Lesley is an experienced molecular biologist and microbiologist with a focus on using synthetic biology tools to generate natural products with enhanced pharmaceutical properties. She specialises in project management and particularly enjoys interfacing between lab science and project management and delivery.  Lesley was one of the first employees at Biotica. in 2000 and worked on discovery projects across multiple therapeutic areas with various collaborators. She is author on a number of publications and patents. Lesley holds a BA (Mod) in Natural Science and PhD in Microbiology awarded by Trinity College Dublin where she studied under Professor Charles Dorman.