Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Claudia Herrera

Research Professor

Contact Info


  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Los Andes, 1994
  • M.S., Microbiology, University of Los Andes, 1998
  • M.S., Department of Advanced Studies (DEA), Universidad de Valencia, 2007
  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Los Andes, 2008

Academic Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, 2015-
  • Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, 2012-2014
  • Teaching Fellow, University of Los Andes, 2004-2012

Research & Teaching Specializations: Tropical Medicine. Microbiology. Tropical Parasitology. Colombia.

Related Experience

  • Research Fellow, Research Center in Microbiology and Tropical Parasitology ,University of Los Andes, 1994-2011


  • Carol Lavin Faculty Grant, Tulane University, 2016
  • Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching Grant/Tulane University, 2016-2017, 2015-2016
  • Scholarship, COLCIENCIAS, National Doctorates, 2003-2007


  • Spanish
  • French

Overseas Experience

  • Colombia
  • Spain
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico

Latin American-Related Courses Taught in Last 2 years: Chagas Capstone Independent Studies

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