I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Theoretical Biology group at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Before that, I was also working in the Department of Entomology at UC Davis with Tom Scott, and in Fred Gould's laboratory, in the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, NC.
My research field is the study of vector ecology and vector-borne diseases. More precisely, I conduct theoretical studies of how the ecology and population biology of mosquito vectors impacts disease control strategies, targeting the vector or the parasite, with the ultimate goal to help reduce the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases.
My recent research focuses on malaria and the evolution of drug resistance in Plasmodium parasites. By building models of disease transmission between hosts and parasite dynamics within hosts, we are able to elucidate the dynamics of sensitive and resistant parasite strains in response to specific eco-epidemiological settings, and therefore provide guidance for control and treatment efforts that combine disease incidence reduction and resistance management.
In previous projects I have focused my research on the Aedes aegypti/dengue system. I developed a detailed modeling tool named Skeeter Buster to study and guide the development of novel strategies of control of this vector.
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Postdoctoral ResearcherETH Zürich
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