​​​​​​​Teresa completed her PhD in 2010 with Dr. Felix Randow, at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge. During this time and a short postdoc period, she worked on understanding how antibacterial autophagy functions as a cell autonomous innate immune mechanism to restrict the growth of cytosolic bacteria.

In 2011, Teresa joined the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI) at Imperial College London as a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Prof. David Holden. She was awarded an Early Career Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust in 2012 and an Imperial College Research Fellowship in 2014 to establish her own research interests in innate immune signaling during Salmonella infection. 

In 2018 Teresa was awarded a highly competitive 5 year BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship to establish her own laboratory. The goal of her lab is to use a multidisciplinary approach encompassing proteomics, genetic screens, cell biology and structural biology, to identify and investigate how both host and pathogen determinants alter the outcome of bacterial infections.

Teresa was promoted to an advanced research fellow in 2021 at Imperial College London and in early 2022 Teresa secured a prestigious ERC Starting Grant to fund research into the novel phenomenon of kinase reprogramming. Teresa started her satellite group at the Francis Crick Institute in March 2022.

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