Dr Liliana Mancio-Silva is currently a research associate at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and a group leader at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France.
Her primary research focus has been to understand the biology of malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites and the interventions needed to control disease and transmission.
Her recently formed group is focused on understanding host-parasite interactions during the pre-erythrocytic and pre-symptomatic phase of malaria. We are leveraging rodent models, hepatocyte culture systems, and single-cell-based approaches to understand the impact of host metabolism on the outcome of Plasmodium liver infection.
Previously, she was a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and a post-doctoral fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Portugal).