Monika Gulia-Nuss


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Monika Gulia-Nuss

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 160
Personal Web: https://naes.unr.edu/gulia/

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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.

COURSES & TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

I teach Molecular Biology (BCH/BIOL 405/605).

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapter(s)
Tick chromosome mapping. In: Protocols for Cytogenetic Mapping of Arthropod Genomes Monika Gulia-Nuss, Jason Meyer and Catherine Hill 2014, Ed: Igor Sharakov. CRC Press publishing
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.
Non-model organism research in changing genomic landscape. Monika Gulia-Nuss 2019, Parasitologists United Journal, 2019. Editorial
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
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)
RNAi reveals proteins for metabolism and protein processing associated with Langat virus infection in Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick) ISE6 cells. Grabowski JM, Gulia-Nuss M, Kuhn RJ, Hill CA. 2017, Parasit Vectors 2017 Jan 13;10(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1944-0.
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
Multiple factors contribute to anautogenous reproduction by the mosquito Aedes aegypti Monika Gulia-Nuss, Anne Elliot, Brown, M. R, Strand, M. R. 2015, J Insect Physiol 82:8-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.08.001
Ovary ecdysteroidogenic hormone functions independently of the insulin receptor in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti 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, Biochem Mol Biol. 43(12):1100-1108
Targeting gene activity to the female larval fat body of transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquito Daniel C Totten, Mai Vuong, Oksana.V. Litvinova, Umesh K Jinwal, Monika Gulia- Nuss, Robert A Harrell and Helen BeneŇ° 2013, Insect Mol Biol 22(1):18-30
Effects of the botanical insecticide, Toosendanin, on blood digestion and egg production by female Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae): Topical application and ingestion Zhiquing Ma, Monika Gulia-Nuss, Xing Zhang and Mark R Brown 2013, J Med Entomol 50(1):112-21
Insulin-like peptides and the target of rapamycin pathway coordinately regulate blood digestion and egg maturation in the mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Monika Gulia-Nuss, Anne E Robertson, Mark R Brown and Michael R Strand 2012, PLoS One 6 (5) e20401
Ovary ecdysteroidogenic hormone activates egg maturation in the mosquito, Georgecraigius atropalpus, after adult eclosion or a blood meal. Monika Gulia-Nuss, Eum, J.-H., Strand, M. R., and Brown, M. 2012, Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3758-3767
Effect of anti-fat body antibodies on reproductive capacity of mosquito Anopheles stephensi and transmission blocking of Plasmodium vivax. Monika Gulia-Nuss, Aditya Mundhalia and S.K. Gakhar. 2011, Ind J Exp Biol 49: 479-482
Two insulin-like peptide family members from the mosquito Aedes aegypti exhibit differential biological and receptor binding activities Zhimou Wen, Monika Gulia, Animesh Dhara, Kevin D. Clarke, Joe W. Crim, Michael R. Strand and Mark R. Brown. 2010, Mol Cell Endocrinol 328 (1-2): 47-55
An Insulin-like peptide regulates egg maturation and metabolism in the mosquito Aedes aegypti Mark R. Brown; Kevin D. Clark, Monika Gulia, Zhangwu Zhao, Stephen F. Garczynski, Joe W. Crim, Richard J. Suderman and Michael R. Strand 2008, Proc Natl Acad Sciences, USA 105 (15):5716-5721
Anti-mosquito salivary glands antibodies reduce the fecundity of A. stephensi and inhibit the development of malaria parasite in mosquito Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar 2004, J Immunol Immunopathol 5(2): 49-52.
Anti-mosquito larval antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta). Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar 2003, J Immunol Immunopatho 5(2): 19-22.
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. Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar 2003, Ind J Biotech 2: 543- 548
Polypeptides pattern in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi, (Diptera : Culicidae) fed upon immunized blood causing fecundity reduction Monika Gulia, Gakhar, S.K., and T. Adak 2003, Ind J Exp Biol 41: 94-96
Blocking of malaria parasite development in mosquito and fecundity reduction by midgut antibodies in Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae) Suneja, A, Monika Gulia and S.K. Gakhar ( 2003, Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 55 (2):63-70
Constitutively and blood meal induced ovarian proteins during gonotropic cycles in malaria vector A.stephensi (Diptera: Insecta) Gakhar, S.K., H.K. Shandilya and Monika Gulia 2002, Entomon. 27: 255-260
Effect of anti-mosquito haemolymph antibodies on reproductive capacity and on infectivity of malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax to malaria vector A. stephensi Monika Gulia, Suneja, A and S.K.Gakhar 2002, Jap J Infect Dis 55 (3): 78- 82.
Anti-mosquito egg antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta). Gakhar, S.K. and Monika Gulia 2001, J Immunol Immunopath 3 (2): 53-56.
Anti-mosquito egg antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta). Gakhar, S.K. and Monika Gulia 2001, J Immunol Immunopath 3 (2): 53-56.
Anti-mosquito egg antibodies reduce the fecundity and viability in malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta). Gakhar, S.K. and Monika Gulia 2001, J Immunol Immunopath 3 (2): 53-56.
Anti-mosquito ovary antibodies reduce the fecundity of Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Insecta) Gakhar, S.K. Jhamb, A., Monika Gulia and Dixit, R. 2001, Jap J Infect Dis 54(5):181-183
Seasonal distribution of Anopheline mosquitoes and epidemiology of malaria in Rohtak District, Haryana, India. S.K.Gakhar, Vandana, V.Yadav, Rajnikant and Monika Gulia 2001, Pranikee-J.Zoo. Soc Orissa, 79-86