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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Dr. Dongyoung Shin

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Dongyoung Shin

Research Assistant Professor

Biochemistry - Insecticide Resistance
dshin@ufl.edu

I have been investigating pesticide resistance and vector competence related genes in local mosquito populations. The overall focus of my research aimed to assess insecticide resistance in mosquito populations controlled by pesticide application in the local Florida populations. By cooperating with local mosquito control districts in Indian River and Manatee counties, we have been successful in evaluating different field populations for esterase gene expression against organophosphate. In addition, I worked for DENV genome sequence analysis for investigating differentially expressed genes related to a different vector competence trait to West Nile Virus between two mosquito populations of Culex quinquefasciatus using Illumina RNAseq.

Currently, I am characterizing insecticide resistant genes of mosquitoes in aspects of molecular genetics and genomics. Once mosquito populations carry a gene, the gene will be inherited to the next generation but their expression pattern can be changed depending on the environment. Also I am interested in the microbial environment of Culex mosquito larvae habitat. I would like to compare bacterial communities between preferred and non-preferred habitats by Culex mosquitoes. Their larvae feed on microbes in the water habitat. Bacteria community combination may change the environment for mosquito larvae through respiration or the secretion of other byproduct of lives.

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Dongyoung Shin

Research Assistant Professor

Biochemistry - Insecticide Resistance
dshin@ufl.edu

  • Ph.D. Biology, University of Notre Dame 2011
  • M.S. Entomology, Korea University, 2003
  • B.S. Biology, Korea University, 2001
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Dongyoung Shin

Research Assistant Professor

MBiochemistry - Insecticide Resistance
dshin@ufl.edu

Representative Publications

  • Dongyoung Shin, Erliang Zeng, Akio Mori and David W. Severson. (2013). Pathway analysis of the meiotic drive system in Aedes aegypti. Reproduction. (in preparation).
  • Dongyoung Shin, Stephanie Richards, Barry Alto and Chelsea Smartt. (2013) Genome sequence characterization of a dengue-1 virus isolated from Key West, Florida. PlosONE. 8(9): e74582.
  • Dongyoung Shin, Hyoung-ho Mo, Sung-Eun Lee, Jung-Joon Park, Kijong Cho. (2013) Elucidation of the genetic difference in Trialeurodes vaporariorum populations under vegetable greenhouse conditions by using the allozyme approach. Entomological Research; DOI: 10.1111/1748-5967.12032.
  • Dongyoung Shin, Akio Mori, David W. Severson. (2012) Genetic mapping a meiotic driver that causes sex ratio distortion in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Journal of Heredity;103(2):303-7.
  • Dongyoung Shin, Lizhong Jin, Neil Lobo, David Severson (2011). Transcript profiling of the meiotic drive phenotype in testes of Aedes aegypti using suppressive subtractive hybridization. Journal of Insect Physiology;57(9):1220-6.
  • Minsik Kim, Dongyoung Shin, Eunho Suh and Kijoing Cho. (2004). An assessment of the chronic toxicity of fenpyroximate and pyridaben to Tetranychus urticae using a demographic bioassay. Applied Entomology and Zoology. 39(3):401-40.
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Barry Alto

Associate Professor

Mosquito Ecology - Disdease Transmission
bwalto@ufl.edu
Appointments, Awards, and Professional Service:
  • 2016-present, Editorial Board, Entomological Society of America (Environmental Entomology).
  • 2015-present, Board of Directors (Member-at-Large), Florida Mosquito Control Association.
  • 2014, Richard Jones Outstanding New Faculty Research Award, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
  • 2011-2014, Editorial Board (served as chair in 2014), Entomological Society of America (Journal of Medical Entomology).
  • 2011-2014, Faculty Assembly representative, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
  • 2014-present, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Faculty Research Advisory Group, University of Florida.