Network Team

Network Management Team

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Dr Mario Grijalva (Chair)

Network Director

Mario is Director of the Centre for Research on Health in Latin America at the Pontificial Catholic University of Ecuador, and the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Institute at Ohio University, USA.

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Enrique Hernandez, PhD

Network coordinator

Enrique is a recently PhD graduate on Infectious Diseases in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow, UK. He coordinates, along side Martin and Mario, the Veconven network.

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Dr Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi

Theme leader

Alberto is Professor in the Icahn School of Medicine at the New York Mount Sinai Hospital, USA, and Director of the Venezuelan Science Incubator, Venezuela.

Dr Oscar Noya

Theme leader

Oscar is Professor and Researcher in the Medicine Institute at the Venezuela Central University, Venezuela.

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Dr Martin Llewellyn (Chair)

Network Co-Director

Martin is Reader in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and Research Associate in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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Dr Maria Eugenia Grillet

Theme leader

Maria Eugenia is Professor and Researcher in the Institute of Zoology and Tropical Ecology at the Venezuela Central University, Venezuela.

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Dr Adriana Tami

Theme leader

Adriana is Assitant Professor in the Department of  Medical Microbiology at the University Medical Center Groningen, NL, and Associate Professor at the University of Carabobo, Venezuela.

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Dr Juan David Ramirez

Theme leader

Juan David is Professor and Researcher in the Microbiological Research Group at Del Rosario University, Colombia, and President of the Colombian Society of Parasitology.

Network Advisory Team

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Dr Hernan Carrasco

Network Partner

Hernan  is Director of the Molecular  Biology Laboratory for Protozoa at the Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela.

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Dr Heather Ferguson

Network Partner

Heather is Professor in the Institute of Biodiversity,  Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, and Research Associate in the School of Life Sciences at the  University of Glasgow, UK. Heather is Co-Chair of the WHO Vector Control Advisory Group.

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Dr Maria Fernanda Vincenti

Network Partner

Maria Fernanda is a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University Medical Center Groningen, NL.

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Dr Sergio Luz

Network Partner

Sergio is Director (and Senior Researcher) of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Amazonas State, Brazil.

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Dr Marta Moreno

Network Partner

Marta is a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.  

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Dr Shannon Ronca

Network Partner

Shannon is an Assistant Professor in the Zoonotic and Diseases Laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine, USA.   

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Marilianna Marquez, BSc

Network Partner

Marilianna is is currently a medical student at Universidad Centroccidental Lisandra Alvarado (UCLA) in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Marilianna is also Associate Director of the Venezuelan Science Incubator and leader of its Virology Network.

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Carlos Hernández, BSc

Network Partner

Carlos is currently a medical student at Universidad Centroccidental LisandroAlvarado (UCLA) in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He leads community-based epidemiology surveillance at the Venezuelan Science Incubator. 

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Luis Perez, BSc

Network Partner

Luis is currently a medical student at Universidad Centroccidental Lisandra Alvarado (UCLA) in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Luis leads the Citizen Science projects at the Venezuelan Science Incubator.

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Dr Alvaro Acosta Serrano

Network Partner

Alvaro is a Molecular Parasitologist and Senior Lecturer in the Department of  Parasitology and Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.

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Dr Lucy Pickering

Network Partner

Lucy is Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing Social Sciences, and Research Associate in the School of Medicine, Denstistry & Nursing at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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Dr Jorge Moreno

Network Partner

Jorge is a Research Scientist for the Venezuelan Ministry of Health at the Higher Eduaction Institute "Dr. Arnoldo Gabaldon", Venezuela.

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Dr James Lee Crainey

Network Partner

Lee is Senior Researcher and Lecturer at The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Amazonas State, Brazil.

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Dr Jaime Costales Cordero

Network Partner

Jaime is a Senior Researcher at the Pontificial University of Ecuador, Ecuador.

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Dr Mo Hume

Network Partner

Mo is Senior Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Sciences in the University of Glasgow.  Her research focuses on how multiple and overlapping forms of violence are perceived by those who live in (post) conflict contexts. 

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Juan Vicente Hernandez, BSc

Network Partner

Juan Vicente is  Associate in the Institute of Zoology and Tropical Ecology at the Venezuela Central University, Venezuela.

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Lourdes Delgado, BSc

Network Partner

Lourdes is currently attending her introductory medical course at the Lisandra Alvarado Centroccidental University (UCLA) in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Lourdes is an epidemiologist and modeller, as well as developer of integrated surveillance systems for vector-borne diseases control. 

Curriculum

VeConVen - Venezuela Vector Borne Disease