Postdoctoral Researcher ISI Foundation (Turin, Italy)
raphaelle.metras (at) isi.it
Raphaelle graduated from her veterinary studies in 2002 (Veterinary School of Lyon, France), with a specialisation in Toxicology-Pharmacovigilance (2003) and in Tropical Veterinary Medicine (2006). Between 2007 and 2013, she was trained and got professional experience in epidemiology, by working as a research assistant at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC, London UK) and by graduating with a MSc and a PhD in veterinary epidemiology (RVC / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – LSHTM). Since June 2013, Raphaelle is a postdoctoral researcher at ISI Foundation, working with Vittoria Colizza and Chiara Poletto, to model the persistence of European Bat Lyssavirus subtype 1 in bats populations.
Raphaelle's developed interest in the epidemiology of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Before her postdoc at ISI, Raphaelle has been working on animal African trypanosomosis in Burkina Faso, on highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in Africa and South-east Asia, and finally her PhD work focused on the epidemiology of Rift Valley fever epidemics in South Africa.