My work is focused on major mosquito vectors of disease. I am interested in population genomics, and in particular, the rapid evolution and spread of resistance in the major malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae, is a major focus. I am also interested in investigating the underlying genetic mechanisms behind the regulation of resistance-associated genes, such as the involvement of non-coding RNAs.
I was recently awarded an MRC CASE studentship, at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The studentship is a 4 year programme - a 1 year MRes followed by a 3 year PhD, working with Professor Martin Donnelly. In 2017,
I completed an MSc in Molecular Biology of Parasites and Disease Vectors at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, in which I investigated mechanisms of resistance to the volatile pyrethroid, transfluthrin, under the supervision of Dr. David Weetman and Dr. Mark Paine.
I soon re-joined the school as a molecular biology research technician, in which I continued to work in the field of insecticide resistance with Professor Hilary Ranson.