Dr Dawn Shewring

Dr Dawn Shewring
Dr Dawn Shewring
Dr Dawn Shewring

Technical Resource Officer

G40 Cruickshank Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
St. Machar Drive
AB24 3UU

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June 2022 - present Technical Resource Officer, University of Aberdeen, School of Biological Sciences, Cruickshank Building

2015-2022 Senior laboratory technician, University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building

2012 - 2015: Algal laboratory technician, Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen

2007-2011: PhD the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide immune response in Gadoid fish, Scottish fish immunology group, University of Aberdeen

2006: Summer project within the Aberdeen fungal group studying Candida albicans

2004-2007: BSc (Hons) Molecular microbiology, University of Aberdeen (2:1)

2003-2004: First year of BSc in Physiology, Salford University



Research Overview

Since microbiology is such a diverse and interesting area it encompasses so many disciplines and makes research exciting and fascinating. As a researcher my interests cover the subjects of:

  • Mycology and the fight against the human pathogen Candida albicans
  • Bacteriology and the investigation of bacterial resistance to antibiotics
  • Immunology with respect to the immune responses in fish
  • Phycology - the study of seaweed biodiversity throughout the World.



Past Research

My previous research projects supported the Kuepper algal group and the Scottish Fish Immunology Research Group, both at the University of Aberdeen