Suzanne Harris

I obtained a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Reading, followed by industry experience researching the mechanisms of herbicide resistance in crop weeds. I then obtained a PhD in Food and Nutritional Science from Rothamsted Research, in collaboration with the University of Reading, combining microbiology and biochemistry to explore the effects of fermentable carbohydrates in the diet on populations of colonic bacteria and their subsequent metabolism.

Before joining the Crick, I worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Quadram institute in Norwich, exploring the effects of starch structure on colonic bacteria and fermentation.

Currently, I am researching nutrient acquisition in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with a specific aim of developing a broadly applicable method to identify the substrate specificity of orphan nutrient acquisition transporters and to understand how these transporters sustain metabolism in vitro and in vivo, during infection.