Group Members

Principal Investigator


Dr Stefano Pagliara
email: s.pagliara@exeter.ac.uk




Visitors

Dr Jehangir Cama
email: J.Cama@exeter.ac.uk




Associate Research Fellows

Dr Urszula Lapinska
email: U.Lapinska@exeter.ac.uk





PhD Students

Adrian Campey
email: ac793@exeter.ac.uk





Brandon Tuck
email: bt322@exeter.ac.uk







Elizabeth Martin
email: em392@exeter.ac.uk







Erin Attrill
email: ea398@exeter.ac.uk







Georgy Glover
email: gg270@exeter.ac.uk







Jacob Binsley
email: jb778@exeter.ac.uk







Ka Kiu Lee
email: kkl204@exeter.ac.uk







Olivia Goode
email: og224@exeter.ac.uk







Rikke Morrish
email: rm511@exeter.ac.uk







Ryan Kean
email: rk465@exeter.ac.uk






Master students

Sara Castillo Vila
email: S.Castillo-Vila@exeter.ac.uk





Stefano Pagliara

Jehangir Cama

Urszula Lapinska



Adrian Campey

Brandon Tuck

Elizabeth Martin

Erin Attrill

Georgy Glover

Jacob Binsley

Ka Kiu Lee

Olivia Goode

Rikke Morrish

Ryan Kean

Sara Castillo Vila
The aim of my research is to study molecular transport across biological membranes with the goal of understanding how this links with single cell responses to changes in the environment.



Jehangir is a TREE Industry Research Fellow working on antimicrobial resistance with key non academic partners.





Ula is investigating the mechanisms underlying membrane permeability to metabolites (in collaboration with Prof Tom Richards and Dr Alyson Santoro).






Adrian is investigating the evolutionary consequences on bacterial communties of continued exposure to low antibiotic concentrations (in collaboration with Prof Krasi Tsaneva-Atanasova and Dr Mark Blaskovich).


Brandon is developing novel microfluidic devices to investigate host-virus interactions (in collaboration with Dr Wolfram Moebius).





Elizabeth is combining microfluidics and nanostructred magnetic materials for next generation lab-on-a-chip technology (in collaboration with Dr Feodor Ogrin).



Erin is developing novel technologies to isolate and grow currently unclturable bacteria in collaboration with Dstl.





Georgy is investigating the mechanisms underpinning glucose utilisation in bacteria (in collaboration with Dr Peter Petrov).




Jacob is exploiting active magneto-elastic materials for the manipulation of fluids in lab-on-a-chip devices (in collaboration with Dr Feodor Ogrin).





Ka Kiu is investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying antibiotic accumulation (in collaboration with Prof Krasi Tsaneva-Atanasova and Dr Ben Housden).



Olivia is studying gene expression in persister and viable but non culturable pathogens in collaboration with Dstl.





Rikke is developing microfluidic devices for FTIR imaging of live immune cells (in collaboration with Dr Francesca Palombo, Dr Richard Chahwan and Prof Nick Stone).




Ryan is studying the effect of chemical compounds on algal populations in collaboration with Prof Charles Tyler and Astra Zeneca.




Sara is studying the interactions between pico algae such as Ostreococcus tauri and bacteria.





Alumni (Name, Position, Next Destination)

Ka Kiu Lee, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2019-2020), PhD student candidate, Biosciences, University of Exeter
Dr Yuewen Zhang, Associate Research Fellow (2019-2020), Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Physical Laboratory
Dr Zehra Kahveci, Associate Research Fellow (2017-2019), Postdoctoral Research Associate, Spanish National Research Council
Ashley Smith, PhD student (2015-2019), Research Software Engineer, BioSystems Technology Ltd
Francesco Valente, PhD student (2016-2020)
Louis Clement-Harris, Final year MSc Natural Sciences project student (2019-2020)
Natalie Cotterell, MSc Natural Sciences project student (2019-2020)
Bing Zhang, Visiting student (2019), PhD student, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Agnieszka Kaczmar, MbyRes student (2017-2019), Assistant Laboratory Manager, University of Exeter
Rhia Stone, Visiting student (2019), PhD student, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Tobias Lutz, PhD student (2015-2019), Associate Research Fellow, Physics, University of Exeter
James Cridland, Summer student (2019), MSc Natural Sciences, University of Exeter
Rhiannon Haigh, Summer student (2019), MSc Natural Sciences, University of Exeter
Yizhou Tan, PhD student (2014-2018)
Finn Merlett, Final year MSc Natural Sciences project student (2018-2019)
Sophie Vacant, Visiting student (2019), MSc Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyuls sur mer
Thomas Ledgerwood, Final year MSc Natural Sciences project student (2018-2019)
Emma Baker, Final year BSc Natural Sciences project student (2019)
Samuel Wallace, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2018-2019)
Hanro Rossouw, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2018-2019)
Katherine Webber, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2017-2018), PhD student candidate, Physics, University of Cambridge
Alice Carr, Final year MSc Natural Sciences project student (2017-2018), PhD student candidate, Medical School, University of Exeter
Paloma Marsolo, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2017-2018)
Dr Aaron Jeffries, Associate Research Fellow (2017), Senior Research Fellow, Biosciences, University of Exeter
Jari Iannucci, Graduate research assistant (2016-2018)
Simona Frustaci, MbyRes Student (2015-2017), PhD student candidate, Physics, University of Exeter
Michele Corezzi, Summer student (2017), MSc in Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen
Dr Rosie Bamford, Associate Research Fellow (2015-2017), Research Technician, Medical School, University of Exeter
Chris Smith, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2016-2017)
Georgy Glover, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2016-2017), PhD student candidate, Physics, University of Exeter
Laura Elliott, Final year BSc Natural Sciences project student (2017), Teacher training
Dr Jeremie Poschmann, Associate Research Fellow (2016), Research scientist, University of Nantes
Paula Usackaite, Final year Bioscience project student and summer placement (2015-2016), Admin and Marketing Executive, Creative Nature Superfoods
Yash Bathi, Summer placement student (2016), Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Matt Georgiu, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2015-2016), Biosciences, University of Exeter
Agnieszka Kaczmar, Summer placement student (2015-2016), Open University
Ashley Smith, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2015-2016), PhD student candidate, Biosciences, University of Exeter
William Ball, Part III project student (Cavendish Laboratory, 2013-2014)
Floris Keizer, Part II summer student (Cavendish Laboratory, 2014), PhD Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Emma Moffatt, Part II summer student (Cavendish Laboratory, 2014), MSc in Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences, University of Bristol

News

  • 23-Oct-2020: Well done Jake, new integrated micropumps on Lab Chip
  • 21-Sep-2020: Welcome Ka Kiu joining our efforts to disclose the mechanisms underlying antibiotic accumulation in bacteria
  • 15-Jun-2020: Our latest work on antimicrobial resistance in Science Daily