Karina Mondragon-Shem

Karina is a Colombian biologist with field experience on sandflies and leishmaniasis in different countries around the world. After obtaining her MSc in Medical Parasitology from LSHTM, she went on to pursue a PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, working on the saliva of medically important arthropods. She is also interested in the dynamics of leishmaniasis in situations of conflict, including the social and psychological impacts of the disease.

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A bite to remember

Phlebotomus pappatasi taking a blood meal. Content provider: CDC/ Frank Collins – commons Wikimedia

Sandfly salivary proteins could be used as biomarkers to indicate the risk of leishmaniasis infection.