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About Dr Sue Lang

Sue joined Leeds Beckett as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Microbiology, specifically in the field of infectious disease, in July 2018.

Sue studied microbiology at Liverpool University and on graduation worked for the National Health Service in a large diagnostic microbiology laboratory in Birmingham. During this time she obtained her state registration as a Clinical Scientist. Subsequently, she went on to complete a British Heart Foundation supported PhD studying infective endocarditis associated with coagulase-negative staphylococci at Aston University, Birmingham. After a further two-years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Aston, she joined Glasgow Caledonian University attaining the post of Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Programme Leader for the masters programme in Clinical Microbiology.

Current Teaching

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences & Medical Microbiology
  • MSc Medical Microbiology

Research Interests

Research interests include health-care related infections, specifically methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), biofilm formation during infection and the impact on antibiotic therapy, and virulence determinants associated with the pathogenesis of Gram-positive infections; in particular staphylococcal, streptococcal and enterococcal infections.

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