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Erin D Scully

Research Molecular Biologist

Dr. Erin Scully    

Dr. Erin Scully
Research Molecular Biologist

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ATTN: Erin Scully
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

Telephone: 785.776.2710
Fax: 785.537.5584

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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.

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.
Scully, E. D., T. Gries, N. A. Palmer, G. Sarath, D. L. Funnell-Harris, L. Baird, P. Twigg, J. Seravalli, T. E. Clemente, and S. E. Sattler. 2018. Overexpression of SbMyB60 in Sorghum biocolor impacts both primary and secondary metabolism. New Phytol. 271: 82-104.
Chung, S. H., E. D. Scully, M. Peiffer, S. M. Geib, C. Rosa, K. Hoover, and G. W. Felton. 2017. Host plant species determines symbiotic bacterial community mediating suppression of plant defenses. Sci. Rep. 7: 39690.
Donze-Reiner, T., N. A. Palmer, E. D. Scully, T. J. Prochaska, K. G. Koch, T. Heng-Moss, J. D. Bradshaw, P. Twigg, K. Amundsen, S. E. Sattler, and G. Sarath. 2017. Transcriptional analysis of defense mechanisms in upland tetraploid switchgrass to greenbugs. BMC Plant Biol. 17: 46.
Funnell-Harris, D. L., E. D. Scully, S. E. Sattler, R. C. French, P. M. O’Neill, and J. F. Pederson. 2017. Differences in Fusarium species in brown midrib Sorghum and in air populations in production fields. Phytopathology 107: 1353-1363.
Mason, C. J., D. C. Long, E. M. McCarthy, C. Rosa, E. D. Scully, and K. Hoover. 2017. Within gut physicochemical variation does not correspond to distinct resident fungal and bacterial communities in the tree-killing xylophage, Anoplophora glabripennis. J. Insect Physiol. 102: 27-35.