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Leela E Noronha
Arthropod-borne Animal Diseases Research
Research Veterinary Medical Officer

Phone: (785) 776-2705
Fax: (785) 537-5560
Room 133

USDA-ARS-PA-Center for Grain & Animal Health Res.
Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases/1515 College Ave.
MANHATTAN, KS 66506
Projects
Enhanced Capacity for Cooperative Research Related to Insect Transmission of Pathogens
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 441111
Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 431942
Orbivirus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432252
Japanese Encephalitis Virus Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434704
Arbovirus Diagnosis Development and Evaluation
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 434158
Arbovirus Diagnosis and Vaccine Development and Evaluation
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 434401
Spray-formed Dissolving Microneedle Patches for Enhanced Stability and Needle-free Delivery of Vaccines
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433346
Animal Studies in BSL-3 Containment at Pat Roberts Hall for Comparative Zoonotic Arbovirus Studies
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435561
Mammalian Responses to Arboviruses and Sorghum Polyphenols
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437098
Development of a Population Genetics Pipeline for Characterizing Viral and Vector Population Diversity
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438167
Effects of Arbovirus Infection on Insect Feeding Behavior
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438169
Effects of Environmental Temperature on Arbovirus Vector Competence of Various Mosquito Species
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440363
Detection and Characterization of Potential Emerging Arboviruses in Brazil
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440427
Molecular Characterization of Arbovirus-Mosquito-Vertebrate Host Interactions
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440542
Molecular Characterization and Epidemiological Surveillance of Arboviruses in Kenya’s Livestock
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440543
Investigating Risk Factors of Rift Valley Fever Virus Direct Transmission in Kenya
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440614
Molecular Characterization and Epidemiological Surveillance of Arboviruses in Kenya’s Wildlife
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440616
Molecular Characterization of Arboviruses in South African Livestock
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440618
Characterization of Arbovirus-mosquito-vertebrate Host Interactions
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440631
Development of Diagnostic Reagents and Assays for Arbovirus Surveillance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440694
Host Cellular Immune Responses to Arboviruses
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440696
Detection and Characterization of Arboviruses and Environmental Influences on Transmission at the U.S. Wildlife and Livestock Interface
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440730

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Examining the potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by insect vectors - (Abstract Only)
Mechanical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by house flies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balaraman, V., Drolet, B.S., Mitzel, D.N., Wilson, W.C., Owens, J.L., Gaultiero, N.N., Meekins, D.A., Bold, D., Trujillo, J.D., Noronha, L.E., Richt, J.A., Nayduch, D. 2021. Mechanical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by house flies. Parasites & Vectors. 14:214. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-021-04703-8.
Susceptibility of midge and mosquito vectors to SARS-COV-2 by natural route of infection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balaraman, V., Drolet, B.S., Gaudreault, N.N., Wilson, W.C., Owens, J.L., Bold, D., Swanson, D.A., Jasperson, D.C., Noronha, L.E., Richt, J.A., Mitzel, D.N. 2021. Susceptibility of midge and mosquito vectors to SARS-COV-2 by natural route of infection. Journal of Medical Entomology. 58(4):1948-1951. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab013.
A comparative study on phenolic contents, antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory capacity in lipopolysaccharide-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages of sorghum aqueous and ethanolic extracts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hong, S., Pangloli, P., Perumal, R., Cox, S.R., Noronha, L.E., Dia, V.P., Smolensky, D. 2020. A comparative study on phenolic contents, antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory capacity in lipopolysaccharide-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages of sorghum aqueous and ethanolic extracts. Antioxidants. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9121297.
Anti-cancer activity of a novel high phenolic sorghum bran in human colon cancer cells Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, S., Lee, J., Herald, T.J., Cox, S.R., Noronha, L.E., Perumal, R., Smolensky, D. 2020. Anti-cancer activity of a novel high phenolic sorghum bran in human colon cancer cells. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/2890536.
Japanese encephalitis virus infects novel Culex cell line ()
High-polyphenol extracts from Sorghum bicolor attenuate replication of Legionella pneumophila within RAW 264.7 macrophages Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilchrist, A., Smolensky, D., Cox, S.R., Perumal, R., Noronha, L.E., Shames, S. 2020. High-polyphenol extracts from Sorghum bicolor attenuate replication of Legionella pneumophila within RAW 264.7 macrophages. FEMS Microbiology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnaa053.
Evaluation of A baculovirus-expressed VP2 subunit vaccine for the protection of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from epizootic hemorrhagic disease - (Abstract Only)
Perspectives regarding the risk of introduction of the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveira, A., Cohnstaedt, L.W., Noronha, L.E., Mitzel, D.N., McVey, D.S., Cernicchiaro, N. 2020. Perspectives regarding the risk of introduction of the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in the United States. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00048.
Differential responses of two porcine macrophage- like cell lines to infection with Rift Valley fever virus MP-12 - (Proceedings)
Smolensky, D., Wilson, W.C., Cox, V.G., Schirtzinger, E.E., Chitko-Mckown, C.G., Fawver, Z.T., Noronha, L.E. 2019. Differential responses of two porcine macrophage- like cell lines to infection with Rift Valley fever virus MP-12. Proceedings of International Veterinary Immunology Symposium. August 13-16, 2019, Seattle, Washington. P072:126-127. Available online at https://ivis2019.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/IVIS-2019-Abstract-book.pdf
Optimization of ethanol-based extraction conditions of sorghum bran bioactive compounds with downstream anticancer properties Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cox, S.R., Noronha, L.E., Herald, T.J., Bean, S.R., Lee, S., Perumal, R., Smolensky, D. 2019. Optimization of ethanol-based extraction conditions of sorghum bran bioactive compounds with downstream anticancer properties. Heliyon. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01589.
Preliminary evaluation of the susceptibility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Rift Valley Fever Virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, W.C., Kim, I., Trujillo, J., Sunwoo, S., Noronha, L.E., Urbaniak, K., Mcvey, D.S., Drolet, B.S., Morozov, I., Faburay, B., Schirtzinger, E.E., Koopman, T., Indran, S., Balaraman, V., Richt, J. 2018. Preliminary evaluation of the susceptibility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Rift Valley Fever Virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 24(9):1717-1719. http://doi.org/10.3201/eid2409.180265.
Shedding of Japanese encephalitis virus in oral fluid of infected swine Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lyons, A., Huang, Y., Park, S., Ayers, V., Hettenbach, S., Higgs, S., Mcvey, D.S., Noronha, L.E., Hsu, W., Vanlandingham, D. 2018. Shedding of Japanese encephalitis virus in oral fluid of infected swine. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 10.1089/vbz.2018.2283.
High-polyphenol sorghum bran extract inhibits cancer cell growth through DNA damage, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smolensky, D., Rhodes, D.H., Mcvey, D.S., Fawver, Z.T., Perumal, R., Herald, T.J., Noronha, L.E. 2018. High-polyphenol sorghum bran extract inhibits cancer cell growth through DNA damage, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis. Journal of Medicinal Food. DOI:10.1089/jmf.2018.0008.
Porcine Macrophage-Like Cells Permit Viral Replication, Produce Inflammatory Mediators, and Undergo Apoptosis Following Infection with Rift Valley Fever Virus MP-12 - (Abstract Only)
Noronha, L.E., Smolensky, D., Cox, V.G., Schirtzinger, E.E., Chitko-Mckown, C.G., Fawver, Z.T., Wilson, W.C. 2018. Porcine Macrophage-Like Cells Permit Viral Replication, Produce Inflammatory Mediators, and Undergo Apoptosis Following Infection with Rift Valley Fever Virus MP-12. Journal of Immunology. 200:59.31.