Areas of interest
Functional genetic analysis, behaviour and insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae
Amy Lynd obtained a BSc in Genetics from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and an MSc in Sustainable Rural Development in the Tropics from Edinburgh University in 1999. She completed a PhD in 2008 at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine investigating the behavioural and evolutionary responses of Anopheles gambiae s.s. to insecticide treated bednets. She is currently working as a post-doctoral research assistant in the Vector Group.
My current research is focused on determining the role of specific genes believed to be involved in insecticide resistanceutilizing the Gal4/UAS system recently developed for Anopheles gambiae. I am also involved in the study of insecticide resistance and mosquito behaviour in the field.