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Mercedes Pascual, PhD

  • Louis Block Professor of Ecology and Evolution
  • Research and Scholarly Interests: Climate and health, Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, Infectious disease dynamics, Mathematical and computational biology, Theoretical ecology, Vector-borne and water-borne infections
  • Websites: My Lab Site, Research Network Profile
  • Contact: mpascual@bsd.uchicago.edu
  • Graduate Program: Ecology & Evolution

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Postoctoral - Theoretical Ecology
1997

WHOI and MIT
Woods Hole, MA
PhD - Biological Oceanography
1995

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
M.Sc. - Mathematics
1989

Universidad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Licenciatura - Biology
1985

The impact of indoor residual spraying on Plasmodium falciparum microsatellite variation in an area of high seasonal malaria transmission in Ghana, West Africa.
Argyropoulos DC, Ruybal-Pesántez S, Deed SL, Oduro AR, Dadzie SK, Appawu MA, Asoala V, Pascual M, Koram KA, Day KP, Tiedje KE. The impact of indoor residual spraying on Plasmodium falciparum microsatellite variation in an area of high seasonal malaria transmission in Ghana, West Africa. Mol Ecol. 2021 Jun 18.
PMID: 34143538

What happens when forests fall?
Pascual M, Baeza A. What happens when forests fall? Elife. 2021 04 06; 10.
PMID: 33821799

Malaria trends in Ethiopian highlands track the 2000 'slowdown' in global warming.
Rodó X, Martinez PP, Siraj A, Pascual M. Malaria trends in Ethiopian highlands track the 2000 'slowdown' in global warming. Nat Commun. 2021 03 10; 12(1):1555.
PMID: 33692343

Quantifying asymptomatic infection and transmission of COVID-19 in New York City using observed cases, serology, and testing capacity.
Subramanian R, He Q, Pascual M. Quantifying asymptomatic infection and transmission of COVID-19 in New York City using observed cases, serology, and testing capacity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 03 02; 118(9).
PMID: 33571106

An antigenic diversification threshold for falciparum malaria transmission at high endemicity.
He Q, Pascual M. An antigenic diversification threshold for falciparum malaria transmission at high endemicity. PLoS Comput Biol. 2021 02; 17(2):e1008729.
PMID: 33606682

The network structure and eco-evolutionary dynamics of CRISPR-induced immune diversification.
Pilosof S, Alcalá-Corona SA, Wang T, Kim T, Maslov S, Whitaker R, Pascual M. The network structure and eco-evolutionary dynamics of CRISPR-induced immune diversification. Nat Ecol Evol. 2020 12; 4(12):1650-1660.
PMID: 33077929

Predicting re-emergence times of dengue epidemics at low reproductive numbers: DENV1 in Rio de Janeiro, 1986-1990.
Subramanian R, Romeo-Aznar V, Ionides E, Codeço CT, Pascual M. Predicting re-emergence times of dengue epidemics at low reproductive numbers: DENV1 in Rio de Janeiro, 1986-1990. J R Soc Interface. 2020 06; 17(167):20200273.
PMID: 32574544

Tube Well Use as Protection Against Rotavirus Infection During the Monsoons in an Urban Setting.
Martinez PP, Mahmud AS, Yunus M, Faruque ASG, Ahmed T, Pascual M, Buckee CO. Tube Well Use as Protection Against Rotavirus Infection During the Monsoons in an Urban Setting. J Infect Dis. 2020 01 02; 221(2):238-242.
PMID: 31776559

Tube Well Use as Protection Against Rotavirus Infection During the Monsoons in an Urban Setting.
Martinez PP, Mahmud AS, Yunus M, Faruque ASG, Ahmed T, Pascual M, Buckee CO. Tube Well Use as Protection Against Rotavirus Infection During the Monsoons in an Urban Setting. J Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 28.
PMID: 31776559

Development, environmental degradation, and disease spread in the Brazilian Amazon.
Castro MC, Baeza A, Codeço CT, Cucunubá ZM, Dal'Asta AP, De Leo GA, Dobson AP, Carrasco-Escobar G, Lana RM, Lowe R, Monteiro AMV, Pascual M, Santos-Vega M. Development, environmental degradation, and disease spread in the Brazilian Amazon. PLoS Biol. 2019 11; 17(11):e3000526.
PMID: 31730640

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2019

Fellow of the Ecological Society of America
2015

Robert H. MacArthur Award of the Ecological Society of America
2014

Collegiate Professor
University of Michigan
2008

Howard Hugues Medical Investigator
University of Michigan
2008

Faculty Recognition Award
University of Michigan
2004

Discover Magazine: Top 50 Women in Science
2003

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2003

James S. McDonnell Centennial Fellowship in Global and Complex Systems
University of Michigan
1999 - 2008

US Department of Energy Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
Princeton University
1995 - 1997