Dr Rebecca Corrigan successfully renews her Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.
Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Corrigan from MBB on the successful renewal of her Sir Henry Dale Fellowship for an additional 3 years and for her promotion to Senior Research Fellow.
Rebecca is a molecular microbiologist interested in the study of the cell-signalling and virulence mechanisms of the Gram-positive pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. She hopes her project entitled "Dissecting the role of (p)ppGpp in S. aureus stress survival" will help us understand more about how bacteria can overcome antibiotic treatments.
Her recent work has led to the development of a genome-wide approach to analyse nucleotide-protein interactions. Rebecca aims to use this methodology, in conjunction with biochemical assays, to identify binding targets for (p)ppGpp, nucleotides that are involved in promoting persistent and recurrent infections. The mapping of the (p)ppGpp signalling network will provide a greater understanding of how S. aureus can persist in the human host, enabling rational drug design.
Read more about the work of the Corrigan lab HERE