I received my PhD in population genetics from the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon) in 2011. I subsequently completed post-doctoral works on Anopheles arabiensis at the International Atomic Energy Agency (Austria) and the University of California Irvine (USA), first developing the sterile insect technique for malaria vector control, and then studying the evolution of chromosomal inversions in this species. In 2014, I moved back to the malaria research laboratory (OCEAC) in Cameroon and under a Wellcome Trust training fellowship granted to me, I have been investigating interactions between Anopheles funestus and Plasmodium falciparum parasite.
Since 2018, I am based at the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID, Cameroon) where I am currently the Head Department of Parasitology and microbiology and Deputy Country Coordinator in Cameroon of Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC) project.
I am interested in the biology of vector borne diseases, especially malaria. My current researches aim to understand if and how resistance to insecticide affects Plasmodium development in Anopheles vector hosts and its subsequent transmission to human. Under my newly funded Wellcome Trust International Intermediate Fellowship, I will further investigate the impact of metabolic resistance to pyrethroid insecticides on vector competence of Anopheles funestus, an important malaria vector in Africa
- Areas of interest:
Mosquito biology, mosquito genomics and transcriptomic, Insecticide resistance, vector-parasites interactions