Carol Munro has a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Aberdeen. She has over 25 years’ experience studying human fungal pathogens primarily Candida albicans. She is one of the principal investigators of the Aberdeen Fungal Group and has a Personal Chair in Microbiology at the University of Aberdeen. Her research investigates how surface components contribute to virulence, host interactions and drug resistance. Her group are improving C. albicans functional genomics by generating an ORFeome and genome-wide overexpression collections in collaboration with Christophe d’Enfert. She is involved in a number of translational projects; developing novel biologics-based therapeutics, fungal surface-targeting antibodies, and a human skin ex-plant infection model. She has published over 75 scientific papers (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0761-1755) and is deputy Editor in Chief of FEMS Yeast Research.
She is involved in a number of translational projects including novel biologics-based therapeutics, including fungal surface-targeting antibodies and a human skin ex-plant infection model.