Vector born disease
Sandfly control and entomological surveillance.
I am based in Cali, Colombia, and employed part time by CIDEIM and part time by LSHTM. I work largely on dengue, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis and other parasitic and vector-borne diseases.
I previously worked at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, and the Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna, Nigeria (seconded from the Institute of Ophthalmology, London).
In 1998 I completed a PhD supervised by Bryan Grenfell in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge entitled 'Heterogeneity and the Epidemiology of Lymphatic Filariasis'. I also have a BA in Mathematics and a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from the same university.
Sand flies, mosquitoes, population genetic, population ecology, geometric morphometrics, parasite and virus detection, vector control
Phlebotomine sandflies vector born of leishmania
Vector-Borne Viral diseases
Tenho interesse em trabalhos com flebotomíneos transmissores de leishmaniose visceral no Brasil, taxonomia, fisiologia e ecologia destes vetores, bem como da aplicação da biologia molecular na resolução de problemas taxonômicos e como possibilidade de controle biológico.
Epidemiology, Biology, Vector Potential
Zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases; viral discovery; viral ecology; host-pathogen interactions
Interested with vector Borne Disease mainly (Mosquitoes,Sand fly) and their interaction with diseases, Molecular biology and Bioinformatic.
Distribution and vectors
- Infectious Diseases
- Medical Entomology
- Vector-borne Diseases
- Biological Control of Insect Pest
Medical Entomology and Parasitology of Tropical Diseases;
- Development of new vector control tools
- Insecticide resistance mechanism and vector control management;
- Molecular Biology and Biomarker development;
- Adaptation and evolution of insect genomes;
- Research and teaching