Our international partners are vital to the development of the Virtual Vector Laboratory. Their combined expertise in biology, field research and public health guide our efforts and their tireless work providing specimen images and identification landmarks makes automated classification possible.

 

Janine Ramsey Willoquet - principal VVL partner in Mexico Biologist, PhD in Immunoparasitology, Georgetown University. Research Scientist-Professor, Public Health at the School of Public Health  National Institute for Public Health, Mexico. Head of the Chagas and vector-borne disease spatial modeling group. Coordinator Masters in Public Health with VBD specialty.  Experience in vector borne and zoonotic diseases, protozoology, parasitology, ecology of insect vectors (especially triatomines and mosquitos), biogeography, ecological niche modeling, climate change and disaster modeling.

Janine Ramsey Willoquet - principal VVL partner in Mexico

Biologist, PhD in Immunoparasitology, Georgetown University. Research Scientist-Professor, Public Health at the School of Public Health  National Institute for Public Health, Mexico. Head of the Chagas and vector-borne disease spatial modeling group. Coordinator Masters in Public Health with VBD specialty.  Experience in vector borne and zoonotic diseases, protozoology, parasitology, ecology of insect vectors (especially triatomines and mosquitos), biogeography, ecological niche modeling, climate change and disaster modeling.

Rodrigo Gurgel Gonçalves - principal VVL partner in Brazil Biologist, PhD in Health Sciences (Parasitology and Medical Entomology) at University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil. Associate professor of Parasitology at Faculty of Medicine and adviser in postgraduate program in Tropical Medicine, UnB. Head of the Laboratory of Medical Parasitology and Vector Biology, UnB. Experience in protozoology and medical entomology, trypanosomatids biology, identification and ecology of insect vectors (especially triatomines and sandflies), biogeography, ecological niche modeling and morphometry.

Rodrigo Gurgel Gonçalves - principal VVL partner in Brazil

Biologist, PhD in Health Sciences (Parasitology and Medical Entomology) at University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil. Associate professor of Parasitology at Faculty of Medicine and adviser in postgraduate program in Tropical Medicine, UnB. Head of the Laboratory of Medical Parasitology and Vector Biology, UnB. Experience in protozoology and medical entomology, trypanosomatids biology, identification and ecology of insect vectors (especially triatomines and sandflies), biogeography, ecological niche modeling and morphometry.

Vagner José Mendonça Biologist, PhD in Parasitology at State University of Campinas, São Paulo (UNICAMP), Brazil. Post-Doc at São Paulo State University (UNESP), 2012, and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in partnership with the Center National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, 2014. Professor of Parasitology at the Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI), Brazil.  Experience in taxonomy, morphology and genetics of Chagas' disease vectors

Vagner José Mendonça

Biologist, PhD in Parasitology at State University of Campinas, São Paulo (UNICAMP), Brazil. Post-Doc at São Paulo State University (UNESP), 2012, and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in partnership with the Center National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, 2014. Professor of Parasitology at the Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI), Brazil.  Experience in taxonomy, morphology and genetics of Chagas' disease vectors

Keynes de la Cruz Felix Biologist, MSc in Zoology from the University of Tabasco, Mexico.  Biologist at the Regional Center for Public Health Research, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.  Experience in bat taxonomy and ecology, ecology of pathogen reservoirs and insect vectors.  Broad field experience for vector ecology studies in modified and conserved landscapes; experience with teaching and networking with community groups.

Keynes de la Cruz Felix

Biologist, MSc in Zoology from the University of Tabasco, Mexico.  Biologist at the Regional Center for Public Health Research, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.  Experience in bat taxonomy and ecology, ecology of pathogen reservoirs and insect vectors.  Broad field experience for vector ecology studies in modified and conserved landscapes; experience with teaching and networking with community groups.

Carlos Ibarra-Cerdña Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav), Merida, Mexico

Carlos Ibarra-Cerdña

Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav), Merida, Mexico


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