Dr Tehmina Bharucha is an Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Specialist Trainee in the London Deanery. She is currently taking time out of clinical training to undertake a DPhil in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, focusing on identifying biomarkers of Japanese encephalitis virus, funded by the MRC.
Tehmina completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Bristol in 2010, including an intercalated BSc Hons Neuroscience. After an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health and Diploma in Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2014-15, she was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at University College London 2015-18. She has spent the majority of her research time in Laos at the Laos-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital Wellcome Trust Research Unit focusing on diagnostics for neurological infections.