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NEVADA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

Monika Gulia-Nuss


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Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 330
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 682-7333
Email: mgulianuss@unr.edu
Building: Howard Medical Science,  Office N/A

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EDUCATION

B.S. Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India, 1997
M.S. Maharshi Dayanand University, 1999
Ph.D. Maharshi Dayanand University, 2006

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

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.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journals
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  
Monika Gulia-Nuss, Anne Elliot, Brown, M. R, Strand, M. R. 2015, Multiple factors contribute to anautogenous reproduction by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, J Insect Physiol 82:8-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.08.001   Read More...
Zhiquing Ma, Monika Gulia-Nuss, Xing Zhang and Mark R Brown 2013, Effects of the botanical insecticide, Toosendanin, on blood digestion and egg production by female Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae): Topical application and ingestion, J Med Entomol 50(1):112-21  
Animesh Dhara, Jai-Hoon Eum, Anne E Robertson, Monika Gulia-Nuss, Kevin J. Vogel, Rolf Graf, Kevin D. Clark, Mark R. Brown, Michael R. Strand. 2013, Ovary ecdysteroidogenic hormone functions independently of the insulin receptor in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Biochem Mol Biol. 43(12):1100-1108  
Daniel C Totten, Mai Vuong, Oksana.V. Litvinova, Umesh K Jinwal, Monika Gulia- Nuss, Robert A Harrell and Helen BeneŇ° 2013, Targeting gene activity to the female larval fat body of transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquito, Insect Mol Biol 22(1):18-30  
Monika Gulia-Nuss, Anne E Robertson, Mark R Brown and Michael R Strand 2012, Insulin-like peptides and the target of rapamycin pathway coordinately regulate blood digestion and egg maturation in the mosquito, Aedes aegypti., PLoS One 6 (5) e20401  
Monika Gulia-Nuss, Eum, J.-H., Strand, M. R., and Brown, M. 2012, Ovary ecdysteroidogenic hormone activates egg maturation in the mosquito, Georgecraigius atropalpus, after adult eclosion or a blood meal., Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3758-3767  
Monika Gulia-Nuss, Aditya Mundhalia and S.K. Gakhar. 2011, Effect of anti-fat body antibodies on reproductive capacity of mosquito Anopheles stephensi and transmission blocking of Plasmodium vivax., Ind J Exp Biol 49: 479-482  
Zhimou Wen, Monika Gulia, Animesh Dhara, Kevin D. Clarke, Joe W. Crim, Michael R. Strand and Mark R. Brown. 2010, Two insulin-like peptide family members from the mosquito Aedes aegypti exhibit differential biological and receptor binding activities, Mol Cell Endocrinol 328 (1-2): 47-55  
Mark R. Brown; Kevin D. Clark, Monika Gulia, Zhangwu Zhao, Stephen F. Garczynski, Joe W. Crim, Richard J. Suderman and Michael R. Strand 2008, An Insulin-like peptide regulates egg maturation and metabolism in the mosquito Aedes aegypti, Proc Natl Acad Sciences, USA 105 (15):5716-5721  
Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar 2004, Anti-mosquito salivary glands antibodies reduce the fecundity of A. stephensi and inhibit the development of malaria parasite in mosquito, J Immunol Immunopathol 5(2): 49-52.  
Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar 2003, Anti-mosquito larval antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta)., J Immunol Immunopatho 5(2): 19-22.  
Suneja, A, Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar ( 2003, Blocking of malaria parasite development in mosquito and fecundity reduction by midgut antibodies in Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae), Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 55 (2):63-70  
Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar 2003, Effect of anti-mosquito haemolymph antibodies after first gonotropic cycle on fecundity of malaria vector A. stephensi and on transmission blocking of malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax., Ind J Biotech 2: 543- 548  
Monika Gulia, Gakhar, S.K., and T. Adak 2003, Polypeptides pattern in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi, (Diptera : Culicidae) fed upon immunized blood causing fecundity reduction, Ind J Exp Biol 41: 94-96  
Gakhar, S.K., H.K. Shandilya and Monika Gulia 2002, Constitutively and blood meal induced ovarian proteins during gonotropic cycles in malaria vector A.stephensi (Diptera: Insecta), Entomon. 27: 255-260  
Monika Gulia, Suneja, A and S.K.Gakhar 2002, Effect of anti-mosquito haemolymph antibodies on reproductive capacity and on infectivity of malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax to malaria vector A. stephensi, Jap J Infect Dis 55 (3): 78- 82.  
Gakhar, S.K. and Monika Gulia 2001, Anti-mosquito egg antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta)., J Immunol Immunopath 3 (2): 53-56.  
Gakhar, S.K. and Monika Gulia 2001, Anti-mosquito egg antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta)., J Immunol Immunopath 3 (2): 53-56.  
Gakhar, S.K. and Monika Gulia 2001, Anti-mosquito egg antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta)., J Immunol Immunopath 3 (2): 53-56.  
Gakhar, S.K. Jhamb, A., Monika Gulia and Dixit, R. 2001, Anti-mosquito ovary antibodies reduce the fecundity of Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta), Jap J Infect Dis 54(5):181-183  
S.K.Gakhar, Vandana, V.Yadav, Rajnikant and Monika Gulia 2001, Seasonal distribution of Anopheline mosquitoes and epidemiology of malaria in Rohtak District, Haryana, India., Pranikee-J.Zoo. Soc Orissa, 79-86  
Book or Chapter(s) in Books
Monika Gulia-Nuss, Jason Meyer and Catherine Hill 2014, Tick chromosome mapping. In: Protocols for Cytogenetic Mapping of Arthropod Genomes, Ed: Igor Sharakov. CRC Press publishing