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 has also been involved in the distance learning courses, firstly as a tutor and more recently as Deputy Module Organiser (Bacterial Infections).
Vanessa joined the LSHTM in May 2010, funded by a BBSRC LoLa grant, aiming to develop veterinary vaccines using Protein Glycan Coupling Technology (PGCT).