons) Bioanalytical Science, TU Dublin, Ireland

Career

2014 - 2018 Career break working in Academic Publishing 

2018 - 2022 Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol

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Research

Research projects

  • Fungal - Bacterial Biofilms
  • Co-infection Biology

Research networks

GW4 AMR Alliance 

Microbes & Society

 

 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Duggan S, Usher J (2023). Candida glabrata: a powerhouse of resistance. PLoS Pathog, 19(10). Author URL.
Douglas EJA, Marshall B, Alghamadi A, Joseph EA, Duggan S, Vittorio S, De Luca L, Serpi M, Laabei M (2023). Improved Antibacterial Activity of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole-Based Compounds That Restrict Staphylococcus aureus Growth Independent of LtaS Function. ACS Infect Dis, 9(11), 2141-2159. Abstract.  Author URL.
Laabei M, Duggan S (2022). CidA and LrgA: a "Hole" Lot More than Programmed Cell Death. mBio, 13(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Stevens EJ, Morse DJ, Bonini D, Duggan S, Brignoli T, Recker M, Lees JA, Croucher NJ, Bentley S, Wilson DJ, et al (2022). Targeted control of pneumolysin production by a mobile genetic element in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Microb Genom, 8(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Brignoli T, Douglas E, Duggan S, Fagunloye OG, Adhikari R, Aman MJ, Massey RC (2022). Wall Teichoic Acids Facilitate the Release of Toxins from the Surface of Staphylococcus aureus. Microbiology Spectrum, 10(4). Abstract.
Douglas EJA, Duggan S, Brignoli T, Massey RC (2021). The MpsB protein contributes to both the toxicity and immune evasion capacity of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>. MICROBIOLOGY-SGM, 167(10). Author URL.
Duggan S, Laabei M, Alnahari AA, O'Brien EC, Lacey KA, Bacon L, Heesom K, Fu C-L, Otto M, Skaar E, et al (2020). A Small Membrane Stabilizing Protein Critical to the Pathogenicity of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>. INFECTION AND IMMUNITY, 88(9). Author URL.
Linde J, Duggan S, Weber M, Horn F, Sieber P, Hellwig D, Riege K, Marz M, Martin R, Guthke R, et al (2015). Defining the transcriptomic landscape of <i>Candida glabrata</i> by RNA-Seq. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 43(3), 1392-1406. Author URL.
Duggan S, Leonhardt I, Huenniger K, Kurzai O (2015). Host response to <i>Candida albicans</i> bloodstream infection and sepsis. VIRULENCE, 6(4), 316-326. Author URL.
Duggan S, Essig F, Huenniger K, Mokhtari Z, Bauer L, Lehnert T, Brandes S, Haeder A, Jacobsen ID, Martin R, et al (2015). Neutrophil activation by <i>Candida glabrata</i> but not <i>Candida albicans</i> promotes fungal uptake by monocytes. CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY, 17(9), 1259-1276. Author URL.

Conferences

Herzog S, Aly M, Duggan S, Linde J, Martin R, Kurzai O (2015). A network of heat shock-associated genes is up-regulated during the interaction of <i>Candida glabrata</i> with human neutrophils.  Author URL.
Huenniger K, Essig F, Duggan S, Mokhtari Z, Brandes S, Figge MT, Kurzai O (2015). Human neutrophils act differentially on the human fungal pathogens <i>Candida albicans</i> and <i>Candida glabrata</i>.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2023

Duggan S, Usher J (2023). Candida glabrata: a powerhouse of resistance. PLoS Pathog, 19(10). Author URL.
Douglas EJA, Marshall B, Alghamadi A, Joseph EA, Duggan S, Vittorio S, De Luca L, Serpi M, Laabei M (2023). Improved Antibacterial Activity of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole-Based Compounds That Restrict Staphylococcus aureus Growth Independent of LtaS Function. ACS Infect Dis, 9(11), 2141-2159. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bonini D, Duggan S, Alnahari A, Brignoli T, Strahl H, Massey R (2023). Lipoteichoic acid biosynthesis by<i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>is controlled by the MspA protein through competitive interference.  Abstract.

2022

Laabei M, Duggan S (2022). CidA and LrgA: a "Hole" Lot More than Programmed Cell Death. mBio, 13(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Stevens EJ, Morse DJ, Bonini D, Duggan S, Brignoli T, Recker M, Lees JA, Croucher NJ, Bentley S, Wilson DJ, et al (2022). Targeted control of pneumolysin production by a mobile genetic element in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Microb Genom, 8(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Brignoli T, Douglas E, Duggan S, Fagunloye OG, Adhikari R, Aman MJ, Massey RC (2022). Wall Teichoic Acids Facilitate the Release of Toxins from the Surface of Staphylococcus aureus. Microbiology Spectrum, 10(4). Abstract.
Brignoli T, Douglas E, Duggan S, Fagunloye OG, Adhikari R, Aman MJ, Massey RC (2022). Wall teichoic acids facilitate the release of toxins from the surface of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>.  Abstract.

2021

Douglas EJA, Duggan S, Brignoli T, Massey RC (2021). The MpsB protein contributes to both the toxicity and immune evasion capacity of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>. MICROBIOLOGY-SGM, 167(10). Author URL.

2020

Duggan S, Laabei M, Alnahari AA, O'Brien EC, Lacey KA, Bacon L, Heesom K, Fu C-L, Otto M, Skaar E, et al (2020). A Small Membrane Stabilizing Protein Critical to the Pathogenicity of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>. INFECTION AND IMMUNITY, 88(9). Author URL.
Stevens EJ, Morse DJ, Bonini D, Duggan S, Brignoli T, Recker M, Lees JA, Croucher NJ, Bentley S, Wilson DJ, et al (2020). Targeted control of pneumolysin production by a mobile genetic element in Streptococcus pneumoniae.

2019

Duggan S, Laabei M, Alnahari A, O’Brien EC, Lacey KA, Bacon L, Heesom K, Fu C-L, Otto M, Skaar E, et al (2019). A small membrane protein critical to both the offensive and defensive capabilities of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>.  Abstract.

2015

Herzog S, Aly M, Duggan S, Linde J, Martin R, Kurzai O (2015). A network of heat shock-associated genes is up-regulated during the interaction of <i>Candida glabrata</i> with human neutrophils.  Author URL.
Linde J, Duggan S, Weber M, Horn F, Sieber P, Hellwig D, Riege K, Marz M, Martin R, Guthke R, et al (2015). Defining the transcriptomic landscape of <i>Candida glabrata</i> by RNA-Seq. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 43(3), 1392-1406. Author URL.
Duggan S, Leonhardt I, Huenniger K, Kurzai O (2015). Host response to <i>Candida albicans</i> bloodstream infection and sepsis. VIRULENCE, 6(4), 316-326. Author URL.
Huenniger K, Essig F, Duggan S, Mokhtari Z, Brandes S, Figge MT, Kurzai O (2015). Human neutrophils act differentially on the human fungal pathogens <i>Candida albicans</i> and <i>Candida glabrata</i>.  Author URL.
Duggan S, Essig F, Huenniger K, Mokhtari Z, Bauer L, Lehnert T, Brandes S, Haeder A, Jacobsen ID, Martin R, et al (2015). Neutrophil activation by <i>Candida glabrata</i> but not <i>Candida albicans</i> promotes fungal uptake by monocytes. CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY, 17(9), 1259-1276. Author URL.

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  • Orlando Ross
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