Diana Erazo Post-doc

Biographical sketch

Diana Erazo is an environmental engineer interested in the effects of environmental change in infectious disease dynamics. During her PhD at the University of Los Andes (Colombia, 2018), she studied the impacts of oil palm plantations in the parasite transmission of Chagas disease. Afterwards, she did a one-year post-doc in the Vignuzzi lab at Institut Pasteur (2018-2019) and a second post-doc in the group of Andy Fenton at the University of Liverpool (2019-2021). She joined SpELL in June 2021 to study the spatio-temporal dynamics of rodent borne diseases in Western Europe. Diana currently holds a postdoctoral researcher fellowship awarded by the Belgian Fonds National pour la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) to uncover the historical and future impact of anthropogenic climate change and other human drivers on arbovirus spread in Europe. To this end, she is developing and applying an analytical framework at the interface between spatial epidemiology and climate science.


Projected decline in European bumblebee populations in the twenty-first century
G. Ghisbain, W. Thiery, F. Massonnet, D. Erazo, P. Rasmont, D. Michez, and S. Dellicour. "Nature", Vol. 628, Issue 8007, Pages 337-341, 2024.

Contribution of climate change to the spatial expansion of West Nile virus in Europe
D. Erazo, L. Grant, G. Ghisbain, G. Marini, F. J. Colón-González, W. Wint, A. Rizzoli, W. Van Bortel, C. B. F. Vogels, N. D. Grubaugh, M. Mengel, K. Frieler, W. Thiery, and S. Dellicour. "Nature Communications", Vol. 15, Issue 1, Pages 1196, 2024.

Genomic epidemiology of West Nile virus in Europe
R. T. Koch, D. Erazo, A. J. Folly, N. Johnson, S. Dellicour, N. D. Grubaugh, and C. B. F. Vogels. "One Health", Vol. 18, Pages 100664, 2023.

Experimental assessment of cross-species transmission in a natural multihost–multivector–multipathogen community
A. Fenton, S. M. Withenshaw, G. Devevey, A. Morris, D. Erazo, and A. B. Pedersen. "Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences", Vol. 290, Issue 2011, Pages 20231900, 2023.

Investigating COVID-19 vaccine impact on the risk of hospitalisation through the analysis of national surveillance data collected in Belgium
D. Erazo, M. F. Vincenti-González, J. A. F. van Loenhout, P. Hubin, M. Vandromme, P. Maes, M. Taquet, J. Van Weyenbergh, L. Catteau, and S. Dellicour. "Viruses", Vol. 14, Issue 6, Pages 1315, 2022.

The predicted impact of resource provisioning on the epidemiological responses of different parasites
D. Erazo, A. B. Pedersen, and A. Fenton. "Journal of Animal Ecology", 2022.

Who acquires infection from whom? Estimating herpesvirus transmission rates between wild rodent host groups
D. Erazo, A. B. Pedersen, K. Gallagher, and A. Fenton. "Epidemics", Vol. 35, Pages 100451, 2021.

Defective viral genomes from chikungunya virus are broad-spectrum antivirals and prevent virus dissemination in mosquitoes
L. I. Levi, V. V. Rezelj, A. Henrion-Lacritick, D. Erazo, J. Boussier, T. Vallet, V. Bernhauerová, Y. Suzuki, L. Carrau, J. Weger-Lucarelli, M.-C. Saleh, and M. Vignuzzi. "PLoS Pathogens", Vol. 17, Issue 2, Pages e1009110, 2021.

Measuring spatial co-occurrences of species potentially involved in Leishmania transmission cycles through a predictive and fieldwork approach
M. López, D. Erazo, J. Hoyos, C. León, P. Fuya, L. Lugo, J. M. Cordovez, and C. González. "Scientific Reports", Vol. 11, Issue 1, Pages 6789, 2021.

Defective viral genomes as therapeutic interfering particles against flavivirus infection in mammalian and mosquito hosts
V. V. Rezelj, L. Carrau, F. Merwaiss, L. I. Levi, D. Erazo, Q. D. Tran, A. Henrion-Lacritick, V. Gausson, Y. Suzuki, D. Shengjuler, B. Meyer, T. Vallet, J. Weger-Lucarelli, V. Bernhauerová, A. Titievsky, V. Sharov, S. Pietropaoli, M. A. Diaz-Salinas, V. Legros, N. Pardigon, G. Barba-Spaeth, L. Brodsky, M.-C. Saleh, and M. Vignuzzi. "Nature Communications", Vol. 12, Issue 1, Pages 2290, 2021.

Rhodnius prolixus Colonization and Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantations in the Orinoco Basin, Colombia
D. Erazo, C. González, F. Guhl, J. D. Umaña, J. A. Morales-Betancourt, and J. Cordovez. "The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene", Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pages 428-436, 2020.

How microclimatic variables and blood meal sources influence Rhodnius prolixus abundance and Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Attalea butyracea and Elaeis guineensis palms?
J. M. Calderón, D. Erazo, T. J. Kieran, N. L. Gottdenker, C. León, J. Cordovez, F. Guhl, T. C. Glenn, and C. González. "Acta Tropica", Vol. 212, Pages 105674, 2020.

Generalist host species drive Trypanosoma cruzi vector infection in oil palm plantations in the Orinoco region, Colombia
D. Erazo, N. L. Gottdenker, C. González, F. Guhl, M. Cuellar, T. J. Kieran, T. C. Glenn, J. D. Umaña, and J. Cordovez. "Parasites and Vectors", Vol. 12, Issue 1, Pages 274, 2019.

Modelling the influence of host community composition in a sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi system
D. Erazo, J. Cordovez, C. Cabrera, J. E. Calzada, A. Saldaña, and N. L. Gottdenker. "Parasitology", Vol. 144, Issue 14, Pages 1881-1889, 2017.

Modeling the effects of palm-house proximity on the theoretical risk of Chagas disease transmission in a rural locality of the Orinoco basin, Colombia
D. Erazo, and J. Cordovez. "Parasites and Vectors", Vol. 9, Issue 1, Pages 592, 2016.

The role of light in Chagas disease infection risk in Colombia
D. Erazo, and J. Cordovez. "Parasites and Vectors", Vol. 9, Issue 1, Pages 9, 2016.

New scenarios of Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in the Orinoco region of Colombia
L. M. Rendón, F. Guhl, J. M. Cordovez, and D. Erazo. "Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz", Vol. 110, Pages 283-288, 2015.