Charlotte is a computational scientist working to understand how forces of evolution shape parasitic organisms. Studying microbes that have been living as parasites for millions of years, Charlotte aims to unveil common vulnerabilities of microbial parasites that could serve as therapeutic targets against these parasites.
Before joining the lab, Charlotte completed her MSc degree in Computational Biology at Newcastle University, UK. She then worked for the National Health Service, where she helped create a pipeline for automated and rapid detection of human pathogens through DNA sequencing to enable personalized patients’ treatment. Currently, Charlotte employs structural biology and comparative genomes to help understand the impact of parasitic lifestyle on molecular machines of a living cell. Her work is supported by the BBSRC Studentship that she won in 2021.