BiographyProf. Lori A. S. Snyder is an Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy, and Chemistry at Kingston University, where she is involved in educating undergraduate and graduate students, as well as leading an active and collaborative research group. Prof. Snyder is also active in science outreach activities, including traveling lab visits, offering work experience to teenagers, and participating in public engagement events. Her research focuses on two main areas: combating antibiotic resistant infections and bacterial genetics and genomics. Her novel antimicrobials to stop infant blindness from multi-drug resistant bacterial infections have been featured in Wired (www.wired.co.uk/article/fight-against-super-gonorrhoea) and discussed on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQUl5-kC1OQ). Her use of bacterial genome sequence data to uncover new information about pathogens was featured in a YouTube interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ttuJ6l1hI&t=95s) and in 2013 her contributions were recognized by the Society for Applied Microbiology with the W H Pierce Prize (https://sfam.org.uk/resources/wh-pierce-2013-lori-snyder.html).
Prof. Snyder has been twice elected to the Prokaryotic Division committee of the Microbiology Society, serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Microorganisms (MDPI), and the Advisory Board of the journal Microbial Genomics (Microbiology Society), as well as contributing by reviewing many research publications and grant applications.