Workforce



Meet Kathy Sircombe!

Kathy joined the lab part-time as an Assistant Research Fellow (ARF) working on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, polymicrobial infections, and animal models. She has a BSc (2016) and MSc (2019) in Genetics from the University of Otago and has a broad research background ranging from molecular pharmacology to epigenetics. Her main research interests encompass the idea of how diseases and conditions that affect us in our younger years or as transient exposures can affect us later in life. In her spare time, she enjoys heading into the outdoors, and she is also a volunteer Girl-Guide Leader.

Contact: kathy.sircombe(at)otago.ac.nz


Meet Deborah Yung!

Deb joined the lab as a Summer Student working on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms and treating them with novel antimicrobials. She is also interested in bacterial and fungal skin infections, specifically necrotising fasciitis. Outside the lab, Deb enjoys playing and coaching hockey, playing the violin, reading and drawing.

Contact: yunde607(at)student.otago.ac.nz


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