Dr Richard Stabler PhD

Associate Professor in Molecular Bacteriology


PhD thesis - Characterisation of a novel pore-forming cytolysin from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other bacterial patghogens.

Work History

I undertook my Ph.D. while working as a research assistant at St Bartholomews Hospital and then LSHTM. After completing the Ph.D. I took a post-doc position at the Bacterial Microarray Group at St. Georges Hospital (BuG@S). I was involved in design, construction, experimental design, application and data analysis on several bacterial projects.

I returned to LSHTM for my second Ph.D position that was primarily to design a microarray that could be used to monitor gene flux of virulence factors. The Active Surveillance of Pathogens (ASP) microarray has been successfully produced and has been used to identify novel virulence determinants in Shigella sonnei and Chromobacterium violaceum.




Course Director for the MSc Medicial Microbiology

Module Organiser for Core Bacteriology and Clinical Bacteriology

Lecturer on the MSc Medicial Microbiology

Lecturer on the MSc Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases

Lecturer on the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases


Research interests include

i) Clostridium difficile: molecular epidemiology and emergence of hypervirulent isolates.

ii) Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus areus: molecular epidemiology and drug resistance

iii) Campylobacter jejuni: molecular epidemiology and identification of source specific markers.

iv) Escherichia coli K1: Analysis of interaction with and role of gut flora in disease process.

v) Development of drug resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii

vi) Development of drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoea

Research areas

  • Bacteria
  • Diagnostics


  • Bacteriology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Pathology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Diarrhoeal diseases
  • Infectious disease


  • East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
  • Euro area
  • Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
  • North America


  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Other interests

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
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