Heather Flores

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Biography

I am a Research Manager with the World Mosquito Program in the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease. My research focuses on the use of Wolbachia for the biocontrol of arboviruses in Aedes aegypti. Specifically, I am investigating the use and effectiveness of new Wolbachia strains, how Wolbachia evolves in the field post-release, and how nuclear and mitochondrial genomes interact to impact mosquito fitness and Wolbachia stability.

Education/Academic qualification

Genetics & Development, PhD, Cornell University

Award Date: 28 Jan 2013

Research area keywords

  • Wolbachia
  • Vector-borne disease

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Projects

Research Output

Differential suppression of persistent insect specific viruses in trans-infected wMel and wMelPop-CLA Aedes-derived mosquito lines

McLean, B. J., Dainty, K. R., Flores, H. A. & O'Neill, S. L., 15 Jan 2019, In : Virology. 527, p. 141-145 5 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Controlling vector-borne diseases by releasing modified mosquitoes

Flores, H. A. & O'Neill, S. L., 1 Aug 2018, In : Nature Reviews Microbiology. 16, 8, p. 508-518 11 p.

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53 Citations (Scopus)

Gut microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster interacts with Wolbachia but does not contribute to Wolbachia-mediated antiviral protection

Ye, H., Seleznev, A., Flores, H., Woolfit, M. & McGraw, B., 1 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 143, p. 18-25 8 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Novel Wolbachia-transinfected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes possess diverse fitness and vector competence phenotypes

Fraser, J. E., De Bruyne, J. T., Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Stepnell, J., Burns, R. L., Flores, H. A. & O’Neill, S. L., 1 Dec 2017, In : PLoS Pathogens. 13, 12, 19 p., e1006751.

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25 Citations (Scopus)

Adaptive evolution of genes involved in the regulation of germline stem cells in Drosophila melanogaster and D. simulans

Flores, H. A., DuMont, V. L. B., Fatoo, A., Hubbard, D., Hijji, M., Barbash, D. A. & Aquadro, C. F., 2015, In : G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 5, 4, p. 583 - 592 10 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)