Sheila Biloh Agha

Dr Sheila Biloh Agha

Dr. Sheila Biloh Agha is a Postdoctoral Fellow on a Wellcome Early-Career Award project under the Behavioural and Chemical Ecology Unit (BCEU).

She holds a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa; a Master of Philosophy in Entomology from the University of Ghana; and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Prior to joining icipe, Sheila worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Consultant at the University of Bonn, Germany. Her other previous engagements include working as a Visiting Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya, and as a Ph.D. Fellow at icipe.

Some of her professional work has been in the areas of arbovirus risk assessment, vector surveillance, vector competence, vectorial capacity, land-use change, and arbovirus emergence. Her research focus or interest areas are identifying drivers of arbovirus transmission and identifying suitable and sustainable arbovirus control measures for use in resource-poor settings in Africa.