Dr Christina Faust
As a disease ecologist that moonlights as an evolutionary biologist, I spend my time researching pathogen transmission and evolution. I combine genetic techniques with epidemiological models to understand multi-host pathogens: from bird flu to monkey malaria to human schistosomiasis. I am currently working with amazing colleagues in Glasgow and Uganda on disentangling transmission of schistosomiasis in high endemic communities on the shores of Lake Victoria. The aim of this research is to understand the parasite population structure and impacts of mass drug administration to better inform interventions.
M Adriko*, CL Faust*, M Arinaitwe, LV Carruthers, PHL Lamberton (2018) Low praziquantel treatment coverage for Schistosoma mansoni in Mayuge District, Uganda due to absence of treatment opportunities rather than systematic non-compliance. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases 3(4): 111.
M Viana, CL Faust, DT Haydon, JP Webster, PHL Lamberton (2017) The effects of sub-curative doses of praziquantel on survival and reproduction trade-offs amongst drug-resistant Schistosoma mansoni. Evolutionary Applications 00:1–13.
PHL Lamberton, CL Faust, JP Webster (2017) Praziquantel decreases fecundity in Schistosoma mansoni adult worms that survive treatment: evidence from a laboratory life-history trade-offs selection study Journal of Infectious Diseases of Poverty 6:10.
CL Faust, AP Dobson, N Gottdenker, LSP Bloomfield, HI McCallum, TR Gillespie, M Diuk-Wasser, and RK Plowright. (2017) Null expectations for disease dynamics in shrinking habitat: dilution or amplification? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372(1722), 20160173.
CL Faust , J Zelner, P Brasseur, M Vaillant, M Badiane, M Cisse, B Grenfell, and P Olliaro. (2015) Assessing drivers of full adoption of test and treat policy for malaria in Senegal. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 93(1), pp. 159-167.
GB White and CL Faust (2013). Medical Acarology and Entomology. In: J Farrar, P Hotez, T Junghanass, G Kang, D Lalloo, and NJ White (eds). Manson’s Tropical Disease. Elsevier Health Science: London. pp. 1258-1278.
CL Faust, D Stallknecht, D Swayne, and J Brown. (2009) Filter-feeding bivalves can remove avian influenza viruses from water and reduce infectivity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences.