Joanna originally graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc in Chemistry with Bioscience. She then obtained a distinction in her MSc degree in Cancer Chemistry from the University of Leicester, where she worked on the synthesis of polyamine-polyamide conjugates for gene regulation in biological systems. Joanna enjoys travelling, hiking, reading and cooking.
Joanna is currently working on the chemical and enzymatic synthesis of analogues of peptidoglycan lipid intermediates I and II. The project targets the production of these intermediates as invaluable tools for novel antibiotic screening amongst other applications.