Skip to main content
ARS Home » Plains Area » Manhattan, Kansas » Center for Grain and Animal Health Research » ABADRU » People & Locations » Leela Noronha

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
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
Biology and Management of Dipteran Pests of Livestock and Other Animals
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 436363
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
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
Animal Studies in BSL-3 Containment at Pat Roberts Hall for Comparative Zoonotic Arbovirus Studies
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435561
Molecular Analytical Methods Development to Support Arbovirus Research
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431003

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
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.