monika gulia-nuss

Monika Gulia-Nuss

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Biochemistry


My research program investigates the fundamental questions related to vector biology and vector-parasite interaction. I am particularly interested in aspects of invertebrate reproductive physiology, nutrient allocation, and vector competence and population genomics.


B.S. Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India, 1997
M.S. Maharshi Dayanand University, 1999
Ph.D. Maharshi Dayanand University, 2006


Publications are listed below.

Book Chapter(s)

Tick chromosome mapping. In: Protocols for Cytogenetic Mapping of Arthropod Genomes


Ed: Igor Sharakov. CRC Press publishing

Monika Gulia-Nuss, Jason Meyer and Catherine Hill


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.

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.

Effects of the botanical insecticide, Toosendanin, on blood digestion and egg production by female Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae): Topical application and ingestion


J Med Entomol 50(1):112-21

Zhiquing Ma, Monika Gulia-Nuss, Xing Zhang and Mark R Brown

Ovary ecdysteroidogenic hormone functions independently of the insulin receptor in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti


Biochem Mol Biol. 43(12):1100-1108

Animesh Dhara, Jai-Hoon Eum, Anne E Robertson, Monika Gulia-Nuss, Kevin J. Vogel, Rolf Graf, Kevin D. Clark, Mark R. Brown, Michael R. Strand.

Targeting gene activity to the female larval fat body of transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquito


Insect Mol Biol 22(1):18-30

Daniel C Totten, Mai Vuong, Oksana.V. Litvinova, Umesh K Jinwal, Monika Gulia- Nuss, Robert A Harrell and Helen BeneŇ°

Insulin-like peptides and the target of rapamycin pathway coordinately regulate blood digestion and egg maturation in the mosquito, Aedes aegypti.


PLoS One 6 (5) e20401

Monika Gulia-Nuss, Anne E Robertson, Mark R Brown and Michael R Strand

Ovary ecdysteroidogenic hormone activates egg maturation in the mosquito, Georgecraigius atropalpus, after adult eclosion or a blood meal.


Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3758-3767

Monika Gulia-Nuss, Eum, J.-H., Strand, M. R., and Brown, M.

Effect of anti-fat body antibodies on reproductive capacity of mosquito Anopheles stephensi and transmission blocking of Plasmodium vivax.


Ind J Exp Biol 49: 479-482

Monika Gulia-Nuss, Aditya Mundhalia and S.K. Gakhar.

Two insulin-like peptide family members from the mosquito Aedes aegypti exhibit differential biological and receptor binding activities


Mol Cell Endocrinol 328 (1-2): 47-55

Zhimou Wen, Monika Gulia, Animesh Dhara, Kevin D. Clarke, Joe W. Crim, Michael R. Strand and Mark R. Brown.

An Insulin-like peptide regulates egg maturation and metabolism in the mosquito Aedes aegypti


Proc Natl Acad Sciences, USA 105 (15):5716-5721

Mark R. Brown; Kevin D. Clark, Monika Gulia, Zhangwu Zhao, Stephen F. Garczynski, Joe W. Crim, Richard J. Suderman and Michael R. Strand

Anti-mosquito salivary glands antibodies reduce the fecundity of A. stephensi and inhibit the development of malaria parasite in mosquito


J Immunol Immunopathol 5(2): 49-52.

Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar

Anti-mosquito larval antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta).


J Immunol Immunopatho 5(2): 19-22.

Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar

Blocking of malaria parasite development in mosquito and fecundity reduction by midgut antibodies in Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae)


Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 55 (2):63-70

Suneja, A, Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar (

Effect of anti-mosquito haemolymph antibodies after first gonotropic cycle on fecundity of malaria vector A. stephensi and on transmission blocking of malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax.


Ind J Biotech 2: 543- 548

Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar

Polypeptides pattern in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi, (Diptera : Culicidae) fed upon immunized blood causing fecundity reduction


Ind J Exp Biol 41: 94-96

Monika Gulia, Gakhar, S.K., and T. Adak

Constitutively and blood meal induced ovarian proteins during gonotropic cycles in malaria vector A.stephensi (Diptera: Insecta)


Entomon. 27: 255-260

Gakhar, S.K., H.K. Shandilya and Monika Gulia

Effect of anti-mosquito haemolymph antibodies on reproductive capacity and on infectivity of malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax to malaria vector A. stephensi


Jap J Infect Dis 55 (3): 78- 82.

Monika Gulia, Suneja, A and S.K.Gakhar

Anti-mosquito egg antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta).


J Immunol Immunopath 3 (2): 53-56.

Gakhar, S.K. and Monika Gulia

Anti-mosquito ovary antibodies reduce the fecundity of Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta)


Jap J Infect Dis 54(5):181-183

Gakhar, S.K. Jhamb, A., Monika Gulia and Dixit, R.

Seasonal distribution of Anopheline mosquitoes and epidemiology of malaria in Rohtak District, Haryana, India.


Pranikee-J.Zoo. Soc Orissa, 79-86

S.K.Gakhar, Vandana, V.Yadav, Rajnikant and Monika Gulia