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 anti-microbial resistant opportunistic pathogens in the environment.
Luke has previously completed an evolutionary biology degree and a research masters in evolutionary ecology.
Exploring the ecological drivers of drug resistant pathogens in aquatic environments.
Analysing the contribution of wastewater treatment discharge to antibiotic resistance.
How do environmental factors shape the ratio of vertical to horizontal resistance evolution?