I am a biologist specialized in ecology of vector-borne viral diseases. I carried out my PhD in Biological Sciences in the National University of Cordoba digging in the transmission network of St. Louis encephalitis virus (Flavivirus). After an internship at the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention at Fort Collins and a PosDoc possition in the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Madrid), I got a position as a Researcher at the CONICET and an Associate Professor at the National University of Cordoba.
My current research activities and interests are focused on the study of vector/host/virus interactions. With my doctorate students we are studying:
- the effect of urbanization and agriculture on arboviruses activity (St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile viruses as models),
- how the global warming is affecting southern distribution of Aedes aegypti and its vector capacity to dengue viruses,
- the transmission network for West Nile virus in Argentina,
- the feeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes species as vectors of St. Louis encephalitis virus and West Nile virus.