Elena Gómez-Díaz, PhD
I am a researcher at the IPBLN-CSIC in Granada (Spain), funded by a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship. I am broadly interested in understanding how epigenetic processes are implicated in host-parasite interactions by regulating gene expression in response to changing environments, and how those processes impact adaptation and evolutionary outcomes in these systems. I work with human malaria parasites and their mosquito vectors because they show striking plasticity in their phenotypes during development and in adaptation to hosts. The implications of my studies expand far beyond the field of molecular and evolutionary biology since Plasmodium parasites and their transmitting mosquitoes are a major public health problem, causing near half-million deaths and affecting 200 million people a year. Read full CV.
Institute of Parasitology and Biomedicine Lopez-Neyra (IPBLN) , CSIC
Avda. del Conocimiento, 17. 18016 Armilla, Granada (Spain)