Andrés is the recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for Western Australia. Andrés completed his medical training at the University of Western Australia in Perth and throughout rural Western Australia. There, he also completed his first-class honours BMedSci degree at the award-winning School of Women’s and Infants’ Health. Before moving to Oxford, Andrés worked as a junior doctor at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, and taught medical students at the University of Western Australia.
Andrés is currently working towards a DPhil in Clinical Medicine under the supervision of Professor Adrian Hill, Professor Sumi Biswas and Dr Alexandra Spencer. His research focuses on using bulk and single cell RNA-sequencing and flow cytometry to determine correlates of liver-stage malaria vaccine efficacy and to evaluate the human immune response to the malaria transmission-blocking vaccine candidate Pfs25-IMX313.