Dr Emily Stevens

Subject: Biology, Plant Sciences and Zoology

Department: Biology

Academic position: Lecturer I in Biology


I am a postdoctoral researcher in microbiology at the Department of Biology, and a retained lecturer in Biology at Magdalen College. My current research focuses on the evolution of bacterial pathogens and the role of host microbiota in influencing infectious disease outcome. I completed my PhD at the University of Bristol in 2019 and prior to that graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc(Hons) in Biology.

Selected Publications

Stevens, E.J. et al., 2022. Targeted control of toxin production by a mobile genetic element in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Microbial Genomics, 8(4), DOI: 10.1099/mgen.0.000784.
Stevens, E.J.*, Bates, K.A. & King, K.C., 2021. Host microbiota can facilitate pathogen infection. PLoS Pathogens, 17(5), e1009514.
Drew, G.C.$, Stevens, E.J.$ & King, K.C., 2021. Microbial evolution and transitions along the parasite-mutualist continuum. Nature Reviews Microbiology, DOI: 10.1038/s41579-021-00550-7.
Stevens, E.J. et al., 2017. Cytolytic toxin production by Staphylococcus aureus is dependent upon the activity of the protoheme IX farnesyltransferase. Scientific Reports, 7(1). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-14110-8