Daniel Parsons

PhD student
d.parsons [at] nhm.ac.uk

Dan Parsons completed his MSc in Medical Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2019. Dan undertook a project supervised by Dr Fiona Allan at the Natural History Museum, in which the cercarial diversity of trematodes in Lake Victoria, Tanzania was investigated as part of the WISER research programme.

Dan is a current PhD student at Kingston University London and the Natural History Museum, where his research focuses on the molecular epidemiology and population genetics of the Asiatic blood fluke, Schistosoma japonicum. Specifically, Dan's project involves In Silico and molecular methods to investigate the genetic variability of antigen-coding genes with potential as vaccine candidate antigens, both within and between definative host species of Schistosoma japonicum.

Read Dan's blog at the BMC Blog Network.