Nicholas Dellasanta, MSc, is a Research Fellow with the LINK programme. He joined LINK after completing his MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Nicholas primarily has a laboratory background, with his most recent work being a dissertation on the relationship between beta thalassemia and Plasmodium knowlesi in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Prior to his MSc, Nicholas attended Georgetown University in Washington, where he studied international health and worked with RTI International, the National Institutes of Health, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. His studies at Georgetown University culminated in a thesis focused on barriers to seeking care for the treatment of P. falciparum malaria in three villages in Tanga, Tanzania.