Dr. Simon Cutting
Dr. Simon Cutting earned his PhD at Oxford University in microbial genetics before being awarded a post-doctoral fellowship to carry out research at Harvard. While at Harvard, he spent 6 years working on microbial differentiation in the laboratory of Professor Richard Losick at the Biological Labs. Dr. Cutting then became an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in 1992 and directed his own research program investigating the control of gene expression during spore formation in the Gram-positive bacterium.
He is currently a Reader in Molecular Microbiology and is Head of Biomedical Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London at the School of Biological Sciences. His research interests cover the control of gene regulation in bacteria and the development of oral vaccines. Dr. Cutting is highly respected in his field and is a published author of over 50 papers, reviews and book chapters.