Professor, Department of Zoology and Director, Collaborative Unit for Entomological Bioassays (UCBE) Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico
Dr. Manrique-Saide’s research interests focus on Medical Entomology, Vector Ecology and Global Health. Specifically, his research lab in Merida, Yucatan, is a world recognized field site for the study of the biology of medically important insects. The research unit he directs (the Collaborative Unit for Entomological Bioassays, UCCBE) at UADY, which is recognized by the Mexican Ministry of Health as a collaborating center of reference for the evaluation of insecticides, specializes in insecticides/modes of application on mosquitoes and evaluates insecticide Susceptibility/Resistance on different insect populations. In this area, UCBE has strong collaborations with Ministries of Health of different Latin-American countries and renowned institutions such as Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Through collaborative projects with ENVS professor Dr. Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, Dr. Manrique-Saide is field mentor of Emory undergraduate and graduate students performing research activities in the Yucatan.