I joined the Millard Lab in 2018 as a PhD student at the University of Leicester. My research is focused on genetically engineering bacteriophages to treat polymicrobial infections and overcome bacterial resistance to phages.
I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at the University of Liverpool in 2017 where my third year research project involved quantitative detection of RNA viruses in the aquatic environment using qRT-PCR. I also obtained my Master of Research degree at the University of Liverpool. During my Masters, I attempted to recombinantly produce an assembled and functional bacteriophage tail.
Grigonyte, A. M., Harrison, C., MacDonald, P. R., Montero-Blay, A., Tridgett, M., Duncan, J., Sagona, A. P., Constantinidou, C., Jaramillo, A., Millard, A. (2020). Comparison of CRISPR and Marker-Based Methods for the Engineering of Phage T7. Viruses, 12(2), 193. DOI: 10.3390/v12020193
Thummeepak, R., Pooalai, R., Harrison, C., Gannon, L., Thanwisai, A., Chantratita, N., Millard, A., Sitthisak, S. (2020). Essential Gene Clusters Involved in Copper Tolerance Identified in Acinetobacter baumanii Clinical and Environmental Isolates. Pathogens, 9(1), 60. DOI: 10.3390/pathogens9010060
Besler, I., Sazinas, P., Harrison, C., Gannon, L., Redgwell, T., Michniewski, S., Hooton, S. P., Hobman, J. L., Millard, A. (2020). Genome Sequence and Characterisation of Coliphage vB_Eco_SLUR29. PHAGE, 1(1), 38-44. DOI: 10.1089/phage.2019.0009
Adriaenssens, E. M., Farkas, K., Harrison, C., Jones, D. L., Allison, H. E., McCarthy, A. J. (2018). Viromic Analysis of Wastewater Input to a River Catchment Reveals a Diverse Assemblage of RNA Viruses. mSystems, 3, e00025-18. DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00025-18