Jay D. Evans

Lead Scientist
Bee Research Lab
USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab, Beltsville, MD
E-mail: Jay.evans@ars.usda.gov
Page: http://www.coloss.org/partners/evans

Fields of interest: 

Social insects, viral immunity, ecological immunity, microsporidia


Recent publications:

Evans JD, Schwarz RS:
Bees brought to their knees; microbes affecting honey bee health.
Trends in Microbiology (12), (2011): 614-620.

Cornman RS, Schatz MC, Johnston JS, Chen YP, Pettis JS, Hunt G, Lanie B, Elsik C, Anderson D, Grozinger CM, Evans JD:
Genomic survey of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, a major pest of the honey bee Apis mellifera.
BMC Genomics, 11, (2010): 602.

Johnson RM, Evans JD, Robinson GE, Berenbaum MR:
Changes in Gene Expression Relating to Colony Collapse Disorder in honey bees, Apis mellifera.
Proceedings of the Natl. Academy of Sciences, USA,106(35), (2009): 14790-14795.

van Engelsdorp D, Evans JD, Saegerman C, Mullin C, Haubruge E, Nguyen BK, Frazier M, Frazier J, Cox-Foster D, Chen Y, Underwood R, Tarpy DR, Pettis JS:
Colony Collapse Disorder: a descriptive study.
PLoS ONE 4(8), (2009): e6481.

Cornman RS, Street C, Chen Y, Zhao Y, Schatz M, Salzberg S, Egholm M, Hutchison S, Pettis JS, Lipkin WI, Evans JD:
Genomic analyses of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emerging parasite of honey bees.
PLoS Pathogens, 5(6), (2009): e1000466.

Sackton TB, Lazzaro BP, Schlenke TA, Evans JD, Hultmark D, Clark AG:
Dynamic evolution of the innate immune system in Drosophila,
Nature Genetics, 12, (2007): 1461-1468.

Cox-Foster DL, Conlan S, Holmes EC, Palacios G, Evans JD, Moran NA, Quan P, Briese T, Hornig M, Geiser DM, Martinson V, van Engelsdorp D, Kalkstein AL, Drysdale A, Hui J, Zhai J, Cui L, Hutchison SK, Simons JF, Egholm M, Pettis JS, Lipkin WI:
A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder.
Science, 318, (2007): 283-287.

Decanini LI, Collins AM, Evans JD:
Variation and heritability in immune-gene expression by diseased honey bees.
J. Heredity, 98, (2007): 195-201.

Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium:
Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera.
Nature 443, (2006): 931-949.

Evans JD, Aronstein KA, Chen Y, Hetru C, Imler J-L, Jiang H, Kanost M, Thompson G, Zou Z, Hultmark D:
Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera.
Insect Molecular Biology, 15, (2006): 645-656.