Michael R. Strand

University of Georgia
E-mail: mrstrand@uga.edu
Page: http://www.ent.uga.edu/strand/

Fields of interest: 

Parasite-host interactions, virology, invertebrate immunity, pathogenesis


Recent publications:

Bitra K, Suderman RJ, Strand MR:
Polydnavirus Ank proteins function as IkB mimics that subvert the insect Imd signaling pathway.
PLoS Pathogens, (2012) In press.

Burke GR, Strand MR:
Deep sequencing identifies viral and wasp genes with potential roles in replication of Microplitis demolitor bracovirus.
J. Virol., 86, (2012): 3293-3306.

Beck MR, Zhang S, Bitra S, Burke GR, Stran MR:
The encapsidated genome of Microplitis demolitor bracovirus integrates into the host Pseudoplusia includens.
J. Virol., 85, (2011): 11685-11696.

Castillo J, Brown MR, Strand MR:
Blood feeding and insulin peptide 3 stimulate proliferation of hemocytes in the mosquito Aedes aegypti.
PLoS Pathogens, 7(10), (2011): e1002274.

Crowder DW, Northfield TD, Strand MR, Snyder WE:
Organic agriculture promotes evenness and natural pest control.
Nature, 466, (2010): 109-113.

Clark KD, Lu Z, Strand MR:
Regulation of melanization by glutathione in the moth Pseudoplusia includens.
Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol., 40, (2010): 460-467.

Nakatogawa S, Oda Y, Kamiya M, Kamijima T, Aizawa T, Clark KD, Kawano K, Strand MR, Hayakawa Y:
A novel peptide mediates aggregation and migration of hemocytes from an insect.
Curr. Biol., 19, (2009): 779-785.

Baton L, Robertson A, Warr E, Strand MR, Dimopoulos G:
Genome-wide transcriptomic profiling of Anopheles gambiae hemocytes reveals pathogen-specific signatures upon bacterial challenge and Plasmodium berghei infection.
BMC Genomics, 10, (2009): 257.

Lu Z, Beck MH, Jiang H, Wang Y, Strand MR:
The viral protein Egf1.0 is a dual activity inhibitor of prophenoloxidase activating proteinases 1 and 3 from Manduca sexta.
J. Biol. Chem., 283, (2008): 21325-21333.

Beck MH, Strand MR:
A novel protein from a polydnavirus inhibits the insect prophenoloxidase activation pathway.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 104, (2007): 19267-19272.