The focus of my research involves the development and running of assays suitable for the screening of chemotherapeutic agents against Wolbachia, the bacterial endosymbionts of filarial nematodes. The screening is based on assays using in vitro cell/tissue/parasite cultures and in vivo models of Brugia malayi and Onchocerca sp. with parasitological, bio-imaging, and qPCR endpoint analysis.
British Society of Immunology
British Society of Parasitology