Department: Obstetricia y Ginecología, Pediatría, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Toxicología, Medicina Legal y Forense y Parasitología

Research institute: IUETSPC institute

Area: Parasitology

Research group: Investigación en parasitología

Research group: Ecología de Comunidades Marinas y Conservación


Research field: Ciencias de la Salud

Doctor by the Universidad de La Laguna with the thesis Estudios de amebas de vida libre del genero acanthamoeba en las islas canarias 2006. Supervised by Dr. Mariano Hernández Ferrer, Dr. Antonio Ortega Rivas.

Jacob Lorenzo Morales presents a h index of 38with more than 4000 cites, being more than 3000 after the year 2015. He has published more than 220 articles in JCR indexed journals in the fields of Tropical Medicine, Parasitology and Protozoology and has presented more than 300 communications in national and international congresses. He has been international congress and workshops organizer in the field of Free Living Amoebae. Moreover, he has act as referee for international grants and for more than 250 manuscripts in journals such as PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy among others. In 2013 he was granted the individual prize "Joven Canarias 2013" and second prize in 2015 of the edition "Premios Talento y Compromiso de Cajasiete" and in 2020, the Internationalization award of the University of La Laguna. He participated in Acanthamoeba genome project, data which were published in Genome Biology in 2013, which has been cited more than 300 times. He has supervised 15 PhD thesis and 20 Masters thesis.