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.
MSc. Student, Researcher
Center for Health Studies, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Area of expertise:Mosquitoes Sandflies
Email: ylopez [at] ces.uvg.edu.gt
Early career researcher