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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Michelle Cilia
Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research
General Biological Science

Phone: (607) 254-5453
Fax: (607) 255-1132

USDA,REE,ARS,NEA,EPPR
RW HOLLEY CENTER, 538 TOWER ROAD
ITHACA , NY 148532901
Projects
Using Mass Spectrometry Technologies to Develop Novel Management Strategies for Huanglongbing
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 430995
Not All Psyllids Are Created Equal: Why Do Some Transmit Liberibacter and Others Do Not?
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431115
Harnessing Natural Variation in Ability of Asian Citrus Psyllid to Transmit Liberibacter for Development of Novel HLB Control Strategies
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431126
Harnessing Natural Variation in Ability of Asian Citrus Psyllid to Transmit Liberibacter for Development of Novel HLB Control Strategies
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431130
Harnessing Natural Variation in Ability of Asian Citrus Psyllid to Transmist Liberibacter for Development of Novel HLB Control Strategies
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431131
Management and Biology of Arthropod Pests and Arthropod-borne Plant Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430048
Harnessing Natural Variation in Ability of Asian Citrus Psyllid to Transmit Liberibacter for Development of Novel HLB Control Strategies
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430547
Using Mass Spectrometry Technologies to Develop Novel Management Strategies for Huanglongbing
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 430972
Not All Psyllids Are Created Equal: Why Do Some Transmit Liberibacter and Others Do Not?
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 430975
Virus-protein Interactions Mediating Protein Trafficking
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426767

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Relative susceptibility of Musa genotypes to banana bunchy top disease in Cameroon and implication for disease management -
Ngatat, S., Hanna, R., Kumar, P.L., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M., Ghogomu, R.T., Fontem, D.A. 2017. Relative susceptibility of Musa genotypes to banana bunchy top disease in Cameroon and implication for disease management. Crop Protection. 101:116-122.
A molecular tug-of-war: Global plant proteome changes during viral infection -
Alexander, M., Cilia, M. 2017. A molecular tug-of-war: Global plant proteome changes during viral infection. Current Plant Biology. 5:13-24.
Protein interaction networks at the host-microbe interface in Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of the citrus greening pathogen -
Ramsey, J.S., Chavez, J., Johnson, R., Mahoney, J., Mohr, J., Robison, F., Zhong, X., Hall, D.G., Maccoss, M., Bruce, J., Cilia, M. 2017. Protein interaction networks at the host-microbe interface in Diaphorina citri, the insect vector of the citrus greening pathogen. Royal Society Open Science. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160545.
Host plants indirectly influence plant virus transmission by altering gut cysteine protease activity of aphid vectors -
Pinheiro, P., Ghanim, M., Rebelo, A., Santos, R., Orsburn, B.C., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M. 2016. Host plants indirectly influence plant virus transmission by altering gut cysteine protease activity of aphid vectors. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M116.063495.
Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: Biocuration by a diverse genomics community -
Saha, S., Hosmani, P.S., Billalobos-Ayala, K., Miller, S., Shippy, T., Flores, M., Rosendale, A., Cordola, C., Bell, T., Mann, H., Deavila, G., Deavila, D., Moore, Z., Buller, K., Ciolkevich, K., Nandyal, S., Mahoney, R., Van Voorhis, J., Dunlevy, M., Farrow, D., Hunter, D., Morgan, T., Shore, K., Guzman, V., Izsak, A., Dixon, D.E., Cridge, A., Cano, L., Cao, X., Jiang, H., Leng, N., Johnson, S., Cantarel, B.L., Richards, S., English, A., Shatters, R.G., Childers, C., Chen, M., Cilia, M., Mueller, L., Munoz-Torres, M., Nelson, D., Poelchau, M.F., Benoit, J., Wiersma-Koch, Brown, S.J. 2017. Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: Biocuration by a diverse genomics community. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/099168.
A general method for targeted quantitative cross-linking mass spectrometry -
Chavez, J.D., Eng, J.K., Cilia, M., Rivera, K., Zhong, X., Wu, X., Schweppe, D., Allen, T., Khurgel, M., Kumar, A., Lampropoulos, A., Larsson, M., Maity, S., Morozov, Y., Pathmasiri, W., Perez-Neut, M., Pineyro-Ruiz, C., Polina, E., Post, S., Rider, M., Tokmina-Roszyk, D., Parrine Sant'Ana, D., Bruce, J.E. 2016. A general method for targeted quantitative cross-linking mass spectrometry. PLoS One. 11(12):e0167547.
The draft genome of whitefly Bemisia tabaci MEAM1, a global crop pest, provides novel insights into virus transmission, host adaptation, and insecticide resistance -
Chen, W., Hasegawa, D.K., Kaur, N., Kliot, A., Pinheiro, P.V., Luan, J., Stensmyr, M.C., Zheng, Y., Liu, W., Sun, H., Xu, Y., Luo, Y., Kruse, A., Yang, X., Kontsedalov, S., Lebedev, G., Fisher, T., Nelson, D.R., Hunter, W.B., Brown, J.K., Jander, G., Cilia, M., Douglas, A.E., Ghanim, M., Simmons, A.M., Wintermantel, W.M., Ling, K., Fei, Z. 2016. The draft genome of whitefly Bemisia tabaci MEAM1, a global crop pest, provides novel insights into virus transmission, host adaptation, and insecticide resistance. BMC Biology. 14:110 doi:10.1186/s12915-016-0321-Y.
Model system-guided protein interaction mapping for virus isolated from phloem tissue -
Deblasio, S.L., Johnson, R., Maccoss, M., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M. 2016. Model system-guided protein interaction mapping for virus isolated from phloem tissue. Journal of General Virology. 15:4601-4611.
Factors affecting transmission rates of 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' by Asian citrus psyllid -
Visualization of host-polerovirus interaction topologies using Protein Interaction Reporter technology -
Deblasio, S.L., Chavez, J., Alexander, M., Ramsey, J.S., Eng, J., Mahoney, J., Gray, S.M., Bruce, J., Cilia, M. 2015. Visualization of host-polerovirus interaction topologies using Protein Interaction Reporter technology. Journal of Virology. 90:1973-1987.
Metabolic interplay between the Asian citrus psyllid and its Profftella symbiont: An Achilles’ heel of the citrus greening insect vector -
Ramsey, J.S., Johnson, R., Hoki, J., Kruse, A., Mahoney, J., Hilf, M.E., Hunter, W.B., Hall, D.G., Shroeder, F., Maccoss, M., Cilia, M. 2015. Metabolic interplay between the Asian citrus psyllid and its Profftella symbiont: An Achilles’ heel of the citrus greening insect vector. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140826.
Persistent, circulative transmission of begomoviruses by whitefly vectors -
Rosen, R., Kanakala, S., Kliot, A., Pakkianathan, B., Abu Farich, B., Santana-Magal, N., Elimelech, M., Kontsedalov, S., Lebedev, G., Cilia, M., Ghanim, M. 2015. Persistent, circulative transmission of begomoviruses by whitefly vectors. Current Opinion in Virology. 15:1-8.
The Potato leafroll virus structural proteins manipulate overlapping, yet distinct protein interaction networks during infection -
Deblasio, S.L., Johnson, R., Sweeney, M., Karasev, A., Gray, S.M., Maccoss, M., Cilia, M. 2015. The Potato leafroll virus structural proteins manipulate overlapping, yet distinct protein interaction networks during infection. Proteomics. 15(12):2098-2112.
Is there a role for symbiotic bacteria in plant virus transmission? -
Pinheiro, P., Kliot, A., Ghanim, M., Cilia, M. 2015. Is there a role for symbiotic bacteria in plant virus transmission? Current Opinion in Insect Science. 8:69-78.
Insights into the polerovirus-plant interactome revealed by co-immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry -
Deblasio, S.L., Johnson, R., Mahoney, J., Karasev, A., Gray, S.M., Maccoss, M., Cilia, M. 2014. Insights into the polerovirus-plant interactome revealed by co-immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-11-14-0363-R.
Evidence for lysine acetylation in the coat protein of a Polerovirus -
Cilia, M., Johnson, R., Sweeney, M., Deblasio, S.L., Bruce, J.E., Maccoss, M.J., Gray, S.M. 2014. Evidence for lysine acetylation in the coat protein of a Polerovirus. Journal of General Virology. DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.066514-0.
An interdisciplinary approach to combat HLB -
Chin, E., Mishchuk, D.O., Bruce, J., Cilia, M., Coaker, G., Davis, C., Jin, H., Ma, W., Seller, G., Levesque, C., Godfrey, K., Slupsky, C.M. 2014. An interdisciplinary approach to combat HLB. Citrograph. Available: http://www.citrusresearch.org/citrograph-winter-2014.
Circulative, “Nonpropagative” Virus Transmission: An orchestra of virus, insect and plant derived instruments -
Gray, S.M., Cilia, M., Ghanim, M. 2014. Circulative, “Nonpropagative” Virus Transmission: An orchestra of virus, insect and plant derived instruments. Advances in Virus Research. 89:141-99.
Evidence for the biochemical basis of host virulence in the greenbug aphid, Schizaphis graminum (Homoptera: Aphididae) -
Pinheiro, P., Bereman, M., Burd, J., Pals, M.A., Armstrong, J.S., Howe, K.J., Thannhauser, T.W., Maccoss, M., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M. 2014. Evidence for the biochemical basis of host virulence in the greenbug aphid, Schizaphis graminum (Homoptera: Aphididae). Journal of Proteome Research. 13(4):2094–2108.
Infection of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci with Rickettsia spp. alters its interactions with Tomato yellow leaf curl virus -
Kliot, A., Cilia, M., Czosnek, H., Ghanim, M. 2014. Infection of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci with Rickettsia spp. alters its interactions with Tomato yellow leaf curl virus. Journal of Virology. 88(10):5652-60.
Genomic and proteomic analysis of Schizaphis graminum reveals cyclophilin proteins are involved in the transmission of Cereal yellow dwarf virus -
Tamborindeguy, C., Bereman, M., Deblasio, S.L., Igwe, D., Smith, D., White, F., Maccoss, M., Gray, S.M., Cilia, M. 2013. Genomic and proteomic analysis of Schizaphis graminum reveals cyclophilin proteins are involved in the transmission of Cereal yellow dwarf virus. PLoS One. 8(8):e71620.
The identification of protein biomarkers distinguishing virus transmission competent and refractive insect populations by coupling genetics with quantitative intact proteomics -
Discovery and targeted LC-MS/MS of purified polerovirus reveals differences in the virus-host interactome associated with altered aphid transmission -
Cilia, M., Peter, K.A., Bereman, M., Howe, K.J., Fish, T., Smith, D., Gildow, F., Maccoss, M., Gray, S.M. 2012. Discovery and targeted LC-MS/MS of purified polerovirus reveals differences in the virus-host interactome associated with altered aphid transmission. PLoS One. 7(10).
Cross-linking measurements of the potato leafroll virus reveal protein interaction topologies required for virion stability, aphid transmission, and virus-plant interactions -
Chavez, J., Cilia, M., Ju, H., Weisbrod, C., Eng, J.K., Gray, S.M., Bruce, J.E. 2012. Cross-linking measurements of the potato leafroll virus reveal protein interaction topologies required for virion stability, aphid transmission, and virus-plant interactions. Journal of Proteome Research. 11(5):2968-2981.
Homopteran vector biomarkers for efficient circulative plant virus transmission are conserved in multiple aphid species and the whitefly Bemisia tabaci -
Cilia, M., Bereman, M., Fish, T., Maccoss, M.J., Gray, S.M. 2012. Homopteran vector biomarkers for efficient circulative plant virus transmission are conserved in multiple aphid species and the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 11(2):249-262.
Biomarker discovery from the top down: protein biomarkers for efficient virus transmission by insects (Homoptera: Aphididae) discovered by coupling genetics and 2-D DIGE -
Cilia, M., Howe, K.J., Fish, T., Smith, D., Mahoney, J., Tamborindeguy, C., Burd, J.D., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2011. Biomarker discovery from the top down: protein biomarkers for efficient virus transmission by insects (Homoptera: Aphididae) discovered by coupling genetics and 2-D DIGE. Proteomics. 11:2440-2458.
Genetics coupled to quantitative intact proteomics links heritable aphid and endosymbiont protein isoform expression to polerovirus transmission -
Cilia, M., Tamborindeguy, C., Fish, T., Howe, K.J., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2011. Genetics coupled to quantitative intact proteomics links heritable aphid and endosymbiont protein isoform expression to polerovirus transmission. Journal of Virology. 85(5):2148-2166.
Tangible benefits of the pea aphid genome sequencing in proteomics research: enhancements in protein identification, data incorporation, and evaluation criteria -
Cilia, M., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2010. Tangible benefits of the pea aphid genome sequencing in proteomics research: enhancements in protein identification, data incorporation, and evaluation criteria. Journal of Insect Physiology. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21070785.
The identification of protein biomarkers distinguishing virus transmission competent and refractive insect populations by coupling genetics with quantitative intact proteomics -
Cilia, M., Tamborindeguy, C., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2010. The identification of protein biomarkers distinguishing virus transmission competent and refractive insect populations by coupling genetics with quantitative intact proteomics. Journal of American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 58:42.
The proteomics toolbox for agricultural research: precision biomarker discovery using genetics -
Cilia, M., Tamborindeguy, C., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2010. The proteomics toolbox for agricultural research: precision biomarker discovery using genetics. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 27:20.
Combined use of 2-D reverse phase chromatography & data independent mass spectrometry simultaneously characterizing proteomes of Schizaphis graminum & its obligate endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola, from whole aphid extracts -
Mclaughlin, M., Cilia, M., Howe, K.J., Gray, S.M., Thannhauser, T.W. 2010. Combined use of 2-D reverse phase chromatography & data independent mass spectrometry simultaneously characterizing proteomes of Schizaphis graminum & its obligate endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola, from whole aphid extracts. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 21(3):S58.
A Comparison of Protein Extraction Methods Suitable for Gel-Based Proteomics Studies of Aphid Proteins -
Cilia, M., Fish, T., Yang, X., Mclaughlin, M., Thannhauser, T.W., Gray, S.M. 2009. A Comparison of Protein Extraction Methods Suitable for Gel-Based Proteomics Studies of Aphid Proteins. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 20(4):201-215.
Control of Arabidopsis meristem development by thioredoxin-dependent regulation of intercellular transport -
Benitez-Alfonso, Y., Cilia, M., San Roman, A., Thomas, C., Maule, A., Hearn, S., Jackson, D. 2009. Control of Arabidopsis meristem development by thioredoxin-dependent regulation of intercellular transport. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106(9):3615-3620.
Towards sustaining women through critical transition points in scientific careers: a workshop summary. -
Cilia, M. 2008. Towards sustaining women through critical transition points in scientific careers: a workshop summary.. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 19(5):353–355.
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