Prof Joanne Tipper

BSc, PhD 1994, Leeds.
Visiting Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences

Background: Joanne studied for a degree in Biotechnology in 1990, which was followed by a PhD in skin microbiology in 1994, both at the University of Leeds. Following this Joanne's first postdoctoral research fellow investigated the relationship between Burkholderia Cepacia complex, an organism associated with poor prognosis in Cystic Fibrosis patients, and lung epithelial cells. After this in 1996 Joanne moved into the medical engineering field to investigate periprosthetic wear particles, a field she has been active in ever since.

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