Natalia obtained her BSc in Biology in 2010, followed by a Microbiology MSc in 2012 at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. She was investigating the antifungal effect of plant extracts on C. albicans using TEM techniques. She then spent two years working in the Laboratory of Molecular and Environmental Microbiology in the Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, evaluating the effectiveness of fungicides against toxigenic Fusarium species.
In 2019 she obtained her PhD from The Medical University of Lublin where her research focused on characterisation and safety assessment of novel probiotic strain of Bacillus. Prior to this, Natalia spent time working as a research scientist at SporeGen pursuing infection model studies on C. difficile colitis.
She joined King’s in September 2019 as a research assistant, working on the interaction between fungal pathogens and their products with host cells.