Valeri Vasquez

Valeri Vasquez
University of California, Berkeley | UCB · Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) & Energy and Resources Group (ERG)

Master of Science

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As anthropogenic factors contribute to the introduction and expansion of new and established vector species, the geographic incidence of mosquito-borne disease is shifting. Computer simulations, informed by field data where possible, facilitate the cost-effective evaluation of available public health interventions and are a powerful tool for inform...
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Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria continue to pose a major global health burden, and the impact of currently-available interventions is stagnating. Consequently, there is interest in novel tools to control these diseases, including gene drive-modified mosquitoes. As these tools continue to be refined, decisions on whether to implement them in...
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Vector-borne diseases such as malaria continue to pose a major global health burden, accounting for over 700,000 deaths annually. Despite the success of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) at reducing the malaria burden, the impact of these and other currently available tools is now stagnating. Consequently, there is interest in novel vec...
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Functional, usable, and maintainable open-source software is increasingly essential to scientific research, but there is a large variation in formal training for software development and maintainability. Here, we propose 10 “rules” centered on 2 best practice components: clean code and testing. These 2 areas are relatively straightforward and provi...
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The health impacts of climate change are substantial and represent a primary motivating factor to mitigate climate change. However, the health impacts in economic models that estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide (SC‐CO2) have generally been made in isolation from health experts and have never been rigorously evaluated. Version 3.10 of the Fra...
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A systematic and reproducible “workflow”—the process that moves a scientific investigation from raw data to coherent research question to insightful contribution—should be a fundamental part of academic data-intensive research practice. In this paper, we elaborate basic principles of a reproducible data analysis workflow by defining 3 phases: the E...
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The discovery of CRISPR-based gene editing and its application to homing-based gene drive has been greeted with excitement, for its potential to control mosquito-borne diseases on a wide scale, and concern, for the invasiveness and potential irreversibility of a release. At the same time, CRISPR-based gene editing has enabled a range of self-limiti...
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Banning fishing in warming coastal waters and limiting tourism and construction on land will help to protect marine mammals and seabirds. Banning fishing in warming coastal waters and limiting tourism and construction on land will help to protect marine mammals and seabirds.
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Traditional data science education often omits training on research workflows: the process that moves a scientific investigation from raw data to coherent research question to insightful contribution. In this paper, we elaborate basic principles of a reproducible data analysis workflow by defining three phases: the Exploratory, Refinement, and Poli...
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Information about genetic engineering (GE) for vector control in the United States is disseminated primarily in English, though non-English speakers are equally, and in some geographic regions even more affected by such technologies. Non-English-speaking publics should have equal access to such information, which is especially critical when the tec...
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In this work, we present our framework with applications to various novel gene-drive systems such as: reciprocal chromosomal translocations, toxin-antidote-based underdominant systems. In doing so, we show how our model can be used to answer relevant questions in the field of mosquito-borne diseases elimination, such as: how to make fair comparison...
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Malaria, dengue, Zika, and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world. The advent of CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing and its demonstrated ability to streamline the development of gene drive systems has reignited interest in the application of this technology to the control of mosquitoes and...
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Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) have become critical tools for assessing the costs and benefits of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Three models currently inform the social cost of carbon dioxide (SCCO2, the net present value of damages from one additional ton of CO2) used by the US federal government, several states, and Canada. He...

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