Carla A. Sousa
Carla A. Sousa
Carla A. Sousa is Assistant Professor at the Medical Parasitology Unit of the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IHMT/UNL), since 2008. She has a degree in Biology (1990) from the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, and a PhD in Medical Parasitology (2008) from IHMT/UNL. Her PhD studies were focused on the vectorial capacity and competence of Anopheles atroparvus Van Thiel, 1927, the former malaria vector in Europe. She has developed studies on the bio-ecology, systematics, genetics and control of disease vectors, particularly mosquitoes. Has both teaching and research (laboratorial and field work) experience in Portugal (in mainland and Madeira archipelago) and in Portuguese speaking countries: Brazil, Macau, Angola, Cabo Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau. She acted as a consultant for Madeira Health authorities regarding arboviral emergent diseases and as a WHO consultant during Mozambique´s Dengue outbreak (2014). She was also the coordinator of the IHMT research team which supported the Angolan Ministry of Heath during last year outbreak of yellow-fever and was member of the Platform of Specialists for Vector-borne Diseases, coordinated by the Health General Directorate of the Portuguese Ministry of Health.
Teaching commitments include the coordination of the Master Course in Medical Parasitology and supervision of two Curricular Units. At IHMT, she is member of the Scientific Council, Ethical Board and IHMT's Council.
Carla A. Sousa is author/co-author of 48 peer reviewed research papers and five book chapters (ResearcherID - http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-6531-2012).