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. Her work will throw light on the future of rodent-borne disease transmission dynamics under future climate conditions and human mobility.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 & 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.

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

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 & Vectors", Vol. 9, Issue 1, Pages 592, 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.