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PhD candidate, James Cook University

I am a PhD candidate at James Cook University studying ways to enhance mosquito-borne disease surveillance. My PhD focuses on using mosquito excreta to detect mosquito-borne diseases such as Ross River virus, West Nile virus and malaria. Before starting my PhD I completed an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology at Universidad del Valle in Guatemala and a Master of Science in Tropical Animal Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, James Cook University


  • 2012 
    Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, MSc Tropical Animal Health