I am broadly interested in applied research related to clinical chemistry mainly metabolic disorders. My research interests include neglected diseases, particulary visceral leishmaniasis and its sandfly vector.
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
*Biology, ecology, molecular studies, and control of Blackflies and mosquitoes.
-Developing molecular markers for species identification of members of Simulium damnosum s.l.
-Identification of members of the S. damnosum complex using Cytotaxonomy
-Blackflies population studies using molecular (genetic) and cytogenetic (cytotaxonomy) approaches.
-Control of blackflies, vectors of onchocerciasis, through larviciding and other non-chemical methods like 'slash and clear'.
-Control of disease vectors using emerging genetic biocontrol technologies like gene drives.
-Transmission assessment of filariasis transmission (onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis) by xenomintoring.
-Insecticide susceptibility studies in mosquitoes and blackflies.