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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Dr. Bianca Kojin

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Bianca Kojin

Assistant Professor


@ufl.edu

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Bianca Kojin

Assistant Professor


@ufl.edu

  • Ph.D.  Sciences.  University of São Paulo (USP) - SP - Brazil.  2009
  • B.S.  Sciences.  Mackenzie University - SP - Brazil.  2004
  • Licensed in Sciences.  Mackenzie University - SP - Brazil.  2003

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Bianca Kojin

Assistant Professor


@ufl.edu

Publications

  • Adelman, Z. N., Kojin, B. B. (2021) Malaria-resistant mosquitoes; the principle is
    proven, but will the effectors be effective? J. Med. Entomol. Doi:10.1093/jme/tjab090.
  • Kojin, B. B., Martin-Martin, I., Araujo, H. R. C., Bonilla, B., Molina-Cruz, A., Calvo,
    E., Capurro, M. L., Adelman, Z. N. (2021) Aedes aegypti SGS1 is critical for
    Plasmodium gallinaceum infection of both the mosquito midgut and salivary glands.
    Malar J. 20, 11.
  • Kojin, B. B., Biedler, J. K., Tu, Z., Adelman, Z. N. (2020) Characterization of a female
    germline and early zygote promoter from the transcription factor bZip1 in the dengue
    mosquito Aedes aegypti. Parasites & Vectors. 13, 353.
  • Kojin, B. B., Adelman, Z. N. (2019) The sporozoite’s journey through the mosquito: a
    critical examination of host and parasite factors required for salivary gland invasion.
    Front. Ecol. Evol. 7, 284.
  • Araujo H. R. C., Kojin B. B., Capurro, M. L. (2018) Sex Determination and Aedes
    population control. Parasites & Vectors. 11 (2), 644.
  • Carvalho, D. O., Chuffi, S., Ioshino, R. S., Marques, I. C. S., Fini, R., Costa, M. K.,
    Araujo, H. R. C., Costa-da-Silva, A. L. Kojin, B. B., Capurro, M. L. (2018) Mosquito
    pornoscopy: Observation and interruption of Aedes aegypti copulation to determine
    female polyandric event and mixed progeny. PLos One. 13(3): e0193164.
  • Macias, V. M., Jimenez, A. J., Burini-Kojin, B., Pledger, D., Jasinskiene, N., Phong, C.
    H., Chu, K., Fazekas, A., Martin, K., Marinotti, O., James A. A. (2017) nanos-Driven
    expression piggyback transposase induces mobilization of a synthetic autonomous
    transposon in the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles stephensi. Insect Biochem Mol
    Biol. 87:81-89.
  • Costa-da-Silva, A. L., Ioshino, R. S., Araujo, H. R., Kojin, B. B., Zanotto, P. M.,
    Oliveira, D. B., Melo, S. R., Durigon, E. L., Capurro, M. L. (2017) Laboratory Strains
    of Aedes aegypti are competent to Brazilian Zika virus. PLos One. 12(3):e0171951.
  • Kojin, B. B., Costa-da-Silva, A. L., Maciel, C., Henriques, D. A., Carvalho, D. O.,
    Martin, K., Marinotti, O., James, A. A., Bonaldo, M. C., Capurro, M. L. (2016)
    Endogenously expressed Circumsporozoite Protein NH2-terminus interfere with
    sporozoite invasion of mosquito salivary gland. Malar J. 15, 153.
  • Costa-da-Silva, A. L.; Marinotti, O.; Ribeiro, J. M. C.; Silva, M. C.; Lopes, A. R.; Barros,
    M. S.; Sá-Nunes, A.; Kojin, B. B.; Carvalho, E.; Suesdek, L.; Silva-Neto, M. A. C.;
    Capurro, M. L. (2014) Transcriptome sequencing and developmental regulation of gene
    expression in Anopheles aquasalis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(7).
  • Marinotti, O., Ngo, T., Chou, S. P., Kojin, B. B., Nguyen, B., Carballar-Lejarazú, R.,
    Marinotti, P., Walter, M., Gershon, P. D., James, A. A. (2014) Integrated proteomic and
    transcriptomic analysis of the Aedes aegypti eggshell. BMC Dev Biol. 14:15.
  • Costa-da-Silva, A. L., Carvalho, D. O., Kojin, B. B., Capurro, M. L. (2014)
    Implementation of the Artificial Feeders in Hematophagous Arthropod Research
    Cooperates to the Vertebrate Animal Use Replacement, Reduction and Refinement
    (3Rs) Principle. J Clin Res Bioeth 5.167: 2.
  • Costa-da-Silva, A. L., Kojin, B. B., Marinotti, O., James, A. A., Capurro, M. L. (2013)
    Expression and accumulation of the two-domain odorant-binding protein AaegOBP45
    in the ovaries of blood-fed Aedes aegypti. Parasites & Vectors 6: 364.
  • Wilke, A.B. B.; Nimmo, D. D.; John, O. S., Kojin, B. B., Capurro, M. L., Marelli, M. T.
    (2009) Mini-review: genetic enhancements to the sterile insect technique to control
    mosquito populations. AsPac J Mol Biol Biotechnol 17.3: 65-74.
  • Capurro, M de L.; Ribolla, P. E. M.; Bianchi, A. G.; Marelli, T. M; Caroci, A. S.;
    Magalhães, M.; Feitosa, F. M.; Chinoca, J. P.; Kojin, B. B. (2001) Mosquitos
    Transgênicos - Controle da transmissão de malária e dengue. Biotecnologia ciência &
    desenvolvimento, Brasil, p. 26 – 31.