Abbi graduated from Durham University in 2020 with a MBiol in Biology. In the summer of 2018, Abbi completed a 4-week internship working as a biomedical scientist intern at the MAB International Hospital in Accra, Ghana. Whilst studying for her Masters, she travelled to Würzburg in Germany to conduct GC/MS analysis on the gland contents of eights species of Anopheles mosquito under the supervision of Dr. Olena Riabinina and Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitt. This work could lead to the development of novel malaria vector control tools.
Abbi is very excited to be working back in the lab at Durham University and aims to enhance her scientific and laboratory skills with the hope of commencing a PhD project in the coming years.