Tapoka Mkandawire

Postdoctoral Fellow

I completed a BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology with Industrial Experience at the University of Manchester and went on to complete an MPhil in Microbiology and a PhD in Parasitology at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. My research examined the role of the host intestinal microbiota during nematode infection. In 2021, I joined the Cryptosporidiosis Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute to explore host- parasite- microbiota interactions in cryptosporidiosis with innovative in-vivo and in-vitro models.