Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis (LBEP)

Clark Russell

PhD Student


Clark is an Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology clinician (specialist registrar at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh) and a Wellcome-funded ECAT Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh (MRC/UoE Centre for Inflammation Research and the Roslin Institute). His clinical work includes community- and hospital-acquired infections, imported infections in returning travellers, HIV medicine and antimicrobial stewardship.

In August 2018, Clark started work on a PhD project aiming to gain insight from immune evasion adaptations of invasive serotype 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae to identify critical macrophage microbicidal mechanisms these successful pathogens have evolved to evade. Clark is supervised by Prof David Dockrell (Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh), Prof Ross Fitzgerald (Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh) and Dr Kenneth Baillie (Division of Genetics and Genomics, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh) and collaborates with Prof Tim Mitchell (Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham). The project is part of the MRC AMR Shield consortium.


Google Scholar

More information about the MRC AMR Shield consortium can be found here.

Staff Profile: David Dockrell

Staff Profile: Kenneth Baillie

Staff Profile: Tim Mitchell (University of Birmingham)