Neglected tropical diseases

Professor Maria G. Guzman

Professor Guzman is a medical virologist and Head of the Department of Virology of the Institute of Tropical Medicine ‘Pedro Kouri’ in Havana, Cuba.

She is also Director of the Collaborating Centre of WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas for the study of dengue and its vector.

Her main line of research is the study of dengue including aspects of pathogenesis, risk factors, epidemiology, virology and immunology. She currently coordinates the network of dengue laboratories in the American region (Relda/PAHO) and is the President of the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology.

Professor Guzman has won many prestigious national awards for her work in the field of dengue research and training.

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