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Jenny Molloy

  • University of Oxford Jesus College
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Research interests

Interaction of Wolbachia and mosquito immune system. Genetic control of mosquito populations.


I am a DPhil student in the Sinkins Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. I research the interaction of the endosymbiotic bacteria Wolbachia with the mosquito immune system, focussing on the Polynesian mosquito Aedes polynesiensis, a vector of lymphatic filariasis. I hold a BBSRC CASE studentship with an industry partner, Oxitec, who engineer genetically sterile mosquitoes to improve mosquito population control via the sterile insect technique (SIT). I graduated in Natural Sciences with a final year in Zoology, focussing on evolutionary genetics, early embryo development and population biology. My undergraduate project examined the genetic basis of insecticide resistance in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. I am also an open scientific data advocate and coordinate the Open Data in Science Working Group at the Open Knowledge Foundation.


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Professional experience

Audit Associate (Scholars Scheme)


September 2006 - March 2007(6 months)


DPhil (Zoology)

Jesus College, University of Oxford

October 2010 - Present

BA (Natural Sciences)

University of Cambridge

October 2007 - June 2010(3 years)