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Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

Physical Address:
Integrated Research and Innovation Center
685 South Line Street, Rm 315

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1122
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1122

Phone: 208-885-0937

Email: chhe@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/chhe

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2329
Moscow, ID 83844-2329

Phone: 208-885-6277

Email: eppn@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/eppn

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News and Events

International Year of Plant Health 2020

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment and boost economic development.

International Year of Plant Health 2020

The 2020 Smithsonian Botanical Symposium in Washington, D.C. is on May 15, 2020 titled “The good, the bad and the complicated.” This event will take place at National Museum of Natural History and is organized by the Smithsonian's Department of Botany and the United States Botanic Garden. Abstracts due April 10, 2020, registration is $5 per participant, email: sbs@si.edu for more information. https://usbg.doubleknot.com/event/2020-smithsonian-botanical-symposium/2627079


Glen StevensGlen Stevens, a member of CHHE, was awarded a seed grant under the Blazing Trails Abroad program to design a new general education science course, "Rainforest to Reef in Belize." The semester-long, seminar-style course will be offered in the spring of 2022 and is paired with a two-week tropical study abroad.

Course content and field visits will focus on key aspects of tropical ecology as it pertains to disease biology, while explicitly considering relevant social and economic concerns relevant to disease ecology and management.

Throughout the semester students will learn about the tropical disease ecology focusing on key aspects of diseases affecting humans, domesticated animals, wildlife and plants. The study abroad portion of the course will include habitat assessments, vector abundance determination, species identification and curation of specimens. In addition, students will meet with in-country experts across a range of tropical habitats (urban, semi-urban, rural and marine). Assistance setting up appropriate internships will be available to interested students after completing the on-campus course.

Email Kate Wray Chettri in the International Programs Office to learn more about the Blazing Trails Abroad program or faculty-led education abroad programs.

Second Place at ESA

Dean Taylor 2019Dean Taylor received second place in the graduate student research competition at the November 2019 meeting of the Entomological Society of America in St. Louis, Missouri, for his oral presentation titled, “Larval exposure to abscisic acid alters adult female Anopheles stephensi life history traits.” Dean is graduating with his master’s in entomology under the guidance of Professor Shirley Luckhart in December 2019. Congratulations, Dean. 


IVIS Imaging Service Center Technology Access Grants (TAG) available — Apply today

Applications are now open for technology access grants to support experimental research using fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging technology through supervised use of the IVIS Lumina III. Learn more.

  • Driskell I, O'Connor RM. Production and Purification of Functional Cryptosporidium Glycoproteins by Heterologous Expression in Toxoplasma gondii. Methods Mol Biol. 2020;2052:87-102. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9748-0_6. PubMed PMID: 31452158.
  • Clark RE, Basu S, Lee BW, Crowder DW. Tri-trophic interactions mediate the spread of a vector-borne plant pathogen. Ecology. 2019 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2879. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31482568.
  • Dandurand LM, Zasada IA, Wang X, Mimee B, De Jong W, Novy R, Whitworth J, Kuhl JC. Current Status of Potato Cyst Nematodes in North America. Annu Rev Phytopathol. 2019 Aug 25;57:117-133. doi: 10.1146/annurev-phyto-082718-100254. Epub 2019 May 17. PubMed PMID: 31100997.
  • Thomas CE, Burton ES, Brunner JL. Environmental Drivers of Questing Activity of Juvenile Black-Legged Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae): Temperature, Desiccation Risk, and Diel Cycles. J Med Entomol. 2019 Aug 2. pii: tjz126. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjz126. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31370063.
  • Futse JE, Buami G, Kayang BB, Koku R, Palmer GH, Graça T, Noh SM. Sequence and immunologic conservation of Anaplasma marginale OmpA within strains from Ghana as compared to the predominant OmpA variant. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 10;14(7):e0217661. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217661. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31291256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6619652.
  • Marx HE, Richards M, Johnson GM, Tank DC. Increasing phylogenetic stochasticity at high elevations on summits across a remote North American wilderness. Am J Bot. 2019 Jul;106(7):958-970. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1328. Epub 2019 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 31291472.
  • Borowiec ML. Convergent Evolution of the Army Ant Syndrome and Congruence in Big-Data Phylogenetics. Syst Biol. 2019 Jul 1;68(4):642-656. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syy088. PubMed PMID: 30605547.
  • Williams JE, Carrothers JM, Lackey KA, Beatty NF, Brooker SL, Peterson HK, Steinkamp KM, York MA, Shafii B, Price WJ, McGuire MA, McGuire MK. Strong Multivariate Relations Exist Among Milk, Oral, and Fecal Microbiomes in Mother-Infant Dyads During the First Six Months Postpartum. J Nutr. 2019 Jun 1;149(6):902-914. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxy299. PubMed PMID: 31063198; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6543206.
  • Goodman AG, Rasmussen AL. Editorial: Host-Pathogen Interactions During Arboviral Infections. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019 Mar 26;9:77. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00077. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30972308; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6443840.
  • Graça T, Ku PS, Silva MG, Turse JE, Hammac GK, Brown WC, Palmer GH, Brayton KA. Segmental Variation in a Duplicated msp2 Pseudogene Generates Anaplasma marginale Antigenic Variants. Infect Immun. 2019 Jan 24;87(2). pii: e00727-18. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00727-18. Print 2019 Feb. PubMed PMID: 30455197; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6346141.
  • Lemon A, Silva-Rohwer A, Sagawa J, Vadyvaloo V. Co-infection Assay to Determine Yersinia pestis Competitive Fitness in Fleas. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;2010:153-166. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9541-7_11. PubMed PMID: 31177437.
  • Gonzalez AJ, Ijezie EC, Balemba OB, Miura TA. Attenuation of Influenza A Virus Disease Severity by Viral Coinfection in a Mouse Model. J Virol. 2018 Nov 12;92(23). pii: e00881-18. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00881-18. Print 2018 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 30232180; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6232468.
  • Shaw DK, Tate AT, Schneider DS, Levashina EA, Kagan JC, Pal U, Fikrig E, Pedra JHF. Vector Immunity and Evolutionary Ecology: The Harmonious Dissonance. Trends Immunol. 2018 Nov;39(11):862-873. doi: 10.1016/j.it.2018.09.003. Epub 2018 Oct 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 30301592; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6218297.
  • Kaur N, Cooper WR, Duringer JM, Badillo-Vargas IE, Esparza-Díaz G, Rashed A, Horton DR. Survival and development of potato psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on Convolvulaceae: Effects of a plant-fungus symbiosis (Periglandula). PLoS One. 2018 Sep 11;13(9):e0201506. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201506. eCollection 2018.  PubMed PMID: 30204748; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6133269.
  • Schroeder BK, Schneider WL, Luster DG, Sechler A, Murray TD. Rathayibacter agropyri (non O'Gara 1916) comb. nov., nom. rev., isolated from western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2018 May;68(5):1519-1525. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002708. Epub 2018 Mar 20. PubMed PMID: 29557775.
  • Eigenbrode SD, Bosque-Pérez NA, Davis TS. Insect-Borne Plant Pathogens and Their Vectors: Ecology, Evolution, and Complex Interactions. Annu Rev Entomol. 2018 Jan 7;63:169-191. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-020117-043119. Epub 2017 Oct 2. Review. PubMed PMID: 28968147.
  • Oliveira-Hofman, C., F. Kaplan, G. Stevens, E.E. Lewis, S. Wu, H.T. Alborn, A. Perret-Gentil,  and D.I. Shaprio-Ilan. 2019. Pheromone extracts act as boosters for entomopathogenic nematode efficacy. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 164: 38-42
  • Hun LV, Luckhart S, Riehle MA. Increased Akt signaling in the fat body of Anopheles stephensi extends lifespan and increases lifetime fecundity through modulation of insulin-like peptides. J Insect Physiol. 2019 Aug 22;118:103932. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2019.103932. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31445957.

  • Driskell I, O'Connor RM. Production and Purification of Functional Cryptosporidium Glycoproteins by Heterologous Expression in Toxoplasma gondii. Methods Mol Biol. 2020;2052:87-102. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9748-0_6. PubMed PMID: 31452158.
  • Clark RE, Basu S, Lee BW, Crowder DW. Tri-trophic interactions mediate the spread of a vector-borne plant pathogen. Ecology. 2019 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2879. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31482568.
  • Dandurand LM, Zasada IA, Wang X, Mimee B, De Jong W, Novy R, Whitworth J, Kuhl JC. Current Status of Potato Cyst Nematodes in North America. Annu Rev Phytopathol. 2019 Aug 25;57:117-133. doi: 10.1146/annurev-phyto-082718-100254. Epub 2019 May 17. PubMed PMID: 31100997.
  • Thomas CE, Burton ES, Brunner JL. Environmental Drivers of Questing Activity of Juvenile Black-Legged Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae): Temperature, Desiccation Risk, and Diel Cycles. J Med Entomol. 2019 Aug 2. pii: tjz126. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjz126. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31370063.
  • Futse JE, Buami G, Kayang BB, Koku R, Palmer GH, Graça T, Noh SM. Sequence and immunologic conservation of Anaplasma marginale OmpA within strains from Ghana as compared to the predominant OmpA variant. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 10;14(7):e0217661. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217661. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31291256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6619652.
  • Marx HE, Richards M, Johnson GM, Tank DC. Increasing phylogenetic stochasticity at high elevations on summits across a remote North American wilderness. Am J Bot. 2019 Jul;106(7):958-970. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1328. Epub 2019 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 31291472.
  • Borowiec ML. Convergent Evolution of the Army Ant Syndrome and Congruence in Big-Data Phylogenetics. Syst Biol. 2019 Jul 1;68(4):642-656. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syy088. PubMed PMID: 30605547.
  • Williams JE, Carrothers JM, Lackey KA, Beatty NF, Brooker SL, Peterson HK, Steinkamp KM, York MA, Shafii B, Price WJ, McGuire MA, McGuire MK. Strong Multivariate Relations Exist Among Milk, Oral, and Fecal Microbiomes in Mother-Infant Dyads During the First Six Months Postpartum. J Nutr. 2019 Jun 1;149(6):902-914. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxy299. PubMed PMID: 31063198; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6543206.
  • Goodman AG, Rasmussen AL. Editorial: Host-Pathogen Interactions During Arboviral Infections. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019 Mar 26;9:77. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00077. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30972308; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6443840.
  • Graça T, Ku PS, Silva MG, Turse JE, Hammac GK, Brown WC, Palmer GH, Brayton KA. Segmental Variation in a Duplicated msp2 Pseudogene Generates Anaplasma marginale Antigenic Variants. Infect Immun. 2019 Jan 24;87(2). pii: e00727-18. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00727-18. Print 2019 Feb. PubMed PMID: 30455197; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6346141.
  • Lemon A, Silva-Rohwer A, Sagawa J, Vadyvaloo V. Co-infection Assay to Determine Yersinia pestis Competitive Fitness in Fleas. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;2010:153-166. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9541-7_11. PubMed PMID: 31177437.
  • Gonzalez AJ, Ijezie EC, Balemba OB, Miura TA. Attenuation of Influenza A Virus Disease Severity by Viral Coinfection in a Mouse Model. J Virol. 2018 Nov 12;92(23). pii: e00881-18. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00881-18. Print 2018 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 30232180; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6232468.
  • Shaw DK, Tate AT, Schneider DS, Levashina EA, Kagan JC, Pal U, Fikrig E, Pedra JHF. Vector Immunity and Evolutionary Ecology: The Harmonious Dissonance. Trends Immunol. 2018 Nov;39(11):862-873. doi: 10.1016/j.it.2018.09.003. Epub 2018 Oct 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 30301592; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6218297.
  • Kaur N, Cooper WR, Duringer JM, Badillo-Vargas IE, Esparza-Díaz G, Rashed A, Horton DR. Survival and development of potato psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on Convolvulaceae: Effects of a plant-fungus symbiosis (Periglandula). PLoS One. 2018 Sep 11;13(9):e0201506. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201506. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30204748; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6133269.
  • Schroeder BK, Schneider WL, Luster DG, Sechler A, Murray TD. Rathayibacter agropyri (non O'Gara 1916) comb. nov., nom. rev., isolated from western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2018 May;68(5):1519-1525. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002708. Epub 2018 Mar 20. PubMed PMID: 29557775.
  • Eigenbrode SD, Bosque-Pérez NA, Davis TS. Insect-Borne Plant Pathogens and Their Vectors: Ecology, Evolution, and Complex Interactions. Annu Rev Entomol. 2018 Jan 7;63:169-191. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-020117-043119. Epub 2017 Oct 2. Review. PubMed PMID: 28968147.
  • Oliveira-Hofman, C., F. Kaplan, G. Stevens, E.E. Lewis, S. Wu, H.T. Alborn, A. Perret-Gentil,  and D.I. Shaprio-Ilan. 2019. Pheromone extracts act as boosters for entomopathogenic nematode efficacy. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 164: 38-42
  • Hun LV, Luckhart S, Riehle MA. Increased Akt signaling in the fat body of Anopheles stephensi extends lifespan and increases lifetime fecundity through modulation of insulin-like peptides. J Insect Physiol. 2019 Aug 22;118:103932. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2019.103932. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31445957.

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Graduate Student Travel Awards Announced for 2019

Graduate students at the University of Idaho received travel awards to help them participate in scientific meetings during 2019.

Conferences and Events

Third Annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases course to be held June 21-26, 2020

Contact

Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

Physical Address:
Integrated Research and Innovation Center
685 South Line Street, Rm 315

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1122
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1122

Phone: 208-885-0937

Email: chhe@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/chhe

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2329
Moscow, ID 83844-2329

Phone: 208-885-6277

Email: eppn@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/eppn

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