Dr Vanessa Terra
Vanessa obtained a Biochemistry degree from the University of Algarve (Portugal), where in her final year she worked in a project entitled "Complementation of a knockout mutant of Listeria monocytogenes" with Professor Leonor Faleiro. After she moved to the University of Leicester where she studied for a PhD entitled "Pneumococcal interactions with mucin" in the laboratory of Professor Peter Andrew.
Vanessa has been a tutor for the Medical Microbiology Master Course since 2011.
Vanessa lectures in the Medical Microbiology MSc course on the topic "Streptococci and Enterococci".
Vanessa joined the LSHTM in 2010, funded by a BBSRC LoLa grant, aiming to develop veterinary vaccines using Protein Glycan Coupling Technology (PGCT).