Dr Braulio Mark Valencia Arroyo
Research Associate

Dr Braulio Mark Valencia Arroyo

PhD, Infection and Immunology. UNSW Sydney, Kirby Institute. 2023

Infectious Diseases Specialist. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. 2016

Master of Science, Control of Tropical and Infectious Diseases. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. 2011

Medical Doctor. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. 2008

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Dr Valencia Arroyo (MD, MSc, PhD) is an infectious diseases physician and emerging research leader in human immunogenetics, with extensive background experience (>12 yrs) in clinical research and a recent PhD studying host and pathogen determinants of infectious diseases outcomes incorporating whole genome viral sequencing, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genome-to-genome analyses. He also acquired complementary bioinformatics and genomics skills training in Genomic data science (John Hopkins University), Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics (The European Bioinformatics Institute), and Genomics and Clinical Virology (Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge). In the first year post-PhD, Dr Valencia Arroyo has an i-index = 15, FWCI = 2.18, and 38 publications of collaborations with 132 researchers worldwide; 36% of the papers are in the top 10% most cited. He currently leads the host immunogenetics arm of the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP), which investigates globally significant infectious diseases (dengue, hepatitis C, SARS CoV-2). Dr Valencia Arroyo is a member of the Executive Committee of COFFI, the international consortium supporting this proposal with 19 prospective cohorts following subjects from acute infective illness up to 6-12 months after infection. He has participated as an expert in two World Health Organization technical reports in HTLV-1 (ISBN: 978-92-4-002022-1) and American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis (ISBN: 978-92-75-32191-1), as well as a book chapter on neurological infections (10.1016/B978-0-444-53490-3.00013-3). Dr Valencia Arroyo is an active peer reviewer for over 18 scientific journals (54 peer-reviews) and an infectious diseases officer at the Public Health Unit (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District), supporting outbreak containment activities and case investigations. To date, his research has attracted >$340K in competitive grant funding, including a prestigious Scientia scholarship and a global UNSW initiative to retain outstanding researchers.

Phone
+61-2-93481488
  • Book Chapters | 2013
    Llanos-Cuentas A; Valencia BM; Petersen CA, 2013, 'Neurological manifestations of human leishmaniasis', in Handbook of Clinical Neurology, pp. 193 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53490-3.00013-3
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Cunningham EB; Wheeler A; Hajarizadeh B; French CE; Roche R; Marshall AD; Fontaine G; Conway A; Bajis S; Valencia BM; Presseau J; Ward JW; Degenhardt L; Dore GJ; Hickman M; Vickerman P; Grebely J, 2023, 'Interventions to enhance testing and linkage to treatment for hepatitis C infection for people who inject drugs: A systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Drug Policy, 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103917
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2023, 'Novel detection of Leishmania RNA virus-1 (LRV-1) in clinical isolates of Leishmania Viannia panamensis', Parasitology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182023001221
    Journal articles | 2023
    Llanos-Cuentas A; Pineda-Reyes J; Alvarez F; Ramos AP; Valencia BM, 2023, 'Comparación de la eficacia y toxicidad del estibogluconato de sodio y antimoniato de meglumina en el tratamiento de leishmaniasis cutánea en Perú', Revista Médica Herediana, 34, pp. 63 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.20453/rmh.v34i3.4541
    Journal articles | 2023
    Maduranga S; Valencia BM; Sigera C; Adikari T; Weeratunga P; Fernando D; Rajapakse S; Lloyd AR; Bull RA; Rodrigo C, 2023, 'Genomic Surveillance of Recent Dengue Outbreaks in Colombo, Sri Lanka', Viruses, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v15071408
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cunningham EB; Wheeler A; Hajarizadeh B; French CE; Roche R; Marshall AD; Fontaine G; Conway A; Valencia BM; Bajis S; Presseau J; Ward JW; Degenhardt L; Dore GJ; Hickman M; Vickerman P; Grebely J, 2022, 'Interventions to enhance testing, linkage to care, and treatment initiation for hepatitis C virus infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis', The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 7, pp. 426 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(21)00471-4
    Journal articles | 2022
    Legrand N; McGregor S; Bull R; Bajis S; Valencia BM; Ronnachit A; Einsiedel L; Gessain A; Kaldor J; Martinello M, 2022, 'Clinical and Public Health Implications of Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Infection', Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/cmr.00078-21
    Journal articles | 2022
    López L; Valencia B; Alvarez F; Ramos AP; Llanos-Cuentas A; Echevarria J; Vélez I; Boni M; Rode J; Quintero J; Jiménez A; Tabares Y; Méndez C; Arana B, 2022, 'A phase II multicenter randomized study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of combining thermotherapy and a short course of miltefosine for the treatment of uncomplicated cutaneous leishmaniasis in the New World', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010238
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mukkala AN; Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2022, 'Elevated baseline expression of seven virulence factor RNA transcripts in visceralizing species of Leishmania: a preliminary quantitative PCR study', Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/20499361221102665
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sandler CX; Cvejic E; Valencia BM; Li H; Hickie IB; Lloyd AR, 2022, 'Predictors of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Mood Disturbance After Acute Infection', Frontiers in Neurology, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2022.935442
    Journal articles | 2022
    Valencia BM; Lau R; Kariyawasam R; Jara M; Ramos AP; Chantry M; Lana JT; Boggild AK; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2022, 'Leishmania RNA virus-1 is similarly detected among metastatic and non-metastatic phenotypes in a prospective cohort of American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010162
    Journal articles | 2022
    Valencia BM; Sigera PC; Weeratunga P; Tedla N; Fernando D; Rajapakse S; Lloyd AR; Rodrigo C, 2022, 'Effect of prior Zika and dengue virus exposure on the severity of a subsequent dengue infection in adults', Scientific Reports, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-22231-y
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kariyawasam R; Valencia BM; Lau R; Shao E; Thompson CA; Stevens M; Kincaid L; Del Castillo ALQ; Cruz-Arzapalo LO; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2021, 'Evaluation of a point-of-care molecular detection device for Leishmania spp. and intercurrent fungal and mycobacterial organisms in Peruvian patients with cutaneous ulcers', Infection, 49, pp. 1203 - 1211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-021-01673-y
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lau R; Mukkala AN; Kariyawasam R; Clarke S; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2021, 'Comparison of whole genome sequencing versus standard molecular diagnostics for species identification in the leishmania viannia subgenus', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 105, pp. 660 - 669, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.21-0273
    Journal articles | 2021
    Valencia BM; Cvejic E; Vollmer-Conna U; Hickie IB; Wakefield D; Li H; Pedergnana V; Rodrigo C; Lloyd AR, 2021, 'The severity of the pathogen-induced acute sickness response is affected by polymorphisms in genes of the NLRP3 inflammasome pathway', Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 93, pp. 186 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2021.01.005
    Journal articles | 2020
    Adikari TN; Riaz N; Sigera C; Leung P; Valencia BM; Barton K; Smith MA; Bull RA; Li H; Luciani F; Weeratunga P; Thein TL; Lim VWX; Leo YS; Rajapakse S; Fink K; Lloyd AR; Fernando D; Rodrigo C, 2020, 'Single molecule, near full-length genome sequencing of dengue virus', Scientific Reports, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75374-1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2020, 'Leishmania RNA Virus 1 (LRV-1) in leishmania (viannia) braziliensis isolates from Peru: A description of demographic and clinical correlates', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102, pp. 280 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.19-0147
    Journal articles | 2020
    Saavedra AC; Valencia BM; Tueros P; Wortsman X; Llanos-Cuentas A; Lavarello RJ, 2020, 'Ultrasonographic characteristics of cutaneous leishmaniasis', Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 34, pp. e193 - e195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdv.16111
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ferrufino-Schmidt MC; Bravo F; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK; LeBoit PE, 2019, 'Is CD1a useful for leishmaniasis diagnosis in the New World?', Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 46, pp. 90 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cup.13369
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kariyawasam R; Mukkala AN; Lau R; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2019, 'Virulence factor RNA transcript expression in the Leishmania Viannia subgenus: Influence of species, isolate source, and Leishmania RNA virus-1', Tropical Medicine and Health, 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41182-019-0153-x
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zenteno O; González E; Treuillet S; Valencia BM; Castaneda B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Lucas Y, 2019, 'Volumetric monitoring of cutaneous leishmaniasis ulcers: can camera be as accurate as laser scanner?', Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, 7, pp. 667 - 675, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21681163.2018.1546623
    Journal articles | 2018
    Barros N; Vasquez N; Woll F; Sanchez C; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; White AC; Montes M, 2018, 'Regulatory t-cell dynamics in cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis due to leishmania braziliensis', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 98, pp. 753 - 758, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0624
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zenteno O; González E; Treuillet S; Castañeda B; Valencia B; Llanos A; Lucas Y, 2018, 'Volume estimation of skin ulcers: Can cameras be as accurate as laser scanners?', Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 27, pp. 735 - 744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68195-5_79
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kariyawasam R; Grewal J; Lau R; Purssell A; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2017, 'Influence of Leishmania RNA Virus 1 on Proinflammatory Biomarker Expression in a Human Macrophage Model of American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis', Journal of Infectious Diseases, 216, pp. 877 - 886, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jix416
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zenteno O; Zvietcovich F; Zapata D; Maruenda H; Valencia B; Llanos A; Arevalo J; Montero M; Lavarello R; Castaneda B, 2017, 'An Integrated Protocol for the Research and Monitoring of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis', IEEE Latin America Transactions, 15, pp. 2164 - 2170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TLA.2017.8070422
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jara M; Valencia BM; Adaui V; Alba M; Lau R; Arevalo J; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2016, 'Quantitative kinetoplast DNA assessment during treatment of mucosal leishmaniasis as a potential biomarker of outcome: A pilot study', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 94, pp. 107 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.15-0514
    Journal articles | 2015
    Suárez M; Valencia BM; Jara M; Alba M; Boggild AK; Dujardin JC; Llanos-Cuentas A; Arevalo J; Adaui V, 2015, 'Quantification of leishmania (Viannia) kinetoplast DNA in ulcers of cutaneous leishmaniasis reveals inter-site and intersampling variability in parasite load', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003936
    Journal articles | 2014
    Montalvo AM; Fraga J; Rodríguez O; Blanco O; Llanos-Cuentas A; García AL; Valencia BM; Muskus C; Van der Auwera G; Requena JM, 2014, 'Detection of Leishmania spp. based on the gene encoding HSP20', Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica, 31, pp. 635 - 643
    Journal articles | 2013
    Jara M; Adaui V; Valencia BM; Martinez D; Alba M; Castrillon C; Cruz M; Cruz I; Van Der Auwera G; Llanos-Cuentas A; Dujardin JC; Arevalo J, 2013, 'Real-time PCR assay for detection and quantification of Leishmania (Viannia) organisms in skin and mucosal lesions: Exploratory study of parasite load and clinical parameters', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51, pp. 1826 - 1833, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00208-13
    Journal articles | 2013
    Valencia BM; Miller D; Witzig RS; Boggild AK; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2013, 'Novel Low-Cost Thermotherapy for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Peru', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002196
    Journal articles | 2013
    Veland N; Valencia BM; Alba M; Adaui V; Llanos-Cuentas A; Arevalo J; Boggild AK, 2013, 'Case report: Simultaneous infection with Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis and L. (V.) lainsoni in a Peruvian patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 88, pp. 774 - 777, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.12-0594
    Journal articles | 2012
    Cipriani Thorne E; Bravo Muro G; Casas Castañeda J; Hurtado Arestegui A; Rodríguez Lay G; Olascoaga AC; Jhong M; Retamozo Arias JA; Valencia Arroyo B, 2012, 'Conversatorio clínico patológico en el Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza_2009-02.', Revista Medica Herediana, 20, pp. 110 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.20453/rmh.v20i2.991
    Journal articles | 2012
    Cipriani Thorne E; Lozano A; Asato C; Manrique A; Valencia Arroyo B, 2012, 'Conversatorio clínico patológico en el Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza_2009-03.', Revista Medica Herediana, 20, pp. 169 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.20453/rmh.v20i3.1018
    Journal articles | 2012
    Fraga J; Veland N; Montalvo AM; Praet N; Boggild AK; Valencia BM; Arévalo J; Llanos-Cuentas A; Dujardin JC; Van der Auwera G, 2012, 'Accurate and rapid species typing from cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis lesions of the New World', Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 74, pp. 142 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.06.010
    Journal articles | 2012
    Valencia BM; Veland N; Alba M; Adaui V; Arevalo J; Low DE; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2012, 'Non-Invasive Cytology Brush PCR for the Diagnosis and Causative Species Identification of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Peru', PLoS ONE, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0049738
    Journal articles | 2012
    Veland N; Boggild AK; Valencia C; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Van Der Auwera G; Dujardin JC; Arevalo J, 2012, 'Leishmania (Viannia) species identification on clinical samples from cutaneous leishmaniasis patients in Peru: Assessment of a molecular stepwise approach', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50, pp. 495 - 498, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.05061-11
    Journal articles | 2011
    Boggild AK; Ramos AP; Valencia BM; Veland N; Calderon F; Arevalo J; Low DE; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2011, 'Diagnostic performance of filter paper lesion impression PCR for secondarily infected ulcers and nonulcerative lesions caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49, pp. 1097 - 1100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02457-10
    Journal articles | 2011
    Boggild AK; Valencia BM; Veland N; Ramos AP; Calderon F; Arevalo J; Low DE; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2011, 'Non-invasive cytology brush pcr diagnostic testing in mucosal leishmaniasis: Superior performance to conventional biopsy with histopathology', PLoS ONE, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026395
    Journal articles | 2011
    Veland N; Espinosa D; Valencia BM; Ramos AP; Calderon F; Arevalo J; Low DE; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2011, 'Polymerase chain reaction detection of leishmania kDNA from the urine of Peruvian patients with cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 84, pp. 556 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0556
    Journal articles | 2010
    Boggild AK; Ramos AP; Espinosa D; Valencia BM; Veland N; Miranda-Verastegui C; Arevalo J; Low DE; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2010, 'Clinical and demographic stratification of test performance: A pooled analysis of five laboratory diagnostic methods for American cutaneous leishmaniasis', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 83, pp. 345 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0414
    Journal articles | 2010
    Boggild AK; Valencia BM; Espinosa D; Veland N; Ramos AP; Arevalo J; Llanos-Cuentas A; Low DE, 2010, 'Detection and species identification of Leishmania DNA from filter paper lesion impressions for patients with american cutaneous leishmaniasis', Clinical Infectious Diseases, 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/648730
  • Reports | 2020
    Bajis S; Bull R; Causer L; Kaldor J; Legrand N; Martinello M; McGregor S; Naruka E; Ronnachitand A; Valencia Arroyo B; Low N, 2020, Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1: technical report, World Health Organization, Geneve, https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/339773
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Challa P; Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2019, 'Interrogating the spectrum of bacterial pathogens in ulcers of cutaneous leishmaniasis', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 136 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.11.334
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Elmer Llanos A; Valencia B; Colunche C; Ramos AA; Alvarez F; Gayoso-Liviac O; Gayoso O, 2019, 'SEVERE MUCOSAL LEISHMANIASIS: CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS AND BRONCHOSCOPIC FINDINGS', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, MD, National Harbor, pp. 548 - 549, presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), MD, National Harbor, 20 November 2019 - 24 November 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000507364504495&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Shao E; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild A, 2019, 'SEQUENCE HETEROGENEITY IN LEISHMANIA RNA VIRUS-1 (LRV-1) DETECTED IN STRAINS OF LEISHMANIA VIANNIA SPP.', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, MD, National Harbor, pp. 401 - 402, presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), MD, National Harbor, 20 November 2019 - 24 November 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000507364504018&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild A, 2019, 'NOVEL DETECTION OF LEISHMANIA RNA VIRUS-1 (LRV-1) IN LEISHMANIA VIANNIA PANAMENSIS CLINICAL ISOLATES', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, MD, National Harbor, pp. 402 - 402, presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), MD, National Harbor, 20 November 2019 - 24 November 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000507364504020&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kariyawasam R; Gascon B; Mah J; Lau R; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2018, 'Spectrum of Bacterial Pathogens in Inflammatory and Non-Inflammatory Ulcers of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 306 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.04.4111
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild A, 2018, 'PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATION OF LEISHMANIA RNA VIRUS-1 (LRV-1) IN SEVERE AND NON-SEVERE PHENOTYPES OF AMERICAN TEGUMENTARY LEISHMANIASIS FROM PERU', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, LA, New Orleans, pp. 441 - 441, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM), LA, New Orleans, 28 October 2018 - 01 November 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461386604101&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2018, 'Prevalence and Association of Leishmania RNA Virus-1 (LRV-1) in Severe and Non-Severe Phenotypes of American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis from Peru', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 320 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.04.4143
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kariyawasam R; Mukkala A; Lau R; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2018, 'Influence of Leishmania RNA Virus-1 (LRV-1) on Virulence Factor RNA Transcript Expression of Leishmania Viannia spp', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 321 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.04.4145
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mukkala A; Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2018, 'Virulence Factor RNA Transcript Expression in Cultured Clinical Isolates of Leishmania Does Not Vary by Host Age', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 95 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.04.3639
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mukkala A; Lau R; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild A, 2018, 'COMPARISON OF WHOLE-GENOME SEQUENCING, SANGER SEQUENCING, AND RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM ANALYSIS FOR LEISHMANIA VIANNIA MIXED AND HYBRID INFECTION SPECIES IDENTIFICATION', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, LA, New Orleans, pp. 177 - 177, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM), LA, New Orleans, 28 October 2018 - 01 November 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461386602569&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Valencia B; Lau R; Kariyawasam R; Shao E; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2018, 'Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Intercurrent Fungal and Mycobacterial Infections', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 110 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.04.3669
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Kariyawasam R; Grewal J; Purssell A; Lau R; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2016, 'UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF LEISHMANIA RNA VIRUS-1 (LRV-1) IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF AMERICAN TEGUMENTARY LEISHMANIASIS USING A HUMAN MACROPHAGE MODEL', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, pp. 411 - 411, presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412851502830&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Kariyawasam R; Grewal J; Purssell A; Lau R; Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2016, 'UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF LEISHMANIA RNA VIRUS-1 (LRV-1) IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF AMERICAN TEGUMENTARY LEISHMANIASIS USING A HUMAN MACROPHAGE MODEL', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, pp. 411 - 411, presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412851502831&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Kariyawasam R; Lau R; Mah JK; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2016, 'SPECTRUM OF BACTERIAL PATHOGENS IN INFLAMMATORY CUTANEOUS ULCERS OF AMERICAN TEGUMENTARY LEISHMANIASIS', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, pp. 397 - 397, presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412851502787&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Valencia BM; Lau R; Kariyawasam R; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2016, 'VALIDATION OF POINT-OF-CARE MOLECULAR TESTING FOR DIAGNOSIS OF ULCERS DUE TO LEISHMANIA, FUNGI AND MYCOBACTERIA', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, pp. 162 - 162, presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412851502038&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Casas L; Treuillet S; Valencia B; Llanos A; Castañeda B, 2015, 'Low-cost uncalibrated video-based tool for tridimensional reconstruction oriented to assessment of chronic wounds', in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2070999
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Valencia BM; Zvietcovich F; Lavarello RJ; Boggild AK; Castaneda B; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2015, 'ELECTRONIC VOLUMETRIC ASSESSMENT DURING SODIUM STIBOGLUCONATE THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS: A PROMISING TECHNIQUE USING DIGITAL 3D MODELS', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 584 - 584, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412844104138&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Lau R; Valencia B; Ralevski F; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2014, 'Validation of a leishmania RNA virus-1 detection assay in a non-endemic setting', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 162 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.760
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Lau R; Valencia B; Ralevski F; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2014, 'Validation of a molecular diagnostic algorithm for leishmania detection in a non-endemic setting', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 162 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.761
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Valencia B; Jara M; Adaui V; Chantry M; Alba M; Ramos A; Arevalo J; Llanos-Cuentas A; Boggild AK, 2014, 'Controversial role of leishmania RNA virus as a determinant of pathogenicity in human leishmaniasis', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. 165 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.767
    Conference Papers | 2012
    2012, 'A 3D assessment tool for accurate volume measurement for monitoring the evolution of cutaneous leishmaniasis wounds.', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, pp. 2025 - 2028
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Veland N; Boggild A; Valencia C; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Van der Auwera G; Dujardin J-C; Arevalo J, 2011, 'Leishmania (Viannia) species identification on clinical samples from cutaneous leishmaniasis in Peru: assessment of a PCR step-wise approach', in TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 217 - 217, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000295519100644&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Nunez J; De los Santos M; Tsukayama P; Soberon V; Valencia B; Llanos-Cuentas A; Bacon DJ; Graf PC, 2010, 'DEVELOPMENT OF A REAL-TIME POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION ASSAY FOR IDENTIFICATION OF THE CAUSAL AGENTS OF LEISHMANIASIS IN PERU', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, pp. 205 - 206, presented at 59th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 03 November 2010 - 07 November 2010, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000295819701058&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Valencia B; Diaz P; Ponce O; Ramos A; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2010, 'Usefulness of Montenegro skin test for the diagnosis of Mucosal Leishmaniasis', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. E361 - E362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2010.02.425
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Valencia B; Veland N; Arevalo J; Llanos-Cuentas A; Dujardin J-C, 2010, 'Molecular diagnosis of American tegumentary leishmaniasis with minimally invasive samples', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, pp. E370 - E370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2010.02.443
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Valencia BM; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2010, 'PROPHYLACTIC STEROID THERAPY FOR SAFE AMBULATORY TREATMENT OF SEVERE MUCOSAL LEISHMANIASIS', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, pp. 69 - 69, presented at 59th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 03 November 2010 - 07 November 2010, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000295819700232&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Valencia BM; Miller DA; Witzig R; Llanos-Cuentas A, 2010, 'HAND-HELD EXO-CRYSTALLIZATION THERMOTHERAPY AS A PROMISING ALTERNATIVE FOR AMERICAN CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, pp. 206 - 206, presented at 59th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 03 November 2010 - 07 November 2010, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000295819701059&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

2022 - 2023: Kirby Institute Emerging Investigator Awards, UNSW ($ 7,000). Proposal: HESN-HCV: untangling the genetic basis of hepatitis C infection resistance.

2018 - 2022: PhD Scientia Scholarship, UNSW ($40,000 yearly stipend and annual educational fees of $43,440).

2016 - 2017: Grants for Innovation, Science, and Technology – Peruvian Government (US$ 125,000). Proposal: Early ultrasonographic detection of treatment response in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis patients.

2016 - 2017: Gorgas Memorial Foundation Research Grant Award, UAB, USA ($ 27,000). Proposal: Point of Care testing for confirmatory diagnosis of Tegumentary Leishmaniasis: usefulness of two molecular approaches in endemic villages from Peru.

2015 - 2016: Fogarty Global Health Fellows (Grant 5R25TW009340-04), USA ($ 82,000). Proposal: Parasite density as a biomarker of therapeutic response in cutaneous leishmaniasis: A multidisciplinary study based on volumetric and parasite load estimations.

2023: Grant Writing Award, International Union of Immunological Societies. First prize in the grant writing competition held during the course “Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Responses”. Proposal title: Elucidating the Influence of Epigenetic Regulation on Immune Cells in the Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC). Kerala, India, October 2023.

2023: Travel Award, International Union of Immunological Societies. Full scholarship to participate in the “Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Responses” course. Kerala, India, October 2023.

2020 - 2021: Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) funding for conference travel, UNSW ($ 2,800). To participate in the Genomics and Clinical Virology course, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

2018 - 2019: Exchange Fellowships for early career researchers, Sydney partnership for health education research and enterprise (SPHERE) ($ 5,000). Proposal: Next Generation Sequencing for Detection and Identification of neglected viral pathogens in low-income settings.

My Teaching

Tutor – Clinical Immunology (PATH3209), UNSW Sydney, School of Medical Sciences                                                         July 2021 - Present

Tutor – Musculoskeletal diseases (PATH3207), UNSW Sydney, School of Medical Sciences                                                   July 2021 - Present

Tutor – Cancer Pathology (PATH3206), UNSW Sydney, School of Medical Sciences                                                            July 2021 

Course Facilitator – Society and Health / Health maintenance A-B (Phase 1 courses), UNSW Sydney, School of Medicine                 February 2020 - 2021

Mentor – Molecular Basis of Disease (PATH3205), UNSW Sydney, School of Medical Sciences                                               February 2020 - Present

Lecturer – Gorgas Course of Infectious Diseases, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA.                                  February 2012 - February 2018