Dr Richard Stabler
in Molecular Bacteriology
PhD thesis - Characterisation of a novel pore-forming cytolysin from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other bacterial patghogens.
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