Andrea Gloria-Soria

Department of Environmental Sciences
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
P.O. Box 1106
New Haven, CT 06504
Voice: (203) 974-8471
E-mail: Andrea.Gloria-Soria@ct.gov
Personal Research Website: andreagloriasoria.wordpress.com


Expertise:
Population genetics and genomics, molecular biology, evolutionary genetics.

Education:
B.S., Biology. Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). México, D.F. 2003.

Ph.D., Biology. Department of Biology and Biochemistry. University of Houston, 2009.

Station career:
Assistant Agricultural Scientist I, 2018-Current

Post Graduate Career:
Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Yale University. 2009-2011

Postdoctoral Associate. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Yale University. 2012-2013.

Associate Research Scientist. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Yale University. 2013-2017

Laboratory Associate. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Yale University. 2012, 2017-Present.

Past research:
In the past, I have worked with many invertebrate systems, including: Aedes aegypti (dengue / yellow fever mosquito), Glossina fuscipes (tsetse flies), Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth), Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus (hydroid / snail fur), Caenorhabditis elegans (nematode), and Procambarus clarkii (crayfish).

Current research:
Evolutionary biology, vector biology, arthropod genetics, population genetics and genomics, behavioral genetics, experimental evolution.

I study patterns of genetic diversity to understand their molecular, ecological, and evolutionary causes and consequences. My research involves population genetics of disease vectors such as the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti and the tsetse fly Glossina fuscipes. Another of my projects aims to understand the effect of climate change on arthropod-transmitted viruses (arboviruses), with special emphasis on dengue and chikungunya viruses. I am also interested on the genetic basis of behavioral polymorphisms, how they are maintained in nature, and what are their ecological and evolutionary implications. Particularly those behaviors that promote disease transmission of arboviruses. I use molecular biology, genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology to address these questions.

Selected publications available from author,Andrea.Gloria-Soria@ct.gov.

  • Gloria-Soria A., Payne, A.F., Bialosuknia, S.M., Stout, J., Mathias, N., Eastwood G., Ciota, A.T., Kramer, L.D., Armstrong P. M. Vector Competence of Aedes albopictus Populations from the Northeastern United States for Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Viruses. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Dec 21. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0874. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33355070.
     
  • Soghigian J., Gloria-Soria A., Robert V., Le Goff, G., Failloux, A-B., Powell, J.R. (2020). Genetic evidence for the origin of Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, in the southwestern Indian Ocean. Mol Ecol.; 2020: 29:3593. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15590
      
  • Rose N.H., Sylla M., Badolo A., Lutomiah J., Ayala D., Aribodor O.B., Ibe N., Akorli J., Otoo S., Mutebi J-P, Kriete A.L., Ewing E.G., Sang R., Gloria-Soria A., Powell J.R., Baker R.E., White B.J., Crawford J.E., McBride C.S. 2020. Climate and Urbanization Drive Mosquito Preference for Humans. Current Biology. Early Online – July 23. 

  • Cosme, L.V., Gloria-Soria, A., Caccone, A., Powell, J.R. and Martins, A.J., 2020. Evolution of kdr haplotypes in worldwide populations of Aedes aegypti: Independent origins of the F1534C kdr mutation. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases14(4), p.e0008219. 

  • Artem Baidaliuk, Sébastian Lequime, Isabelle Moltini-Conclois, Stéphanie Dabo, Laura B Dickson, Matthieu Prot, Veasna Duong, Philippe Dussart, Sébastien Boyer, Chenyan Shi, Jelle Matthijnssens, Julien Guglielmini, Andrea GloriaSoria, Etienne Simon-Lorière, Louis Lambrechts, 2020. Novel genome sequences of cell-fusing agent virus allow comparison of virus phylogeny with the genetic structure of Aedes aegypti populations, Virus Evolution, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2020, veaa018, https://doi.org/10.1093/ve/veaa018

  • GloriaSoria, A, Mendiola, SY, Morley, VJ, Alto, BW, Turner, PE. Prior evolution in stochastic versus constant temperatures affects RNA virus evolvability at a thermal extreme. Ecol Evol. 2020; 00: 1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6287
      
  • Gloria-Soria, A., Soghigian, J, Kellner, D., Powell, J.R.. 2019.Genetic Diversity of Laboratory Strains and Implications for Research: The case of Aedes aegypti. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol. 13 Issue 12, pp. 1-17. 

  • Armstrong P. M., Ehrlich H.Y., Magalhaes T., Miller M. R., Conway P. J., Bransfield A., Misencik M. J., Gloria-Soria A., Warren J. L., Andreadis T. G., Shepard J. J., Foy B. D., Pitzer V. E., Brackney D. E. 2019. Successive Bloodmeals Enhance Virus Dissemination within Mosquitoes and Increase Transmission Potential. Nature Microbiology 5(2): 239-247. 

  • Powell, J.R., Gloria-Soria, A. and Kotsakiozi, P., 2019. Response to Kuno. BioScience69(3), pp.161-162.

  • Matthews B.J., Dudchenko O., […], Gloria-Soria A., […], and Vosshall L.B. 2018. Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control. Nature563(7732), p.501.
     

  • Powell, J.R., Gloria-Soria, A. and Kotsakiozi, P., 2018. Recent history of Aedes aegypti: Vector genomics and epidemiology records. BioScience68(11), pp.854-860.
     
  • Kotsakiozi P, Evans BR, Gloria-Soria A, et al. Population structure of a vector of human diseases: Aedes aegypti in its ancestral range, Africa. Ecol Evol. 2018; 8:7835–7848. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4278

  • Gloria-Soria A., Chiodo T., and Powell P.R. Lack of Evidence for Natural Wolbachia Infections in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(5):1354-1356. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy084

  • Kotsakiozi P., Gloria-Soria A., Schaffner F., Robert V., and Powell J.R. 2018. Aedes aegypti in the Black Sea: Recent Introduction or Ancient Remnant? Parasites & Vectors. 11(1), p.396.

  • Uraki, R., Hastings, A.K., Gloria-Soria, A., Powell, J.R. and Fikrig, E., 2018. Altered vector competence in an experimental mosquito-mouse transmission model of Zika infection. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 12(3), p.e0006350.

  • Gloria-Soria, A., Dunn, W.A., Yu, X., Vigneron, A., Lee, K.Y., Li, M., Weiss, B.L., Zhao, H., Aksoy, S. and Caccone, A., 2018. Uncovering Genomic Regions Associated with Trypanosoma Infections in Wild Populations of the Tsetse Fly Glossina fuscipes. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 8(3), pp.887-897.

  • Gloria-Soria, A., Lima, A., Lovin, D.D., Cunningham, J.M., Severson, D.W. and Powell, J.R., 2018. Origin of a High-Latitude Population of Aedes aegypti in Washington, DC. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 98(2), pp.445-452.

  • Ibañez-Justicia, A., Gloria-Soria, A., den Hartog, W., Dik, M., Jacobs, F. and Stroo, A., 2017. The first detected airline introductions of yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) to Europe, at Schiphol International airport, the Netherlands. Parasites & vectors, 10(1), p.603.

  • Gloria-Soria A, M. Armstrong, J.R. Powell, P.E. Turner. Infection rate of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes with dengue virus depends on the interaction between temperature and mosquito genotype. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 284(1864).

  • Pless E, Gloria-Soria A, Evans BR, Kramer V, Bolling BG, et al. (2017) Multiple introductions of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti, into California. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11(8): e0005718. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005718

  • Kotsakiozi P, Schama R, Gloria-Soria A, Martins AJ, Evans BR, Caccone A, Powell JR. Tracking the return of Aedes aegypti to Brazil, the major vector of the dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11(7): e0005653. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005653

  • Saarman, N. P., Gloria-Soria, A., Anderson, E. C., Evans, B. R., Pless, E., Cosme, L. V., Gonzalez-Acosta, C., Kamgang, B., Wesson, D. M. and Powell, J. R. (), Effective population sizes of a major vector of human diseases, Aedes aegypti. Evol Appl. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/eva.12508

  • Gloria-Soria A, Ayala D, Bheecarry A, Calderon-Arguedas O, Chadee DD, et al. 2016 Global genetic diversity of Aedes aegypti. Mol Ecol. 25(21): 5377-5395.

  • Gloria-Soria A, Dunn WA, Telleria EL, Evans BR, Okedi L, Echodu R, Warren WC, Montague MJ, Aksoy S, Caccone A. 2016. Patterns of Genome-Wide Variation in Glossina fuscipes fuscipes Tsetse Flies from Uganda. G3 (Bethesda). 2016 Jun 1;6(6):1573-84. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.027235.

  • Gloria-Soria, A., D. Kellner, J. E. Brown, C. Gonzalez-Acosta, B. Kamgang, J. Luwama, and J. R. Powell, 2016 Temporal genetic stability of Stegomyia aegypti (= Aedes aegypti) populations. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. doi: 10.1111/mve.12153.

  • Sayson SL, Gloria-Soria A, Powell JR, and Edillo FE (2015). Seasonal Genetic Changes of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Populations in Selected Sites of Cebu City, Philippines. Journal of Medical Entomology. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjv056

  • Richardson JB, Jameson SB, Gloria-Soria A, Wesson D, and Powell JR (2015). Evidence of Limited Polyandry in a Natural Population of Aedes aegypti. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 93(1): 189-193.

  • Evans, B.R., Gloria-Soria, A., Hou, L., McBride C., Bonizzoni, M., Zhao, H. and Powell, J.R. (2015). A Multipurpose High Throughput SNP Chip for the Dengue and Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.016196.

  • Monteiro, F.A., Shama, R., Martins, A. J., Gloria-Soria, A., Brown, J. E. and Powell, J. R. (2014) Genetic Diversity of Brazilian Aedes aegypti: Patterns following an Eradication Program. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(9): e3167.

  • Gloria-Soria, A., Brown, J.E., Kramer, V., Hardstone Yoshimizu, M., Powell, J.R. (2014) Origin of the Dengue Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, in California. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(7): e3029.

  • Gloria-Soria A., Moreno M.A., Yund P. O., Lakkis F. G., Dellaporta S.L., and Buss L.W. (2012). Evolutionary Genetics of the Hydroid Allodeterminant alr2. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29(12): 3921–3932.

  • Powell A.E., Moreno M.A., Gloria-Soria A., Lakkis F. G., Dellaporta S.L., and Buss. L.W. (2011). Genetic Background and Allorecognition Phenotype in Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. Genes, Genomes, Genetics 1(6): 499-504.

  • Gloria-Soria, A., and Azevedo B.R. (2008). npr-1 regulates foraging and dispersal strategies in Caenorhabditis elegans. Current Biology 18: 1694-1699.

  • Fanjul-Moles M.L., Escamilla-Chimal E.G., Gloria-Soria A., and Hernandez-Herrera G. (2004). The crayfish Procambarus clarkii CRY shows daily and circadian variation. Journal of Experimental Biology 207:145.