Dr Mikel Alexander González

Post-Doc researcher

My name is Mikel Alexander González and my 3-year Postdoctoral fellowship has recently finished. So, I am currently looking for a new job position.

I am an early career researcher with 4 years expertise in Culicoides biting midges (PhD Dissertation entitled: “The genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in the Basque Country, Northern Spain”), 2 years experience in sand flies (1st Post-Doc, project named “Field trials of synthetic sex pheromone to reduce visceral leishmaniasis transmission by Lutzomyia longipalpis in Brazil”) and 3 years with mosquitoes (2nd Post-Doc in a project named “An integrated program for surveillance, disease prevention and control of the Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus in Northern Spain”).

I have been working in Spain, England and Brazil on the ecology and biology of these important blood-sucking Diptera groups. My mother tongue is Spanish but I also speak and write in Portuguese and English. I consider myself a genuine field entomologist (passionate about trapping, surveillance and classical taxonomy) with high enthusiasm for nature but with some experience also in laboratory/molecular tasks. So far, I have published 24 papers and one book being the last publications in PNTD and Parasites and Vectors journals.