Postdoctoral researcher MSCA-IF /University of Amsterdam (UvA)
My research focuses on the interaction between Disease Ecology and Epidemiological Modeling of vector-borne infectious diseases, answering questions related to the impact of Biodiversity on mosquito-borne diseases. Doctor in Biology from the Pablo de Olavide University, I did my thesis at the Doñana Biological Station under the supervision of Dr. J. Figuerola and Dr. J. Martínez de la Puente. During this period, I studied the transmission of mosquito-borne pathogens affecting humans, wildlife, and livestock, gaining expertise in animal ecology, parasitology, and medical entomology. I described the environmental factors that affect the mosquito community, and the role of biotic and abiotic factors in determining West Nile virus and Plasmodium avian infection in wild birds, to finally identify the role of Biodiversity in the successful transmission of mosquitoes. different pathogens. Since then I have enjoyed 2 competitive postdoctoral fellowships: a Juan de la Cierva-Training at the University of Extremadura, and a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship at the University of Amsterdam where I am today making epidemiological models that describe how behavior and Mosquito ecology are related to the transmission of vector-borne diseases in urbanized environments.
My favorite mosquito species is Sabethes cyaneus, need I say why? He’s gorgeous and super eighties! What a style it has!!
I joined Mosquito Alert in 2019.