Professor Mercedes Pascual

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, USA

University of Chicago

Mercedes Pascual is Louis Block Professor of Ecology and Evolution and leads the laboratory for Modeling and Theory in Ecology and Epidemiology (MATE).  In 2002, Discover magazine recognized Pascual as one of the 50 most important women in science. Pascual received the 2014 Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America.
Pascual is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2019, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Her research interests are: Climate and health, Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, Infectious disease dynamics, Mathematical and computational biology, Theoretical ecology, Vector-borne and water-borne infections.