Iain Lamont

Iain Lamont has a long-standing interest in understanding how bacteria cause infectious disease.

Iain Lamont is originally from Scotland but after a brief spell in Australia, has lived in Dunedin for the last 30 years. He has a long-standing interest in understanding how bacteria cause infectious disease. He and his research team have a particular focus on the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa that causes chronic infections in patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis. They are using a range of tools and approaches to understand how P. aeruginosa survives and resists antibiotics during infection,  with the long-term aim of developing new treatments.

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