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Dr Claudia Stocks

Research Fellow
Biofilms & Health cluster


Dr Claudia Stocks is a SCELSE research fellow in the Biofilms & Health cluster. Claudia is fascinated by persistent microorganisms and the ways they interact with and subvert our immune system. Her research into host-pathogen interactions has included the development of a new diagnostic test to identify infection with emerging strains of Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough), examining the innate immune antimicrobial pathway of zinc toxicity and its role in defence against uropathogenic E. coli, and macrophage responses to SARS-CoV-2.
Claudia currently investigates the interactions between biofilm associated bacterial pathogen, Enterococcus faecalis, and key innate immune cell the neutrophil. It is hoped that better understanding of these complex host-pathogen interactions will lead to better treatments for chronic disease.