Karolis Bauza, from Lithuania, joined Oxford in 2009 after completing an undergraduate degree in Pre-Medicine at Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina.
Karolis completed a DPhil titled Malaria pre-erythrocytic stage vaccines: targeting antigen combinations in 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Adrian Hill and Prof. Arturo Reyes-Sandoval. He currently studies Medicine at the University of Oxford.
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We've asked Karolis Bauza from Lithuania why he decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine.
He also talks about his research and his experience living in Oxford.