Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis (LBEP)

Rebecca Bengtsson

PhD Student

Rebecca started her PhD in the lab in 2014, entitled "Expoliting genomics to inform the control of Lawsonia intracellularis".

She completed her undergraduate study in biological science (cell biology). As part of her honors project  she worked on Lawsonia intracellularis, the etiological agent of proliferative enteropathy. She then undertook a PhD in the Fitzgerald and Archibald group. Her research involves using genomics to exploit the evolution, genetic diversity and pathogenesis of the bacterium, to inform the development of vaccine and therapeutic treatments for porcine proliferative enteropathy.

She completed her PhD in 2018 and is now a postdoctoral research associate in Kate Baker's lab at the University of Liverpool.



Staff Profile: Kate Baker (University of Liverpool)