Dr Rebecca LeBard

Dr Rebecca LeBard as a lecturer in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She completed a BSc (hons) later completed her PhD, both at the University of Sydney, on the molecular characterisation of mechanisms maintaining multi-drug resistance plasmids in Staphylococcus aureus. In her current position, Rebecca has investigated how plasmid DNA is inherited in Archaea, how microbial molecular markers can be used to trace sources of water pollution, and the microbiological production of secondary metabolites. She is education-focused and teaches a range of undergraduate courses in the Faculties of Science and Medicine. In recognition for her work, Rebecca was awarded the UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015, and a citation for contributions to student learning in the Australian University Teaching Awards, 2016.