PhD, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Patricia Scaraffia earned her Ph.D from National University of Cordoba, Argentina. She has expertise in insect metabolism, specifically in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, vectors of dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika virus. Her research interests include medical entomology, vector control, parasitology, and development, optimization and application of mass spectrometry techniques. Her laboratory uses traditional and cutting-edge approaches, including RNA interference, isotopically-labeled compounds and mass spectrometry. Scaraffia´s laboratory is particularly interested in unraveling the physiological, biochemical and molecular bases underlying the regulation of nitrogen and carbon metabolism in mosquitoes, as well as in discovering new metabolic targets that can be used for the design of better mosquito-control strategies. Currently, she teaches Advanced Medical Entomology. Since 2014, Dr. Scaraffia has been appointed as the Corinne Adams Baines Professor in Tropical Medicine.
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