Emma TruemanStudent | United Kingdom
MSc Medical ParasitologyContact Emma Trueman
I completed my BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hull in 2019. During my final year, I completed my dissertation on the possible connection between our gut microbiota and how their metabolic products can aid in the suppression of autoimmune disorders.
Research interests or career goals
My interests revolve predominantly around parasite-host interaction, especially the host’s immune response and how a parasite can evolve to evade the host’s immune system. Alternatively, I am also interested in Neglected Tropical Diseases which plague an enormous percentage of the world’s population and how we can help to ameliorate the global burden.
Why I chose LSHTM/my course
MSc Medical Parasitology doesn’t just cover protozoan, helminth and ectoparasites, but also several aspects of entomology. Without these vectors, there would be no parasitic disease (though this is not always the case). Entomology also puts into context where, why and how these parasitic diseases occur, and this is crucial in the control and elimination of these diseases. This master's at LSHTM offers such an abundance of opportunities that really allow you to delve into the areas of parasitology (or entomology) as you so wish. The chance to study abroad and work in collaborations with other research groups also attracted me to LSHTM. I hope to gain a more comprehensive understanding of parasitic infections, and a more altruistic attitude towards helping communities worldwide.