Dr Rebecca J Hall is an evolutionary microbiologist. She works as a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the McNally lab in the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham, where she is researching the evolution of antimicrobial resistance.
Previously, Rebecca worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the McInerney lab, University of Nottingham, on a bioinformatics project to investigate gene co-occurrences in prokaryote pangenomes.
She completed her BBSRC-funded PhD at the University of York on the evolution of an insect-microbe symbiosis, with a particular focus on metabolic adaptations of the symbiont. During her PhD, Rebecca completed a three month PIPS placement with the Natural Sciences team at the Yorkshire Museum.
Rebecca’s key research interests are in microbial evolution. She is particularly interested in metabolic networks, symbiosis, and how the metabolism of bacteria changes in response to their environment.