Miss Rachel Foster

Rachel Foster
  • Microbiology Laboratory Manager/ Research Support
  • Life Sciences department
  • Genomics and Microbial Biodiversity Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road


Job Role

I currently manage the Microbiology Laboratory and oversee work carried out in the laboratory. I also work in David Bass’s team, carrying out microbiology and molecular biology research for the group.

I am part of the Life Sciences Laboratory Management team, helping with the health and safety of all the laboratory spaces within Life Sciences.

Education and employment

  • 2013-present: Microbiology Lab Manager/Research Support, NHM
  • 2012-2013: Academic Surgical Unit - Support, Imperial College Healthcare Trust
  • 2011-2012: MSc Medical Microbiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 2008-2011: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, University of Surrey