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Staff engaged in microbiology research


HLS Profgblack Staffprofile 100Professor Gary Black
Personal Chair in Protein Biochemistry
BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Gary studied for his BSc in Applied Biology (awarded by CNAA in 1988) at Sunderland Polytechnic, which included a sandwich placement at the Public Health Laboratory Service, Centre for Applied Microbiology... more>>

HLS Simon Bridge Staffprofile 100Dr Simon Bridge
Anniversary Research Fellow BSc, Masters in Human Immunity, PhD in Tropical Medicine Simon is an Anniversary Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Simon completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol before moving to Liverpool where he obtained a Masters... more>>

Dr Alistair Brown
Senior Lecturer
Alistair obtained his BSc in Applied Microbiology from Sunderland University in 2000. In the same year he started his PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Newcastle University under the supervision... more>>

HLS Stephencummings Staffprofile 100Professor Stephen Cummings
Chair of Microbiology
PhD in microbial physiology
Professor Stephen Cummings is Chair of Microbiology and Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. He studied for his first degree in Biological Sciences at Plymouth Polytechnic, before undertaking his PhD in microbial... more>>

HLS Lynndover Staffprofile 100Dr Lynn Dover
Head of the Department of Applied Sciences
PhD and BSc Lynn began his biological education at Sunderland Polytechnic graduating with BSc Applied Biology in 1990. His enduring fascination for microbial pathogenicity, and applied research in general, was sparked... more>>

Dr Amanda Jones
Senior Lecturer
BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, PhD Dr Amanda L Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology, Food and Nutritional Sciences. After obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences at Sunderland University, Amanda worked for a number... more>>

HLS Clarelanyon Staffprofile 100Dr Clare Lanyon
Senior Lecturer
BSc, PhD Dr Clare Lanyon is Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology (Department for Biomedical Sciences) in the School of Life Sciences. Clare obtained a first class honour’s degree from York University before moving... more>>

HLS Prof David Pearce 100Professor David Pearce
BA (Hons), MA, PhD
The underlying theme of my research is to use microbiology (and in particular novel molecular techniques applied to microbial ecology, microbial biodiversity and activity, environmental genomics, biogeochemical cycling and ... more>>

Professor John Perry
Visiting Professor John Perry is employed as a Clinical Scientist at the Microbiology Department at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University and an Honorary Senior Lecturer... 

Dr Vartul Sangal
Anniversary Research Fellow
BSc, MSc (Microbiology), PhD (Molecular Biology) Dr. Sangal is an Anniversary Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Sciences. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India and M.Sc. in Microbiology at... more>>

HLS Darren Smith Staffprofile 100Dr Darren Smith
Senior Lecturer BSc, PhD
Dr Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Biology within the Department of Applied Biology, Cellular and Molecular Sciences/Microbiology Group. He graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc in Microbiology... more>>

HLS Olivier Sparagano Staffprofile 100Professor Olivier A.E Sparagano
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Health and Biotechnology
BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), PhD, PGCertAP, CBiol, FSB, FHEA, FSTVM, FRES Olivier Sparagano is Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. He is also Professor of Health and Biotechnology and has been a researcher for the last 20 years... more>>

Professor Iain Sutcliffe
Chair of Microbiology and Research Lead, Department of Applied Sciences
Iain studied for his first degree in Biochemistry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he stayed on to complete a PhD in microbial physiology, supervised by Dr Norman Shaw. Subsequent post-doctoral... more>>

Dr St John Usher
International Development Manager
Dr St. John Usher is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Applied Sciences... more>>

Dr Andrew Waller
Visiting Professor
Andrew Waller is Head of Bacteriology at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. He gained his DPhil at the University of York in 1996 before joining British Biotech Phamaceuticals Limited.

Dr Meng Zhang
Research Associate
Meng studied for her BSc in Biotechnology at ShanDong Agriculture University, China, between 1997-2001, which included a half year research project at Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science... more>>



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