Emma Leire PhD, Scientific Lead
Emma Leire is the Lead microbiologist at Centauri Therapeutics responsible for the in vitro and in vivo microbiology. Emma completed a joint PhD from University of Nottingham, UK and University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in nanomedicine through an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship. Her thesis work included synthesis of novel dendritic scaffolds for antibacterial applications, studying the impact of dendrimer generations on anti-adhesion, quorum sensing and membrane permeability. Emma has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) studying the impact of innate immunity on pathogenesis, and has worked as a researcher at diagnostic company LifeAssays, Sweden, developing tests for inflammatory biomarkers. She earned a BSc in Molecular Biology from University of Lund, Sweden and a MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.