Senior Research Associate
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
DPhil, University of Oxford, 2001
MSc, University of London
Investigating public health strategies for delaying or minimizing the evolution of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to antimalarial drugs. Currently examining the field dynamics and determinants of drug-resistant P. falciparum alleles in human and vector phases in order to identify potential targets for containment approaches. Previous work included the relationship of Plasmodium falciparum transmission control on levels of multigenic drug resistance. Parallel studies explore the development of non-invasive methods for the detection of P. falciparum malaria using human saliva and urine samples.
Nature Publishing Group travel Award, February 2009 Gordon Research Conference guest speaker, February 2009 MIM IVth Pan African Malaria Conference travel Award, November 2005 Young Scientist Travel Award, XIVth International Congress on Tropical Medicine and Malaria, 1996
Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, transmission, drug resistance, detection, saliva, evolution, control