Dr. Emily Stevens

E-mail: emily.stevens@zoo.ox.ac.uk

My research focuses on the genetics, toxins, and evolution of opportunistic pathogens within the host microbiome using GWAS and experimental evolution approaches.

Publications

King, K.C., Stevens, E., Drew, G.C. 2020. Microbiome: evolution in a world of interaction. Current Biology 30, R265-R267.

Yokoyama, M., Stevens, E. et al., 2018. Epistasis analysis uncovers hidden antibiotic resistance-associated fitness costs hampering the evolution of MRSA. Genome Biology, 19. DOI: 10.1186/s13059-018-1469-2.

Stevens, E. et al., 2017. Cytolytic toxin production by Staphylococcus aureus is dependent upon the activity of the protoheme IX farnesyltransferase. Scientific Reports 7. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-14110-8.

Recker, M., Laabei, M., Toleman, M., Reuter, S., Saunderson, R.B., Blane, B., Török, M.E., Ouadi, K., Stevens, E. et al., 2017. Clonal differences in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia-associated mortality. Nature Microbiology 2, 1381-1388. DOI: 10.1038/s41564-017-0001-x.

Education

2020 PhD University of Bristol – “Investigating the genetic basis for bacterial toxin production using functional genomics”

2015 BSc Biology University of Bath

Awards

2019  2nd Prize for oral presentation, Staphylococcus Great Britain & Ireland (StaphGBI) conference at University of Warwick

2019 2nd Prize for poster, School of Cellular & Molecular Medicine away day at University of Bristol

2016 1st Prize for poster, University of Bath Graduate Research Afternoon

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