David Carmena received his Ph.D. degree in parasitology from the University of the Basque Country, Basque Country, Spain, in 2001. He completed his first Postdoc at the Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, London, UK, from 2002 to 2004, before joining the Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London, London, UK, first as a Research Assistant from 2005 to 2007 and then as a Research Associate from 2007 to 2013. At the MRC CSC, David was involved in a number of research projects orientated to investigate the role of protein kinases in the regulation of different metabolic pathways. Carmena is a Senior Researcher in the Parasitology Service of the Spanish National Center for Microbiology, Madrid, Spain, since May 2013. He is a recipient of a Miguel Servet Fellowship of the Health Institute Carlos III, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain. His research focuses on zoonotic diseases caused by protozoa (Cryptosporidium and Giardia) and helminth (Echinococcus) species, with a particular interest in those aspects related to the diagnosis, epidemiology, transmission dynamics, and evaluation of economic losses caused by these pathogens, both from the human and animal health perspective.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2014