Sonu Shrestha received her MSc in Microbiology from Brindavan College, Bangalore University, India. She is a microbiologist with 3 years of laboratory management experience at Intrepid Nepal, a molecular diagnostic and research centre in Kathmandu, Nepal. She was involved in detection of pathogenic viruses, bacteria and parasites using microbiological, molecular and immunological techniques. Before joining the Oxford Vaccine Group in July 2013, she worked as a visiting scientist and production technician at the Jenner institute, Oxford University. She will be working in the typhoid study project with Oxford Vaccine group.