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Dr Josie Parker

Dr Josie Parker

Research Officer, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295828

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Dr Josie Parker is a Senior Research Officer at Swansea University Medical School. Her research is focused on cytochrome P450 enzymes and antifungal resistance.  

Josie joined Swansea University as a Researcher in 2005. She obtained a BSc(hons) in Genetics in 2001 and was awarded her PhD for ‘An Investigation of the Role of Cytochromes P450 in Mycobacteria’ in 2006, from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.   

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cytochrome P450 enzymes
  • Antifungal resistance
  • Sterol analysis (GC/MS)
  • Molecular biology
  • Heterologous protein expression

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Josie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a STEM Ambassador. She teaches on Genetics and Biochemistry Degree programmes at BSc and Masters levels.  

Josie’s teaching focuses on the areas of microbiology, antimicrobial drug resistance mechanisms, cytochrome P450 biochemistry, pharmacogenomics and biomedical laboratory skills.  

Josie supervises undergraduate projects in Microbiology and Biotechnology and supervises lab-based summer studentship and work experience placements. 

Research

Josie’s research is focused on cytochromes P450 and antifungal resistance. She has a keen interest in the function of cytochrome P450 enzymes in infectious diseases and as ‘druggable’ targets. She is an expert in the analysis of fungal sterols and antifungal resistance. She collaborates with researchers and companies investigating the mechanisms of antifungal resistance in both medical and agricultural disease and novel antifungal compounds for the treatment of drug-resistant infections.

Collaborations

Josie has extensive collaborations in the UK, Europe and the US.