Biography

I am a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. During my PhD in Medical Entomology in three international institutions (Harvard University, Perugia University, Imperial College London) I have contributed to determine key molecular factors that contribute to malaria mosquito reproductive success. I have also led the first identification of Wolbachia bacteria in Anopheles mosquitoes, a promising novel biological tool to control malaria transmission.

In October 2013 I have joined the University of Glasgow where I am investigating the ecology and evolution of life-history trade-offs in Anopheles mosquitoes and their impact on Plasmodium parasite interactions and disease transmission. The primary aim of my research is to implement and sustain vector control strategies to fight malaria.