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Current PhD Students and Projects

 

Mira Beknazarova 

PhD Candidate

Project Title

Human and canine Strongyloides stercoralis 

Biography

Mira Beknazarova obtained her undergraduate degree in Environmental Health at Flinders University in 2010. After 3 years working experience in the oil and gas industry as an environmental health officer, she returned to academia and undertook her Master's degree in Environmental Health at Flinders University in 2014-2015. Her research project was in environmental toxicology and her thesis titled “Acetylcholinesterase in different ages of erythrocytes and with oxime treatment”. This research investigated the effect of organophosphate pesticides on human neurotransmitter, Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and investigated the inhibition and recovery rates of AChE in erythrocytes of different ages.
Mira Beknazarova is currently a PhD candidate studying the parasitic, soil transmitted worm, Strongylodies stercoralis, with a focus on investigating S. stercoralis in the environment and preventing human infection. She is currently looking at the genotypes of Australian dog S. stercoralis to compare with human isolates.

PhD project details:

Thesis title: Human and canine Strongyloides stercoralis

Qualifications

PhD, Environmental Health, Flinders University (2016 -current)

  • Thesis title: Human and canine Strongyloides stercoralis
  • Awards: The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, 2017-2019

                            3 Minute Thesis Competition School of the Environment runner

MEnvH, Environmental Health, Flinders University (2015)

  • Thesis title: Acetylcholinesterase in different ages of erythrocytes and with oxime treatment
  • Awards: Membership of Golden Key International Honour Society

BEnvH, Environmental Health, Flinders University (2010)

  • Thesis title: Microbiology of beauty salons and the employees level of knowledge of current hygienic guidelines and procedures
  • Awards: Dean’s Letter of Commendation, 2009

                             Chancellor's Letter of Commendation, 2008

Interests

Parasites, parasitic diseases, infectious diseases, environmental health

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