SELECTED GRANTS

  • 2017 – 2021. PI. The role of reservoirs and vectors on Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in semiarid Chile. The National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, FONDECYT-Chile. 
  • 2014 – 2016. PI. Parasitism and skewed host sex ratio in a protozoan – insect system: integrating field and laboratory evidence. The National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, FONDECYT-Chile. 
  • 2009 – 2013. PI. Short-term dynamics of parasite transmission in a semiarid ecosystem. The National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, FONDECYT-Chile. 
  • 2004 – 2006. PI. Evolutionary potential of sexual size and shape dimorphism in the hematophagous hemipteran Mepraia spinolai (Reduviidae: Triatominae). The National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, FONDECYT-Chile. 
  • 2001 – 2004. PI. Assessment of adaptive behavioural alteration induced by parasites: the interaction Mepraia spinolai-Trypanosoma cruzi. The National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, FONDECYT-Chile. 


                                     Female of Mepraia gajardoi (Photograph by Vicente Valdés).


POSTDOC RESEARCHERS

  • 2013 - 2016. Francisco Fontúrbel. Inter-individual network of spatial genetic variation in the hemiparasitic mistletoe Tristerix corymbosus (Loranthaceae): effects of plant neighborhood, pollination, and seed dispersal in a habitat transformation gradient. FONDECYT Postdoctoral grant. 
  • 2013 - 2016. J. Paola Correa. Ecoepidemiology of Leptospira: evaluating the association between infection prevalence in Rattus norvegicus and community diversity in agricultural landscapes of Central Chile. FONDECYT Postdoctoral grant.
HEMBRAS

                              Females of Mepraia species (Photograph by Vicente Valdés).

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