Maria Louise White

Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

University of South Florida

Maria L. White
PhD Student

Maria arrived at the University of South Florida from the UK in 2018, having graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry and Microbiology in 2015. Following graduation, she worked at the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in London for two years. As a Signal Assessor Maria looked for potential new side effects of medications using data reported by patients, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies. Currently, she is working to determine the role of DivIVA, a highly conserved cell division factor, in Staphylococcus aureus. She is also investigating the role of several proteins associated with cell wall stress in S. aureus and Bacillus subtilis.