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R. A. Reynolds, Kwon, H., and Smith, R. C., “20-Hydroxyecdysone Primes Innate Immune Responses That Limit Bacterial and Malarial Parasite Survival in Anopheles gambiae”, Msphere, vol. 5, no. 2, 2020. Google Scholar XML

R. E. Tokarz and Smith, R. C., “Crossover dynamics of Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) vector populations determine WNV transmission intensity”, Journal of Medical Entomology, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 289-296, 2020. Google Scholar XML

R. C. Smith, “Highlights in Medical Entomology, 2019: Familiar Foes and New Frontiers”, Journal of Medical Entomology, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 1349-1353, 2020. Google Scholar XML

E. N. Field, Gehrke, E. J., Ruden, R. M., Adelman, J. S., and Smith, R. C., “An Improved Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Assay for the Identification of Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Blood Meals”, Journal of Medical Entomology, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 557-562, 2020. Google Scholar XML


H. Kwon and Smith, R. C.“Chemical depletion of phagocytic immune cells in Anopheles gambiae reveals dual roles of mosquito hemocytes in anti-Plasmodium immunity”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 116, no. 28, pp. 14119-14128, 2019. Google Scholar XML

H. Kwon and Smith, R. C.“Inhibitors of Eicosanoid Biosynthesis Reveal that Multiple Lipid Signaling Pathways Influence Malaria Parasite Survival in Anopheles gambiae”, Insects, vol. 10, no. 10, p. 307, 2019. Google Scholar XML

B. M. DunphyKovach, K. B.Gehrke, E. J.Field, E. N.Rowley, W. A.Bartholomay, L. C., and Smith, R. C.“Long-term surveillance defines spatial and temporal patterns implicating Culex tarsalis as the primary vector of West Nile virus”, Scientific reports, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2019. Google Scholar XML

H. KwonReynolds, R. A.Simoes, M. LuisaDimopoulos, G., and Smith, R. C.“Malaria parasite immune evasion and adaptation to its mosquito host is influenced by the acquisition of multiple blood meals”, bioRxiv, p. 801480, 2019. Google Scholar XML

E. N. FieldTokarz, R. E., and Smith, R. C.“Satellite imaging and long-term mosquito surveillance implicate the influence of rapid urbanization on Culex vector populations”, Insects, vol. 10, no. 9, p. 269, 2019. Google Scholar XML

C. S. TanguduCharles, J.Hurt, S. L.Dunphy, B. M.Smith, R. C.Bartholomay, L. C., and Blitvich, B. J.“Skunk River virus, a novel orbivirus isolated from Aedes trivittatus in the United States”, Journal of General Virology, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 295-300, 2019. Google Scholar XML

J. HadfieldBrito, A. F.Swetnam, D. M.Vogels, C. B. F.Tokarz, R. E.Andersen, K. G.Smith, R. C.Bedford, T., and Grubaugh, N. D.“Twenty years of West Nile virus spread and evolution in the Americas visualized by Nextstrain”, PLoS pathogens, vol. 15, no. 10, p. e1008042, 2019. Google Scholar XML


K. B. Kovach and Smith, R. C.“Surveillance of Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southern Iowa, 2016”, Journal of Medical Entomology, 2018. Google Scholar XML


H. KwonArends, B. R., and Smith, R. C.“Late-phase immune responses limiting oocyst survival are independent of TEP1 function yet display strain specific differences in Anopheles gambiae.”, Parasit Vectors, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 369, 2017. Google Scholar XML


H. KwonM Agha, A.Smith, R. C.Nachman, R. J.Marion-Poll, F., and Pietrantonio, P. V.“Leucokinin mimetic elicits aversive behavior in mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) and inhibits the sugar taste neuron.”, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 113, no. 25, pp. 6880-6885, 2016. Google Scholar XML

R. C. SmithKing, J. G.Tao, D.Zeleznik, O. A.Brando, C.Thallinger, G. G., and Dinglasan, R. R.“Molecular profiling of phagocytic immune cells in Anopheles gambiae reveals integral roles for hemocytes in mosquito innate immunity”, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 2016. Google Scholar XML

R. C. Smith and Barillas-Mury, C.“Plasmodium oocysts: Overlooked targets of mosquito immunity”, Trends in Parasitology, 2016. Google Scholar XML

A. S. OrfanoNacif-Pimenta, R.Duarte, A. P. M.Villegas, L. M.Rodrigues, N. B.Pinto, L. C.Campos, K. M. M.Pinilla, Y. T.Chaves, B., and Guerra, M. G. V. Barbosa“Species-specific escape of Plasmodium sporozoites from oocysts of avian, rodent, and human malarial parasites”, Malaria Journal, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 394, 2016. Google Scholar XML


R. C. SmithBarillas-Mury, C., and Jacobs-Lorena, M.“Hemocyte differentiation mediates the mosquito late-phase immune response against Plasmodium in Anopheles gambiae”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 112, no. 26, pp. E3412-20, 2015. Google Scholar XML

R. C. Smith and Jacobs-Lorena, M.“Malaria parasite Pfs47 disrupts JNK signaling to escape mosquito immunity”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 112, no. 5, pp. 1250-1, 2015. Google Scholar XML


R. C. SmithColón-López, D. D., and Bosch, J.“Immunization against a merozoite sheddase promotes multiple invasion of red blood cells and attenuates Plasmodium infection in mice”, Malaria journal, vol. 13, p. 313, 2014. Google Scholar XML

R. C. SmithVega-Rodriguez, J., and Jacobs-Lorena, M.“The Plasmodium bottleneck: malaria parasite losses in the mosquito vector”, Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol. 109, 2014. Google Scholar XML


A. G. EappenSmith, R. C., and Jacobs-Lorena, M.“Enterobacter-activated mosquito immune responses to Plasmodium involve activation of SRPN6 in Anopheles stephensi”, PLoS One, vol. 8, no. 5, p. e62937, 2013. Google Scholar XML

J. A. WrightSmith, R. C.Xianghong, L.Craig, N. L., and Atkinson, P. W.“IPB7 transposase behavior in Drosophila melanogaster and Aedes aegypti”, Insect biochemistry and molecular biology, vol. 43, pp. 899-906, 2013. Google Scholar XML

R. C. SmithKizito, C.Rasgon, J., and Jacobs-Lorena, M.“Transgenic Mosquitoes Expressing a Phospholipase A2 Gene Have a Fitness Advantage When Fed Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Blood”, PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 10, p. e76097, 2013. Google Scholar XML


R. C. SmithEappen, A. G.Radtke, A. J., and Jacobs-Lorena, M.“Regulation of anti-Plasmodium immunity by a LITAF-like transcription factor in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae”, PLoS Pathog, vol. 8, no. 10, p. e1002965, 2012. Google Scholar XML


R. C. Smith and Atkinson, P. W.“Mobility properties of the Hermes transposable element in transgenic lines of Aedes aegypti”, Genetica, vol. 139, no. 1, pp. 7-22, 2011. Google Scholar XML

P. ArensburgerHice, R. H.Zhou, L.Smith, R. C.Tom, A. C.Wright, J. A.Knapp, J.O'Brochta, D. A.Craig, N. L., and Atkinson, P. W.“Phylogenetic and functional characterization of the hAT transposon superfamily”, Genetics, vol. 188, no. 1, pp. 45-57, 2011. Google Scholar XML


R. C. Smith and Jacobs-Lorena, M.“Plasmodium–mosquito interactions: a tale of roadblocks and detours”, Advances in insect physiology, vol. 39, p. 119, 2010. Google Scholar XML

D. D. LoWong, M. Sze ManWeirauch, C., and Smith, R. C.“Procalin polypeptides, antigens, and methods of use”. US Patent App. 12/729,203, 2010. Google Scholar XML


R. Chad SmithGerm Line Expression of Genetic Markers and Transposases in the Yellow Fever Mosquito Aedes Aegypti. ProQuest, 2007. Google Scholar XML

R. C. SmithWalter, M. F.Hice, R. H.O’Brochta, D. A., and Atkinson, P. W.“Testis‐specific expression of the β2 tubulin promoter of Aedes aegypti and its application as a genetic sex‐separation marker”, Insect molecular biology, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 61-71, 2007. Google Scholar XML