Dr Rhea Longley is a Postdoctoral Research Officer in the Mueller Laboratory, Population Health and Immunity Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Rhea is an immunologist with expertise in vaccine development and immuno-epidemiology. Her current research focuses on the development of serosurveillance tools for Plasmodium vivax and understanding protein-specific antibody kinetics. She has extensive experience working in malaria-endemic regions of Thailand.
Within ACREME, Rhea will work within the Parasite and Host Surveillance theme on antibodies as biomarkers of malaria exposure, and within the Diagnostics theme on detection of P. vivax hypnozoites.