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Dr Tamsyn Derrick

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow
of Immunology

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Moshi
Tanzania

Tel.
02079272419

I am an immunologist working in the Clinical Research Department. After completing an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Bristol in 2010, I studied for a Masters in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM. Following this I joined the trachoma group at LSHTM to investigate immunofibrogenic host responses to ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection. I completed my PhD in 2016. I am now based overseas at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania. My current research focusses on the epidemiology, immunology and control of Trachoma and Microbial Keratitis. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

Teaching

I am a tutor on the Masters in Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning, module 102 (Principles of Biology), and I am currently enrolled in PGCILT module 1. In Tanzania I co-supervise a PhD student and supervise LSHTM MSc projects. 

Research

Research Area
Bacteria
Diagnostics
Human genetics
Innate immunity
Disease control
Global Health
Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Immunopathology
Epidemiology
Immunology
Disease and Health Conditions
Eye diseases
Infectious disease
Trachoma
Blindness
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Country
Gambia, The
Guinea-Bissau
Tanzania
Uganda
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)