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.