Dr Cristina Ariani | Postdoctoral Fellow

Ariani, Cristina

I am using genomic tools to understand ecological and evolutionary processes that affect the parasite.

I am an evolutionary biologist with a strong interest in host-parasite interactions, genetics, genomics and ecology. I did my PhD at the University of Cambridge, in which I studied the genetic variation of traits that affect disease transmission in a major mosquito vector - Aedes aegypti. Previously I worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Zoology in London working on the conservation genetics of endangered species. I also hold a Master degree from the State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, studying the ecology of lizards.

Publications

  • Environmental and genetic factors determine whether the mosquito Aedes aegypti lays eggs without a blood meal.

    Ariani CV, Smith SC, Osei-Poku J, Short K, Juneja P and Jiggins FM

    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2015;92;4;715-21

  • Exome and transcriptome sequencing of Aedes aegypti identifies a locus that confers resistance to Brugia malayi and alters the immune response.

    Juneja P, Ariani CV, Ho YS, Akorli J, Palmer WJ et al.

    PLoS pathogens 2015;11;3;e1004765

  • Vector competence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes for filarial nematodes is affected by age and nutrient limitation.

    Ariani CV, Juneja P, Smith S, Tinsley MC and Jiggins FM

    Experimental gerontology 2015;61;47-53

  • Assembly of the genome of the disease vector Aedes aegypti onto a genetic linkage map allows mapping of genes affecting disease transmission.

    Juneja P, Osei-Poku J, Ho YS, Ariani CV, Palmer WJ et al.

    PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2014;8;1;e2652

  • Environmental and genetic factors determine whether the mosquito Aedes aegypti lays eggs without a blood meal.

    Ariani CV, Smith SC, Osei-Poku J, Short K, Juneja P and Jiggins FM

    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2015;92;4;715-21

  • Exome and transcriptome sequencing of Aedes aegypti identifies a locus that confers resistance to Brugia malayi and alters the immune response.

    Juneja P, Ariani CV, Ho YS, Akorli J, Palmer WJ et al.

    PLoS pathogens 2015;11;3;e1004765

  • Vector competence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes for filarial nematodes is affected by age and nutrient limitation.

    Ariani CV, Juneja P, Smith S, Tinsley MC and Jiggins FM

    Experimental gerontology 2015;61;47-53

  • Assembly of the genome of the disease vector Aedes aegypti onto a genetic linkage map allows mapping of genes affecting disease transmission.

    Juneja P, Osei-Poku J, Ho YS, Ariani CV, Palmer WJ et al.

    PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2014;8;1;e2652

  • Evolutionary history and identification of conservation units in the giant otter, Pteronura brasiliensis.

    Pickles RS, Groombridge JJ, Zambrana Rojas VD, Van Damme P, Gottelli D et al.

    Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 2011;61;3;616-27

  • Anurofauna of an Atlantic Rainforest fragment and its surroundings in Northern Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

    Almeida-Gomes M, Almeida-Santos M, Goyannes-Araújo P, Borges-Júnior VN, Vrcibradic D et al.

    Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia 2010;70;3 Suppl;871-7

  • A potential recovery of a population of the sand lizard Liolaemus lutzae Mertens, 1938 in an area within its range: a lizard endemic and threatened with extinction.

    Rocha CF, Siqueira CC and Ariani CV

    Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia 2009;69;1;185-7

  • Effects of a fire on a population of treefrogs (Scinax cf. alter, Lutz) in a restinga habitat in southern Brazil.

    Rocha CF, Ariani CV, Menezes VA and Vrcibradic D

    Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia 2008;68;3;539-43

  • Herpetofauna of an Atlantic rainforest area (Morro São João) in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

    Almeida-Gomes M, Vrcibradic D, Siqueira CC, Kiefer MC, Klaion T et al.

    Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 2008;80;2;291-300

Ariani, Cristina
Cristina's Timeline
2015

Postdoctoral fellow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

2014

PhD in Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

2010

Research Assistant, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK

2008

Masters in Ecology and Evolution, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2005

Bsc in Biology, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil