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Michele C Hamilton
Bee Research Laboratory
Biological Science Lab Technician

Phone: (301) 504-8749
Fax: (301) 504-8736
Room 311

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 306 BARC-EAST
BELTSVILLE, MD 207050000

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pollen reverses decreased lifespan, altered nutritional metabolism, and suppressed immunity in honey bees (Apis mellifera) treated with antibiotics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, J., Heerman, M.C., Evans, J.D., Li, W., Rodriguez-Garcia, C., Hoffman, G.D., Zhao, Y., Huang, S., Li, Z., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2019. Pollen reverses decreased lifespan, altered nutritional metabolism, and suppressed immunity in honey bees (Apis mellifera) treated with antibiotics. Journal of Experimental Biology. 222:jeb202077. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.202077.
The phylogeny and pathogenesis of Sacbrood virus (SBV)infection in European honey bees, Apis mellifera Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, J., Wang, T., Evans, J.D., Rose, R., Zhao, Y., Li, Z., Li, J., Huang, S., Heerman, M.C., Rodriguez-Garcia, C., Banmeke, O.A., Brister, R., Cao, L., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2019. The phylogeny and pathogenesis of Sacbrood virus (SBV) infection in European honey bees, Apis mellifera. Viruses. 11(1):61. https://doi.org/10.3390/v11010061.
The dynamics of deformed wing virus titer and host defensive gene expression after varroa mite parasitism in honey bees, Apis mellifera Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, Y., Heerman, M.C., Peng, W., Evans, J.D., Rose, R., Hoffman, G.D., Simone-Finstrom, M., Li, J., Li, Z., Cook, S.C., Su, S., Rodriguez-Garcia, C., Banmeke, O.A., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2019. The dynamics of deformed wing virus titer and host defensive gene expression after varroa mite parasitism in honey bees, Apis mellifera. Insects. 10(1):16. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10010016.
Nosemosis control in European honey bees Apis mellifera by silencing the gene encoding Nosema ceranae polar tubule protein 3 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Garcia, C., Evans, J.D., Li, W., Branchiccela, B., Li, J., Heerman, M.C., Hamilton, M.C., Martin-Hernandez, R., Higes, M., Chen, Y. 2018. Nosemosis control in European honey bees Apis mellifera by silencing the gene encoding Nosema ceranae polar tubule protein 3. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221:jeb184606. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.184606.
Acute bee paralysis virus occurs in the Asian honeybee Apis cerana and parasitic mite Tropilaelaps mercedesae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chanpanitkitchote, P., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Li, W., Li, J., Hamilton, M.C., Chantawannakul, P. 2017. Acute bee paralysis virus occurs in the Asian honeybee Apis cerana and parasitic mite Tropilaelaps mercedesae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 152:131-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2017.11.009.
New evidence showing that the destruction of gut bacteria by antibiotic treatment could increase the honeybee's vulnerability to Nosema infection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, J., Evans, J.D., Li, W., Zhao, Y., Hoffman, G.D., Huang, S., Li, Z., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2017. New evidence showing that the destruction of gut bacteria by antibiotic treatment could increase the honeybee's vulnerability to Nosema infection. PLoS One. 12(11):e0187505. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187505.
Spore loads and immune responses of honey bees naturally infected by Nosema ceranae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silencing honey bee naked cuticle (nkd) reduces Nosema ceranae replication and disease levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, W., Evans, J.D., Huang, Q., Rodriguez, C.G., Liu, J., Hamilton, M.C., Grozinger, C.M., Webster, T.C., Su, S., Chen, Y. 2016. Silencing honey bee naked cuticle (nkd) reduces Nosema ceranae replication and disease levels . Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82(22):6779-6787.
The effects of Imidacloprid and Varroa destructor on the survival and health of European honey bees, Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbo, P.M., Kawasaki, J.K., Hamilton, M.C., Cook, S.C., Hoffman, G.D., Li, W., Lie, J., Chen, Y. 2016. The effects of Imidacloprid and Varroa destructor on the survival and health of European honey bees, Apis mellifera. Insect Science. doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12335.
Israeli acute paralysis virus: epidemiology, pathogenesis and implications for honey bee health and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Corona, M.V., Chen, W., Spivak, M., Visscher, K.P., Hoffman, G.D., Boncristiani, H., Zhao, Y., Vanengelsdorp, D., Delaplane, K., Solter, L., Drummond, F., Kramer, M.H., Lipkin, I.W., Palacios, G., Hamilton, M.C., Smith Jr, I.B., Huang, S., Zheng, H., Li, J., Zhang, X., Zhou, A., Wu, L., Zhou, J., Lee, M.L., Teixeira, E.W., Li, Z., Evans, J.D., Li, C. 2014. Israeli acute paralysis virus: epidemiology, pathogenesis and implications for honey bee health and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). PLoS Pathogens. 10 (7):e1004261. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004261.
The ability to cause infection in a pathogenic fungus uncovers a new biological feature of honey bee viruses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Z., Su, S., Hamilton, M.C., Yan, L., Chen, Y. 2014. The ability to cause infection in a pathogenic fungus uncovers a new biological feature of honey bee viruses. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 120:18-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2014.05.002.
International standardization of cage designs and feeding regimes for honey bee in vitro experiments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, S., Csaki, T., Double, V., Dussaubat, C., Evans, J.D., Gajda, A.M., Gregorc, A., Hamilton, M.C., Kamler, M., Lecocq, A., Muz, M.N., Neumann, P., Ozkirim, A., Schiesser, A., Sohr, A.R., Tanner, G., Tozkar, C., Williams, G.R., Wu, L., Zheng, H., Chen, Y. 2014. International standardization of cage designs and feeding regimes for honey bee in vitro experiments. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(1):54-62.
Sequencing and genome annotation of honey bee microsporidia parasite, Nosema apis and comparative genome analysis with its sympatric congener, N. ceranae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Zhao, Y., Cornman, R.S., Tallon, L.L., Sadzewicz, L.L., Ye, J., Li, R., Zhang, X., Hamilton, M.C., Pernal, S., Melathopoulos, A., Yan, X., Evans, J.D. 2013. Sequencing and genome annotation of honey bee microsporidia parasite, Nosema apis and comparative genome analysis with its sympatric congener, N. ceranae. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 14:451. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-451.
Viral dynamics of persistent and acute virus infections in honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Di Prisco, G., Zhang, X., Pennacchio, F., Caprio, E., Li, J., Evans, J.D., Hoffman, G.D., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2011. Viral dynamics of persistent and acute virus infections in honey bees. Viruses. 3:2425-2441.
Host Range Expansion of Honey Bee Black Queen Cell Virus in the Bumble Bee, Bombus huntii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, W., Li, J., Boncristiani Jr, H.F., Strange, J.P., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2011. Host range expansion of honey bee black queen cell virus in the bumble bee, bombus huntii. Apidologie. 42:650-658.
Molecular approaches to the Analysis of Virus Replication and Pathogenesis in Honey Bees, Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boncristiani Jr, H.F., Diprisco, G., Pettis, J.S., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2009. Molecular approaches to the Analysis of Virus Replication and Pathogenesis in Honey Bees, Apis mellifera. Journal of Virological Methods. 6:221.
THE INFLUENCE OF RNA INTEGRITY ON THE DETECTION OF HONEY BEE VIRUSES: MOLECULAR ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT SAMPLE STORAGE METHODS. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Hamilton, M.C., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2007. The influence of RNA integrity on the detection of honey bee viruses: Molecular assessment of different sample storage methods. Journal of Apicultural Research. 46(2):81-87.