Dr. Talya D. Hackett

Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Coordinator
Target Malaria UK


Dr. Talya D. Hackett, based at the Department of Biology at the University of Oxford, researches the potential ecological consequences of supressing Anopheles gambiae populations at Target Malaria.

Talya’s work with Target Malaria involves sample collections in Ghana and using DNA metabarcoding to establish the role of An. gambiae in the food web. Her team is also conducting experiments to determine any competitive interactions that could result in another species increasing in number following suppression of An. gambiae.

Talya’s research interest lies in community ecology, primarily using empirical field-based projects to examine broad questions about networks of interactions, particularly those that cross habitats or environments.

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