Jenny Molloy

  • University of Oxford Jesus College
  • Biological Sciences
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Research Interests

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

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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)

Education history

University of Oxford Jesus College

DPhil (Zoology)

October 2010 - Present

University of Cambridge

BA (Natural Sciences)

October 2007 - June 2010 (2 years 8 months)