Research & Publications
Dr. Orfano is an Associate Research Scientist in the department of Epidemiology and Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health. She receive her master's degree (2012) and Phd (2016) in Health Sciences from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil. During her PhD program she received an one year fellowship to develop part of her PhD training outside of Brazil and she spent one year at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research- NIH. After finishing her PhD, she continued her training as post doc and in 2019 she joined the Yale School of Public Health as a postdoctoral associate, and in 2021 she became a junior faculty at the EMD-YSPH.
Dr. Orfano's reseach is focused on understanding the parasite vector interaction dynamic. She is currently working on Genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum and how this can affect the transmission to the Anopheles mosquito.
Education & Training
- Postdoctoral fellowshipRene Rachou Research Institute, Fiocruz (2019)
- PhDRene Rachou Research Institute-FIOCRUZ, Health Science (2016)
- Visiting Fellow - PhDin National Institutes of Health (2015)
- MScRene Rachou Research Institute-FIOCRUZ, Health Science (2012)
- BScBachelor in Biology. Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais- Brazil. (2009)