Cara Macfarlane

Cara Macfarlane gained her BSc (Hons) in Zoology (University of Dundee), before completing her MRes in crop research (University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute). During this time, she also conducted field work in Singapore, Malaysia and Trinidad.

Cara obtained her PhD (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) in Parasitology, with a focus on methods for onchocerciasis diagnosis.

She has worked for the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group and the COUNTDOWN consortium, preparing systematic reviews in topics relevant to NTDs.

An eye worm most fowl


While the eye worm Oxyspirura petrowi is highly prevalent in northern bobwhite quail, little is known about the life cycle. A recent study investigates.