Leigh-Ann Booth


I am queer and I am a parasitologist.//

I’m a parasitologist, working towards better understanding the parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases. My research currently focuses on characterising a lipid biosynthesis pathway in Trypanosoma cruzi, the aetiological agent of Chagas’ disease. I think it’s so important to not just focus on diseases that afflict the more affluent Western countries just because there’s more potential revenue in finding a cure for them.

Outside of research I am a roommate to many plants! I enjoy reading, cooking, cycling, rock climbing and generally exploring the beautiful nature around the world. When the world permits, I also enjoy dancing away in a field at festivals 😌