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I am an emerging pathogen biologist who uses a cross disciplinary approach to address a wide variety of questions regarding the host response (both the invertebrate and vertebrate host) to RNA virus (arthropod-borne viruses) infection, with a particular focus on the dynamics of host-virus interactions. My research program is directed at providing a more comprehensive understanding of the factors that govern host shifts, geographic expansions, and the emergence/re-emergence of arthropod-borne viruses. The overall goal of which is to develop strategies to interrupt transmission or predict a zoonotic pathogen’s adaptability or evolvability. I have extensive experience in arbovirus virology, vector biology, and animal model development.

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 2007 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Primary infection with dengue or Zika virus does not affect the severity of heterologous secondary infection in macaques

Breitbach, M. E., Newman, C. M., Dudley, D. M., Stewart, L. M., Aliota, M. T., Koenig, M. R., Shepherd, P. M., Yamamoto, K., Crooks, C. M., Young, G., Semler, M. R., Weiler, A. M., Barry, G. L., Heimsath, H., Mohr, E. L., Eichkoff, J., Newton, W., Peterson, E., Schultz-Darken, N., Permar, S. R. & 5 others, Dean, H., Capuano, S., Osorio, J. E., Friedrich, T. C. & O'Connor, D. H., Jan 1 2019, In : PLoS pathogens. 15, 8, e1007766.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Dengue Virus
Macaca
Coinfection
Infection
Virus Diseases

Tracking dengue virus type 1 genetic diversity during lineage replacement in an hyperendemic area in Colombia

Salvo, M. A., Aliota, M. T., Moncla, L. H., Velez, I. D., Trujillo, A. I., Friedrich, T. C. & Osorio, J. E., Mar 1 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 3, e0212947.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Dengue virus
Dengue Virus
Colombia
Viruses
Genes

Using Macaques to Address Critical Questions in Zika Virus Research

Dudley, D. M., Aliota, M. T., Mohr, E. L., Newman, C. M., Golos, T. G., Friedrich, T. C. & O'Connor, D. H., Sep 29 2019, In : Annual Review of Virology. 6, p. 481-500 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macaca
Research
Macaca mulatta
Primates
Immunity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Zika viruses of African and Asian lineages cause fetal harm in a mouse model of vertical transmission

Jaeger, A. S., Murrieta, R. A., Goren, L., M. Crooks, C., Moriarty, R. V., Weiler, A. M., Rybarczyk, S., Semler, M. R., Huffman, C., Mejia, A., Simmons, H. A., Fritsch, M., Osorio, J. E., Eickhoff, J. C., O'Connor, S. L., Ebel, G. D., Friedrich, T. C. & Aliota, M. T., Apr 1 2019, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13, 4, e0007343.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Disease Outbreaks
Polynesia
Southeastern Asia
Mutation
Asian Americans

Zika virus replication and cytopathic effects in liver cells

Sherman, K. E., Rouster, S. D., Kong, L. X., Aliota, M. T., Blackard, J. T. & Dean, G. E., Mar 1 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 3, e0214016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Zika virus
cytopathogenicity
Virus Replication
virus replication
Viruses