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Maria Lara

Maria Lara

Laboratory Technician Malaria Elimination

Maria Lara graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Sciencesat the University of Barcelona in 2018 and consequently she pursued an MSc in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine and the University of Antwerp. Her Master's thesis was based on the use of molecular epidemiology to perform molecular surveillance of Plasmodium parasites in Vietnam. After finalizing her MSc and working for a year at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, she moved to Maastricht where she started a MSc in Global Health at Maastricht University. In her second MSc, she focused on investigating the association between non-viral sexually transmitted infections and adverse pregnancy outcome among pregnant women living in Latin America and the Caribbean.

She has experience as a junior researcher in different research projects in Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Peru, Vietnam and Colombia.

Currently, Maria is a laboratory technician in the Malaria Immunology group under the INVESTIGO programme.

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