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Dr. Lynne Elson

Principal Investigator


Lynne’s first post-doctoral position was at the National Institutes of Health in USA where she studied immune responses to filarial infections. She continued with this area of research with Case Western Reserve University and KEMRI in Kenya and expanded into neonatal immune responses to parasitic infections. During an extended research career break to work in Public Health in Kenya, she came across tungiasis, a tropical skin disease with an enormous gap in knowledge regarding its ecology, epidemiology and control methods. This led me recently to return to the research arena with a Wellcome Trust Career Re-Entry Fellowship to study Tungiasis