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NEVADA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

Andrew Nuss


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Assistant Professor

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

Office: (775) 784-4126
Email: anuss@cabnr.unr.edu
Building: Howard Medical Science,  Office 160A

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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
Hill CA, Doyle TB, Nuss AB, Ejendal KFK, Meyer JM, Watts VJ 2016, Comparative pharmacological characterization of D1-like dopamine receptors from Anopheles gambiae, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus suggests pleiotropic signaling in mosquito vector lineages., Parasites and Vectors 9:192. doi:10.1186/s13071-016-1477-6  
Gulia-Nuss M, Nuss AB, Meyer, JM, et al. 2016, Genomic insights into the Ixodes scapularis tick vector of Lyme disease, Nature Communications 7. doi:10.1038/ncomms10507  
Nuss AB, Ejendal KFK, Doyle TB, Meyer JM, Lang EG, Watts VJ, Hill CA 2015, Dopamine receptor antagonists as new mode-of-action insecticide leads for control of Aedes and Culex mosquito vectors., PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(3): e0003515. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003515  
Conley JM, Meyer JM, Nuss AB, Doyle TB, Savinov SN, Hill CA, Watts VJ 2015, Evaluation of AaDOP2 receptor antagonists reveals antidepressants and antipsychotics as novel lead molecules for control of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti., Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 352(1):53-60. doi: 10.1124/jpet.114.219717  
Drexler A, Nuss AB, Hauck E, Glennon E, Cheung K, Brown MR, Luckhart S 2013, Human IGF1 extends lifespan and enhances resistance to Plasmodium falciparum infection in the malaria vector Anopheles stephensi., Journal of Experimental Biology 216(Pt 2):208-17. doi: 10.1242/jeb.078873  
Marquez AG, Pietri JE, Smithers HM, Nuss AB, Antonova Y, Drexler AL, Riehle MA, Brown MR, Luckhart S 2011, Insulin-like peptides in the mosquito Anopheles stephensi: Identification and expression in response to diet and infection with Plasmodium falciparum., General and Comparative Endocrinology 173:303-312.  
Huang Y, Crim JW, Nuss AB, Brown MR 2011, Neuropeptide F and the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea: a midgut peptide revisited., Peptides 32:483-492.  
Nuss AB, Forschler BT, Crim, JW, TeBrugge V, Pohl J, Brown MR 2010, Molecular Characterization of Neuropeptide F from the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)., Peptides 31:419-428.  
Nuss AB, Forschler BT, Crim, JW, Brown MR 2008, Distribution of Neuropeptide F-like Immunoreactivity in the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)., Journal of Insect Science 8:68.  
Nuss AB, Suiter DR, Bennett GW 2005, Continuous monitoring of the trail behavior of the black carpenter ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Sociobiology 45: 597-618.