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ISMB Mycobacteria Research Lab (MRL) members

Current

PhD students

  • Arundhati Maitra (4th Year PhD, Wellcome Trust/Birkbeck Anniversary Scholarship)
  • Neha Agre (4th Year PhD, Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarship) with Professor Mariam Degani, ICT, Mumbai, India
  • Liam Tom Martin (3rd Year PhD, Wellcome Trust Scholarship) with Professor Helen C. Hailes
  • Ayesha Khan (2nd Year PhD, UCL-ICH Scholarship) with Dr Kenth Gustafsson and  Dr Mona Bajaj
  • Sarmistha Biswal (2nd Year PhD, Newton-Bhabha International Placement) with Professor Anindya Sundar Ghosh, IIT, Kharagpur, India

MRes project student

  • Lauren Hellewell

MSc project students

  • Abeba Habtesion
  • Karen Vaquero
  • Himadri Majumder (with Dr Philip Lowden)

Wellcome Trust ISSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Dr Tengku Karmila Mohd Kamil

Associate ISMB-MRL Fellows (Honorary)

  • Dr Dimitrios Evangelopoulos (Crick Institute/ISMB, Birkbeck and UCL)
  • Dr Antima Gupta (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/ISMB, Birkbeck and UCL)
  • Dr Khadijo Osman (British Institute of Technology, England/ ISMB, Birkbeck and UCL)
  • Dr Tulika Munshi (St Georges University of London/ ISMB, Birkbeck and UCL)

Microbiology (Research and Training) Laboratory Manager

Past

Postdocs and Fellows

  • Dr Saifullah Bullo (European Respiratory Society, International) Currently Research Scientist at University of Putra Malaysia
  • Dr Chandrakala Basavannacharya (Wellcome Trust, UK) Currently Research Scientist at National University of Singapore
  • Dr Dimitrios Evangelopoulos (Wellcome Trust/MRC, UK) Currently Research Scientist at the Francis Crick Institute, London
  • Dr Juan David Guzman (MRC, UK) Currently University Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Dr Anchi Chang (MRC, UK) Currently in Pharmaceutical Industry, International
  • Dr Antima Gupta (UNESCO-L’Oreal International Women in Science) Currently Research Scientist at Brunel University
  • Dr Parisa Nakhostin Mortazavi (MRC, UK) Currently Clinical Lab Scientist in NHS, UK
  • Dr Tulika Munshi (MRC, UK) Currently Research Scientist at St Georges Hospital, University of London
  • Dr Jerrine Joseph (NIRT/ICMR, INDIA) Currently Scientist D and In-Charge, Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India
  • Professor Shiraz A. Markarian (Armenian Fellowship, International) Currently Head and Chair, Faculty of Pharmacology and Chemistry, Yerevan State University

Past PhDs

  • Stephen Teo (Commonwealth Scholarship) 2015-2019
  • Lindsay Elaine Ferguson (UWS Scholarship) 2015-19
  • Tengku Karmila Mohd Kamil (Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship) 2014-2018
  • Jody Phelan (BBSRC LIDo Scholarship) 2014-2017
  • Francesca Scotti (Bloomsbury Interdisciplinary Scholarship) 2012- 2016
  • Cynthia Amaning Danquah (Ghana Education Trust Fund) 2012-2016
  • Eleanor Laming Kerr (EPSRC/GSK Case Award) 2011-2015
  • Doris Quay Huai Xia (Commonwealth Scholarship) 2011-2015
  • Juan David Guzman (Bloomsbury Interdisciplinary Scholarship, London) 2009-2013
  • Khadijo Osman (Bloomsbury Interdisciplinary Scholarship, London) 2008-2012
  • Dimitrios Evangelopoulos (Sybil Evans Fund, Birkbeck/ Oxford University) 2007-2011
  • Chandrakala Basavannacharya (Oxford University/Birkbeck ORS) 2007-2010

Past PhD First Year Rotation Scholars

  • Lydia Mapston (2017/18 Spring) (BBSRC LIDO DTP)
  • Liam Tom Martin (2016/17 Autumn) (Wellcome Trust)
  • Arundhati Maitra (2015/16 Spring) (Wellcome Trust)
  • Elenor McMahon (2012/13 Spring) (Wellcome Trust)
  • Heledd M Davies (2012/13 Autumn) (Wellcome Trust)
  • Alice Lui (2012/13 Spring) (BBSRC LIDo)

Past MRes

  • Sara Vasciaveo 2017-2018
  • Darakhshan Ahmed 2016-2018 (Part-time)
  • Alina Chrzastek 2016-2017 (Currently a Wellcome Trust funded PhD Scholar in the UK)
  • Monisah Shaik 2015-2016 (Currently Researcher in India)
  • Arundhati Maitra 2013-2014 (Currently a Wellcome Trust funded PhD Scholar in the UK)
  • Shyamasundarui Nukala 2011-2012 (Currently Senior School Teacher in the UK)

Past Summer Research Training Interns

  • Julia Solnier (2017/18) Graz, Austria; EU Scholarshp
  • Victoria McHugh (2017/18) UK; BBSRC LIDO Scholarship
  • Javier Arranz (2015/16) Barcelona, Spain; EU Scholarship
  • Sadé Bates (2013/14) Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarship
  • Arundhati Maitra (2012/13) BSAC Scholarship
  • Tomáš Reitschmied (2011/12) Erasmus Program Scholarship
  • Javier Martínez Crespo(2010/11) Erasmus Program Scholarship

Professor Sanjib Bhakta