Dr Natalie Barratt

School of Biosciences

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Natalie Barratt
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Dr Natalie Barratt joined Professor Duncan Cameron’s research group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2021. Her research focuses on soil microbiota and plant-microbe interactions in the context of sustainable, low input agriculture. Natalie is a microbiologist with experience in microbiomics and molecular genetics. She is currently investigating the functions through which plant-beneficial microbes in the root microbiome promote growth and suppress disease and aims to exploit this knowledge in innovative cropping systems to enhance production.

Before joining The University of Sheffield, Natalie was a PDRA at The University of Leicester working on a BBSRC Newton Fund Project: “Rapid diagnostics and control strategies for enteric bacterial pathogens in backyard and commercial poultry production in Thailand and the Philippines”. She gained her PhD in Molecular Microbiology in 2018 from The University of Nottingham.