Ana Maria Jansen

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz, Brazil

Ana Maria Jansen was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1945. She received the medical veterinary degree from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro in 1970 and the Ph.D. degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Since 1981, she has been a Researcher at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Presently, she is a Senior Researcher and the Head of the Laboratory of Biology of Trypanosomatids. She is mainly interested in the biology and ecology of the transmission cycles of T. cruzi, T. evansi, and Leishmania in the wild environment and in the peculiarities of the interaction of T. cruzi with its wild mammal hosts and vectors. Currently, she is studying the hosts and vectors involved in the outbreaks of acute Chagas disease in the amazon region.

Biography Updated on 11 July 2010

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