Antimicrobial resistance in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

In 2016 I joined an NSF and BBSRC funded project investigating the mechanisms underpinning the maintenance and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania. Working under the supervision of Louise Matthews, my research has focused on how links between ecology and behaviour influence the persistence and spread of AMR in closely linked human and livestock populations.

The aim of this work has been to develop Bayesian models for inferring genotypes underlying resistance profiles and to use these inferences to shed light on the cross-species dynamics of AMR among traditional farming communities in Northern Tanzania.