Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Natural History Museum
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dissertation: Investigation of the current susceptibility/resistance status of malaria vectors to insecticides used for malaria vector control in The Gambia
MA Medical Ethics and Law, King's College London
Dissertation: Legal and ethical issues in medical research
PhD Biochemisty, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology and University College London
Thesis: Regulation of cell-cell adhesion in keratinocytes: the reciprocal relationship between cadherins and Rho family GTPases.
BA Hons Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
2004-2005 Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Program Postdoctoral Training Award
1997-2001 MRC PhD Studentship
1996 Beard Third Year Scholarship, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
1995 Beard Second Year Scholarship, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
2008 Eldryd Parry prize for best overall performance on MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases
Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Summer 2008 MRC Farafenni, The Gambia
Collection of Anopheles larvae from five different locations across The Gambia (Essau, Farafenni, Mansa Konko, Kuntaur and Basse) to test for resistance to DDT and pyrethroid insecticides.
Looking for Anopheles larvae in The Gambia.
My background is in molecular cell biology and genetics. Over the past few years I have become interested in international health, in particular the control of tropical infectious diseases. My aim is to use a combined biological and epidemiological approach to gain insights into the transmission dynamics of tropical infectious diseases and how control of such diseases can be improved.
Control of schistosomiasis and molecular epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in Ugandan infants and pre-school children
Schistosomiasis (or Bilhazia) is a neglected tropical disease caused by trematode parasitic worms of the genus Schistosoma. Approximately 200 million people are infected worldwide, the vast majority in sub-Saharan Africa. Up to now control of schistosomiaisis has been largely based on mass drug administration of the anthelminthic praziquantel to school-aged childen. However, recent work indicates that infants and preschool children also often show a high prevalence of schistosomiasis infection. We are investigating intestinal schistosomiasis in preschool children and their mothers in villages along the shores of Lakes Victoria and Albert in Uganda with the ultimate goal of improving control of schistosomiasis in these populations.
Dr Russell Stothard
Jose de Sousa-Figueiredo