Samie-Jo Terry

Education and career history

20172021: MSci Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol (1:1)

  • Summer project funded by Microbiology Society: Genomic variation of fusobacterial genomes and influences on CEACAM1 binding (Dr Darryl Hill)

  • Third Year Dissertation: Phenotypic Characterisation of Multi-Drug Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Dr Darryl Hill)

  • Final year project: The range of carbohydrates bound by Fusobacterium nucleatum (Prof. Carmen Galan and Dr Darryl Hill)2021-present PhD student, School of Clinical Dentistry University of Sheffield.

Current research

My PhD is funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and is in collaboration with Professor Ashu Sharma at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The project aims to clarify how glycobiology modulates host-pathogen interactions in the oral microbiome. There will be a particular focus on how Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis utilise and interact with sialic acid. This work will be supervised by Professor Graham Stafford and Professor Dan Lambert.