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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Timothy P. Jenkins

Timothy P. Jenkins

Host-parasite-microbiota interactions using cutting-edge sequencing and bioinformatics technologies

Supervised by Dr Cinzia Cantacessi


  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology & Ecology. James Cook University, Cairns, 2012 to 2015
  • PhD in Parasitology and Biomedicine (BBSRC DTP) 2015 – current

Scientific positions

  • Research Assistant, Aquatic Parasitology Laboratory, Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture, James Cook University,  January 2014 – December 2014
  • Research Aquarium Officer, James Cook University Cairns, Australia, April 2012 – December 2014
  • Clinical Trial Report Translator, LYRICA Investigator Initiated,2014

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the field of Parasitology and, particularly, of the interactions between key soil-transmitted gastrointestinal (GI) parasites of humans and animals (e.g. hookworms) and their vertebrate hosts. My research focuses on unravelling the intimate mechanisms by which these parasites ‘communicate’ with the commensal flora of the GI tract and on how these communications affect the immune status of the host.


  • Hookworms
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Microbiotica
  • Parasitology
  • Bioinformatics

Collaborators outside this directory