My long-term career goal is to become a project leader of my own research group and eventually attain a professorship at a research university. My personal motivation in continuing a scientific carrier is connected to the fact that antibiotic resistant bacteria (such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa) are emerging all over the world and current therapeutic approaches are rapidly losing their effectiveness. Addressing antibiotic resistance has captivated my interest over the past few years and I am eager to learn more about life-threatening bacteria in order to help to fight against the shrinking arsenal of antibiotics.
BSc in Bioinformatics, MSc in Molecular Genetics, PhD in Microbiology/Biochemistry
The stringent stress response as a therapeutic target.
University of British Columbia / Microbiology and Immunology