Address: Address: MRC Keneba, MRC Unit The Gambia, PO Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
Caitlin Naylor has a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh, focusing on Infectious Diseases in her honours year. She then conducted her doctoral work at the University of Virginia, obtaining a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology in 2015. She joined ING after graduation, taking up a postdoctoral fellowship based in Keneba.
Caitlin is interested in the effects of nutrition on the immune response. Her doctoral work focused on a genetic mutation in the leptin receptor, investigating the effect of genotype on host response to E. histolytica in a murine model. She is now interested in pursuing leptin signaling alteration due to nutrition status and genetics in human populations, as well as broader studies on the relationship between nutrition, genetics, and immune response to infection.