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Jasmin Panzid-Foster

Jasmin Panzid-Foster

Student | Part-time | United Kingdom

MSc Medical Parasitology

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Jasmin Panzid-Foster

Educational/professional background

I always had an interest in working with people and animals and graduated with a BSc Hons in Zoology at Liverpool John Moore’s University. I had a particular interest in studying parasitic disease but took some time out to work, volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary and working as a farmyard supervisor, working with animals and educating the public on animal welfare. From here I ended up working in digital marketing for a number of years setting up an online marketing business to fund further study and travel. I travelled to a number of countries working with animals including a wildlife sanctuary in Botswana and a turtle rehabilitation centre in Australia.

Research interests or career goals

In the future I would like to work in vector control, discovering new and effective ways of breaking parasite life cycles and preventing the spread of parasitic disease. I have a particular interest in biological control methods including the use of Wolbachia. I would also like to be involved in providing educational material to communities to help reduce transmission.

Why I chose LSHTM/my programme

I chose Medical Parasitology as it appealed exactly to my interests and would give me a fantastic opportunity to get back into the field after a number of years working in marketing. The course provides teaching on a wide range of subjects giving foundations to build a successful career in parasitology. LSHTM has always been somewhere I would like to study as it has excellent facilities and a brilliant reputation.

I have chosen to undertake the course through split-study, doing the first term in 2020 and finishing the course in 2022. If anyone has any questions on how this works or my experiences please get in touch.

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