Carla Maia graduated in Veterinary Medicine (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa), obtained MSc degree in Medical Parasitology (IHMT, NOVA), a PhD degree and the Habilitation title in Biomedical Sciences, specialization in Parasitology at the same Institution.
Her h-index is 27. She has published 3 chapters in international books published by Springer and over 90 papers in international peer-review journals with impact factor in the areas of Parasitology, Tropical Medicine, and Infectious Diseases. She has presented over 150 works at Conferences.
C. Maia has acted as PI/PI responsible for the participation of IHMT/UNL in 9 projects and 1 international network regarding leishmaniasis. She belonged to the Management committee of 2 COST-Actions. She was a team member in 7 projects, in 8 networks and worked as study director in a clinical study.
Leishmania and phlebotomine sand flies (epidemiology, diagnosis, fieldwork, vector-pathogen-host interactions; animal models; in vitro Leishmania susceptibility to drugs). In recent years, she has carried out studies on phleboviruses in humans, domestic animals, and sand flies, and in agents transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes with zoonotic or veterinary importance.
- Campino L, Maia C. 2018. The role of reservoirs: canine leishmaniasis. In: Drug Resistance in Leishmania Parasites – Consequences, Molecular Mechanism and Possible Treatments. 2nd Ed: A. Ponte-Sucre, M. Padron-Nieves, E. Diaz. Springer Verlag. Viena. Austria. Pp 59- 83.
- Maia C, Dantas-Torres F, Campino L. 2018. Parasite Biology: The Reservoir Hosts. In: The Leishmaniases: Old Neglected Tropical Diseases. Ed: F. Bruschi, L. Gradoni. Springer Verlag. Viena. Austria. Pp 79- 106.
- Maia C, Ayhan N, Pereira A, Cristóvão J, Charrel R. (2022). Human seroprevalence of Toscana virus and Sicilian phlebovirus in the southwest of Portugal. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 41: 137-141.
- Berriatua E, Maia C, Conceição C, Özbel Y, Seray Töz S, Baneth G, Pérez-Cutillas P, Ortuño M, Muñoz C, Jumakanova Z, Pereira A, Rocha R, Monge-Maillo B, Gasimov E, Stede Y, Torres G, Gossner C. (2021). Leishmaniases in European Union and neighboring countries. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27: 1723-1727.
- Maia C, Cristóvão J, Pereira A, Kostalova T, Lestinova T, Sumova P, Volf P, Campino L. (2020). Monitoring Leishmania infection and exposure to Phlebotomus perniciosus using minimal and non-invasive canine samples. Parasites & Vectors, 13: 119.