4:15 pm to 5:30 pm (refreshments to follow)
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Mission Hall 1401/1402
550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
Live stream at tiny.ucsf.edu/IGHSLobo
Neil Lobo, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame; and, Senior Entomologist, Malaria Elimination Initiative, Global Health Group at IGHS
Neil Lobo has focused on vector-borne disease transmission in disease endemic countries for the last 24 years. Studies have included those on the entomology and epidemiology of diseases like malaria and Dengue, including transgenics, genomics, vector species compositions, vector bionomics, control strategies, intervention evaluation, vector population biology, and, human behavior and epidemiology spanning laboratory to field conditions. Research is directed towards collecting evidence that both elucidates the understanding of, and, directs decision making, strategies and policy towards protecting the world’s most vulnerable people from these diseases. He also works on epidemiological studies, looking at the effect of interventions and combination of interventions on mosquito vector populations, disease transmission in humans, human immune responses as well as vector behavioral changes in response to these interventions. He has worked on projects across the globe from central and South America, to Africa, Asia and the Pacific - including Peru, Panama, Mali, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands, amongst others. A collaborative mindset has enabled multiple partnerships across these regions with research as well as ministry of health initiatives.
Join us after Dr. Lobo's presentation for a conversation with IGHS Executive Director Dr. Jaime Sepulveda and MS student, Omar Sajjad.