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Erin D Scully

Research Molecular Biologist


Dr. Erin Scully    

Dr. Erin Scully
Research Molecular Biologist

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Erin Scully
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

erin.scully@usda.gov
Telephone: 785.776.2710
Fax: 785.537.5584
www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/scully


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Erin Scully is a Research Molecular Biologist with the USDA ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. She received a B.S. in Biology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from The Pennsylvania State University. From 2014 to 2016, she was a postdoctoral Research Molecular Biologist at the USDA ARS Grain, Forage, and Bioenergy Research Unit in Lincoln, NE working on functional genomics of bioenergy grasses. Her current research interests include functional genomics of sensory systems of stored product pests and how behavioral and chemical cues can be disrupted to reduce these insects’ abilities to locate food and mates. In addition, she is also interested in genomics of invasive insects and identification of genes that enable stored product insects to adapt abiotic and biotic stresses.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Gupta, A. K., E. D. Scully, N. A. Palmer, S. M. Geib, G. Sarath, G. L. Hein and S. Tatineni. 2019. Wheat streak mosaic virus alters the transcriptome of its vector, wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella Keifer), to enhance mite development and population expansion. J. Gen. Virol. 100: 889-910.
Koch, K. G., E. D. Scully, N. A. Palmer, S. M. Geib, G. Sarath, T. Heng-Moss, and J. D. Bradshaw. 2019. Divergent switchgrass cultivars modify cereal aphid transcriptomes. J. Econ. Entomol. 112: 1887-1901.
Mason C. J., A. M. Campbell, E. D. Scully, and K. Hoover. 2019. Bacterial and fungal midgut community dynamics and transfer between mother and brood in the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), an invasive xylophage. Microbiol. Ecol. 77: 230-242.
McKenna, D. D. et al. 2019. The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116:24729-24737.
Shapiro, L. R., A. Andrade, E. D. Scully, J. Rocha, J. N. Paulson, and R. Kolter. 2019. Draft genome sequence of an Erwinia tracheiphila isolate from an infected muskmelon (Cucumis melo). Microbiol. Resour. Announcments 7: e01058-18.
Gerken, A. R., E. D. Scully, and J. F. Campbell. 2018. Red flour beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) response to volatile cues varies with strain and behavioral assay. Environ. Entomol. 47: 1252-1265.
Ince, I. A., O. Ozcan, A. Z. Ilter-Akulke, E. D. Scully, and A. Ozgen. 2018. Invertebrate iridoviruses: A glance over the last decade. Viruses 10: 161.
L. R. Shapiro., J. N. Paulson, B. J. Arnold, E. D. Scully, O. Zhaxybayeva, N. E. Pierce., J. Rocha, V. Klepac-Ceraj, K. Holton and R. Kolter. 2018. An introduced crop plant is driving diversification of the virulent bacterial pathogen Erwinia tracheiphila. mBio 9: e01307-18.
Pittol, M., E. Scully, D. Miller, L. Durso, L. M. Fiuza, and V. H. Valiati. 2018. Bacterial community of the rice floodwater using cultivation-independent approaches. Int. J. Microbiol. Article ID 6280484, 13pgs.
Scully, E. D., S. M. Geib, C. J. Mason, J. E. Carlson, M. Tien, H-Y Chen, S. Harding, C-J Tsai, and K. Hoover. 2018. Host-plant induced changes in microbial community structure and midgut gene expression in an invasive polyphage (Anoplophora glabripennis). Sci. Rep. 8: 9620.