Group Members

Principal Investigator


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



Associate Research Fellow

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





Research Technician

Krina Chawla
email: K.Chawla@exeter.ac.uk





PhD Students

Adrian Campey
email: ac793@exeter.ac.uk






Brandon Tuck
email: bt322@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







Samuel Krauss
email: sk759@exeter.ac.uk






Stefano Pagliara

Urszula Lapinska



Krina Chawla



Adrian Campey

Brandon Tuck

Georgy Glover

Jacob Binsley

Ka Kiu Lee

Olivia Goode

Samuel Krauss

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.




Ula is investigating the mechanisms underlying antibiotic accumulation and efficacy in polymicrobial communities (in collaboration with Prof Krasi Tsaneva-Atanasova).






Krina is developing novel antibiotic-phage combinations for treating bacterial infections such as meliodosis (in collaboration with Dstl and Prof Krasi Tsaneva Atanasova).





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).




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.





Samuel is investigating phage-antibiotic interactions at the single-cell level (in collaboration with Prof Krasi Tsaneva-Atanasova and Dr Mark Blaskovich at the University of Queensland).



Alumni (Name, Position, Next Destination)

Postdoctoral Research Associates
Dr Jehangir Cama, Research Fellow (2019-2022), Co-Founder and Director, ArtioSense Limited 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
Dr Aaron Jeffries, Associate Research Fellow (2017), Senior Research Fellow, Biosciences, University of Exeter
Dr Rosie Bamford, Associate Research Fellow (2015-2017), Research Technician, Medical School, University of Exeter
Dr Jeremie Poschmann, Associate Research Fellow (2016), Research scientist, University of Nantes

PhD Students
Erin Attrill, PhD student (2018-2022), Medical Writer, Emotive Rikke Morrish, PhD student (2017-2021), Information Specialist, ProPharma Group
Elizabeth Martin, PhD student (2017-2021)
Ashley Smith, PhD student (2015-2019), Research Software Engineer, BioSystems Technology Ltd
Francesco Valente, PhD student (2016-2020), Senior Research Scientist in Bio-Imaging at Lig-Nanowise
Tobias Lutz, PhD student (2015-2019), Associate Research Fellow, Physics, University of Exeter
Yizhou Tan, PhD student (2014-2018)

MbyRes students
Sara Castillo-Vila, MbyRes student (2020-2022), PhD student candidate, University of Mallorca
Jesmine Ahmed, MbyRes student (2018-2020), Associate microbiologist, GSK
Agnieszka Kaczmar, MbyRes student (2017-2019), Research technician, University of Exeter
Simona Frustaci, MbyRes Student (2015-2017), PhD student candidate, Physics, University of Exeter

Undergraduate students (wet lab projects)
Freya Williamson, Final year MSc Biosciences project student (2021-2022)
Charlotte Harvey, Final year BSc Natural Sciences project student (2021-2022)
Justine Locmele, Final year BSc Natural Sciences project student (2021-2022)
Filipe Maia, Final year BSc Natural Sciences project student (2021-2022)
Ellen Rogers, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2021-2022)
Aaron Walker, Final year MSc Natural Sciences project student (2019-2020)
Jesmine Tomlinson, Final year MSc Biosciences project student (2020-2021)
Ka Kiu Lee, Final year BSc Biosciences project student (2019-2020), PhD student candidate, Biosciences, University of Exeter
Louis Clement-Harris, Final year MSc Natural Sciences project student (2019-2020)
Natalie Cotterell, MSc Natural Sciences project student (2019-2020)
James Cridland, Summer student (2019), MSc Natural Sciences, University of Exeter
Rhiannon Haigh, Summer student (2019), MSc Natural Sciences, University of Exeter
Finn Merlett, Final year MSc Natural Sciences project student (2018-2019)
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)
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
Paula Usackaite, Final year Bioscience project student and summer placement (2015-2016), Admin and Marketing Executive, Creative Nature Superfoods
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

Visiting students
Bing Zhang, Visiting student (2019), PhD student, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Sophie Vacant, Visiting student (2019), MSc Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyuls sur mer
Rhia Stone, Visiting student (2019), PhD student, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Michele Corezzi, Summer student (2017), MSc in Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen
Yash Bathi, Summer placement student (2016), Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

News

  • 13-July-2022: New paper on membrane transport in the ocean out in Open Biology
  • 7-June-2022: Congratulations Ula! New paper out at eLife
  • 20-April-2022: Well done Georgie! New paper out at Communications Biology