Sarah’s background is as a microbiologist with broad experience in natural product drug discovery with particular experience working in cross-functional environments. As a Project Manager at Isomerase she both acts as a key contact for external partners and leads the in-house fermentation team. She is experienced in technology transfer of small scale fermentation processes to >30 KL scale, working closely with sub-contractors both remotely and on-site. Before joining Isomerase, Sarah was based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama where she led the Terrestrial Microbiology lab of the International Cooperative Biodiversity Group. Her team worked with academic and industry collaborators to apply ecological insights to the search for novel bioactive compounds from endophytic fungi and Actinomycetes. After a one-year fellowship at Queen’s University, Belfast working on the treatment of biofilms of ‘ESKAPE’ pathogens, she joined Isomerase in early 2015. Sarah holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology from University College Dublin, Ireland.