Dr Thomas Walker
Tom is interested in novel methods of control for arboviral diseases such as dengue and Japanese encephalitis. Tom was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Fellowship (2014-2019) in addition to the Wellcome-Beit Prize. His fellowship research aims to use the endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia to reduce the transmission of Japanese encephalitis virus in Culex mosquitoes. Tom previously held Research fellow positions at Monash University and the University of Queensland in Australia in which he was working on the eliminate dengue project (www.eliminatedengue.com). Tom obtained a Dphil from the University of Oxford, MSc (Distinction) Biology and Control of Disease Vectors from LSHTM and BSc Biology from Imperial College.