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Dr Blanca Perez Sepulveda BSc Hons, MRes, PhD (She/Her)

Postdoctoral Research Associate Clinical Infection, Microbiology & Immunology


Personal Statement

I am a Molecular Microbiologist interested in how bacteria and phages interact and survive in their environments, their genomic architecture and the molecular mechanisms of phage resistance. I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Jay Hinton Lab, focused on the molecular mechanisms and environmental reservoirs of invasive Salmonella Enteritidis & their phages, and leading the “10,000 Salmonella Genomes project”.

Prizes or Honours

  • Finalist - Biological and Biomedical Sciences (STEM for Britain, 2022)
  • Johnston Researcher Development Fund (Institute of Integrative Biology, 2019)
  • Best PhD thesis award (Faculty of Sciences, University of Warwick, 2016)
  • Best teaser talk (IIB away day, 2016)
  • 1st place in the 2017 Christmas card competition (Vice Chancellor, University of Liverpool, 2017)