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Dr Alexandra Moores
Student Experience Coordinator,
Dr Alexandra Moores completed her PhD in Microbiology in the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent in 2014. Under the supervision of Dr Ian Blomfield, she investigated the role of transcription anti-termination and small RNAs (sRNAs) on the regulation of the virulence factor type 1 fimbriae in Escherichia coli.
Following this, she undertook a post-doctoral research associate role in the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at the University College London (UCL). Her research focused on studying the regulation of novel sRNAs in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Focusing on RNA biology and pathogenicity on the leading cause of death worldwide by a single infectious agent (now above that of HIV/AIDS).
In 2017, Alexandra returned to the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent. Here she ventured slightly further afield by undertaking a post-doctoral position with Dr Neil Kad; developing in vivo single molecule fluorescent imaging of DNA repair complexes in E. coli.
In 2020, she joined the School of Biosciences as a Lecturer in the area of Microbiology.
Alexandra retains an active interest in prokaryotic DNA repair, small RNAs, antimicrobials and gene regulation.