Dr Lang studied microbiology at Liverpool University and on graduation worked for the National Health Service in a large diagnostic microbiology laboratory in Birmingham. During this time she obtained her state registration as a Clinical Scientist. Subsequently, she went on to complete a British Heart Foundation supported PhD studying infective endocarditis associated with coagulase-negative staphylococci at Aston University, Birmingham. After a further two-years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Aston, Sue joined Glasgow Caledonian University where she is now a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Programme Leader for the masters programme in Clinical Microbiology. Her research interests include health-care related infections, specifically methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), biofilm formation during infection and the impact on antibiotic therapy, and virulence determinants associated with the pathogenesis of Gram-positive infections; in particular staphylococcal, streptococcal and enterococcal infections.