Areas of interest
Functional genetic analysis, behaviour and insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae
Amy Lynd obtained a BSc in Genetics from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and an MSc in Sustainable Rural Development in the Tropics from Edinburgh University in 1999. She completed a PhD in 2008 at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine investigating the behavioural and evolutionary responses of Anopheles gambiae s.s. to insecticide treated bednets. She is currently working as a post-doctoral research assistant in the Vector Group.
Research in Medecine
My current research is focused on determining the role of specific genes believed to be involved in insecticide resistanceutilizing the Gal4/UAS system recently developed for Anopheles gambiae. I am also involved in the study of insecticide resistance and mosquito behaviour in the field.