Taxonomy, identification and distribution of Culicoides biting midges. African horse sickness epidemiology
Mosquito ecology, Vector ecology/biology, vector control, malaria, Vector borne disease, Agriculture and health
Malaria vector ecology and vector control.
Parasitology (Leishmania) and zoology of invertebrates
I am a medical entomologist that live in Ecuador, South América. I am a faculty member at Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ since 2002 and Director of the Medical Entomology and Tropical Medicine Laboratory LEMMT. I am interested on research on sand flies, biting midges of the genus Culicoides and mosquitoes and on diseases such as leishmaniasis, malaria and arboviruses with emphasis on dengue chikungunya, zika and new emerging or re emerging pathogens .
Vector biology, animal and zoonotic diseases
I'm interested in understanding the transmission dynamics of tropical vector borne diseases, mainly the ecological aspects. Currently, I'm a Wellcome Trust Fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. My fellowship focuses on establishing the baseline of the transmission cycle of cutaneous leishmaniasis in an endemic area in Guatemala. We'll be looking at the diversity of Leishmania parasites circulating in human patients, natural infection in sandflies and blood sources of the sandflies.
Simuliidae systematics, taxonomy, identification, biology, ecology, epidemiology and control.
Vector Surveillance. Ecology . Control
Epidemiology Vector Borne Diseases
Population dynamics, modelling, species distribution, ecology