Elaine Enright is a registered pharmacist, having graduated from University College Cork, Ireland, in 2014 as “Highest Achieving Student” in the BPharm degree. Elaine subsequently obtained a Masters in Pharmacy from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2015. During her studies, Elaine gained experience in the pharmaceutical and regulatory sectors at Servier Laboratories Ireland and at the Health Products Regulatory Authority. Elaine is presently pursuing a PhD in Pharmaceutics (year 3), funded by an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship. Elaine’s PhD research, which is a collaboration between the APC Microbiome Institute and the School of Pharmacy, UCC, is supervised by Dr Cormac Gahan and Dr Susan Joyce. This four year trans-disciplinary work programme seeks to explore the effect of the gut microbiota on altering drug uptake from the gastrointestinal tract and, in particular, the potential clinical implications of this interplay. It is expected that this research will uncover new mechanisms by which the microbiota can influence individual patient responses to medicines.