Germán Botto Nuñez, PhD

Assistant Professor :: Dept. Quantitative Methods - School of Medicine - Universidad de la República 

Germán was born in Uruguay and obtained his degree in Human Biology (Epidemiology) from the Universidad de la República, in Montevideo, in 2010. After graduating, he took postgraduate courses in zoology, ecology, disease modelling, remote sensing and GIS in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and France. He is a founding member of the Program for Bat Conservation in Uruguay (PCMU) and since 2013 is a member of the Bat Specialist Group at IUCN. In 2016 joined the Bozeman Disease Ecology Lab at Montana State University and the Bat One Health consortium on a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue his PhD, studying the ecology of vampire bat-borne rabies in Uruguay. Since 2020 he is a fellow of the National Research System and since 2021 he is a faculty member of the Program for development of basic sciences (PEDECIBA) in Uruguay. Since 2023 is Co-PI of a research group on emergent viruses dinamycs at the Universidad de la República