Advisor: Thamarai Schneiders
mveleba [at] ntu.edu.sg
After studies in Biochemistry and Microbiology at Queen Mary, University of London, Mark moved to Queen’s University, Belfast, to focus on the genetics of intrinsic antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae. His PhD work characterized a novel AraC-type protein found in K. pneumoniae and Enterobacter spp., and its role in conferring a low-level multi-drug resistance phenotype through influx/efflux regulation. In the Kline lab, Mark is working to understand E. faecalis immune modulatory activities. Outside the lab Mark enjoys sampling the cuisines of Singapore, as well as various genres of movies and games. However, these are often ignored as precedence is given to simply not moving because the cat has found a cozy lap.