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Joyce M. Sakamoto, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Research Professor
Joyce M. Sakamoto, Ph.D.
W-104 Millennium Science Complex
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-3662

Education

  1. B.S., Microbiology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  2. M.S., Plant Pathology, University of California Davis
  3. Ph.D., Plant Pathology, University of California Davis

Broadly, I study ectoparasite community dynamics and the microbial ecology of arthropods. Currently, my research interests fall under three areas:

1) Investigation of tick community composition over time using passive surveillance data and museum specimens.

2) Investigation of tick microbial communities, particularly the transmission of and interactions between endosymbiotic bacteria

3) Tick behavior and natural history of ticks off-host.  

Select publications: (Full list @Google scholar)

  1. Sakamoto JM, Fei Fan Ng T, Suzuki Y, Tsujimoto H, Deng X, Delwart E, Rasgon JL. 2016. Bunyaviruses are common in male and female Ixodes scapularis ticks in central Pennsylvania. PeerJ. 4: e2324.
  2. Gulia-Nuss M, Nuss AB, Meyer JM, Sonenshine DE, Roe RM, Waterhouse RM, Sattelle DB, de la Fuente J, Ribeiro JM, Megy K, Thimmapuram J, Miller JR, Walenz BP, Koren S, Hostetler JB, Thiagarajan M, Joardar VS, Hannick LI, Bidwell S, Hammond MP, Young S, Zeng Q, Abrudan JL, Almeida FC, Ayllón N, Bhide K, Bissinger BW, Bonzon-Kulichenko E, Buckingham SD, Caffrey DR, Caimano MJ, Croset V, Driscoll T, Gilbert D, Gillespie JJ, Giraldo-Calderón GI, Grabowski JM, Jiang D, Khalil SM, Kim D, Kocan KM, Koči J, Kuhn RJ, Kurtti TJ, Lees K, Lang EG, Kennedy RC, Kwon H, Perera R, Qi Y, Radolf JD, Sakamoto JM, Sánchez-Gracia A, Severo MS, Silverman N, Šimo L, Tojo M, Tornador C, Van Zee JP, Vázquez J, Vieira FG, Villar M, Wespiser AR, Yang Y, Zhu J, Arensburger P, Pietrantonio PV, Barker SC, Shao R, Zdobnov EM, Hauser F, Grimmelikhuijzen CJ, Park Y, Rozas J, Benton R, Pedra JH, Nelson DR, Unger MF, Tubio JM, Tu Z, Robertson HM, Shumway M, Sutton G, Wortman JR, Lawson D, Wikel SK, Nene VM, Fraser CM, Collins FH, Birren B, Nelson KE, Caler E, Hill CA. 2016. Genomic insights into the Ixodes scapularis tick vector of Lyme disease. Nature Communications. 9: 10507.
  3. Sakamoto JM, Goddard J, Rasgon JL. 2014. Population and demographic structure of Ixodes Scapularis Say in the Eastern United States. PLoS ONE. 9: e101389.
  4. Hughes GL, Dodson BL, Johnson RM, Murdock CC, Tsujimoto H, Suzuki Y, Patt AA, Cui L, Nossa CW, Barry RM, Sakamoto JM, Hornett EA, Rasgon JL. 2014. Native microbiome impedes vertical transmission of Wolbachia in Anopheles mosquitoes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 34: 12498–12503.
  5. Gajer P, Brotman RM, Bai, G, Sakamoto J, Schütte UME, Zhong X, Koenig SSK, Fu L, Ma Z, Zhou X, Abdo Z, Forney LJ, Ravel J. 2012. Temporal Dynamics of the Human Vaginal Microbiota, Science Translational Medicine. 4: 132ra52.