Aimee Murray PhD Student

Aimee Murray is a PhD student investigating the potential for antibiotics released into the environment to lead to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria, in situ.

Aimee’s research is co-funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Aimee is based at the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus and at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health in Truro. She is supervised by Dr William Gaze and Dr Lihong Zhang from the Centre, and by Dr Jason Snape and Dr Becky Brown of AstraZeneca.

Aimee graduated with First Class Honours in Biology from the University of Bath in 2013. Her final year project involved testing and optimising novel primers to be incorporated into a multiplex polymerase chain reaction to rapidly identify different Methiciliin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) sequence types.