andrew nuss

Andrew Nuss

Assistant Professor


My research interests are focused on the physiology of neurohormonal signaling in insects of agricultural, medical, and veterinary importance. I am particularly interested in peptide hormones of the gut and their role in insect behavior, digestion, and nutrient storage. Projects include insecticide discovery by targeting peptide receptors and physiological functions of peptide hormones produced in the insect gut and nervous system.


B.S., Entomology, Purdue University, 1998
M.S., Entomology, Purdue University, 2000
Ph.D., Entomology, University of Georgia, 2008


Publications are listed below.

Book Chapter(s)


The highly improved genome of with X and Y pseudochromosomes


Life science alliance 6

Andrew B Nuss, Johnathan S Lomas, Jeremiah B Reyes, Omar Garcia-Cruz, Wenlong Lei, Arvind Sharma, Michael N Pham, Saransh Beniwal, Mia L Swain, Molly McVicar, Isaac Amankona Hinne, Xingtan Zhang, Won C Yim, Monika Gulia-Nuss

Insulin-Like Peptide Signaling in Mosquitoes: The Road Behind and the Road Ahead.


Front Endocrinol

Sharma A, Nuss AB, Gulia-Nuss M.

Comparative pharmacological characterization of D1-like dopamine receptors from Anopheles gambiae, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus suggests pleiotropic signaling in mosquito vector lineages.


Parasites and Vectors 9:192. doi:10.1186/s13071-016-1477-6

Hill CA, Doyle TB, Nuss AB, Ejendal KFK, Meyer JM, Watts VJ

Genomic insights into the Ixodes scapularis tick vector of Lyme disease


Nature Communications 7. doi:10.1038/ncomms10507

Gulia-Nuss M, Nuss AB, Meyer, JM, et al.

Dopamine receptor antagonists as new mode-of-action insecticide leads for control of Aedes and Culex mosquito vectors.


PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(3): e0003515. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003515

Nuss AB, Ejendal KFK, Doyle TB, Meyer JM, Lang EG, Watts VJ, Hill CA

Evaluation of AaDOP2 receptor antagonists reveals antidepressants and antipsychotics as novel lead molecules for control of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti.


Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 352(1):53-60. doi: 10.1124/jpet.114.219717

Conley JM, Meyer JM, Nuss AB, Doyle TB, Savinov SN, Hill CA, Watts VJ

Human IGF1 extends lifespan and enhances resistance to Plasmodium falciparum infection in the malaria vector Anopheles stephensi.


Journal of Experimental Biology 216(Pt 2):208-17. doi: 10.1242/jeb.078873

Drexler A, Nuss AB, Hauck E, Glennon E, Cheung K, Brown MR, Luckhart S

Insulin-like peptides in the mosquito Anopheles stephensi: Identification and expression in response to diet and infection with Plasmodium falciparum.


General and Comparative Endocrinology 173:303-312.

Marquez AG, Pietri JE, Smithers HM, Nuss AB, Antonova Y, Drexler AL, Riehle MA, Brown MR, Luckhart S

Neuropeptide F and the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea: a midgut peptide revisited.


Peptides 32:483-492.

Huang Y, Crim JW, Nuss AB, Brown MR

Molecular Characterization of Neuropeptide F from the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae).


Peptides 31:419-428.

Nuss AB, Forschler BT, Crim, JW, TeBrugge V, Pohl J, Brown MR

Distribution of Neuropeptide F-like Immunoreactivity in the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae).


Journal of Insect Science 8:68.

Nuss AB, Forschler BT, Crim, JW, Brown MR

Continuous monitoring of the trail behavior of the black carpenter ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).


Sociobiology 45: 597-618.

Nuss AB, Suiter DR, Bennett GW