Dr Silvia Ciocchetta

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science

Overview

I am a fully qualified Veterinarian in Italy, with a Masters in Animal Health, Animal Farming and Animal Productions and a PhD in Medical Entomology (QUT).

I have worked for more than 10 years supporting research and public health projects in Australia and internationally including developing countries, gaining wide field and laboratory experience in Medical Entomology, Vector-Borne Diseases Surveillance, Vector Biology and Control, Infectious Diseases, Zoonoses and Parasitology. My expertise includes extensive practice in arthropods colony maintenance and PC3 environments, working on arboviruses laboratory transmission models with quarantine mosquito species. I have a total of eleven publications in peer-reviewed international journals and I have presented my research at 8 national conferences and 9 international conferences.

Prior to commencing my PhD program in Australia, I gained significant professional experience during a five years training at the Parasitology Laboratory of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (Italian Health Authority and Research Organisation for Animal Health and Food Safety) where I underwent diagnostic training on arthropod parasites of veterinary and medical importance.

I am currently working as Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Professor Malcolm Jones on Schistosoma animal models, and on the field monitoring of the dog heartworm vectors in Queensland.

Grants (Administered at UQ)