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Dr Shona Wilson

Biography:

Shona Wilson received a PhD from the University of Cambridge, working with Professor David W. Dunne on the clinical and immunological interactions between Schistossoma mansoni and Plasmodium falciparum in Kenyan schoolchildren. After the completion of her PhD, she remained working within the Cambridge Schistosomiasis Group, first as a post-doc and then an independent researcher; expanding the group’s research into Schistosoma haematobium infection, and establishing new field sites in Mali and Tanzania.

Research Interests

Interests:

Immuno-epidemiology of helminth infections:

1)    Anti-infection and anti-fecundity immunity

2)    Immuno-regulation

3)    Immunopathology

Collaborations:

1)   Dr. Edridah Tukahebwa – Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda
2)   Dr. Safari Kinung’hi – National Institute of Medical Research Mwanza Centre, Tanzania
3)   KEMRI-Nairobi
4)   Ugandan Virus Research Institute, Entebbe
5)   INRSP – Bamako, Mali

Between 2013 and 2018, the Centre supported collaborative partnerships and scientific training activities in basic biomedical and health-related research. This was achieved through coordinated cross-faculty research across departments and research institutes in Cambridge including The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute