Margarita Gomez Escalada

Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University

Following an undergraduate honours degree in Medical Microbiology at Leeds University, Margarita went on to do a PhD in Cardiff University under the supervision of Professor Denver Russell regarding the activity and resistance of bacteria to the biocide Triclosan. Following graduation she undertook two post-doctoral research fellowships in the United States, the first at Colorado State University and the second at Kent State University, Ohio, which concentrated on the molecular mechanisms of resistance to biocides and molecular detection methods for pathogens.

Margarita’s research interests revolve around novel antimicrobials concentrating particularly on plant extracts and compounds obtained from plants (phytochemicals) and their action against a variety of pathogens.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, Leeds Beckett