Dr Saima Rehman
Visiting Research Associate
Saima Rehman joined the Garnett Lab at King’s College London in May 2019 working on the bacterial secretory proteins, which are the main cause of legionellosis outbreaks. Her main focus was to underpin the human-microbe interactions after getting the high-resolution structural information by using combination of methods, including NMR, Crystallography and cryo-EM.
She previously worked as Research Engineer in X-ray Crystallography at Lund University and MAX-IV Synchrotron in Sweden. She won a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Umeå University Sweden, to study Cryo-Electron Microscopy. From 2014-2015, she was a Research Associate at the University of Bath and a Crystallization Facility Officer at the University of Cambridge LMB-MRC.
Saima gained her PhD in Biophysics from Queen Mary University in 2013 under the supervision of Professor Richard Pickersgill engaging in structural biochemistry/biophysics research, specifically macro-molecular X-ray crystallography. She has also been involved in microbiology and molecular biology research projects including human angiogenesis, pathogenic bacterial secretion systems, bacterial conjugation, human aminotransferases, and human carbonic anhydrase. Her protein structure depositions in the Protein Databank were possible after working at different synchrotrons in the world, including Diamond Light source UK, ESRF France and MAX-IV Sweden.