Craig’s interests are in applying molecular approaches to the understanding of host immune responses to disease, and bacterial genomics with respect to Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) – the infectious agent responsible for Johne’s disease in ruminants. Recently his research has extended to studying the microbiota of the ruminant intestine infected with MAP and/or co-infected with parasites. He is a member of the International Association for Paratuberculosis, the Microbiology Society, UK, the British Society for Immunology, and the American Society for Microbiology.
Craig has supervised a number of post-graduate students and is also closely involved in preparing and presenting science to the farming community as well as the wider public through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) network and the Communications Team at the Moredun Research Institute.
Current research interests include:
Recent projects (supervisory):