Eachan Johnson

MChem 2009 – Chemistry, University of Oxford

DPhil 2014 – Chemical Biology, University of Oxford  

Postdoc 2014-20 – Chemical genetics of M. tuberculosis, Broad Institute

Hobbies Hiking, cycling, camping, eating


Valwynne Faulkner

BSc 2014 – Biomedical Science, Keele University

2015 – Clinical Trials Project Associate- Q2 Solutions

MSc 2016 – Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Evaluated selective translation of mRNAs during mycobacterial adaptation in macrophages.

2016-2017 – Scientist in Virology -The National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls (NIBSC/MHRA)

PhD 2021 – Molecular Microbiology, The Royal Veterinary College

Investigated novel gene functions in mycobacterial species using CRISPR interference technology.

Hobbies Exploring book shops and markets (all types!), going to music festivals and the theatre.

Joha Monteserin

BSc 2009 – Biotechnology, Universidad Nacional del Litoral

MSc 2014 – Molecular Microbiology, Universidad Nacional de San Martin

katG315 polymorphism of M. tuberculosis: association with multiple drug resistance and disease transmission in Argentina

PhD 2016 – Molecular Microbiology, The Royal Veterinary College

Genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains prevalent in Argentina and its association with isoniazid resistance-conferring mutations

Camus Nimmo

BA 2007 – Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

MB BS 2010 – University College London

MSc 2019 – Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

katG315 polymorphism of M. tuberculosis: association with multiple drug resistance and disease transmission in Argentina

PhD 2020 – University College London

Mycobacterium tuberculosis within-host genetic diversity and acquired drug resistance.

Hannah Pugh

BSc 2016 – Microbiology with a Professional Training Year, Cardiff University

Spent a year at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Hans-Knöll-Institut) in Jena, Germany.

PhD 2022 – Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham

Hobbies Playing golf, buying books (I read some of them), drinking craft beer and looking after my many houseplants.

PhD students

Susannah Parkhill

BSc 2020 – Natural Sciences (Biology and Chemistry), Durham University

MPhil 2021 – Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

During my MPhil I characterised the function and transcriptional regulation of four genes involved in glyoxylate and allantoin metabolism in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

PhD – Francis Crick Institute

Over the course of my PhD I will investigate genetic vulnerability and gene-gene interaction networks to understand evolutionary constraints in Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Hobbies Outside the lab, I enjoy getting involved with public engagement, baking, and running.

Join our team!

The excitement of scientific inquiry and the opportunities of scientific training should be accessible to and include people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and aspirations. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups which are under-represented in science.

Graduate students

We will be recruiting a PhD student through the Crick Institute’s central PhD program which opens in Spring 2023.


We currently have two open postdoctoral positions with an earliest start date of 1 Jan 2023. If you are interested in joining the lab, please email Eachan.