- Senior Investigator, Vector Molecular Biology Section
Dr. Valenzuela received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Arizona in 1995. He joined the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases in 1996, became a research fellow in 1999, and became an investigator at the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research in October 2002.
- (2020). Exploring Lutzomyia longipalpis Sand Fly Vector Competence for Leishmania major Parasites. JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 222(7), 1199-1203.
- (2020). Leishmaniainfection induces a limited differential gene expression in the sand fly midgut. BMC GENOMICS. 21(1),
- (2020). A second generation leishmanization vaccine with a markerless attenuated Leishmania major strain using CRISPR gene editing. Nature Communications. 11(1),
- (2020). Current vector research challenges in the greater Mekong subregion for dengue, Malaria, and Other Vector-Borne Diseases: A report from a multisectoral workshop March 2019. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14(7),
- (2020). Safety and immunogenicity of a mosquito saliva peptide-based vaccine: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase 1 trial. LANCET. 395(10242), 1998-2007.