Berlin Londoño-Renteria, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor - Arbovirology

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Berlin Londono-Renteria headshot, wearing glasses, smiling

Education & Affiliations

PhD in Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
MSc in Biomedical Sciences - Parasitology, Universidad de Antioquia
BS in Clinical Microbiology, Universidad de Antioquia


Dr. Londoño is currently the lead scientist of the Arbovirology and Immunology Laboratory. Her research is focused on the characterization of mosquito salivary proteins as markers for disease risk and transmission dynamics. She is also looking at the interactions between immunodominant salivary proteins and vertebrate skin cells (Fibroblast, mast cells, and dendritic cells) to characterize their role in disease progression and pathogenesis. Dr. Londoño has a strong background in human immunology and microbiology and has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles in journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and PLOS Pathogens and Frontiers of Immunology in topics regarding tropical medicine and vector-borne diseases.

Research Areas

  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Arbovirology
  • Malaria
  • Immunology

Honors & Awards

  • 2006: CDC VBD Training Grant Fellow, Tulane University
  • 2008: Jack Aron Scholar, Tulane University
  • 2015: ASV Travel Award, American Society for Virology
  • 2016: Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship
  • 2018: Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Department of Entomology, KSU
  • 2018: Distinguished Alumnae, Universidad de Antioquia
  • 2019: Outstanding Faculty Award, Mortar Board Honor Society, KSU


Please visit Dr. Londoño-Renteria's publications at her NCBI page, or at her ORCID page.