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Dr Stephen Hare

Post:Lecturer in Microbiology (Biochemistry)
Location:JMS BUILDING 2C15

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873713
International:+44 1273 873713

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I was appointed as a Lecturer in Microbiology (Biochemistry) in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex in September 2017. I will be continuing my research focus on the biochemistry of Neisseria pathogenesis and teaching in microbiology and biochemistry modules within the school.



BSc Biochemistry, Imperial College London, 2000-2003. Final year modules in infectious diseases and structural biology inspired me to pursue a research career investigating the molecular details of how pathogens cause disease.

PhD Structural Molecular Biology, Birkbeck College, 2003-2007. Under the guidance of Gabriel Waksman, I conducted my doctoral studies investigating an ATPase of bacterial type IV secretion systems that inject toxins into host cells.

Post-doc, Imperial College London, 2007-2011. My post-doctoral research focused on retroviral integrase: explaining the structural basis of viral integration and the mechanism of inhibition by clinical strand transfer inhibitors in the lab of Peter Cherepanov.

Independent Research Fellow, Imperial College London, 2011-2017. Funded by an MRC Career Development Award, I established an independent research program investigating how pathogenic Neisseria are able to extract haem from human haemoglobin and use it as an important iron source during infection.