Karina Mondragon-Shem

Karina is a vector biologist with an MSc in medical parasitology (LSHTM) and a PhD in tropical medicine (LSTM). She is interested in many aspects of public health, particularly the ecoepidemiology and social impact of neglected diseases.

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.