ESR 9: Kara Staunton
Characterisation of the functional interactions between the subunits of the BAM machinery
Kara will explore the molecular characterization of the BAM protein machinery by definition of the precise interactions between the BAM subunits and their interaction with substrate molecules and substrate chaperones.
University of Birmingham, School of Immunity and Infection, United Kingdom
Prof. Ian Henderson (UNIBIR)
Prof. Jean-François Collet (UCL)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Simorre (CNRS)
Kara Staunton holds a 1st class Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree from Maynooth University, Ireland (2013-2017). Kara recent achievements include receiving a Harry Smith vacation scholarship to gain insight into the interaction between A. fumigatus and P. aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients at the Medical mycology unit at Maynooth University, Ireland (2016), The Ann Burnell award for best Biology performance for 3rd year in Maynooth University (2016), and A Welcome trust summer studentship in 2015 to work at the Discipline of Bacteriology, Galway University Hospital, Ireland. This research project examined the contribution of food to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in particular extended spectrum beta-lactamases. The data generated by this project was accepted for poster presentation at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ECCMID). In June 2017 she joined the Train2Target multidisciplinary European Training Network as a PhD student at the University of Birmingham.
Science Slam: Introducing BAM created by Elisa and Kara.