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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
Arthur, F. H., S. R. Bean, D. Smolensky, A. R. Gerken, K. Siliveru, E. D. Scully, and N. Baker. 2020. Development of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on sorghum milling fractions. J. Stored Prod. Res. 87: 101606 .
Gerken, A.R., S. R. Abts, E. D Scully, and J. F. Campbell. 2020. Artificial selection to a non-lethal cold stress in Trogoderma variabile shows associations with chronic cold stress and body size. Environmental Entomology 49: 422-434.
Koch, K. G., N. A. Palmer, T. Donze-Reiner, E. D. Scully, J. Seravalli, K. Amundsen, P. Twigg, J. Louis, J. D. Bradshaw, T. M. Heng-Moss, and G. Sarath. 2020. Aphid-responsive defense networks in hybrid switchgrass. Front. Plant Sci. 11: 1145.
Quellhorst, H., C. G. Athanassiou, A. I. Bruce, E. D. Scully, and W. R. Morrison III. 2020. Temperature-mediated competition between the invasive larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and the cosmopolitan maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology 49: 255-264.
Rojas L. A., E. Scully, L. Enders, A. Timm, D. Sinha, and C. M. Smith. 2020. Comparative transcriptomics of Diuraphis noxia and Schizaphis graminum fed wheat plants containing different aphid-resistance genes. PLoS ONE 15: e0233077.
Thomas, G. W. C. et al. (Scully, E. D. #56). 2020. Gene content evolution in the arthropods. Genome Biol. 21:15.
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. (Scully, E. D. #20). 2019. The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116: 24729-24737.