Andrew Nuss


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Assistant Professor

Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 202
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 327-5096
Email: anuss@cabnr.unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 311B

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

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

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.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journals
Dynamics of insulin signaling in the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis Arvind Sharma, Rana Pooraiiouby, Blanca Guzman, Preston Vu, Monika Gulia-Nuss and Andrew Nuss 2019, Front. Endocrinol.
Insulin-Like Peptide Signaling in Mosquitoes: The Road Behind and the Road Ahead. Sharma A, Nuss AB, Gulia-Nuss M. 2019, Front Endocrinol
Chicago and Dovetail Hi-C proximity ligation yield chromosome length scaffolds of Ixodes scapularis genome Andrew B Nuss, Arvind Sharma,  Monika Gulia-Nuss. 2018, BioRxiv
Isolation of an insulin-like peptide from the Asian malaria mosquito, Anopheles stephensi, that acts as a steroidogenic gonadotropin across diverse mosquito taxa Nuss, A., Brown, M. 2018, General and Comparative Endocrinology Volume 258, 1 March 2018, Pages 140-148
Insulin receptor knockdown blocks filarial parasite development and alters egg production in the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus. Nuss, A., Brown, M., Murty, U., Gulia-Nuss, M. 2018, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(4)
Nutritional stress affects Insulin-like peptides expression and physiology of the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti. Pooraiiouby, R., Beard, J., Sharma, A., Reyes, J., Nuss, A., Gulia-Nuss, M. 2018, Insects, 9(3)
Rearing Ixodes scapularis, the black-legged tick: feeding immature stages on mice. Nuss, A., Mathew, M. G., M., Gulia-Nuss 2017, Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2017 May 8;(123)
Genomic insights into the Ixodes scapularis tick vector of Lyme disease Gulia-Nuss M, Nuss AB, Meyer, JM, et al. 2016, Nature Communications 7. doi:10.1038/ncomms10507
Comparative pharmacological characterization of D1-like dopamine receptors from Anopheles gambiae, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus suggests pleiotropic signaling in mosquito vector lineages. Hill CA, Doyle TB, Nuss AB, Ejendal KFK, Meyer JM, Watts VJ 2016, Parasites and Vectors 9:192. doi:10.1186/s13071-016-1477-6
Evaluation of AaDOP2 receptor antagonists reveals antidepressants and antipsychotics as novel lead molecules for control of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Conley JM, Meyer JM, Nuss AB, Doyle TB, Savinov SN, Hill CA, Watts VJ 2015, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 352(1):53-60. doi: 10.1124/jpet.114.219717
Dopamine receptor antagonists as new mode-of-action insecticide leads for control of Aedes and Culex mosquito vectors. Nuss AB, Ejendal KFK, Doyle TB, Meyer JM, Lang EG, Watts VJ, Hill CA 2015, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(3): e0003515. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003515
Human IGF1 extends lifespan and enhances resistance to Plasmodium falciparum infection in the malaria vector Anopheles stephensi. Drexler A, Nuss AB, Hauck E, Glennon E, Cheung K, Brown MR, Luckhart S 2013, Journal of Experimental Biology 216(Pt 2):208-17. doi: 10.1242/jeb.078873
Neuropeptide F and the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea: a midgut peptide revisited. Huang Y, Crim JW, Nuss AB, Brown MR 2011, Peptides 32:483-492.
Insulin-like peptides in the mosquito Anopheles stephensi: Identification and expression in response to diet and infection with Plasmodium falciparum. Marquez AG, Pietri JE, Smithers HM, Nuss AB, Antonova Y, Drexler AL, Riehle MA, Brown MR, Luckhart S 2011, General and Comparative Endocrinology 173:303-312.
Molecular Characterization of Neuropeptide F from the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Nuss AB, Forschler BT, Crim, JW, TeBrugge V, Pohl J, Brown MR 2010, Peptides 31:419-428.
Distribution of Neuropeptide F-like Immunoreactivity in the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Nuss AB, Forschler BT, Crim, JW, Brown MR 2008, Journal of Insect Science 8:68.
Continuous monitoring of the trail behavior of the black carpenter ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Nuss AB, Suiter DR, Bennett GW 2005, Sociobiology 45: 597-618.