SELECTED GRANTS

  • 2017 – 2021. PI. The role of reservoirs and vectors on Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in semiarid Chile. FONDECYT 1170367.
  • 2014 – 2017. PI. Parasitism and skewed host sex ratio in a protozoan – insect system: integrating field and laboratory evidence. FONDECYT 1140521.
  • 2009 – 2013. PI. Short-term dynamics of parasite transmission in a semiarid ecosystem. FONDECYT 11090086.
  • 2004 – 2006. PI. Evolutionary potential of sexual size and shape dimorphism in the hematophagous hemipteran Mepraia spinolai (Reduviidae: Triatominae). FONDECYT 3050033.
  • 2001 – 2004. PI. Assessing adaptive behavioral alteration induced by parasites: the Mepraia spinolai -Trypanosoma cruzi interaction. FONDECYT 2010022.

                                          

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 3140528.
  • 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 3140543.


                                                     

                                                          Mepraia spinolai (Photograph by Vicente Valdés)