Parasites & Host Animals with Wings
by Dr. Mackenzie L. Kwak, National University of Singapore
Mackenzie L. Kwak, Parasitologist
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
Social Media: Facebook
My research centres on the interplay between global changes (eg: climate, urbanisation, deforestation, and invasive species), parasites/pathogens, their hosts and environments. By looking at the effects of anthropogenic changes on these systems I seek to elucidate a wide range of phenomena including co-extinctions, co-invasions, and zoonotic spillover. This applied work also builds on my more foundational research on parasite systematics, diagnostics, and distribution.