Tanya Parish studied for her Ph.D. degree at the National Institute for Medical Research with Philip Draper, where she investigated gene regulation in mycobacteria. She subsequently conducted postdoctoral research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with Neil Stoker, studying several facets of the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In 2000, she was appointed as a Lecturer in Bacterial Pathogenesis at Barts and the London and established her own research group in tuberculosis. Tanya currently holds the post of Professor of mycobacteriology at Barts and the London Medical School in London as well as the post of the Acting Director of Drug Discovery and Senior Scientist at the Infectious Disease Research Institute in Seattle. Her research interests are focused on the development and application of genetic methods to the study of the biology of the global human pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Her research work focuses on pathogenic mechanisms, the dissection of metabolic pathways, and the regulation of gene expression. She also has a strong interest in the identification and validation of novel drug targets.Tanya has edited five books on mycobacteria and published numerous papers on the basic biology and genetics of Mtb. She has served on the Editorial Board of Molecular Biotechnology and is currently an Editor for Microbiology (UK). She is a Member of the Acid Fast Club and previously served as its (Hon) Secretary.
Biography Updated on 9 February 2009