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Dr Lena Ciric
UCL Civil Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
Gower Street
  • Lecturer
  • Dept of Civil, Environ & Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Research Summary

Dr. Ciric's research expertise is in the profiling of microbial community fluctuations, particularly in human pathogens, under different environmental conditions. Her interests also lie in the underlying factors which cause these fluctuations. She also studies bacterial antibiotic resistance mechanisms and their modes of transfer among different communities. Furthermore, she is interested in the discovery of novel antimicrobial strategies.

Teaching Summary

Dr. Ciric is the coordinator and lecturer of the Biology module teaching fundamental biological concepts to all Civil and Environmental Engineering Yr 1 undergraduates. She also coordinates and gives lectures on the Environmental Engineering Design module for Yr 2 Environmental Engineering undergraduates. Furthermore, she gives lectures as part of the Environmental Pollution module to Yr 2 and the Wastewater Treatment module to Yr 3 Environmental Engineering undergrads. At the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, she lectured on two different course modules: Common Core and Microbiology. She has also successfully supervised three MSc and three BSc laboratory research projects and has assisted in the supervision of a number of PhD students as well as visiting scientists at the department during her postdoctoral posts. 

02-JUL-2007 – 26-OCT-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Microbial Diseases UCL Eastman Dental Institute, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2006 – 30-JUN-2007 Programme Administrator Institute of Psychiatry at Guy's King's College London, United Kingdom
04-JAN-2006 – 30-APR-2006 Higher Scientific Officer   Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Oxford, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2000 – 30-SEP-2002 Research Assistant   Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Oxford, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2007 PhD Doctor of Philosophy Napier University , Edinburgh
2000 BA Bachelor of Arts University of Oxford
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