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Distinct effects of acute versus chronic corticosterone exposure on Zebra finch responses to West Nile virus.

Martin LB, Kernbach ME, Unnasch TR.

Conserv Physiol. 2019 Dec 5;7(1):coz094. doi: 10.1093/conphys/coz094. eCollection 2019.


Accelerating river blindness elimination by supplementing MDA with a vegetation "slash and clear" vector control strategy: a data-driven modeling analysis.

Smith ME, Bilal S, Lakwo TL, Habomugisha P, Tukahebwa E, Byamukama E, Katabarwa MN, Richards FO, Cupp EW, Unnasch TR, Michael E.

Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 24;9(1):15274. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51835-0.


Pyruvate produced by Brugia spp. via glycolysis is essential for maintaining the mutualistic association between the parasite and its endosymbiont, Wolbachia.

Voronin D, Schnall E, Grote A, Jawahar S, Ali W, Unnasch TR, Ghedin E, Lustigman S.

PLoS Pathog. 2019 Sep 30;15(9):e1008085. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008085. eCollection 2019 Sep.


Light pollution increases West Nile virus competence of a ubiquitous passerine reservoir species.

Kernbach ME, Newhouse DJ, Miller JM, Hall RJ, Gibbons J, Oberstaller J, Selechnik D, Jiang RHY, Unnasch TR, Balakrishnan CN, Martin LB.

Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Jul 24;286(1907):20191051. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1051. Epub 2019 Jul 24.


Optimization and evaluation of the Esperanza Window Trap to reduce biting rates of Simulium damnosum sensu lato in Northern Uganda.

Loum D, Cozart D, Lakwo T, Habomugisha P, Jacob B, Cupp EW, Unnasch TR.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jul 16;13(7):e0007558. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007558. eCollection 2019 Jul.


Elimination of onchocerciasis in Africa by 2025: the need for a broad perspective.

Cupp E, Sauerbrey M, Cama V, Eberhard M, Lammie PJ, Unnasch TR.

Infect Dis Poverty. 2019 Jul 15;8(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s40249-019-0557-1.


Complex Epidemiological Dynamics of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Florida.

Heberlein-Larson LA, Tan Y, Stark LM, Cannons AC, Shilts MH, Unnasch TR, Das SR.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 May;100(5):1266-1274. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0783.


Author Correction: Substantiating freedom from parasitic infection by combining transmission model predictions with disease surveys.

Michael E, Smith ME, Katabarwa MN, Byamukama E, Griswold E, Habomugisha P, Lakwo T, Tukahebwa E, Miri ES, Eigege A, Ngige E, Unnasch TR, Richards FO.

Nat Commun. 2018 Nov 19;9(1):4929. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07507-0.


Substantiating freedom from parasitic infection by combining transmission model predictions with disease surveys.

Michael E, Smith ME, Katabarwa MN, Byamukama E, Griswold E, Habomugisha P, Lakwo T, Tukahebwa E, Miri ES, Eigege A, Ngige E, Unnasch TR, Richards FO.

Nat Commun. 2018 Oct 18;9(1):4324. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06657-5. Erratum in: Nat Commun. 2018 Nov 19;9(1):4929.


Community-directed vector control to supplement mass drug distribution for onchocerciasis elimination in the Madi mid-North focus of Northern Uganda.

Jacob BG, Loum D, Lakwo TL, Katholi CR, Habomugisha P, Byamukama E, Tukahebwa E, Cupp EW, Unnasch TR.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Aug 27;12(8):e0006702. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006702. eCollection 2018 Aug.


The Search for an Efficient Black Fly Trap for Xenomonitoring of Onchocerciasis.

Otabil KB, Gyasi SF, Awuah E, Obeng-Ofori D, Rodríguez-Pérez MA, Katholi CR, Unnasch TR.

J Parasitol Res. 2018 Jul 3;2018:5902367. doi: 10.1155/2018/5902367. eCollection 2018. Review.


Operational Performance of the Onchocerca volvulus "OEPA" Ov16 ELISA Serological Assay in Mapping, Guiding Decisions to Stop Mass Drug Administration, and Posttreatment Surveillance Surveys.

Richards FO, Katabarwa M, Bekele F, Tadesse Z, Mohammed A, Sauerbrey M, Dominguez-Vazquez A, Rodriguez-Perez MA, Fernández-Santos NA, Rizzo N, Schuler Martínez HR, Lovato Silva R, Morales Monroy Z, Habomugisha P, Oguttu DW, Zarroug IMA, Aziz NA, Unnasch TR.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Sep;99(3):749-752. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0341. Epub 2018 Jul 12.


Dim light at night: physiological effects and ecological consequences for infectious disease.

Kernbach ME, Hall RJ, Burkett-Cadena ND, Unnasch TR, Martin LB.

Integr Comp Biol. 2018 Nov 1;58(5):995-1007. doi: 10.1093/icb/icy080. Review.


Development of a toolkit for piggyBac-mediated integrative transfection of the human filarial parasite Brugia malayi.

Liu C, Mhashilkar AS, Chabanon J, Xu S, Lustigman S, Adams JH, Unnasch TR.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 May 21;12(5):e0006509. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006509. eCollection 2018 May.


Rapid integrated clinical survey to determine prevalence and co-distribution patterns of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis in a Loa loa co-endemic area: The Angolan experience.

Brito M, Paulo R, Van-Dunem P, Martins A, Unnasch TR, Novak RJ, Jacob B, Stanton MC, Molyneux DH, Kelly-Hope LA.

Parasite Epidemiol Control. 2017 May 7;2(3):71-84. doi: 10.1016/j.parepi.2017.05.001. eCollection 2017 Aug.


Large-Scale Complete-Genome Sequencing and Phylodynamic Analysis of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Reveals Source-Sink Transmission Dynamics in the United States.

Tan Y, Lam TT, Heberlein-Larson LA, Smole SC, Auguste AJ, Hennigan S, Halpin RA, Fedorova N, Puri V, Stockwell TB, Shilts MH, Andreadis T, Armstrong PM, Tesh RB, Weaver SC, Unnasch TR, Ciota AT, Kramer LD, Das SR.

J Virol. 2018 May 29;92(12). pii: e00074-18. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00074-18. Print 2018 Jun 15.


Establishing quality assured (QA) laboratory support for onchocerciasis elimination in Africa.

Shott J, Ducker C, Unnasch TR, Mackenzie CD.

Int Health. 2018 Mar 1;10(suppl_1):i33-i39. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihx059.


Diagnostics for onchocerciasis in the era of elimination.

Unnasch TR, Golden A, Cama V, Cantey PT.

Int Health. 2018 Mar 1;10(suppl_1):i20-i26. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihx047. Review.


After 70 years of fighting an age-old scourge, onchocerciasis in Uganda, the end is in sight.

Katabarwa MN, Lakwo T, Habomugisha P, Unnasch TR, Garms R, Hudson-Davis L, Byamukama E, Khainza A, Ngorok J, Tukahebwa E, Richards FO.

Int Health. 2018 Mar 1;10(suppl_1):i79-i88. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihx044.


The interruption of Onchocerca volvulus and Wuchereria bancrofti transmission by integrated chemotherapy in the Obongi focus, North Western Uganda.

Luroni LT, Gabriel M, Tukahebwa E, Onapa AW, Tinkitina B, Tukesiga E, Nyaraga M, Auma AM, Habomugisha P, Byamukama E, Oguttu D, Katabarwa M, Unnasch TR.

PLoS One. 2017 Dec 18;12(12):e0189306. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189306. eCollection 2017.


Molecular Identification of Onchocerca spp. Larvae in Simulium damnosum sensu lato Collected in Northern Uganda.

Verocai GG, Hassan HK, Lakwo T, Habomugisha P, Katabarwa MN, Begumisa S, Clouds P, Katamanywa J, Nahabwe C, Unnasch TR.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Dec;97(6):1843-1845. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0525.


Evaluation of Community-Directed Operation of Black Fly Traps for Entomological Surveillance of Onchocerca volvulus Transmission in the Madi-Mid North Focus of Onchocerciasis in Northern Uganda.

Loum D, Katholi CR, Lakwo T, Habomugisha P, Tukahebwa EM, Unnasch TR.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Oct;97(4):1235-1242. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0244.


Characterization of five unclassified orthobunyaviruses (Bunyaviridae) from Africa and the Americas.

Rogers MB, Gulino KM, Tesh RB, Cui L, Fitch A, Unnasch TR, Popov VL, Travassos da Rosa APA, Guzman H, Carrera JP, Vasilakis N, Ghedin E.

J Gen Virol. 2017 Sep;98(9):2258-2266. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000899.


Environmental Drivers of Seasonal Patterns of Host Utilization by Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae) in Florida.

Blosser EM, Lord CC, Stenn T, Acevedo C, Hassan HK, Reeves LE, Unnasch TR, Burkett-Cadena ND.

J Med Entomol. 2017 Sep 1;54(5):1365-1374. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx140.


The Current Status of Molecular Xenomonitoring for Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis.

Pilotte N, Unnasch TR, Williams SA.

Trends Parasitol. 2017 Oct;33(10):788-798. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2017 Jul 27. Review.


Stress hormones predict a host superspreader phenotype in the West Nile virus system.

Gervasi SS, Burgan SC, Hofmeister E, Unnasch TR, Martin LB.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Jul 26;284(1859). pii: 20171090. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1090.


The esperanza window trap reduces the human biting rate of Simulium ochraceum s.l. in formerly onchocerciasis endemic foci in Southern Mexico.

Rodríguez-Pérez MA, Garza-Hernández JA, Salinas-Carmona MC, Fernández-Salas I, Reyes-Villanueva F, Real-Najarro O, Cupp EW, Unnasch TR.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 7;11(7):e0005686. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005686. eCollection 2017 Jul.


Loa loa vectors Chrysops spp.: perspectives on research, distribution, bionomics, and implications for elimination of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.

Kelly-Hope L, Paulo R, Thomas B, Brito M, Unnasch TR, Molyneux D.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 Apr 5;10(1):172. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2103-y. Review.


Defining Brugia malayi and Wolbachia symbiosis by stage-specific dual RNA-seq.

Grote A, Voronin D, Ding T, Twaddle A, Unnasch TR, Lustigman S, Ghedin E.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Mar 30;11(3):e0005357. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005357. eCollection 2017 Mar.


Skin snips have no role in programmatic evaluations for onchocerciasis elimination: a reply to Bottomley et al.

Eberhard ML, Cupp EW, Katholi CR, Richards FO, Unnasch TR.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 Mar 23;10(1):154. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2090-z.


Interruption of the transmission of Onchocerca volvulus in the Kashoya-Kitomi focus, western Uganda by long-term ivermectin treatment and elimination of the vector Simulium neavei by larviciding.

Lakwo T, Garms R, Wamani J, Tukahebwa EM, Byamukama E, Onapa AW, Tukesiga E, Katamanywa J, Begumisa S, Habomugisha P, Oguttu D, Byamukama E, Richards F, Unnasch TR, Katabarwa M.

Acta Trop. 2017 Mar;167:128-136. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.12.029. Epub 2016 Dec 26.


Identification of semiochemicals attractive to Simulium vittatum (IS-7).

Verocai GG, McGAHA TW Jr, Iburg JP, Katholi CR, Cupp EW, Noblet R, Unnasch TR.

Med Vet Entomol. 2017 Jun;31(2):140-149. doi: 10.1111/mve.12218. Epub 2016 Dec 2.


Stage-Specific Transcriptome and Proteome Analyses of the Filarial Parasite Onchocerca volvulus and Its Wolbachia Endosymbiont.

Bennuru S, Cotton JA, Ribeiro JM, Grote A, Harsha B, Holroyd N, Mhashilkar A, Molina DM, Randall AZ, Shandling AD, Unnasch TR, Ghedin E, Berriman M, Lustigman S, Nutman TB.

MBio. 2016 Nov 23;7(6). pii: e02028-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02028-16.


Genomic diversity in Onchocerca volvulus and its Wolbachia endosymbiont.

Choi YJ, Tyagi R, McNulty SN, Rosa BA, Ozersky P, Martin J, Hallsworth-Pepin K, Unnasch TR, Norice CT, Nutman TB, Weil GJ, Fischer PU, Mitreva M.

Nat Microbiol. 2016 Nov 21;2:16207. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.207.


The genome of Onchocerca volvulus, agent of river blindness.

Cotton JA, Bennuru S, Grote A, Harsha B, Tracey A, Beech R, Doyle SR, Dunn M, Hotopp JC, Holroyd N, Kikuchi T, Lambert O, Mhashilkar A, Mutowo P, Nursimulu N, Ribeiro JM, Rogers MB, Stanley E, Swapna LS, Tsai IJ, Unnasch TR, Voronin D, Parkinson J, Nutman TB, Ghedin E, Berriman M, Lustigman S.

Nat Microbiol. 2016 Nov 21;2:16216. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.216.


The First Confirmed Elimination of an Onchocerciasis Focus in Africa: Abu Hamed, Sudan.

Zarroug IM, Hashim K, ElMubark WA, Shumo ZA, Salih KA, ElNojomi NA, Awad HA, Aziz N, Katabarwa M, Hassan HK, Unnasch TR, Mackenzie CD, Richards F, Higazi TB.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Nov 2;95(5):1037-1040. Epub 2016 Jun 27.


Host stress hormones alter vector feeding preferences, success, and productivity.

Gervasi SS, Burkett-Cadena N, Burgan SC, Schrey AW, Hassan HK, Unnasch TR, Martin LB.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Aug 17;283(1836). pii: 20161278. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1278.


Evaluation of the Honey-Card Technique for Detection of Transmission of Arboviruses in Florida and Comparison With Sentinel Chicken Seroconversion.

Burkett-Cadena ND, Gibson J, Lauth M, Stenn T, Acevedo C, Xue RD, McNelly J, Northey E, Hassan HK, Fulcher A, Bingham AM, van Olphen J, van Olphen A, Unnasch TR.

J Med Entomol. 2016 Nov;53(6):1449-1457. Epub 2016 Jun 21.


Identification of Ecdysone Hormone Receptor Agonists as a Therapeutic Approach for Treating Filarial Infections.

Mhashilkar AS, Vankayala SL, Liu C, Kearns F, Mehrotra P, Tzertzinis G, Palli SR, Woodcock HL, Unnasch TR.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jun 14;10(6):e0004772. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004772. eCollection 2016 Jun.


The Imaramagambo Onchocerciasis Focus in Southwestern Uganda: Interruption of Transmission After Disappearance of the Vector Simulium neavei and Its Associated Freshwater Crabs.

Katabarwa MN, Katamanywa J, Lakwo T, Habomugisha P, Byamukama E, Oguttu D, Nahabwe C, Ngabirano M, Tukesiga E, Khainza A, Tukahebwa E, Unnasch TR, Richards FO, Garms R.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Aug 3;95(2):417-425. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0181. Epub 2016 May 23.


Glucose and Glycogen Metabolism in Brugia malayi Is Associated with Wolbachia Symbiont Fitness.

Voronin D, Bachu S, Shlossman M, Unnasch TR, Ghedin E, Lustigman S.

PLoS One. 2016 Apr 14;11(4):e0153812. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153812. eCollection 2016.


Phenotypic and molecular analysis of the effect of 20-hydroxyecdysone on the human filarial parasite Brugia malayi.

Mhashilkar AS, Adapa SR, Jiang RH, Williams SA, Zaky W, Slatko BE, Luck AN, Moorhead AR, Unnasch TR.

Int J Parasitol. 2016 May;46(5-6):333-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Feb 16.


Evidence of suppression of onchocerciasis transmission in the Venezuelan Amazonian focus.

Botto C, Basañez MG, Escalona M, Villamizar NJ, Noya-Alarcón O, Cortez J, Vivas-Martínez S, Coronel P, Frontado H, Flores J, Graterol B, Camacho O, Tovar Y, Borges D, Morales AL, Ríos D, Guerra F, Margeli H, Rodriguez MA, Unnasch TR, Grillet ME.

Parasit Vectors. 2016 Jan 27;9:40. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1313-z.


A Recombinant Positive Control for Serology Diagnostic Tests Supporting Elimination of Onchocerca volvulus.

Golden A, Stevens EJ, Yokobe L, Faulx D, Kalnoky M, Peck R, Valdez M, Steel C, Karabou P, Banla M, Soboslay PT, Adade K, Tekle AH, Cama VA, Fischer PU, Nutman TB, Unnasch TR, de los Santos T, Domingo GJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jan 8;10(1):e0004292. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004292. eCollection 2016 Jan.


First Complete Genome Sequences of Two Keystone Viruses from Florida.

Stockwell TB, Heberlein-Larson LA, Tan Y, Halpin RA, Fedorova N, Katzel DA, Smole S, Unnasch TR, Kramer LD, Das SR.

Genome Announc. 2015 Oct 29;3(5). pii: e01255-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01255-15.


One Hundred Years After Its Discovery in Guatemala by Rodolfo Robles, Onchocerca volvulus Transmission Has Been Eliminated from the Central Endemic Zone.

Richards F Jr, Rizzo N, Diaz Espinoza CE, Monroy ZM, Crovella Valdez CG, de Cabrera RM, de Leon O, Zea-Flores G, Sauerbrey M, Morales AL, Rios D, Unnasch TR, Hassan HK, Klein R, Eberhard M, Cupp E, Domínguez A.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Dec;93(6):1295-304. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0364. Epub 2015 Oct 26.


Mapping eastern equine encephalitis virus risk for white-tailed deer in Michigan.

Downs JA, Hyzer G, Marion E, Smith ZJ, Kelen PV, Unnasch TR.

Appl Geogr. 2015 Oct 1;64:66-73.


Ecology of Culiseta Melanura and Other Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) from Walton County, FL, During Winter Period 2013-2014.

Burkett-Cadena ND, Bingham AM, Hunt B, Morse G, Unnasch TR.

J Med Entomol. 2015 Sep;52(5):1074-82. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjv087. Epub 2015 Jul 6.


Hypo-endemic onchocerciasis hotspots: defining areas of high risk through micro-mapping and environmental delineation.

Kelly-Hope LA, Unnasch TR, Stanton MC, Molyneux DH.

Infect Dis Poverty. 2015 Aug 16;4:36. doi: 10.1186/s40249-015-0069-6. eCollection 2015.

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