B.S. Genetics, 1995, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. Entomology, 2009, Texas A&M University
1. Jagge, CL., Pietrantonio, PV. (2008): Diuretic hormone 44 receptor in Malpighian tubules of the mosquito Aedes aegypti: evidence for transcriptional regulation paralleling urination. Insect Molecular Biology 17(4):413-26.
2. Vassiliou, VA., Jagge, C., Grispou, M., Pietrantonio, PV., Tsagkarakou, A. (2008): Note: Biotype status of Bemisia tabaci from various crops in Cyprus. Phytoparasitica 36(4):400-404.
3. Pietrantonio, PV., Jagge, C., Taneja-Bageshwar, S., Nachman, R., Barhoumi, R. (2005): The mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) leucokinin receptor is a multiligand receptor for the three Aedes kinins. Insect Molecular Biology 14(1):55-67.
4. Pietrantonio, PV., Holmes, SP., Jagge, C., Frazier, SK. (2002): Cloning of Troponin C and other gene fragments from the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta BUREN (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Southwestern Entomologist;(25):89-96.
5. Pietrantonio, PV., Jagge, C., McDowell C. (2001): Cloning and expression analysis of a 5HT7-like serotonin receptor cDNA from mosquito Aedes aegypti female excretory and respiratory systems. Insect Molecular Biology 10(4):357-69.
6. Pietrantonio, PV., Jagge, C., Keeley, LL., Ross, LS. (2000): Cloning of an aquaporin-like cDNA and in situ hybridization in adults of the mosquito Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Insect Molecular Biology 9(4):407-18.
Winner, President’s Prize Runner-Up. 2007 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. San Diego, California. December 10. Diuretic hormone receptor transcripts in Malpighian tubules from females of the mosquito Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Jagge, C. and Pietrantonio, P.V.
Recipient, James Gus Foyle Memorial Scholarship. October 2007. Texas Mosquito Control Association.
Winner, First Place. 2007 Graduate Student Forum, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. August 20. GPRdih1 transcript regulation in female Malpighian tubules of the mosquito Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Jagge, C. and Pietrantonio, P.V.
I am interested in how insects coordinate internal functions with the external environment. In my graduate work, I investigated how blood feeding by female mosquitoes initiated changes in the mosquito renal organs, specifically the signaling initiated by G protein-coupled receptors. I am now investigating one of a new class of chemosensory receptors which appears to be involved in female Drosophila reproductive function.