Professor Christine Carrington currently works at the Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. She is engaged in research in Molecular Genetics and Virology. Her research interests center on (i) virus evolution, phylogenetics and phylogeography, (ii) emerging infectious diseases (esp. dengue, chikungunya, zika and other arboviruses, rabies, and other vector-borne RNA viruses), (iii) evolutionary and ecological factors involved in the emergence and spread of vector-borne viral zoonoses and (iv) viral diversity. Given her expertise in these subject areas, Professor Carrington was appointed to the UWI COVID-19 Task Force in February 2020. Professor Carrington has published extensively in international journals and is a regular reviewer for the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, Journal of General Virology, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She was selected as one of UWI’s 60 leading academics (“60 under 60”) as part of the university's 60th anniversary celebrations.