Well done to our visiting students in 2023
Well done to Miriam, Hannah and Zora
So far in 2023 we have welcomed three students to the Lab for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis. Firstly, Miriam Garner joined us for a 20-week Masters rotation project entitled ‘Investigation into the Mechanisms Underlying Host-Adaptation of Staphylococcus aureus During Mastitis Infection of Ruminants.’ Miriam made a great contribution to the group’s work on both biofilm formation and abscess development by testing the importance of specific genes in both phenotypes. We wish Miriam all the best with her PhD students at the Moredun Research Institute.
We also welcomed Hannah Schlauch for an internship after submission of her Master’s thesis at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Hannah was keen to learn lots of different techniques and enjoyed culturing cell lines for the first time during her internship. Hannah also contributed to our understanding of the ability of diverse lineages of Staphylococcus aureus to grow in milk. We were so happy to hear that you have been awarded a PhD in the lab of Prof. Dr Alexander Westermann at the Helmholtz Institute, University of Würzburg. Good luck!
Finally, we welcomed Zora Dhu, a Veterinary student at the University of Edinburgh. Zora undertook a Gordon HK Lawson undergraduate fellowship entitled: ‘Characterisation of abscess development by bovine Staphylococcus aureus’. Zora learnt a lot of cloning techniques during her 8-week project and tested the importance of particular genes in abscess development in vitro. We wish you all the best with your continued veterinary studies and hope you will be able to do some more research in the future.