Luke Lear is a PhD student at the Centre’s laboratories on the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus.
His research is focusing on the evolution and ecology of virulent and antimicrobial resistant opportunistic pathogens in the environment.
Luke has previously completed an evolutionary biology degree and a research masters in evolutionary ecology.
Understanding the ecology and evolution of antimicrobial resistance in opportunistic pathogens.
Exploring the ecological drivers of drug resistant pathogens in aquatic environments.
Determining the levels and spread of antibiotic resistant E. coli in the environment.