Amanda McEvoy is a laboratory technologist at Teagasc, Athenry. Amanda completed her under graduate degree in Zoology at NUI Galway followed by a masters degree in Parasitology and Pathogen Biology at Queen’s University Belfast. Amanda is an experienced laboratory technician specialising in microbiology, molecular biology, epidemiology, vaccine and drug development. Amanda’s work aims to understand the role of host and pathogen interactions in controlling infection outcome and disease progression. Amanda collaborates with the Molecular Parasitology Laboratory on the vaccine trials against the parasite of interest, Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke), in sheep.