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Dr Lauren Carrington

Dr Lauren Carrington

Dr Lauren Carrington

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Research Fellow
Global Health
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)

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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