Jack Whitehouse

Jack Whitehouse

Research Fellow in Equine Microbiota
BSc (Hons), MRes


Jack graduated in 2018 with a bachelors degree in Human Biosciences from the University of Northampton and then went on to study for a Masters of Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Birmingham. While at the University of Birmingham, Jack investigated the protein LpqF in Mycobacterium bovis BCG, Mycobacterium smegmatis, and Mycobacterium marinum. LpqF was identified as a penicillin binding protein (PBP) belonging to Mycobacterium PBP major redundancy system. In 2020 Jack moved to the School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Surrey, to undertake a PhD on the pathogenesis of Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy, also commonly known as Alabama Rot. His current research interests focus on the pathogenesis of bacterial pathogens and understanding their role in disease processes. 

University roles and responsibilities

  • Veterinary Medicine and Science PGR Academic Representative (2020/2023)
  • Chair of the Postgraduate Engagement Forum of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (2021/2023)
  • PGR Representative on the University Research & Innovation Committee (2021/2022)
  • PGR Representative on the University of Surrey Doctoral College Board (2021/2022)
  • PGR Representative on the School of Veterinary Medicine Research Culture Committee (2020/2023)

    My qualifications

    BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences
    University of Northampton
    MRes Molecular and Cellular Biology
    University of Birmingham