Dr Sally Hilton obtained her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of East Anglia in 1996. She then obtained her PhD; Molecular and Biological Studies of Fast and Slow Killing Granuloviruses, from the University of Warwick in 2001. She continued her research on insect viruses, which included studying the pathology and sequencing the genomes of baculoviruses and also the quantification of honeybee viruses involved in colony losses using quantitative PCR. She then joined the Environmental Microbiology group at the University of Warwick as a Research Fellow from 2007-2021. Her research focussed on the rhizosphere microbiome, using next generation sequencing techniques to unravel the complexity of microbial life at the plant-soil interface.
Sally joined Micropathology Ltd as a full time Post-doctoral scientist in March 2021.