Hi, I am Sunday Ayuba Buru, from Kaduna State, Nigeria. I teach and currently supervise the Genomic Research Lab, Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria.
I graduated in 2014 with a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from International Medical University Malaysia (IMU), under the amiable tutelage of the very respected Professor Mallikarjuna Rao Pichika, I had the privilege of being expose to the world of microbial genomics and phytotherapy with special interest on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and WHO priority list of organisms that urgently need antibiotics.
During my training, I had the privilege of acquiring skills on processing, extraction, isolation and identification of secondary metabolites from plants, antibiogram activities of compounds, Isolation of bacterial RNA, qPCR and RT-PCR studies with Microarray analysis in gene expression studies, etc.
Coming to Wellcome Centre for Anti-infective Research (WCAIR), Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, is a dream come true, with the state of the art facilities put in place for effective research and learning, and the very erudite trainers all around us to get us through every moment, I believe I am poised to get the best out of this once in a life time opportunity and be a better researcher at the end of my training.