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Joshua B Benoit

Assistant Professor , A&S Biological Sciences

711D Rieveschl Hall

513-556-9714

Insect stress tolerance, hormonal regulation of metabolism, reproductive physiology, molecular physiology, transcriptomics, insect-microbe interactions and vector biology
Education

B.S., Wittenberg University 2005 (Biochemistry)

Ph.D., Ohio State University 2009 (Entomology and Physiology)

Research Support

Grant: #URC Faculty Research Grants for 2013-2014 Investigators:Benoit, Joshua 01-23-2014 -01-23-2014 UC's University Research Council URC Faculty Research Grants for 2013-2014 Role:PI $6,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #DEB-1654417 Investigators:Benoit, Joshua; Polak, Michal 05-01-2017 -04-30-2021 National Science Foundation Costs of Parasite Resistance - An integrated study of underlying mechanisms Role:Collaborator $882,296.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #A19-0080-S002 / 2018-67013-28495 Investigators:Benoit, Joshua 09-01-2018 -08-31-2021 Department of Agriculture Plant Biotic Interactions (USDA NIFA) Role:PI $23,047.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Abbreviated Publications
Book Chapter

Benoit, Joshua B (2010). Water management by dormant insects: comparisons between dehydration resistance during summer aestivation and winter diapause. Progress in molecular and subcellular biology, 49, 209-29.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Poynton, Helen C, Hasenbein, Simone, Benoit, Joshua B, Sepulveda, Maria S, Poelchau, Monica F, Hughes, Daniel S T, Murali, Shwetha C, Chen, Shuai, Glastad, Karl M, Goodisman, Michael A D, Werren, John H, Vineis, Joseph H, Bowen, Jennifer L, Friedrich, Markus, Jones, Jeffery, Robertson, Hugh M, Feyereisen, René, Mechler-Hickson, Alexandra, Mathers, Nicholas, Lee, Carol Eunmi, Colbourne, John K, Biales, Adam, Johnston, J Spencer, Wellborn, Gary A, Rosendale, Andrew J, Cridge, Andrew G, Munoz-Torre (2018). The Toxicogenome of Hyalella azteca: A Model for Sediment Ecotoxicology and Evolutionary Toxicology. Environmental science & technology, 52(10), 6009-6022.

Hagan, Richard W, Didion, Elise M, Rosselot, Andrew E, Holmes, Christopher J, Siler, Samantha C, Rosendale, Andrew J, Hendershot, Jacob M, Elliot, Kiaira S B, Jennings, Emily C, Nine, Gabriela A, Perez, Paula L, Rizlallah, Alexandre E, Watanabe, Miki, Romick-Rosendale, Lindsey E, Xiao, Yanyu, Rasgon, Jason L, & Benoit, Joshua B (2018). Dehydration prompts increased activity and blood feeding by mosquitoes. Scientific reports, 8(1), 6804.

Benoit, Joshua B, Michalkova, Veronika, Didion, Elise M, Xiao, Yanyu, Baumann, Aaron A, Attardo, Geoffrey M, & Aksoy, Serap (2018). Rapid autophagic regression of the milk gland during involution is critical for maximizing tsetse viviparous reproductive output. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 12(1), e0006204.

Schoville, Sean D, Chen, Yolanda H, Andersson, Martin N, Benoit, Joshua B, Bhandari, Anita, Bowsher, Julia H, Brevik, Kristian, Cappelle, Kaat, Chen, Mei-Ju M, Childers, Anna K, Childers, Christopher, Christiaens, Olivier, Clements, Justin, Didion, Elise M, Elpidina, Elena N, Engsontia, Patamarerk, Friedrich, Markus, García-Robles, Inmaculada, Gibbs, Richard A, Goswami, Chandan, Grapputo, Alessandro, Gruden, Kristina, Grynberg, Marcin, Henrissat, Bernard, Jennings, Emily C, Jones, Jeffery W, Kal (2018). A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Scientific reports, 8(1), 1931.

Holmes, Christopher J, Dobrotka, Cameron J, Farrow, David W, Rosendale, Andrew J, Benoit, Joshua B, Pekins, Peter J, & Yoder, Jay A (2018). Low and high thermal tolerance characteristics for unfed larvae of the winter tick Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae) with special reference to moose. Ticks and tick-borne diseases, 9(1), 25-30.

Polak, Michal, Simmons, Leigh W, Benoit, Joshua B, Ruohonen, Kari, Simpson, Stephen J, & Solon-Biet, Samantha M (2017). Nutritional geometry of paternal effects on embryo mortality. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 284(1864).

Saha, Surya, Hosmani, Prashant S, Villalobos-Ayala, Krystal, Miller, Sherry, Shippy, Teresa, Flores, Mirella, Rosendale, Andrew, Cordola, Chris, Bell, Tracey, Mann, Hannah, DeAvila, Gabe, DeAvila, Daniel, Moore, Zachary, Buller, Kyle, Ciolkevich, Kathryn, Nandyal, Samantha, Mahoney, Robert, Van Voorhis, Joshua, Dunlevy, Megan, Farrow, David, Hunter, David, Morgan, Taylar, Shore, Kayla, Guzman, Victoria, Izsak, Allison, Dixon, Danielle E, Cridge, Andrew, Cano, Liliana, Cao, Xiaolong, Jiang, Haobo (2017). Improved annotation of the insect vector of citrus greening disease: biocuration by a diverse genomics community. Database : the journal of biological databases and curation, 2017.

Rosendale, Andrew J, Dunlevy, Megan E, Fieler, Alicia M, Farrow, David W, Davies, Benjamin, & Benoit, Joshua B (2017). Dehydration and starvation yield energetic consequences that affect survival of the American dog tick. Journal of insect physiology, 101, 39-46.

Pandey, Raghav, Velasquez, Sebastian, Durrani, Shazia, Jiang, Min, Neiman, Michelle, Crocker, Jeffrey S, Benoit, Joshua B, Rubinstein, Jack, Paul, Arghya, & Ahmed, Rafeeq Ph (2017). MicroRNA-1825 induces proliferation of adult cardiomyocytes and promotes cardiac regeneration post ischemic injury. American journal of translational research, 9(6), 3120-3137.

Papanicolaou, Alexie, Schetelig, Marc F, Arensburger, Peter, Atkinson, Peter W, Benoit, Joshua B, Bourtzis, Kostas, Castañera, Pedro, Cavanaugh, John P, Chao, Hsu, Childers, Christopher, Curril, Ingrid, Dinh, Huyen, Doddapaneni, HarshaVardhan, Dolan, Amanda, Dugan, Shannon, Friedrich, Markus, Gasperi, Giuliano, Geib, Scott, Georgakilas, Georgios, Gibbs, Richard A, Giers, Sarah D, Gomulski, Ludvik M, González-Guzmán, Miguel, Guillem-Amat, Ana, Han, Yi, Hatzigeorgiou, Artemis G, Hernández-Crespo, (2017). Erratum to: The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species. Genome biology, 18(1), 11.

Benoit, Joshua B, Vigneron, Aurélien, Broderick, Nichole A, Wu, Yineng, Sun, Jennifer S, Carlson, John R, Aksoy, Serap, & Weiss, Brian L (2017). Symbiont-induced odorant binding proteins mediate insect host hematopoiesis. eLife, 6.

McKenna, Duane D, Scully, Erin D, Pauchet, Yannick, Hoover, Kelli, Kirsch, Roy, Geib, Scott M, Mitchell, Robert F, Waterhouse, Robert M, Ahn, Seung-Joon, Arsala, Deanna, Benoit, Joshua B, Blackmon, Heath, Bledsoe, Tiffany, Bowsher, Julia H, Busch, André, Calla, Bernarda, Chao, Hsu, Childers, Anna K, Childers, Christopher, Clarke, Dave J, Cohen, Lorna, Demuth, Jeffery P, Dinh, Huyen, Doddapaneni, HarshaVardhan, Dolan, Amanda, Duan, Jian J, Dugan, Shannon, Friedrich, Markus, Glastad, Karl M, Goodi (2016). Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface. Genome biology, 17(1), 227.

Slone, Samuel, Anthony, Sarah R, Wu, Xiaoqing, Benoit, Joshua B, Aube, Jeffrey, Xu, Liang, & Tranter, Michael (2016). Activation of HuR downstream of p38 MAPK promotes cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. Cellular signalling, 28(11), 1735-41.

Rosendale, Andrew J, Farrow, David W, Dunlevy, Megan E, Fieler, Alicia M, & Benoit, Joshua B (2016). Cold hardiness and influences of hibernaculum conditions on overwintering survival of American dog tick larvae. Ticks and tick-borne diseases, 7(6), 1155-1161.

Papanicolaou, Alexie, Schetelig, Marc F, Arensburger, Peter, Atkinson, Peter W, Benoit, Joshua B, Bourtzis, Kostas, Castañera, Pedro, Cavanaugh, John P, Chao, Hsu, Childers, Christopher, Curril, Ingrid, Dinh, Huyen, Doddapaneni, HarshaVardhan, Dolan, Amanda, Dugan, Shannon, Friedrich, Markus, Gasperi, Giuliano, Geib, Scott, Georgakilas, Georgios, Gibbs, Richard A, Giers, Sarah D, Gomulski, Ludvik M, González-Guzmán, Miguel, Guillem-Amat, Ana, Han, Yi, Hatzigeorgiou, Artemis G, Hernández-Crespo, (2016). The whole genome sequence of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), reveals insights into the biology and adaptive evolution of a highly invasive pest species. Genome biology, 17(1), 192.

Rosendale, Andrew J, Romick-Rosendale, Lindsey E, Watanabe, Miki, Dunlevy, Megan E, & Benoit, Joshua B (2016). Mechanistic underpinnings of dehydration stress in the American dog tick revealed through RNA-Seq and metabolomics. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 219(Pt 12), 1808-19.

Yoder, Jay A, Rosendale, Andrew J, & Benoit, Joshua B (2016). Short day-triggered quiescence promotes water conservation in the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis. Journal of comparative physiology. B, Biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 186(3), 287-96.

Sistrom, Mark, Evans, Benjamin, Benoit, Joshua, Balmer, Oliver, Aksoy, Serap, & Caccone, Adalgisa (2016). De Novo Genome Assembly Shows Genome Wide Similarity between Trypanosoma brucei brucei and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. PloS one, 11(2), e0147660.

Scolari, Francesca, Benoit, Joshua B, Michalkova, Veronika, Aksoy, Emre, Takac, Peter, Abd-Alla, Adly M M, Malacrida, Anna R, Aksoy, Serap, & Attardo, Geoffrey M (2016). The Spermatophore in Glossina morsitans morsitans: Insights into Male Contributions to Reproduction. Scientific reports, 6, 20334.

Benoit, Joshua B, Adelman, Zach N, Reinhardt, Klaus, Dolan, Amanda, Poelchau, Monica, Jennings, Emily C, Szuter, Elise M, Hagan, Richard W, Gujar, Hemant, Shukla, Jayendra Nath, Zhu, Fang, Mohan, M, Nelson, David R, Rosendale, Andrew J, Derst, Christian, Resnik, Valentina, Wernig, Sebastian, Menegazzi, Pamela, Wegener, Christian, Peschel, Nicolai, Hendershot, Jacob M, Blenau, Wolfgang, Predel, Reinhard, Johnston, Paul R, Ioannidis, Panagiotis, Waterhouse, Robert M, Nauen, Ralf, Schorn, Corinna, (2016). Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome. Nature communications, 7, 10165.

Kolokotronis, Sergios-Orestis, Foox, Jonathan, Rosenfeld, Jeffrey A, Brugler, Mercer R, Reeves, Darryl, Benoit, Joshua B, Booth, Warren, Robison, Grant, Steffen, Michael, Sakas, Zoe, Palli, Subba R, Schal, Coby, Richards, Stephen, Narechania, Apurva, Baker, Richard H, Sorkin, Louis N, Amato, George, Mason, Christopher E, Siddall, Mark E, & DeSalle, Rob (2016). The mitogenome of the bed bug Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). Mitochondrial DNA. Part B, Resources, 1(1), 425-427.

Yoder, Jay A, Benoit, Joshua B, Nelson, Blake W, Main, Leighanne R, & Bossley, Jon P (2015). Behavioral correction to prevent overhydration and increase survival by larvae of the net-spinning caddisflies in relation to water flow. The Journal of experimental biology, 218(Pt 3), 363-9.

Michalkova, Veronika, Benoit, Joshua B, Weiss, Brian L, Attardo, Geoffrey M, & Aksoy, Serap (2014). Vitamin B6 generated by obligate symbionts is critical for maintaining proline homeostasis and fecundity in tsetse flies. Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(18), 5844-53.

Internationl Glossina Genome Initiative, (2014). Genome sequence of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans): vector of African trypanosomiasis. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6182), 380-6.

Benoit, Joshua B, Attardo, Geoffrey M, Michalkova, Veronika, Krause, Tyler B, Bohova, Jana, Zhang, Qirui, Baumann, Aaron A, Mireji, Paul O, Taká?, Peter, Denlinger, David L, Ribeiro, Jose M, & Aksoy, Serap (2014). A novel highly divergent protein family identified from a viviparous insect by RNA-seq analysis: a potential target for tsetse fly-specific abortifacients. PLoS genetics, 10(4), e1003874.

Brelsfoard, Corey, Tsiamis, George, Falchetto, Marco, Gomulski, Ludvik M, Telleria, Erich, Alam, Uzma, Doudoumis, Vangelis, Scolari, Francesca, Benoit, Joshua B, Swain, Martin, Takac, Peter, Malacrida, Anna R, Bourtzis, Kostas, & Aksoy, Serap (2014). Presence of extensive Wolbachia symbiont insertions discovered in the genome of its host Glossina morsitans morsitans. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 8(4), e2728.

Telleria, Erich Loza, Benoit, Joshua B, Zhao, Xin, Savage, Amy F, Regmi, Sandesh, Alves e Silva, Thiago Luiz, O'Neill, Michelle, & Aksoy, Serap (2014). Insights into the trypanosome-host interactions revealed through transcriptomic analys