BSc, PhD, FRCPath.
Curtis is an internationally renowned leader in research, investigating human bacterial pathogens with particular interests in antibiotic susceptibility, animal models of bacterial infection and the development of novel therapeutic agents. He spent most of his career at the University of Glasgow Medical School, and retains a research interest in the pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus, its association with hospital acquired infection, epidemiology and molecular characterisation and expression of antibiotic resistance.
He was formerly Director of the Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory from its formation in 1997 until 2006 and has served on the Councils of several national and international societies, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Reviews in Medical Microbiology. Currently he is a Research Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Part-time Teaching Professor at the University of St Andrews and Director of in vivo simulations Ltd.