Monika Gulia-Nuss: Vector-parasite interaction: examining mosquitoes and ticks

Monika Gulia-Nuss

Title

Vector-parasite interaction: examining mosquitoes and ticks

Mentor

Monika Gulia-Nuss

Department

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bio sketch

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.

Project overview

My research program investigates the fundamental questions related to the biology of vectors of medical and veterinary importance such as mosquitoes and ticks. Research projects in the Gulia-Nuss lab span multiple disciplines including population biology, omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics), epigenetics, and vaccine/diagnostics. Major projects are focused on understanding double-stranded DNA break repair mechanisms in ticks, genome-editing using CRISPR/Cas9-based knockout/knock-in to identify candidate genes to interrupt tick feeding (disrupting pathogen transmission to humans), anti-tick vaccine development, and mosquito sensory biology.

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