Jessica Dagley

Research assistant

I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of Lincoln, during which I spent a short period of time in Ecuador investigating antimicrobial plants throughout the cloud rainforest. Following this, I completed my MSc in Tropical Disease Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (2021), during which I undertook a research project investigating the impact of novel drugs such as the azaquinazoline AWZ1066S on Wolbachia as a curative treatment for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.

My research focuses on human and animal filarial nematode infections such as loiasis, dirofilariasis, lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis, testing novel anti-filarial and anthelmintic drugs. I am also involved in the validation of rodent infection models as a replacement for the current reliance on dogs and cats.