Neglected tropical diseases

Dr Indra Vythilingam

Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr Indra Vythilingam is research consultant in the Department of Parasitology at the University of Malaya (UM). Dr Vythilingam has contributed vastly to the field of vector biology and control for the past 30 years through her work at the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) in Kuala Lumpur.

She has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed international and local journals and has served as a WHO consultant on many occasions. Dr Vythilingam was awarded the Sandosham Gold medal in 2007 by the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine for her contribution to parasitology and tropical medicine.

She is currently the Editor of Journal Tropical Biomedicine (the only Malaysian Medical journal in the Web of Science) and serves on the Editorial Board of Parasites and Vectors.