Seminar: Human Leptospirosis in Ecuadorian communities: The role of the leptospiral intermediate cluster

Gabriel Trueba

Gabriel Trueba, DVM, Ph.D., director of the Microbiology Institute at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, worked with UW-Madison researchers to complete a Global Health Institute Seed Grant project that looked at the incidence of brucellosis in Ecuador. He is active in food safety and zoonotic disease research as well as wildlife health, with a project focusing on viral infections of sea lions in his laboratory in the Galapagos Islands.

Trueba is the editor of “Why Does Evolution Matter? The Importance of Understanding Evolution,” published in 2014 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and has also been active in the effort to establish an International Centre for the Study of Evolution and forming a Latin American Society for Evolutionary Biology in the Galapagos Islands,