Dr Amy Lynd

Research Assistant

Areas of interest

Functional genetic analysis, behaviour and insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae


Amy Lynd obtained a BSc in Genetics from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and an MSc in Sustainable Rural Development in the Tropics from Edinburgh University in 1999. She completed a PhD in 2008 at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine investigating the behavioural and evolutionary responses of Anopheles gambiae s.s. to insecticide treated bednets. She is currently working as a post-doctoral research assistant in the Vector Group.


My current research is focused on determining the role of specific genes believed to be involved in insecticide resistanceutilizing the Gal4/UAS system recently developed for Anopheles gambiae. I am also involved in the study of insecticide resistance and mosquito behaviour in the field.

Selected publications

  • Selected publications

    Sinkins, S.P., Walker, T., Lynd, A.R., Steven, A.R., Makepeace, B.L., Godfray, H.C.J.,  Parkhill, J. Wolbachia variability and host effects on crossing type in Culex mosquitoes. Nature 2005 Vol 436: 257-260.

    Lynd, A., Ranson, H., McCall, P.J., Randle, N.P., Black, W.C. IV, Walker, E.D., Donnelly, M.J. A simplified high-throughput method for pyrethroid knock-down resistance (kdr) detection in Anopheles gambiae. Malar J. 2005 Vol. 14;4 (1) 16.

    Pinto, J., Lynd, A., Elissa, N., Donnelly, M.J., Costa, C., Gentile, G., Caccone, A., Rosario, V. Co-occurrence of East and West African kdr mutations suggests high levels of resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in Anopheles gambiae from Libreville, Gabon. Med. Vet. Ent. 2006 Vol.20, 1-6.

    Pinto, J., Lynd, A., Vicente, J.L., Santolamazza, F., Randle, N.P., Gentile, G., Moreno, M., Simard, F., Charlwood, J.D., do Rosário, V.E., Caccone, A., della Torre, A., Donnelly, M.J.

    Multiple origins of knockdown resistance mutations in the afrotropical mosquito vector Anopheles gambiae. PLoS ONE 2007 Vol. 28;2 (11) e1243.