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Dana N Mitzel (PhD)
FOREIGN ARTHROPOD BORNE ANIMAL DISEASE RESEARCH
Molecular Biologist

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Projects
Enhanced Capacity for Cooperative Research Related to Insect Transmission of Pathogens
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 441111
Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis and Epidemiology
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441467
Japanese Encephalitis Virus Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441468
Development of Diagnostic Tools for Japanese Encephalitis Virus
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 443051
Southeastern USA Arbovirus Landscape
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 443800
Assessing the Risk of Emergence, Transmission and Establishment of the Japanese Encephalitis Virus in the United States
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 443942
Characterization of Environmental Effects on Mosquito Saliva Composition Using Mass Spectrometry
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444069
Vector Surveillance at an Active Cache Valley Virus Focus
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444656
Xenosurveillance Using Arthropod Vectors to Characterize Vector-borne Disease Epidemiology
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444667
Southwestern USA Arbovirus Landscape
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444680
AI/Machine-Learning Software for Measurement of EPG Waveforms from Mosquito Feeding
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444714
Host and Vector Transcriptional Responses for Transboundary Arboviral Disease of Livestock
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444719
A Genetic Approach to Assess the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Disease Vectors
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444759
Exploration of Novel repRNA Vaccine Candidates for Rift Valley Fever Virus
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 445055
Demonstration of Long-term Protection Against RVFV Infection Afforded by a Single Dose of Rift Valley Fever Smithburn MLV Vaccine in Sheep
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 446175
Molecular Characterization and Epidemiological Surveillance of Arboviruses in Kenya’s Wildlife
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 446307
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 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
Insecticidal Nanoparticles
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 441658
Evaluation of Transboundary Disease Mitigation Strategies in Kenya
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442376
Investigation of Arboviral Infection Rates and Blood Meal Sources of Various Mosquito Species in Rift Valley Fever Endemic Areas in Kenya
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442633
Pathogenesis and Wildlife Host Range of Japanese Encephalitis Virus
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442730
A Scalable Vascularized Hydrogel System for Agricultural Vector-borne Disease Research
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442801
Assessment of CCHV in Ugandan Cattle Corridor and Kenyan Arid North Tick Populations
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442808
Detection and Characterization of Potential Emerging and Emergent Arboviruses in Mosquitoes in the Caribbean
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442817
Exosomes as Mediators of Arbovirus Transmission by Insects
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442826
Development of Lateral Flow Assays for Rift Valley Fever Virus Antigen and Antibody Detection
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442843
Bio-hardened Environments: Integrating AI-based Biothreat Detection Networks into Situational Awareness and Rapid Response Systems
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442870
The Impact of Viral Recombination on the Epidemiology of Viruses
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442874
Epidemiological Fitness Assessment of Segmented RNA Viruses
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442875
Identifying Flavivirus Determinants of Entry and Replication and Design of Potential Vaccine Candidates
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442924
Animal and Arthropod Studies in BSL3 Containment at Pat Roberts Hall for Comparative Zoonotic Arbovirus Studies
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 443000
Mosquito Cis-regulatory Elements Associated with Arbovirus Infection
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 441171

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Artificial feeding system for vector-borne disease studies Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Olajiga, O.M., Jameson, S.B., Carter, B.H., Wesson, D.M., Mitzel, D.N., Londono-Renteria, B. 2024. Artificial feeding system for vector-borne disease studies. Biology. 13(3):188. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology13030188.
Rift Valley Fever Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Kimble, J.B., Noronha, L.E., Trujillo, J., Mitzel, D.N., Richt, J., Wilson, W.C. 2024. Rift Valley Fever. In: Hayes, T., Gopal, V., editors. Veterinary Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. 40(2):293-304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2024.01.004.
AC-DC Electropenetrography as a tool to quantify probing and ingestion behaviors of the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) on mice in Biocontainment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughan, L.D., Jameson, S.B., Wesson, D.M., Silver, K.S., Mitzel, D.N., Dobek,G.L., Londono-Renteria, B. 2023. AC-DC Electropenetrography as a tool to quantify probing and ingestion behaviors of the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) on mice in Biocontainment. Comparative Medicine. 73(6):474-485. https://doi.org/10.30802/AALAS-CM-23-000037.
Assessing the feasibility, safety, and nutritional quality of using wild-caught pest flies in animal feed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
An electropenetrography waveform library for the study of probing and ingestion behavior of Culex tarsalis on human hand Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, A.M., Jameson, S.B., Pickens, V., Osborne, C., Backus, E.A., Silver, K., Mitzel, D.N. 2023. An electropenetrography waveform library for the study of probing and ingestion behavior of Culex tarsalis on human hand. Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.13292.
Establishment of a Culex tarsalis cell line and its permissiveness to arbovirus infection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schirtzinger, E.E., Jasperson, D.C., Swanson, D.A., Mitzel, D.N., Drolet, B.S., Richt, J.A., Wilson, W.C. 2022. Establishment of a Culex tarsalis cell line and its permissiveness to arbovirus infection. Journal of Medical Entomology. 60(1):239-244. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjac155.
Susceptibility of sheep to experimental infection with SARS-CoV-2 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaudreault, N.N., Cool, K., Trujillo, J.D., Morozov, I., Meekins, D.A., McDowell, C., Bold, D., Carossino, M., Mitzel, D.N., Balaraman, V., Kwon, T., Madden, D.W., Libanori Artiaga, B., Pogranichniy, R.M., Roman-Sosa, G., Henningson, J., Wilson, W.C., Balasuriya, U.B., Garcia-Sastre, A., Richt, J.A. 2022. Susceptibility of sheep to experimental infection with SARS-CoV-2. Emerging Microbes & Infections. 11(1):662-675. https://doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2022.2037397.
Infection and transmission of ancestral SARS-CoV-2 and its alpha variant in pregnant white-tailed deer Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cool, K., Gaudreault, N.N., Morozov, I., Trujillo, J.D., Meekins, D., Mcdowell, C., Carossino, M., Bold, D., Mitzel, D.N., Kwon, T., Balaraman, V., Madden, D.W., Artiaga, B.L., Pogranichniy, R.M., Sosa, G.S., Henningson, J., Wilson, W.C., Balasuriya, U.B., Garcia-Sastre, A., Richt, J.A. 2021. Infection and transmission of ancestral SARS-CoV-2 and its alpha variant in pregnant white-tailed deer. Emerging Microbes & Infections. 11(1):95-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2021.2012528.
In vitro infection dynamics of Japanese encephalitis virus in established porcine cell lines Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adetunji, S.A., Smolensky, D., Mitzel, D.N., Chitko-Mckown, C.G., Cernicchiaro, N., Noronha, L.E., Owens, J.L. 2021. In vitro infection dynamics of Japanese encephalitis virus in established porcine cell lines. Pathogens. 10(11). Article 1468. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10111468.
Examining the potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by insect vectors - (Abstract Only)
Infection dynamics of Japanese encephalitis virus in porcine cell lines - (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.
Porcine macrophage-like cell line C Delta 2+ is susceptible to Japanese encephalitis virus infection - (Abstract Only)
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.
Porcine macrophage-like cell line Cdelta2+ is susceptible to Japanese encephalitis virus infection - (Abstract Only)
Research Updates from the Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit - (Proceedings)
Editorial: Emerging arboviruses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, W.C., Mitzel, D.N., Savini, G., Zientara, S., Richt, J.A. 2020. Editorial: Emerging arboviruses. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 7:593872. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.593872.
Japanese encephalitis virus infects novel Culex cell line - (Other)
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.