Chinenye Akpulu

Research Interests

My pronouns are she/her

I am a DPhil student on the Interdisciplinary Bioscience BBSRC DTP. Before starting my DPhil, I worked as a Research Assistant with the BARNARDS group in Nigeria on the burden of antibiotic resistance in neonates. My DPhil project is a sub-study within the BARNARDS group focusing on the development of the neonatal microbiome and resistome and the factors that affects the development. Supervised by Prof. Tim Walsh, Dr Kirsty Sands and Dr Mathew Stracy (Department of Pathology), the project aims to offer seminal progress on the understanding of factors that are associated with acquisition of antibiotic resistance genes and its stability in early-life. With the finding from the project, we hope to further current knowledge of the role of antimicrobial resistance in growth development and also impact positively in the preventive and therapeutic infection interventions for infants in LMICs.