Andrea Gloria-Soria

Department of Entomology
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Voice: (203) 974-8471
Personal Research Website:

Population genetics and genomics, molecular biology, evolutionary genetics.



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, 2018-2021

Assistant Agricultural Scientist II, 2021-present


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 the


  • Soghigian, J., Sither, C., Justi, S. A., Morinaga, G., Cassel, B. K., Vitek, C. J., Livdahl, T., Xia, S., Gloria-Soria, A., Powell, J. R., Zavortink, T., Hardy, C. M., Burkett-Cadena, N. D., Reeves, L. E., Wilkerson, R. C., Dunn, R. R., Yeates, D. K., Sallum, M. A., Byrd, B. D., Trautwein, M. D., Linton, Y.-M., Reiskind, M. H. and Wiegmann, B. M. (2023). Phylogenomics reveals the history of host use in mosquitoes. Nat. Commun. 14. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-41764-y

  • Rose, N. H., Badolo, A., Sylla, M., Akorli, J., Otoo, S., Gloria-Soria, A., Powell, J. R., White, B. J., Crawford, J. E., and McBride, C. S. (2023). Dating the origin and spread of specialization on human hosts in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. eLife, 12, e83524. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.83524

  • Gloria-Soria, A., Shragai, T., Ciota, A. T., Duval, T. B., Alto, B. W., Martins, A. J., Westby, K. M., Medley, K. A., Unlu, I., Campbell, S. R. and Kawalkowski, M. (2022). Population genetics of an invasive mosquito vector, Aedes albopictusin the Northeastern USA. NeoBiota78, 99-127. DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.78.84986

  • Gloria-Soria, A. (2022). Special Collection: Highlights of Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology. Journal of Medical Entomology, 59(6), 1853-1860. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjac063

  • Jeannin, C., Perrin, Y., Cornelie, S., Gloria-Soria, A., Gauchet, J.-D., and Robert, V. (2022). An alien in Marseille: investigations on a single Aedes aegypti mosquito likely introduced by a merchant ship from tropical Africa to Europe. Parasite, 29(42). DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2022043

  • Gloria-Soria, A., Faraji, A., Hamik, J., White, G., Amsberry, S., Donahue, M., Buss, B., Pless, E., Cosme, L. V., and Powell, J. R. (2022). Origins of high latitude introductions of Aedes aegypti to Nebraska and Utah during 2019. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 103. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2022.105333.

  • Pless, E., Powell, J. R., Seger, K. R., Ellis, B., and Gloria-Soria, A. (2022). Evidence for serial founder events during the colonization of North America by the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Ecology and Evolution, 12. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8896

  • Gloria-Soria, A., Brackney, D. E. and Armstrong, P. M. (2022). Saliva collection via capillary method may underestimate arboviral transmission by mosquitoes. Parasites & Vectors15, 103. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05198-7

  • Elnour, M. A. B., Gloria-Soria, A., Azrag, R. S., Alkhaibari, A., Powell, J. R. and Salim, B. (2022). Population genetic analysis of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from Sudan revealed recent independent colonization events by the two subspecies. Frontiers in Genetics. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2022.825652

  • Gloria-Soria, A., Payne, A. F., Bialosuknia, S. M., Stout, J., Mathias, N.,  Eastwood, G., Ciota, A. T., Kramer, L. D., and Armstrong, P. M. (2020) Vector Competence of Aedes albopictus Populations from the Northeastern United States for Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Viruses. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0874
  • Soghigian, J., Gloria-Soria, A., Robert, V., Le Goff, G., Failloux, A.-B., and Powell, J. R. (2020). Genetic evidence for the origin of Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, in the southwestern Indian Ocean. Mol. Ecol., 29(19), 3593-3606. DOI: 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., and McBride, C. S. (2020). Climate and Urbanization Drive Mosquito Preference for Humans. Current Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.06.092
  • 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 Diseases, 14(4), p.e0008219.
  • Baidaliuk, A., Lequime, S., Moltini-Conclois, I., Dabo, S., Dickson, L. B., Prot, M., Duong, V., Dussart, P., Boyer, S., Shi, C., Matthijnssens, J., Guglielmini, J., GloriaSoria, A., Simon-Lorière, E., and Lambrechts, L. (2020). Novel genome sequences of cell-fusing agent virus allow comparison of virus phylogeny with the genetic structure of Aedes aegypti populations. Virus Evolution, 6(1). DOI: 10.1093/ve/veaa018
  • GloriaSoria, A., Mendiola, S. Y., Morley, V. J., Alto, B. W., and Turner, P. E. (2020). Prior evolution in stochastic versus constant temperatures affects RNA virus evolvability at a thermal extreme. Ecol Evol., 10(12), 5440-5450. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6287
  • Gloria-Soria, A., Soghigian, J., Kellner, D., and Powell, J. R. (2019). Genetic Diversity of Laboratory Strains and Implications for Research: The case of Aedes aegypti. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 13(12), 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., and Brackney, D. E. (2019). Successive Bloodmeals Enhance Virus Dissemination within Mosquitoes and Increase Transmission Potential. Nature Microbiology5(2), 239-247.
  • Powell, J. R., Gloria-Soria, A. and Kotsakiozi, P. (2019). Response to Kuno. BioScience69(3), 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), 501.
  • Powell, J. R., Gloria-Soria, A. and Kotsakiozi, P. (2018). Recent history of Aedes aegypti: Vector genomics and epidemiology records. BioScience68(11), 854-860.
  • Kotsakiozi, P., Evans, B. R., Gloria-Soria, A., et al. (2018). Population structure of a vector of human diseases: Aedes aegypti in its ancestral range, Africa.  Ecol Evol., 8(16), 7835–7848. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4278
  • Gloria-Soria, A., Chiodo, T., and Powell, P. R. (2018). Lack of Evidence for Natural Wolbachia Infections in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 55(5), 1354-1356. DOI: 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), 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), 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), 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), 603.
  • Gloria-Soria, A., Armstrong, P. M. Powell, J. R., and Turner, P. E. (2017). Infection rate of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes with dengue virus depends on the interaction between temperature and mosquito genotype. Proc. R. Soc. B., 284(1864). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1506
  • Pless, E., Gloria-Soria, A., Evans, B. R., Kramer, V., Bolling, B. G., et al. (2017). Multiple introductions of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti, into California. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(8), e0005718. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005718
  • Kotsakiozi, P., Schama, R., Gloria-Soria, A., Martins, A. J., Evans, B. R., Caccone, A., and Powell, J. R. (2017). 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. DOI: 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. (2017). Effective population sizes of a major vector of human diseases, Aedes aegypti. Evol. Appl. 10(10), 1031-1039.
  • Gloria-Soria, A., Ayala, D., Bheecarry, A., Calderon-Arguedas, O., Chadee, D. D., et al. (2016). Global genetic diversity of Aedes aegypti. Mol Ecol., 25(21), 5377-5395.
  • Gloria-Soria, A., Dunn, W. A., Telleria, E. L., Evans, B. R., Okedi, L., Echodu, R., Warren, W. C., Montague, M. J., Aksoy, S., and Caccone, A. (2016). Patterns of Genome-Wide Variation in Glossina fuscipes fuscipes Tsetse Flies from Uganda. G3 (Bethesda), 6(6), 1573-84. DOI: 10.1534/g3.116.027235
  • Gloria-Soria, A., Kellner, D., Brown, J. E., Gonzalez-Acosta, C., Kamgang, B., Luwama, J., and Powell, J. R. (2016). Temporal genetic stability of Stegomyia aegypti (= Aedes aegypti) populations. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 30(2), 235-240. DOI: 10.1111/mve.12153
  • Sayson, S. L., Gloria-Soria, A., Powell, J. R., and Edillo, F. E. (2015). Seasonal Genetic Changes of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Populations in Selected Sites of Cebu City, Philippines. Journal of Medical Entomology, 52(4), 638–646. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv056
  • Richardson, J. B., Jameson, S. B., Gloria-Soria, A., Wesson, D., and Powell, J. R.  (2015). Evidence of Limited Polyandry in a Natural Population of Aedes aegyptiThe 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. G3 (Bethesda), 5(5), 711–718. 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(21),1694-1699. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.09.043
  • 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(9), 1453-1460. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.00900