Dr. Sheyda Azimi
My undergraduate degree was in Molecular Cell Biology (2004) and my masters in Molecular Medical Microbiology (2010). During my PhD, I studied interactions between Neisseria meningitidis and its human host (University of Nottingham, 2015). As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, I studied the phenotypic diversity in biofilm evolved communities of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. I also studied the role of human genomic diversity in inflammation and immune responses in airways and the development of chronic lung diseases.
Current Research Interests
I am interested in Host-Pathogen interactions and understanding the role of host factors that are involved in evolution of virulence and persistence in bacterial populations. Specifically, I am interested in studying polymicrobial infections in chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis lungs and chronic wounds.