Dr. Caryn Upton

Caryn Upton is a medical doctor with 5 years’ experience as an investigator in clinical trials at TASK focused on infectious diseases such as TB and COVID-19. She has a special interest in underserviced populations with TB such as those with TB meningitis and is a PhD candidate through Radboud University looking into the CSF penetration of established and novel TB drugs into the CSF. Dr Upton is principal investigator of a few clinical trials, two of which are focused on novel regimens and treatment shortening in patients with drug-resistant TB, and recently a study on BCG (re)vaccination to reduce morbidity due to COVID-19. She is currently the Scientific Officer for TASK and also assists in grant management and collaborations with global sponsors.