- Senior Investigator, Mosquito Immunity and Vector Competence Section
Dr. Barillas received her B.S. in biology from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in 1981, her M.D. from Universidad Francisco Marroquín de Guatemala in 1985, and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Arizona in 1992. From 1992 to 1993, she did postdoctoral training at the University of Arizona. She then went to Harvard University in 1994 and the European Molecular Lab until 1998. She was an assistant professor in the department of microbiology, immunology, and pathology at Colorado State University from 1998 to 2003. She joined the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research in 2003 and became a senior investigator in 2010._
- (2020). Live In Vivo Imaging of Plasmodium Invasion of the Mosquito Midgut. mSphere. 5(5),
- (2020). Mosquito cellular immunity at single-cell resolution. SCIENCE. 369(6507), 1128-+.
- (2020). BCG vaccine protection from severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 117(30), 17720-17726.
- (2020). In vivoCharacterization ofPlasmodium bergheiP47 (Pbs47) as a Malaria Transmission-Blocking Vaccine Target. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11,
- (2020). Plasmodium falciparum evades immunity of anopheline mosquitoes by interacting with a Pfs47 midgut receptor. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 117(5), 2597-2605.