• Hermance M, Widen S, Wood T, Thangamani S.  2019 Ixodes scapularis salivary gland microRNAs are differentially expressed during Powassan virus transmission.  Nature Sci Rep. 2019 Sep 11;9(1):13110. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-49572-5.

  •  Mendell NL,  Reynolds ES,  Blanton LS, Hermance ME,  Londono AF, Hart CE, Quade BR,  Esterly AT, Hendrix CB,  Teel PD,  Bouyer DH,  Thangamani. 2019. Detection of Rickettsiae, Borreliae, and Ehrlichiae in Ticks Collected  from Walker County, Texas, 2017-2018. Insects. accepted.

  • Warmbrod KL, Patterson EI, Kautz TF, Stanton A, Rockx-Brouwer D, Kalveram BK,
    Khanipov K, Thangamani S, Fofanov Y, Forrester NL. Viral RNA-dependent RNA
    polymerase mutants display an altered mutation spectrum resulting in attenuation
    in both mosquito and vertebrate hosts. PLoS Pathog. 2019 Apr 4;15(4):e1007610.
    doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007610. eCollection 2019 Apr. PubMed PMID: 30947291;
    PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6467425.

  • Murgia MV, Bell-Sakyi L, de la Fuente J, Kurtti TJ, Makepeace BL, Mans B,
    McCoy KD, Munderloh U, Plantard O, Rispe C, Valle MR, Tabor A, Thangamani S,
    Thimmapuram J, Hill CA. Meeting the challenge of tick-borne disease control: A
    proposal for 1000 Ixodes genomes. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2019 Jan;10(1):213-218.
    doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.08.009. Epub 2018 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 30266208.


  • Hermance ME, Thangamani S. Tick⁻Virus⁻Host Interactions at the Cutaneous Interface: The Nidus of Flavivirus Transmission. Viruses. 2018 Jul 7;10(7). pii:  E362.   PMCID: PMC6071252. 

  • Murgia MV, Bell-Sakyi L, de la Fuente J, Kurtti TJ, Makepeace BL, Mans B, McCoy KD, Munderloh U, Plantard O, Rispe C, Valle MR, Tabor A, Thangamani S,Thimmapuram J, Hill CA. Meeting the challenge of tick-borne disease control: Aproposal for 1000 Ixodes genomes. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2018 Aug 24. pii: S1877-959X(18)30074-8. PubMed PMID: 30266208.

  • Kenney JL, Anishchenko M, Hermance M, Romo H, Chen CI, Thangamani S, Brault AC. Generation of a Lineage II Powassan Virus (Deer Tick Virus) cDNA Clone: Assessment of Flaviviral Genetic Determinants of Tick and Mosquito Vector Competence. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2018 Jul;18(7):371-381. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2017.2224. PMID: 29782238; 

  • Kang S, Odom OW, Malone CL, Thangamani S, Herrin DL. Expression of a Synthetic Gene for the Major Cytotoxin (Cyt1Aa) of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp.
    israelensis in the Chloroplast of Wild-Type Chlamydomonas. Biology (Basel). 2018  May 8;7(2). pii: E29. doi: 10.3390/biology7020029. PubMed PMID: 29738473;  


  • Thangamani S, Hermance ME, Santos RI, Slovak M, Heinze D, Widen SG and Kazimirova M. 2017. Transcriptional Immunoprofiling at the Tick-Virus-Host Interface during Early Stages of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Transmission. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 7:494. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00494
  • Saldaña MA, Etebari K, Hart CE, Widen SG, Wood TG, Thangamani S, Asgari S, Hughes GL. Zika virus alters the microRNA expression profile and elicits an RNAi response in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 17;11(7):e0005760. doi: 10.1371.  
  • Westover JB, Rigas, JD, Van Wettere AJ, Li R, Hickerson BT, Jung K, Miao J, Reynolds ES, Conrad BL, Nielson S; Furuta Y, Thangamani S, Wang Z, Gowen BB. 2017. Heartland virus infection in hamsters deficient in type I interferon signaling: protracted disease course ameliorated by favipiravir. Virology, In-Press.  
  • Kazimirova M, Thangamani T, Bartíková P, Hermance M, Holíková V, Štibrániová I, Nuttall P. 2017. Tick-borne viruses and biological processes at the tick-host-virus interface.  Frontiers in Microbiology. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. ;7:339. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00339. 
  • Hermance ME, Thangamani S. 2017. Powassan virus: An emerging arbovirus of public health concern in North America. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2017 May 12. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2017.2110.  PMID: 28498740 
  • Contreras M, Guzman H, Thangamani S, Vasilakis N, Tesh R . 2017. Experimental infection with and maintenance of cell fusing agent virus in Aedes aegypti. AJTMH. In-Press.   
  • Reynolds ES, Hart CE, Hermance ME, Brining DL, Thangamani S. 2017. An Overview of Animal Models for Arthropod-Borne Viruses. Comp Med. PMID: 28390116.   
  • Hart CE, Roundy CM, Azar SR, Huang JH, Yun R, Reynolds E, Leal G, Nava MR, Vela J, Stark PM, Debboun M, Rossi S, Vasilakis N, Thangamani S#, Weaver SC. Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes taeniorhynchus from the Gulf Coast are Refractory to Zika Virus Infection. Emerg Infect Dis.2017 Mar;23(3):559-560.  
  • Kang S, Odom OW, Thangamani S, Herrin DL. 2016. Toward mosquito control with a green alga: Expression of Cry toxins of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti) in the chloroplast of Chlamydomonas. Journal of applied Phycology. In-press   


  • Thangamani S, Huang J, Hart CE, Guzman H, Tesh RB. Vertical transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Aug 29. pii: 16-0448. PMID: 27573623.   
  • Tsetsarkin K, Liu G, Kenney H, Hermance M, Thangamani S, and Pletnev A. 2016. Concurrent micro-RNA mediated silencing of tick-borne flavivirus replication in tick vector and in the brain of vertebrate host. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 13;6:33088. doi: 10.1038/srep33088.   
  • Santos RI, Hermance ME, Gelman BB, Thangamani S. Spinal Cord Ventral Horns and Lymphoid Organ Involvement in Powassan Virus Infection in a Mouse Model. Viruses. 2016 Aug 12;8(8). pii: E220. doi: 10.3390/v8080220. PMCID: PMC4997582. 
  •  Immune Cell Targets of Infection at the Tick-Skin Interface during Powassan Virus Transmission. 2016 Hermance ME, Santos RI, Kelly BC, Valbuena G, Thangamani S#. PLoS One. 2016 May 20;11(5):e0155889. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155889.   


  • Hermance, M, Thangamani S#. Ixodes scapularis saliva enhances Powassan virus transmission to the host, influencing its dissemination and the course of disease. 2015. Journal of Virology. J. Virol. doi:10.1128/JVI.01056-15   
  • Maharaj PD, Widen SG, Huang J, Wood TG, Thangamani S#. Discovery of mosquito saliva microRNAs during CHIKV infection. 2015. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(1): e0003386. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003386.   
  • Bolling BG, Vasilakis N, Guzman H, Popov VL, Thangamani S, Tesh R. 2014. Insect-specific viruses detected in laboratory mosquito colonies: Implications for evaluating vector competence experiments. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Feb;92(2):422-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0330.


  • Hermance M, Thangamani S#. Proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines at the skin interface during Powassan virus transmission. J Invest Dermatol. doi: 10.1038/jid.2014.150. PMID: 24658509. 
  • Hermance M, Marques dos santos R, Heinze D, Hausser N, Bouyer D, Thangamani S#. Detection of Rickettsia amblyommii in ticks collected from Missouri, USA. Emerg Microbes Infect.doi: 10.1038/emi.2014.31PMCID: PMC4051364. 
  • Thangamani S#, Bente D. 2014. Establishing Protocols for tick containment at Biosafety level 4. Pathog Dis. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12187. PMID: 24838773. 
  • Heinze DM, Aronson J, Carmical R, Alarcon-Chaidez FJ, Wikel S, Thangamani S#. Host immune response to Dermacentor andersonii feeding. Front Microbiol. 2014 May 7;5:198. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00198. PMID: 24847317.  


  • Gargili A, Thangamani S, Bente D. Influence of laboratory animal hosts on the life cycle of Hyalomma marginatum and implications for an in vivo transmission model for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. PMID: 23971007. 


  • Heinze DM, Aronson J, Carmical R, Thangamani S#. 2012. Early immunologic events at the tick-host interface. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47301.PMID:23077588 (Journal Impact factor: 3.53).   
  • Heinze DM, Wikel SK, Thangamani S, and Alarcon-Chaidez FJ .2012.Transcriptional profiling of the murine cutaneous response during initial and subsequent infestations with Ixodes scapularis nymphs. Parasites & Vectors. 6;5: 26. PMID:2230960    


  • Long KC, Ziegler SA, Thangamani S, Hausser NL, Kochel TJ, Higgs S, Tesh RB. 2011. Experimental transmission of Mayaro virus by Aedes aegypti. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 85(4):750-7. PMID:21976583   Tulsidas SR, 
  • Thangamani S, Velazquez-Campoy A, Sivaraman J, Ho B, and Ding JL. Structural Basis for a dual inhibition mechanism of a non classical kazal type inhibitor to regulate host and pathogen protease interactions. 2011. PLoS ONE. 6(4): e18838.   


  • Thangamani S#, Higgs S, Ziegler S, Vanlandingham D, Tesh R, Wikel S. 2010. Host immune response to mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus differs from that elicited by needle inoculated virus. PLoS ONE, 5(8):e12137. PMID: 20711354 
  • Giri PK, Xuhua T, Thangamani S, Shenoy RT, Ding JL, Swaminathan K and J. Sivaraman. 2010. Modifying the substrate specificity of Carcinocscorpious rotundicauda serine protease inhibitor domain1 to target Thrombin. PLoS ONE. 5(12):e15258. PMID: 21188150.  


  • Thangamani S*, Jiang N*, Chor CF, Wang SY, Winarsih I, Du RJ, Sivaraman J, Ho B, Ding JL. A novel serine protease inhibitor acts as an immunomodulatory switch while maintaining homeostasis. J Innate Immun. 2009;1:465-479 
  • Thangamani S*, Boppana VD*, Alarcon-Chaidez FJ, Adler AJ, Wikel SK. 2009. Blood feeding by the Rocky Mountain spotted fever vector, Dermacentor andersoni, induces interleukin-4 expression by cognate antigen responding CD4+T cells. Parasites & Vectors 2009, 2:47. PMID: 19814808. 
  • Thangamani S#, and Wikel SK. 2009. Differential expression of the salivary transcriptome of Aedes aegypti upon blood feeding. Parasites & Vectors. 2(1):34. PMID: 19630962.    
  • Thangamani S*, Boppana DV*, Adler A, Wikel SK. SAAG-4 is a Novel Mosquito Salivary Protein that Programs Host CD4+ T Cells to Express IL-4. Parasite Immunol. 2009. 31(6):287-95. PMID:19493208.    
  • Tulsidas SR, Thangamani S, Sivaraman J, Ho B, and Ding JL. Crystallization of a non-classical Kazal-type Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda serine protease inhibitor, CrSPI-1, complexed with subtilisin. Acta Cryst. 2009. F65, 533-535. PMID: 19407396.  


  • Ding JL, Tan KC, Thangamani S, Kusuma N, Seow WK, Bui TH, Wang J, Ho B. Spatial and temporal coordination of expression of immune response genes during Pseudomonas infection of horseshoe crab, Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda. Genes Immun 2005; 6 (7):557-74. PMID: 16001078.   
  • Zhu Y, Thangamani S, Ho B, Ding JL. The ancient origin of the complement system. EMBO J 2005; 24(2):382-94. PMID: 15616573.   


  • Saravanan T, Weise C, Sojka D, Kopacek P. Molecular cloning, structure and bait region splice variants of alpha-2-macroglobulin from the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2003; 33(8):841-51. PMID: 12878230 (Journal Impact factor: 3.42).   


  • Kopacek P, Weise C, Saravanan T, Vitova K, Grubhoffer L. Characterization of an alphamacroglobulin-like glycoprotein isolated from the plasma of the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata. Eur J Biochem. 2000; 267 (2):465-75. PMID: 10632716