The epidemiology of neglected helminths
Research in my group focuses upon a number of aspects of helminth parasitology. I have long-term interests in the epidemiology of neglected helminths such as Ascaris and Toxocara. More recently, we have been working on the helminths of small rodents in native woodmice and introduced bank voles. Potential projects in my lab include research into helminth parasite communities in native and introduced species (in collaboration with Dr Joseph Jackson, University of Aberystwyth) and the use of a mouse model to explore resistance to Ascaris infection (in collaboration with Professor Cliona O’Farrelly, School of Immunology and Biochemistry, Trinity College Dublin). If you are interested, please see my webpage for a list of publications and more details: http://www.tcd.ie/Zoology/research/research/parasitology/
Currently I am seeking highly qualified students to apply for funding from the Irish Research Council.
The IRC fund 4-year PhD fellowships which cover a €16,000p.a. stipend, tuition fees and research costs. The IRC is competitive and uses the calibre of the student as one of their main assessment criteria, therefore excellent grades, research experience and publications will improve chances of success. The next deadline for applications is the 28th January 2014, with a start date for the PhD of 1st October 2014. Applications are submitted by the prospective student together with their supervisor.