Anna Thomason

Research Assistant

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I completed my B.Sc (Hons) in Zoology, at the University of Salford, and went on to do a M.Sc in Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology at Keele University, the University of Manchester and the University of Salford.  I am currently a research assistant on a NERC funded grant, researching ecoimmunology in wild populations.

During my work in Salford, I hope to complete my PhD looking at infectious diseases in wild populations, focusing on viral infections, gastro-intestinal protozoan parasites, fungi and the relationship with the immunology and biology of their host.  

Research Interests

My research is focused on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, in relationship with ecoimmunology, ecology and biology of their hosts. 

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc (Hons) Zoology, The University of Salford

MSc Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology, Keele University, University of Manchester, University of Salford

Member of The British society of Parasitology


Thomason, A. G., Begon, M., Bradley, J. E., Paterson, S., & Jackson, J. A. (2017). Endemic Hantavirus in Field Voles, Northern England. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(6)

Stewart A, Hablützel PI, Brown M, Watson HV, Parker-Norman S, Tober AV, Thomason AG, Friberg IM, Cable J, Jackson JA. (2017) “Half the story: thermal effects on within-host infectious disease progression in a warming climate.” Glob Chang Biol. In press

Brown M, Hablützel P, Friberg IM, Thomason AG, Stewart A, Pachebat JA, Jackson JA. (2016) “Seasonal immunoregulation in a naturally-occurring vertebrate.” BMC Genomics. 17:369.