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Dr Lauren Carrington

Dr Lauren Carrington

Dr Lauren Carrington

+84 122 999 1294 | [email protected]

Research Fellow
Global Health
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Simmons Group

Dr Lauren Carrington obtained her PhD in 2010 in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Melbourne under Professor Ary Hoffmann before completing a postdoctoral with Professor Thomas Scott at the University of California Davis in the USA, studying environmental influences on dengue virus infection in Aedes aegypti.  Lauren currently works with Professor Cameron Simmons, based full-time at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Lauren investigates dengue virus transmission dynamics, assessing the susceptibility of wild type Aedes mosquitoes – and those infected with the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia – to dengue virus infections when challenged with patient-derived viremic blood meals.

  • Key Achievements
    • Lauren was the recipient of a number of scholarships during her PhD and was named as a recipient of the AXA Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2013 (although regretfully declined). She has published peer-reviewed articles and review papers in several high-quality international journals and has presented seminars and talks on more than 10 occasions at international meetings and conferences, both in the USA and Europe. Lauren has been a peer-reviewer for more than 10 international journals.

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    Research Groups
    • Simmons Group

      Cameron’s group aims to reduce the burden of dengue via translational research that benefits patients and communities in endemic countries.

      Lab Team

      Simmons Group

      • Lauren Carrington
        Research Officer
      • Kirsty McPherson
        Research Officer
      • Gayathri Manokaran
        Research Officer
      • Quyen Nguyen Than Ha
        Research Officer
      • Kien Duong Thi Hue
        Research Assistant
      • Trung Vu Tuan
        PhD student
      • Thuy Nguyen Thi Van
        Research Assistant
      • Nguyet Nguyen Minh
        Clinical PhD student
      • Tuan Nguyen Minh
        Clinical PhD student
      • Cuong Hoang Quoc
        Clinical PhD student
      • Long Thi
        Research Assistant
      • Dui Le Thi
        Research Assistant
      • Nhu Vu Tuyet
        Research Assistant
      • Giang Nguyen Thi
        Research Assistant
      • Jane Batten
        Research Support Officer
      • Diane Sainato
        Administrative Assistant
      • Sinthujan Jegaskanda
        Postdoctoral Research Fellow
      • Turgut Aktepe
        Research Assistant
      • Sujatmoko Sujatmoko
        Masters Student
      • Julio Carrera
        PhD Student