Sheila Biloh Agha (Cameroon)

Sheila Agha

Research project: Vector potential of urban Aedes spp. populations: Evaluating the risk of dengue and yellow fever outbreaks and virus transmission in three key Kenyan cities

Sheila is an ARPPIS PhD Scholar supervised by Dr. Rosemary Sang (icipe, KEMRI) and Prof. Armanda Bastos (University of Pretoria, South Africa). Her research interest is in arbovirology, including virus-vector interactions, vector population genetics and transmission risk. Sheila is currently researching on the vector potential of urban Aedes spp. populations to transmit dengue and yellow fever in three major Kenyan cities.

Sheila completed her undergraduate studies in Zoology at The University of Buea, Cameroon, and obtained a MSc in Medical Entomology from the University of Ghana. She is currently registered for a PhD at University of Pretoria, South Africa, and is supported by a scholarship from DAAD.

Sheila is a member of the African Association of Insect Scientists (AAIS)