Oct 2012–Sep 2014: National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Health Award fellowship.
From July 2009-Current: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Professor Sewell’s laboratory in Cardiff University, Institute of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine.
2007-2009: Postdoctoral fellow at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (Singapore). I worked with Dr Kevin Pethe’s group in the Tuberculosis unit, and I studied the anaerobic respiratory requirements of Mycobacteria tuberculosis using various in vitro and biochemical assays.
2003-2006: PhD (Immunology and Microbiology) from The University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia). I worked in the lab of Professor Richard Strugnell and studied role and specificity of CD4+ T cells which infiltrate the stomach during Helicobacter pylori infection in mice.
2001-2002: Bsc(Hons, Microbiology) from University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia). My honours project involved typing Escherichia coli strains (by biochemical and molecular methods) isolated from the gut lumen and peritoneal cavity of patients with peritonitis to determine whether there is a subset of luminal E. Coli strains which causes peritonitis.
1998-2000: BAppSc (Microbiology and Biotechnology) from Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia).