PhD student, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, University of Aberdeen, UK
Zoe is a PhD student in the Lorenz lab at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen. She completed a BSc in Genetics before going on to study an MRes in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology, both also in Aberdeen (UK).
Her research focuses on the recently emerged multi-drug resistant human fungal pathogen Candida auris. Now in the second year of her PhD, she is currently using bioinformatic methods to study the genetic diversity of C. auris. She is particularly interested in the evolution and the antifungal drug resistance of this pathogen.
Outside of the lab, Zoe is a STEM ambassador and is keen on getting involved with public engagement events, particularly with a younger audience. Zoe can be contacted on Twitter (@zoeross123).