Lisa Butt – Technician
I obtained an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology and an MSc in Biological Diversity both from Plymouth University. I developed an interest in microbiology and antibiotic resistance whilst working at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and my interest in the impact of micro-organisms on human health expanded during my time at the NHS Antimicrobial Research Centre, Bristol. I joined Gudelj lab in 2014 and my role allows me to combine ecology, evolutionary biology and microbiology to study complex viral systems.My research interests are largely focused on bacteriophage, viruses that infect bacteria. They regulate natural bacterial populations and thus have a significant impact on ecosystem functioning, nutrient cycling as well as on human health. In particular I am interested in quantifying bacteriophage ecological and evolutionary dynamics in multi-species environments so that we can predict emerging infections, host-range shifts and the efficacy of phage therapy.