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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Experience

2001 - present
Research Geneticist
USDA, ARS, CMAVE, Gainesville, Florida
1998 - 2000
Associate Chairman
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa
1996 - 2001
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa
1990 - 1996
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa

Education

PostDoc
Molecular Biology: Stanford University, Stanford, CA (1986-1989)
Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1979-1986)
B.A.
Zoology: Pomona College B.A., Claremont, CA (1975-1979)

Grants Received

1986 - 1989
National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship
1990 - 1991
American Cancer Society seed grant (Principal Investigator)
1990 - 1991
National Institutes of Health BRSG seed grant (Principal Investigator)
1991 - 1994
March of Dimes, Basil O'Connor grant 5-FY91-0600 (Principal Investigator, $70,000)
1991 - 1995
National Institutes of Health RO1 grant "Regulation of sex-specific RNA splicing in Drosophila." (Principal Investigator)
1992 - 1994
National Institutes of Health Minority Graduate Student supplement (Principal Investigator)
1995
Carver Scientific Research Initiative Grant: (Principal Investigator)
1995
University of Iowa Central Investment Fund for Research Enhancement (Principal Investigator)
1996 - 2001
National Institutes of Health RO1 grant "Drosophila oogenesis and ovarian tumor formation." (Principal Investigator)
2005 - 2008
USDA- NRI grant (Functional Genomics of Agriculturally Important Organisms 2004-05383) with Dr. A. Handler (CMAVE), Dr. Grazyna Zimowska-Handler (CMAVE), and Dr. Lei Zhou (UF) to identify programmed cell death genes in Tephritid flies and develop methods for their use in biological control. (co-PI)

Professional Advisory and Consulting Actities

  • Member to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, University of Iowa, (1993-1995)
  • Member of the Graduate Admissions Committee, University of Iowa (1993-1994).
  • Faculty search committee, Dept. of Biological Sciences at the University of Iowa (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999).
  • Chairman of the Graduate Admissions Committee, University of Iowa (1995-1997).
  • Appointed by the Dean of Liberal Arts to be on the recruiting committee to fill the position of head of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa, (1997-1999).
  • Appointed to the Executive committee of the Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa (1997-2000).
  • Member of the Molecular Biology Graduate Program admissions committee (1998).
  • Elected to the Executive committee of the Graduate Genetics Program, University of Iowa, (1998-1999).
  • Appointed to the Graduate Curriculum Committee, University of Iowa, (1999-2000)
  • Appointed Associate Chair of the Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa (1999-2001).
  • Served as Chairmen of the Faculty Tenure Committee, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa (1999-2000).
  • Served as expert outside reviewer on tenure committee for the College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA. (2004).
  • Appointed member of the University of Florida Recombinant DNA Biosafety Committee that is responsible for oversight on vertebrate recombinant DNA work at the University of Florida (2005-present).
  • Appointed as expert consultant for USDA-ARS review of CRIS proposals (2006-present).

Publications

Baker, B. S., R. N. Nagoshi, and K. C. Burtis. 1987. Molecular genetic aspects of sex determination in Drosophila. Bioessays 6: 66-70.

Nagoshi, R. N., and W. M. Gelbart. 1987. Molecular and recombinational mapping of mutations in the ace locus of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 117: 487-502.

Nagoshi, R. N., M. McKeown, K. C. Burtis, J. M. Belote, and B. S. Baker. 1988. The control of alternative splicing at genes regulating sexual differentiation in d. Melanogaster. Cell 53: 229-36.

Baker, B. S., K. Burtis, T. Goralski, W. Mattox, and R. Nagoshi. 1989. Molecular genetic aspects of sex determination in Drosophila melanogaster. Genome 31: 638-45.

Nagoshi, R. N., and B. S. Baker. 1990. Regulation of sex-specific rna splicing at the Drosophila doublesex gene: Cis-acting mutations in exon sequences alter sex-specific rna splicing patterns. Genes Dev. 4: 89-97.

Geyer, P. K., J. S. Patton, C. Rodesch, and R. N. Nagoshi. 1993. Genetic and molecular characterization of p-element-induced mutations reveals that the Drosophila ovarian tumor gene has maternal activity and a variable null phenotype. Genetics 133: 265-78.

Bae, E., K. R. Cook, P. K. Geyer, and R. N. Nagoshi. 1994. Molecular characterization of ovarian tumors in Drosophila. Mech. Dev. 47: 151-164.

Johnson, E., S. Wayne, and R. Nagoshi. 1995. Fs (1) yb is required for ovary follicle cell differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster and has genetic interactions with the notch group of neurogenic genes. Genetics 140: 207-17.

Nagoshi, R. N., J. S. Patton, E. Bae, and P. K. Geyer. 1995. The somatic sex determines the requirement for ovarian tumor gene activity in the proliferation of the Drosophila germline. Development 121: 579-87.

Rodesch, C., P. K. Geyer, J. S. Patton, E. Bae, and R. N. Nagoshi. 1995. Developmental analysis of the ovarian tumor gene during Drosophila oogenesis. Genetics 141: 191-202.

Roseman, R. R., E. A. Johnson, C. K. Rodesch, M. Bjerke, R. N. Nagoshi, and P. K. Geyer. 1995. A p element containing suppressor of hairy-wing binding regions has novel properties for mutagenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 141: 1061-1074.

Wayne, S., K. Liggett, J. Pettus, and R. N. Nagoshi. 1995. The genetic characterization of small ovaries, a gene required in the soma for the development of the Drosophila ovary and the female germline. Genetics 139: 1309-1320.

Rodesch, C., J. Pettus, and R. N. Nagoshi. 1997. The Drosophila ovarian tumor gene is required for the organization of actin filaments during multiple stages in oogenesis. Dev. Biol. 190: 153-64.

Chao, S., and R. N. Nagoshi. 1999. Induction of apoptosis in the germline and follicle layer of Drosophila egg chambers. Mech. Dev. 88: 159-172.

Hinson, S., and R. N. Nagoshi. 1999. Regulatory and functional interactions between the somatic sex regulatory gene transformer and the germline genes ovo and ovarian tumor. Development 126: 861-71.

Hinson, S., J. Pettus, and R. N. Nagoshi. 1999. Regulatory and functional interactions between ovarian tumor and ovo during Drosophila oogenesis. Mech. Dev. 88: 3-14.

Tran, P. V., J. Pettus, and R. N. Nagoshi. 2001. Poached egg, a gene required in the soma to maintain germ cell viability in Drosophila females. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 39: 21-35.

Hinson, S., and R. N. Nagoshi. 2002a. The involvement of ovarian tumour in the intracellular localization of sex-lethal protein. Insect Mol. Biol. 11: 241-8.

Hinson, S., and R. N. Nagoshi. 2002b. Ovarian tumor expression is dependent on the functions of the somatic sex regulatory genes transformer-2 and doublesex. Arthropod Structure and Development 31: 51-63.

Nagoshi, R. N., and R. Meagher. 2003a. Fr tandem-repeat sequence in fall armyworm (lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 96: 329-335.

Nagoshi, R. N., and R. Meagher. 2003b. Fall armyworm fr sequences map to sex chromosomes and their distribution in the wild indicate limitations in interstrain mating. Insect Mol. Biol. 12: 453-458.

Meagher, R. L., and R. N. Nagoshi. 2004. Population dynamics and occurrence of Spodoptera frugiperda host strains in southern florida. Ecol. Entomol. 29: 614-620.

Meagher, R. L., R. N. Nagoshi, C. Stuhl, and E. R. Mitchell. 2004. Larval development of fall armyworm (lepidoptera : Noctuidae) on different cover crop plants. Fla. Entomol. 87: 454-460.

Nagoshi, R. N. 2004. Oogenesis, pp. 1594-1598. In J. Capinera [ed.], The encyclopedia of entomology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Drodrecht.

Nagoshi, R. N., and J. Meagher, R. L. 2004a. Behavior and distribution of the two fall armyworm host strains in florida. Fla. Entomol. 87: 440-449.

Nagoshi, R. N., and R. L. Meagher. 2004b. Seasonal distribution of fall armyworm (lepidoptera : Noctuidae) host strains in agricultural and turf grass habitats. Env. Entomol. 33: 881-889.

Hall, D. G., R. L. Meagher, R. N. Nagoshi, and M. Irey. 2005. Monitoring adult fall armyworm (lepidoptera:Noctuidae) populations in florida sugarcane using pheromone traps, with special reference to the genetic strains of the pest. International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Proceedings 25: 784-786.

Lewter, J. A., A. L. Szalanski, R. N. Nagoshi, R. L. Meagher, C. B. Owens, and R. G. Luttrell. 2006. Genetic variation within and between strains of the fall armyworm, spodoptera frugiperda (lepidoptera : Noctuidae). Fla. Entomol. 89: 63-68.

Nagoshi, R. N., R. L. Meagher, J. J. Adamczyk, S. K. Braman, R. L. Brandenburg, and G. Nuessly. 2006a. New restriction fragment length polymorphisms in the cytochrome oxidase i gene facilitate host strain identification of fall armyworm (lepidoptera : Noctuidae) populations in the southeastern united states. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 671-677.

Nagoshi, R. N., R. L. Meagher, G. Nuessly, and D. G. Hall. 2006b. Effects of fall armyworm (lepidoptera : Noctuidae) interstrain mating in wild populations. Env. Entomol. 35: 561-568.

Meagher, R. L., P. Mislevy, and R. N. Nagoshi. 2007. Caterpillar (lepidoptera : Noctuidae) feeding on pasture grasses in central florida. Fla. Entomol. 90: 295-303.

Nagoshi, R. N., J. J. Adamczyk, R. L. Meagher, J. Gore, and R. Jackson. 2007a. Using stable isotope analysis to examine fall armyworm (lepidoptera : Noctuidae) host strains in a cotton habitat. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1569-1576.

Nagoshi, R. N., P. Silvie, and R. L. Meagher Jr. 2007b. Comparison of haplotype frequencies differentiate fall armyworm (lepidoptera: Noctuidae) corn-strain populations from florida and brazil. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 954-961.

Nagoshi, R. N., P. Silvie, R. L. Meagher Jr., J. Lopez, and V. Machado. 2007c. Identification and comparison of fall armyworm (lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains in brazil, texas, and florida. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 394-402.

Machado, V., M. Wunder, V. D. Baldissera, J. V. Oliveira, L. M. Fiuza, and R. N. Nagoshi. 2008. Molecular characterization of host strains of spodoptera frugiperda (lepidoptera : Noctuidae) in southern brazil. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 101: 619-626.

Nagoshi, R. N., J. S. Armstrong, P. Silvie, and R. L. Meagher. 2008a. Structure and distribution of a strain-biased tandem repeat element in fall armyworm (lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations in florida, texas, and brazil. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 101: 1112-1120.

Nagoshi, R. N., and R. L. Meagher. 2008. Review of fall armyworm (lepidoptera: Noctuidae) genetic complexity and migration. Fla. Entomol. 91: 546-554.

Nagoshi, R. N., R. L. Meagher, K. Flanders, J. Gore, R. Jackson, J. Lopez, J. S. Armstrong, G. D. Buntin, C. Sansone, and B. R. Leonard. 2008b. Using haplotypes to monitor the migration of fall armyworm (lepidoptera : Noctuidae) corn-strain populations from texas and florida. J. Econ. Entomol. 101: 742-749.

Stuhl, C. J., R. L. Meagher, and R. N. Nagoshi. 2008. Genetic variation in neonate behavior of fall armyworm (lepidoptera : Noctuidae). Fla. Entomol. 91: 151-158.

Nagoshi, R. N. 2009. Can the amount of corn acreage predict fall armyworm (lepidoptera: Noctuidae) infestation levels in nearby cotton? J. Econ. Entomol. 102: 210-218.


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