Current lab members
I studied my undergrad in biotechnology engineering at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico. After that I applied for a PhD in IICD, The Medical School. My work is focused on DNA replication inhibitor as potential antimicrobial agents against parasitic (Trypanosoma brucei and Leishmania infantum) and fungal organisms (Cryptococcus neoformans).
I really love my country and my culture and I will constantly speak about (especially food, which sometimes I cook if you want to give it a try).
I joined the lab in 2019, as part of the DiMeN DTP. Having completed a MSc in Clinical microbiology and having worked in Dr Catherine Pashley’s clinical mycology lab, I developed a strong interest in opportunistic infections in respiratory disorders. My project - in collaboration with AstraZeneca – aims to observe the effects of the IL-33/ST2 pathway in chronic respiratory diseases and infections. We will use an inter-disciplinary approach to explore this field.
Throughout this PhD I also hope to promote inclusivity within academia and STEM by representing women and the black and minority ethnic (BAME) community.
I’m a 4th year undergraduate studying Microbiology at the University of Sheffield. I joined the lab in 2022 under the supervision of Dr Simon Johnston as part of my MBiolSci 4th year project. I will be studying host pathogen interactions of desiccated Cryptococci and looking at how actin-based surface ridges on macrophages are involved in environmental sensing and phagocytosis of Cryptococcus neoformans. When I’m not in the lab you’ll most likely find me in the gym or down at the pub on a Friday evening.