Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis (LBEP)

Josh Harling-Lee

PhD Student


Josh joined the LBEP in September 2018, and works as a PhD student within the groups of Prof Ross Fitzgerald and Prof Tom Freeman. His research focuses on exploring different methods of analysing and visualising whole genome sequence data, and his work within the LBEP explores applying these computational methods to the study of Staphylococcus aureus and other species, particularly with regards to pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance. He has particular interest in the visualisation of large scale bacterial sequence data using novel methods.

Josh graduated from Durham University in 2018 with a Masters in Biology (MBiol, 1st Class). His research in the lab of Dr Tim Blower (Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham) contributed to on-going work eludicating the mechanism of a novel bacterial phage resistance system, and involved both wet lab and computational approaches to inform gene conservation and function.

He completed his PhD in 2022 and is now working as a Data Analyst.



Twitter: @JDHarlingLee

Staff Profile: Prof Tom Freeman

Staff Profile: Dr Tim Blower (University of Durham)