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Catalina Alfonso-Parra

Microbióloga, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia 2001.

PhD en Bioquimica y Biofisica, Texas A&M university, 2010.

Post Doctorado con Laura Harrington 2013 - 2015 y Natasza Kurpios 2010 - 2013. Cornell University

Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical desde Marzo 2015

 

 

CvLac

 

Enfoque de la Investigación

 

Biología de vectores. Reproducción de Aedes y Anopheles - A nivel molecular y de comportamiento.

 

Publicaciones seleccionadas

 

Alfonso-Parra C; Ahmed, Y; Degner E; Pleiss J; Wolfner MF; Harrington LC. 2015. Mating-responsive genes in reproductive tissues of female Aedes aegypti. En preparación. 

 

Alfonso-Parra C; Deewatthanawong P; AvilaFW; Wolfner MF; Harrington LC. 2014. Synthesis, depletion and cell-type expression of a protein from the male accessory glands of the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. J Insect Physiol. Link 

 

Welsh IC; Thomsen M; Gludish DW; Alfonso-Parra C; Bai Y; Martin JF; Kurpios NA, 2013. Integration of left-right Pitx2 transcription and Wnt Signaling drives asymmetric asymmetric gut morphogenesis via Daam2. Dev Cell, Sept. 30; 26(6): 629-44. Link

 

Alfonso-Parra C and Maggert K. 2010. Drosophila SAF-B links the nuclear matrix, chromosomes, and transcriptional activity. PLoS One, Apr 20;5(4):e10248 Link

 

 

Presentaciones cientificas recientes

 

1. Alfonso-Parra C, Restrepo BN, Gomez w, Piedrahita. 2015. Spatial-temporal patterns of dengue and chikungunya transmission in Apartado, Antioquia, Colombia. A pilot cluster study. 64rd annual ASTMH meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Presentación de poster

2. Alfonso-Parra C., Ahmed Y., Degner E., Wolfner M.F., Harrington L. 2014. Dissecting the fine-scale mating interactions in the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. 63rd annual ASTMH meeting, New Orleans, LA. Presentación de poster.

3. Alfonso-Parra C., Sirot L., Wolfner M.F., Harrington L. 2014. New insights into the mating biology of Aedes aegypti: novel targets for vector control. Fourth Pan American Dengue Research Network Meeting, Belem, Brasil. Vector biology/ecology session. Presentación oral.

4. Alfonso-Parra C., Villareal S., Wolfner M.F., Sirot L., Harrington L. 2014. Seminal fluid proteins and female post-mating responses in the dengue vector mosquito, Aedes aegypti. International Conference on Insect Reproductive Molecules, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Reproductive Proteins in Mosquitoes and Bees session. Presentación oral.

5. Alfonso-Parra C., Wolfner M.F., Sirot L., Harrington L. 2014. New insights into the mating biology of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus leads to novel targets for vector control. 101st annual meeting of the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association, Atlantic City. Mosquito Biology and Control session. Presentación oral.

6. Alfonso-Parra C, Avila F.W., Deewatthanawong P., Pitcher S., Wolfner M.F., Harrington L. 2013. Male accessory glands function in the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti. 62th annual ASTMH meeting, Washington DC. Scientific session: Mosquitoes: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics I. Presentación oral.

7. Alfonso C and Maggert K, 2010. Characterization of the Drosophila Scaffold Attachment Factor B (SAF-B). 51st annual Drosophila research conference, Washington DC. Presentación de poster.

 

Informacion adicional.

- Miembro del comité organizador del “Fifth Pan American Dengue Research Network Meeting” Panama, 2016

- Miembro del comite de “Young Professionals group at the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA)”

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