Megan is undertaking her PhD at The Pirbright Institute, affiliated with the University of Edinburgh, investigating the transkingdom interactions of bluetongue virus with bacteria, insect saliva and the ruminant (bovine and ovine) hosts immune system.
Megan previously studied Biochemistry at Cardiff University where she also did a Professional Training year at the Rowe Laboratory, University of Edinburgh, investigating the effects of potential vaccine candidates on rosetting (sticking together of red blood cells) in severe malaria. Megan then went on to work at Imperial College London where her research focused on influenza, specifically the vaccine efficiency in groups such as persons’ living with HIV and children. Throughout her work, Megan has maintained a keen interest in the interactions of viruses, pathogens and diseases with the immune system.
- Microbiology Society
- British Society of Immunology