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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Samantha Girvan

Samantha Girvan

Graduate Student

Microbial genomics


Post graduate MPhil student working as Part of Dr Mark Holmes' research group. Holding an undergraduate Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) degree.

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:
Mathematical Biology:

Research Interests

Interests include Staphylococcus aureus genomics with a particular interest in human nasal carriage. 

Research Supervision

Dr Mark Holmes


  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Genomics
  • Molecular Biology
  • MRSA
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Microbiology
  • Infection
  • Infectious disease dynamics
  • One Health
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bacteriology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Genome sequencing
  • Resistance and immunity and infection