Patricia Y. Scaraffia, PhD

Associate Professor

Corinne Adams Baines Professorship
J Bennett Johnson Bldg. Room 512

Education & Affiliations

PhD, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina


Patricia Scaraffia earned her Ph.D from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 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.

Research Areas

  • Mosquito Metabolism and Vector Control
  • Parasitology and Medical Entomology
  • Isotopically-labeled Compounds and Mass Spectrometry

Honors & Awards

  • Editorial Board Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Editorial Board Journal of Medical Entomology
  • Corinne Adams Baines Professorship
  • R01 NIH/NIAID Grant Awards; COR Research Fellowship; Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grants; VBIDRC Pilot Grant; International Fellowship for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (Mexico); International Research Fellowship (Italy); Award of Excellence in Teaching-Research (Argentina).


View Dr. Scaraffia'a publications at her NCBI Profile Page.


TRMD 7800 Advanced Medical Entomology