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Janet Midega


Janet Midega is a Research Associate in Anopheles population genomics. She joined the group in April 2015, and is working jointly with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya.

The main focus of her current research is the use of next generation sequencing approaches to understand the genetic evolution of Anopheles gambiae within the context of a transition in the epidemiology of malaria along the Kenyan coast.

Janet received a PhD in Zoology from the University of Ghana, Legon specialising in the population ecology and genetics of Anopheles gambiae and An. funestus. During her PhD she was an NIH visiting scholar at the Biological sciences Department, State University of New York at Buffalo. She also holds a BSc in Zoology and Biochemistry and a Master of Philosophy in Entomology. Before joining the group she was a postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College, London.