Mathematical modelling of gene drive systems for the control of mosquito populations and mosquito-borne pathogens.
Parasitic infections including Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Sand flies
Climate impact assessment on the global burden of vector-borne diseases. Mathematical modelling of population dynamics and disease epidemiology for various vectors and pathogens.
Biology, ecology, surveillance, and management of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance.
My main areas of interest are related to the study of biological aspects of mosquitoes (mainly Anopheles albimanus and Aedes aegypti) to improve the impact of vector control tools, studying aspects of insecticide susceptibility, bionomics and biological diversity with molecular approaches. Also, I´m very interested in evaluating behavioural changes and see the potential genetic influence on behaviour and mosquitoes adaptation.