Dr Jerzy Samolej
Jerzy’s work in the Mercer lab focuses on the interactions between the vaccinia virus and the host cell.
Dr Lisa Lamberte
Lisa is a Research Fellow working in the group of Professor Willem van Schaik . Lisa has a strong background in molecular biology and is currently working the build her expertise in antimicrobial resistance and the infant gut microbiome. Her current research is understanding the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes in the preterm infant gut microbiome. Lisa was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Much of her PhD work on intragenic transcription in the bacterial chromosome has been published on Nature Microbiology in 2017. In addition, she has developed a track record for communicating her research effectively
to both a general and specialist audience - garnering awards such the Best Oral Talk at
a conference, as well as being a finalist on the 3-Minute Thesis competition.
Her current post as a BBSRC-funded Research Fellow involves understanding the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes in the preterm infant gut microbiome. Aside from research, Lisa is currently a member of the Postdoctoral/Early Researcher Career Development and Training (PERCAT) Committee and the Postdoc Representative for the MDS-IMI Executive Committee.