Dr David Carmena is a Senior Researcher based at the Parasitology Service of the Spanish National Center for Microbiology since May 2013. He is a recipient of a Miguel Servet Fellowship of the Health Institute Carlos III, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. David's 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. David received his Ph.D. in Parasitology from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in 2001. He completed his first postdoc at the Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, UK (2002-04) before joining the Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London, UK first as a Research Assistant (2005-2007) and then as a research Associate (2007-13). 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.
Biography Updated on 21 November 2013