Outcomes

Publications

(Bold names indicate REU student participant)

  • Vasquez, D., A. Willoughby & A.K. Davis.  2015.  Fighting while parasitized: can nematode infections affect the outcome of staged combat in beetles? PLoS ONE 0(4): e0121614. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121614 [online]
  • Calderon, L. & A.K. Davis. 2016.  Observations of Steinernema nematode and tachinid fly parasites in Horned Passalus Beetles, Odontataenius disjunctus, from Georgia, U.S.A. Comparative Parasitology 83:263-266.
  • Davis, A.K., D. Vasquez, J. LeFeuvre, S. Sims, M. Craft & A. Vizurraga.  2016.  Parasite manipulation of its host’s physiological reaction to acute stress: experimental results from a natural beetle-nematode system.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90:273-280.
  • Schatz, A.M., A.M. Kramer &  J.M. Drake. 2017.  Accuracy of climate-based forecasts of pathogen spread.  Royal Society Open Science 4:160975.
  • Kieran, T.J., N. Gottdenker, C.P. Varian, A. Saldana, N. Means, D. Owens, J.E. Calzada & T.C. Glenn.  2017.  Blood-meal source characterization using Illumina sequencing in the Chagas disease vector Rhodnius pallescens (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in Panama.  Journal of Medical Entomology 54:1786-1789.
  • Erazo, D., J. Cordovez, C. Cabrera, J.E. Calzada, A. Saldana & N.L. Gottdenker.  2017.  Modelling the influence of host community composition in a sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi system.  Parasitology 144:1881-1889.
  • Satterfield, D.A., S. Altizer, M. Williams & R.J. Hall.  2017.  Environmental persistence influences infection dynamics for a butterfly pathogen.  PLoS ONE 12(1):e0169982.
  • Austin, L, S.A. Budischak, J. Ramadhin, E.P. Hoberg, A. Abrams, A.E. Jolles & V. Ezenwa.  2017.  A comparison of two methods for quantifying parasitic nematode fecundity.  Parasitology Research 116:1597-1602.
  • Murdock, C.C., M.V. Evans, T.D. McClanahan, K.L. Miazgowicz & B. Tesla.  2017.  Fine-scale variation in microclimate across an urban landscape shapes variation in mosquito population dynamics and the potential of Aedes albopictus to transmit arboviral disease.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11(5):e0005640.
  • Yabsley, M.J., R.E.T. Vanstreels, E.S. Martinsen, A.G. Wickson, A.E. Holland, S.M. Hernandez, A.T. Thompson, S.L. Perkins, et al.  2018.  Parasitaemia data and molecular characterization of Haemosporida.  Malaria Journal 17:12.

Conference presentations

(Bold names indicate REU student participant)

  • Mullen M.J., S. Coker, S. Sumner, C. Cooper, and M.J. Yabsley. 2013. Host factors associated with blood parasite infections in aquatic turtles in Georgia. Young Scholars Symposium, Athens, GA
  • Coker S.M., S.M. Sumner, L.V. Raytchev, J.L. McGuire, M. Mullen, C. Cooper, S.C. Sterrett, J.C. Abrams, J.C. Wlodkowski, L.L. Smith, L. Lipscei, A.D. Mercurio, S.M. Hernandez, and M.J. Yabsley. 2013. Effects of basking behavior on prevalence and parasitemia levels of haemogregarines in freshwater turtles. International Wildlife Disease Association meeting. Knoxville, TN
  • Miller, P. and A.W. Park. 2013. The Perfect Storm: Factors that lead to increased transmission and drug resistance emergence of heartworm in the United States. Student Research Symposium, Gustavus Adolphus College.
  • Miller, P. and A.W. Park. 2013. The Perfect Storm: Factors that lead to increased transmission and drug resistance emergence of heartworm in the United States. NIMBIOS Undergraduate Research Conference at the interface of Math and Biology, Knoxville, TN.
  • Cabrera, C. & N.Gottdenker.  2014.  Modeling Chagas disease vector infection prevalence: incorporating life history characteristics and community composition.  Presentation at Kalamazoo College.
  • Gray, D. 2014. Quantifying the performance of spatial and temporal early warning signals of disease elimination. MBI Undergraduate Capstone Conference. August 11-15, 2014, Columbus, OH.
  • Miller, P. and A.W. Park. 2014. The Perfect Storm: Factors that lead to increased transmission and drug resistance emergence of heartworm in the United States. Midwest Mathematical Biology Conference, La Crosse, WI.
  • Gray, D. & J.M. Drake. 2014. Quantifying the Performance of Spatial and Temporal Early Warning Signals of Disease Elimination. American Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. November 12-15, 2014, San Antonio, TX.
  • Gray, D. & J.M. Drake.  Quantifying the Performance of Spatial and Temporal Early Warning Signals of Disease Elimination. 2015 VSU Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Petersburg, VA.  March 27, 2015.
  • Vasquez, D. & A. Davis. Fighting While Parasitized: Can Nematode Infections Affect the Outcome of Staged Combat in Beetles? American Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. November 12-15, 2014, San Antonio, TX.
  • Williams, M.-K. 2014. Spore Persistence in the Environment Drives Infection Dynamics of a Butterfly Pathogen. IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Conference. November 7-14, 2014 Fayetteville, AK. First place award for oral presentation.
  • Holley A, I Buchta, K Buck, S Sapp, and MJ Yabsley. 2014. Prevalence of Baylisascaris procyonis in wild rodent populations in Northeast Georgia. Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium, Athens GA
  • Holley A, I Buchta, K Buck, S Sapp, and MJ Yabsley. 2014.  Prevalence of Baylisascaris procyonis in wild rodent populations in  Northeast Georgia. Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Ithaca, NY.
  • Holley A, I Buchta, K Buck, S Sapp, and MJ Yabsley. 2014. Prevalence of Baylisascaris procyonis in wild rodent populations in Northeast Georgia. Georgia Veterinary Scholars Research Day, Athens, GA
  • Means, Nicholas.  Next generation sequencing, Trypanosome detection, and Blood meal analysis in Rhodnius pallescens.  Oklahoma State LSAMP Research Symposium, Oct. 13, 2014, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
  • Owens, D. 2014. Chagas disease reservoir identification and the next-generation DNA sequencing technique.  Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.  San Antonio, TX.
  • Vasquez, D. & Davis, A.K. Can Nematode Infections Affect the Outcome of Staged Combat in Beetles? National Conference of Undergraduate Research at Eastern Washington University. April 16-18, 2015, Cheney, Washington.
  • Humphrey, T., T. Dallas, & J.M. Drake. 2015. Effects of pH and Temperature Variability on Pathogen Development & Population Survival in Daphnia. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. February 19-21, 2015, Washington D.C.
  • Miller, P & J.M. Drake. 2015.Using the Power Ratio as an Early Warning Signal to Detect Critical Transitions for Disease Emergence and Eradication. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. February 19-21, 2015, Washington D.C.
  • Smith, A. 2015. Development of Mathematical Models for a T7 Phage-E. coli System with Vaccination Strategy Implementation. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. February 19-21, 2015, Washington D.C.
  • Williams, M.-K., S. Altizer, R. Hall, & D. Satterfield. 2015. Spore Persistence in the Environment Drives Infection Dynamics of a Butterfly Pathogen. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. February 19-21, 2015, Washington D.C.
  • Moan, E., P.R. Stephens, J.L. Gittleman. 2015. Host Breadth of Parasites in Ungulates and Carnivores. Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. February 19-21, 2015, Washington D.C.
  • P. R. Stephens, E. Price, S. Altizer, J. Gittleman, S. Huang. 2015. Parasite sharing in wild ungulates and their predators: the effects of phylogeny, range overlap, and tropic links.  100th Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
  • Satterfield, D.A., S. Altizer, R.J. Hall & M.-K. Williams. 2015. Parasite persistence in the environment drives infection dynamics for a butterfly host. 100th Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
  • Ramadhin, J., &  S. Budischak. 2015. Who Wins When Worms Compete? Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. February 19-21, 2015, Washington D.C.
  • Kaul, R, A. Smith & J.M. Drake.  Development of deterministic and stochastic models for a T7 phage-E. coli system with vaccination strategy implementation.  EEID Annual Conference, 28 May 2015, Athens, GA, USA.
  • Schneider, A., A. Majewska, S. Altizer and R.J. Hall.  Foraging behavior, infection status and parasite transmission in a wild monarch population. The Wildlife Society , Manitoba, Canada,  October 2015.
  • Schneider, A., A. Majewska, S. Altizer, and R.J. Hall.  Foraging behavior, infection status and parasite transmission in a wild monarch population. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.  January 2016.
  • Majewska, A., A. Schneider, S. Altizer & R. Hall.  Sexual transfer of spores drives high prevalence of a protozoan parasite in monarch butterflies.  Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease Conference, Cornell University, June 2-6, 2016.
  • Gray, D. & J.M. Drake. Quantifying the Performance of Spatial and Temporal Early Warning Signals of Disease Elimination.  2015 VSU Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, VSU Campus, Petersburg, March 27, 2015.
  • Coon, K.L., Lacy, K., Meli, S.B., Brown, M. R., Strand, M.R. 2015. Specific gut bacteria promote autogeny in mosquitoes. Keystone Symposium on ’The Arthropod Vector: the Controller of Transmission. Taos, NM.
  • Frogoso, K., S. Connelly, and J. Winter. 2015. Using environmental and natural history traits to predict on-going global amphibian die-offs. poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7.
  • Frogoso, K., and S. Connelly. 2016. Using environmental and natural history traits to predict on-going global amphibian die-offs. Poster. Annual Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UALR, April 11.
  • Frogoso, K., and S. Connelly. 2016. Using environmental and natural history traits to predict on-going global amphibian die-offs. Poster. 100th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Fayetteville, AR, April 1-2.
  • McClanahan, T. & C. Murdock.  2016.  Microclimate effects on Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.  Arkansas LSAMP Conference.
  • McClanahan, T. & C. Murdock.  2016.  Microclimate effects on Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Annual Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UALR, April 11.
  • Lodge, E. and J. M. Drake. February 25, 2016. “Protective Population Behavior Change in Outbreaks of Emerging Infectious Disease.” Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC.
  • Solano, N.  Mapping autochthonous transmission potential of Chikungunya Virus in the United States.  Agnes Scott College Spring Annual Research Conference. April 2016
  • Wickson A, JC Beasley, AE Holland, E Martinsen, C West, AL Bryan, CA Cleveland, E Jolly, SM Herandez, and MJ Yabsley. 2016. Widespread occurrence of a novel lineage of an avian haemosporidian in a New World Vulture. Southeastern Society of Parasitology, Fort Mill SC.
  • Wildauer, T. & J.M. Drake.  2016.  Visualizing the effect of interventions during the 2014-2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak.  Minnesota Private College Council Scholars Showcase.
  • Seguel, Munoz, Mendiola, Muller, Howerth and Gottdenker .The role of the immune response on the survival of South American fur seals (Arctocephalus australis) to hookworm infection. Poster presented at international meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association in Ithaca, NY. 2016.
  • Jones, L., M. Evans & C. Murdock.  How does overall population density and temperature affect the fecundity of female Ae. aegypti mosquitoes? Special Symposium: Population Biology of Infectious Diseases, Athens, GA, February 24, 2018.
  • Hintz, C.W., E.K. Cook & C.C. Murdock.  Abiotic and biotic factors’ impact on Aedes albopictus vectorial capacity.  Special Symposium: Population Biology of Infectious Diseases, Athens, GA, February 24, 2018.
  • Weins, A., B. McKay & A. Handel. Inoculum dose dependency of infection outcome in influenza challenge studies.  Mathematical Association of America, Kansas section meeting. April 2018.
  • Weins, A., B. McKay & A. Handel. Inoculum dose dependency of infection outcome in influenza challenge studies. ASTMH annual meeting (abstract submitted). October 2018.