Volume 2, Issue 9, September 2005

Amy Ullman (cont.)

Her research has focused on the genomics of Ixodes scapularis, and the immunomodulation of tick saliva in the vertebrate host. Amy chose to pursue her PhD to broaden her formal training in immunology and pathology for a more comprehensive understanding of all hosts and systems involved in arthropod-borne diseases. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, skiing and traveling abroad with her husband, Sean.

  • Fagerberg, A.J., Fulton, R.E., and Black, W.C. IV. (2001). Microsatellite loci are not abundant in all arthropod genomes: analyses in the hard tick, Ixodes scapularis and the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Insect Molecular Biology 10:225-236.
  • Ullmann, A.J., Piesman, J., Dolan, M.C., Black, W.C. IV. (2002). A preliminary linkage map of the tick, Ixodes scapularis. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 28:107-126.
  • Ullmann, A.J., Piesman, J.F., Dolan, M.C., and Black W.C. IV. (2003). A preliminary linkage map of the hard tick, Ixodes scapularis. Insect Molecular Biology 12(2):201-210.
  • Hanincova K., Taragelova V.V., Koci J., Schafer S.M., Hails R., Ullmann A.J., Piesman J., Labuda M., Kurtenbach K. (2003). Association of Borrelia garinii and B. valaisiana with Songbirds in Slovakia. Appied and Environmental Microbiology. 69(5):2825-2830.
  • Ullmann, A.J., Lane, R.S., Kurtenbach, K., Miller, M., Schriefer M.E., Zeidner N.S., and Piesman, J. (2003). Bacteriolytic activity of selected vertebrate sera for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto and Borrelia bissettii. Journal of Parasitiology. 89(6):1256-1257.
  • Ullmann, A.J., Lima, C.M.R., Guerrero, F.D., Piesman, J., Black, W.C. IV (2004). Genome size and organization in the Black-Legged Tick, Ixodes scapularis and the Cattle Tick, Boophilus microplus. Insect Molecular Biology. 14(2):217-222.
  • Ullmann, A.J., Gabitzsch, E.S., Zeidner, N.S, Piesman, J. Comparison of three multiplex assays for detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Borrelia miyamotoi sensu lato in field collected Ixodes scapularis nymphs in North America. In press.
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