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Archie Howell

Research Postgraduate (PhD)

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Biosciences


Researcher Biography

I am a first-year PhD student in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University. My research is focused on investigating the antibacterial properties of human salivary histatin peptides against oral bacteria. Additionally, I am investigating how copper and zinc binding to histatins mediate these antibacterial properties. I started this PhD project in October 2023 after completing my Msci in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Birmingham where I specialised in microbiology.

General information

Current Position: PhD student in Dr Karrera Djoko's Lab 

Education: Msci in Biomedical Sciences (University of Birmingham)

Research: Metal dependent effects of antimicrobial peptides


Research Interests
  • Metals in microbiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance 
  • Immunology