Dr. Kiran Chintakayala

Kiran joined the group in 2010 as a BBSRC funded post-doctoral researcher having previously completed his PhD studies at the University of Nottingham with Prof. Panos Soultanas. Kiran is now Senior Scientist at Immunocore in Oxfordshire.

      Dr. Rachel Kettles

      Rachel is originally from Essex and completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Surrey in 2014, before joining the Grainger Lab for her PhD which was funded by the BBSRC as part of the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP). Rachel is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Manchester.

        Dr. Laura Sellars

        Laura is from the Wirral and did a BSc in Biochemistry at the University of York. She came to Birmingham to join Steve Busby’s lab for her PhD before moving across the IMI to the Grainger lab for a Wellcome Trust funded post-doc position. Laura joined Lab Support UK in 2015.

          Dr. Jai Manneh

          Jainaba is from Birmingham and completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Wolverhampton. She moved to The Gambia to work at the MRC Gambia site before joining the Grainger Lab on a 3-year PhD programme. She has interests in the molecular mechanisms of virulence and pathogenesis of enteropathogens and is funded by the Islamic Development Bank’s Merit Scheme.

            Dr. Lisa Lamberte

            Lisa, born and raised in Manila, is currently a post doctoral reseacher working on Escherichia coli gene expression and pervasive transcription. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree the De La Salle University-Manila. From there she went on to obtain her Master of Science in Microbiology degree at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. After attaining her degree, she worked at the Marine Science Institute at the same university working in close collaboration with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. In 2012, she moved to Birmingham and obtained her PhD in 2016. In 2017 Lisa obtained a post-doctoral position with Prof. Willem van Schaik to study antibiotic resistance and the microbiome.

              Dr. Shivani Singh

              After completing her BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Central Lancashire, Shivani obtained an MSc in Medical Molecular Microbiology from University of Aberdeen. Following this, she took up a Research Assistant post with Professor Ian R Booth in University of Aberdeen. Shivani joined our group in 2009, obtained her PhD in 2014, and worked with us as a Leverhulme Trust funded post-doc until 2017. Shivani’s next destination was the MRC London institue of medical sciences.