Christina Dold is a research assistant at the Oxford Vaccine Group. During her primary degree in zoology, she developed an interest in infectious diseases, particularly the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). In 2010, Christina obtained her PhD in parasitology at Trinity College Dublin in which she focused on resistance to the NTD ascariasis. On completing her PhD, she gained further experience in immunology laboratories in Ireland and Boston whilst also undertaking various roles in science communication and tutoring. She is currently involved in a pre-clinical investigation of vaccines against serogroup B meningococcus.