Following the completion of her PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Prof Steve Ward’s lab, Lynette Isabella Oyier joined the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in 2006 as a Post-doctoral research assistant. She worked under Profs. David Conway (LSHTM) and Kevin Marsh, to study natural selection in Plasmodium falciparum merozoite antigens at the MRC, The Gambia and KWTRP. She later received a re-entry grant from the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC), to work on the temporal genetic variation in merozoite antigens. In addition, she supervised a Wellcome Trust funded MSc fellow in collaboration with Dr Colin Sutherland (LSHTM) to examine the temporal genetic variation in known drug resistance markers. She was appointed Visiting Lecturer to the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (CEBIB), University of Nairobi, in 2011. Here, she developed a molecular biology lab, taught on the molecular biology and advanced molecular genetics MSc courses and supervised MSc students. She received a MCDC initiative award to examine the genetic diversity of P. falciparum erythrocyte receptors and conducted part of the project at CEBIB. While at CEBIB, using funding from the MCDC, she established a career development group to improve the learning environment through mentoring, postgraduate supervision and personal development planning activities and developing a modern lecture room, an online CEBIB Postgraduate handbook and an online documentation system. She is currently a Wellcome Trust Intermediate fellow, conducting her research in collaboration with Dr Julian Rayner (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) to develop a novel strategy for understanding the functional impact of variation in P. falciparum merozoite vaccine candidates. She supervises MSc and PhD students and has a continued interest in the molecular epidemiology of antimalarial resistance and asymptomatic malaria infections.She is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Biosciences Department.