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Dr. Jessica Lin is an NIH-funded physician-scientist and principal investigator in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Ecology Lab (IDEEL) at UNC. Her research lies at the interface of clinical and molecular studies on malaria. Earlier in her career, she studied multi-drug resistant malaria and relapses due to vivax malaria in Southeast Asia. Her current projects focus on 1) determinants of malaria transmission from human hosts to mosquitos, 2) the epidemiology and relapse patterns of Plasmodium ovale in East Africa, and 3) the contribution of malaria importation to continuing transmission on Zanzibar. In 2020, she led a SARS-CoV-2 household transmission study in North Carolina that demonstrated higher secondary attack rates in minority households and linked higher nasopharyngeal viral loads with increased transmission. She enjoys helping patients solve their infectious disease problems and working with colleagues and trainees to tackle interesting research questions relevant to global health.

Dr. Lin will talk on her past and current experience with Studying Malaria Transmission & Elimination in Sub-Saharan Africa.

RSVP by 12 noon on Thursday, January 18 to get a lunch for the in-person event in Roper 4302. We will also host it live on zoom if you cannot attend in person –