Dr. Troy Anderson

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Associate Professor
University of Nebraska
Department of Entomology
103 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE
68583-0816
Phone: (402) 472-8645
FAX: (402) 472-4687
Email: tanderson44@unl.edu

 

Appointment:  70% Research, 30% Teaching

Education:
  1. B.S. in Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, 1999
  2. M.S. in Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, 2001
  3. Ph.D. in Entomology, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, 2006
  4. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, 2008

Areas of Specialization:
  • Integrative Physiology, Biochemistry & Toxicology
  • Insecticide Modes of Action, Discovery & Development
  • Insecticide Resistance Monitoring & Management
  • Insecticide Safety & Regulation
  • Vector Arthropod Management
  • Pollinator Health & Protection


Professional Responsibilities and Activities:
My research program focuses on the broader aspects of physiology and biochemistry that involve the integration of toxicological, pharmacological, molecular, and genomic approaches to address fundamental questions in model insects, disease vectors, and agriculture or urban pests. I am responsible for an interdisciplinary team of young scientists that are trained to provide knowledge on the modes of action, discovery and development, resistance monitoring and management, and safety and regulation of insecticidal chemistries. My teaching responsibilities include ENTO 401/801 Insect Physiology.

Recent Publications:
  • McComic, S. E., Anderson, T. D., and Swale, D. R. 2020. Spontaneous electrical activity recorded from the central nervous system of Spodoptera frugiperda: A method for assessment of target site sensitivity to insecticides. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. (Accepted)
  • Williams, J. R., Swale, D. R., and Anderson, T. D. 2020. Comparative effects of chlorantraniliprole and three formulation products on the survivorship and locomotor activity of honey bees. Pest Management Science. (Accepted)
  • Vu, P. D., Rault, L. C., Jenson, L. J., Bloomquist, J. R., and Anderson, T. D. 2020. DIDS as an alternative acaricide for tau-fluvalinate- and coumaphos-resistant Varroa mites with metabolic and target-site modifications. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. (Accepted)
  • Larson, N. R., O’Neal, S. T., Bernier, U. R., Bloomquist, J. R., and Anderson, T. D. 2020. Terpenoid-induced changes in feeding behavior and antennal response of honey bees. Insects 11(2):83.
  • Anderson, T. D., Swale, D. R., Bloomquist, J. R., Wing, K. D., Sparks, T. C., and Zhu, K. Y. 2019. Preface: INSecticides & TARgets (INSTAR) Summit. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 161:1.
  • Rault, L. C., Johnson, E. J., O’Neal, S. T., Chen, R., McComic. S. E., Swale, D. R., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Age- and sex-related ABC transporter expression in pyrethroid-susceptible and -resistant Aedes aegypti. Scientific Reports 9:19551.
  • Scates, S. S., O’Neal, S. T., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Bacteria-mediated modification of insecticide toxicity in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 161:77-85.
  • O’Neal, S. T., Reeves, A. M., Brewster, C. C., Fell, R. D., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Chlorthalonil exposure alters virus susceptibility and markers of immunity, nutrition, and development in honey bees. Journal of Insect Science 19(3):1-8.
  • O’Neal, S. T., Johnson, E. J., Rault, L. C., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Vapor delivery of plant essential oils alters pyrethroid efficacy and detoxification enzyme activity in mosquitoes. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 157:88-98.
  • Rault, L. C., O’Neal, S. T., Johnson, E. J., and Anderson, T. D. 2019. Association of age, sex, and pyrethroid resistance status on survival and cytochrome P450 gene expression in Aedes aegypti (L.). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 156:96-104.
  • Wilson, J. M., Anderson, T. D., and Kuhar, T. K. 2019. Sub-lethal effects of the insecticide pyrifluquinazon on the European honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 112(3):1050-1054.
  • Preisser III, R. H., Johnson, S. E., Anderson, T. D., Demares, F., Bloomquist. J. R., and Gerrard, D. E. 2018. Acaricidal effects of fresh garlic juice on adult ham mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank). Journal of Stored Product Research 79:73-78.
  • Reeves, A. M., O’Neal, S. T., Brewster, C. C., Fell, R. D., and Anderson, T. D. 2018. In-hive acaricides alter biochemical and morphological indicators of honey bee nutrition, immunity, and development. Journal of Insect Science 18(5):1-6.
  • O’Neal, S. T., Anderson, T. D., and Wu-Smart, J. 2018. Interactions between pesticides and pathogen susceptibility in honey bees. Current Opinions in Insect Science 26:57-62.
  • O’Neal, S. T., Brewster, C. C., Bloomquist, J. R., and Anderson, T. D. 2017. Amitraz and its metabolite modulate honey bee cardiac function and tolerance to viral infection. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 149:119-126.
  • O’Neal, S. T., Swale, D. R., and Anderson, T. D. 2017. ATP-sensitive inwardly rectifying potassium channel regulation of viral infections in honey bees. Scientific Reports 7(1):8668.
  • O’Neal, S. T., Swale, D. R., Bloomquist, J. R., and Anderson, T. D. 2017. ATP-sensitive inwardly rectifying potassium channel modulators alter cardiac function in honey bees. Journal of Insect Physiology 99:95-100.
  • Larson, N. R. and Anderson, T. D. 2017. Video tracking protocol to screen deterrent chemistries for honey bees. Journal of Visualized Experiments 124:e55603.
  • O’Neal, S. T. and Anderson, T. D. 2016. Dissection and observation of honey bee dorsal vessel for studies of cardiac function. Journal of Visualized Experiments 118:e55029.
  • Kakumanu, M. L., Reeves, A. M., Anderson, T. D., Rodrigues, R., and Williams, M. A. 2016. Honey bee gut microbiome is altered by in-hive pesticide exposures. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:1255.
  • Feazel-Orr, H. K., Catalfamo, K. M., Brewster, C. C., Fell, R. D., Anderson, T. D., and Traver, B. E. 2016. Effects of pesticide treatments on nutrient levels in worker honey bees (Apis mellifera). Insects 7(1):8.
  • Romero, A. and Anderson, T. D. 2016. High levels of resistance in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to neonicotinoid insecticides. Journal of Medical Entomology 53(3):727-731.
  • Jenson, L. J., Anderson, T. D., and Bloomquist, J. R. 2016. Insecticide sensitivity of native chloride and sodium channel expression in a mosquito cell line. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 130:59-64.
  • O’Neal, S. T. and Anderson, T. D. 2016. Dissection and observation of honey bee dorsal vessel for studies of cardiac function. Journal of Visualized Experiments (Accepted).
  • Kakumanu, M. L., A. M., Anderson, T. D., Rodrigues, R., Reeves, and Williams, M. A. 2016. Honey bee gut microbiome is altered by in-hive pesticide exposures. Frontiers in Microbiology DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01255.
  • H. K. Feazel-Orr, K. M. Catalfamo, C. C. Brewster, R. D. Fell, T. D. Anderson, and B. E. Traver. 2016. Effects of pesticide treatments on nutrient levels in worker honey bees (Apis mellifera). Insects DOI:10.3390/insects7010008.
  • Romero, A. and Anderson, T. D. 2016. High levels of resistance in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to neonicotinoid insecticides. Journal of Medical Entomology DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjv253.
  • Jenson, L. J., Anderson, T. D., and Bloomquist, J. R. 2015. Insecticide sensitivity of native chloride and sodium channel expression in a mosquito cell line. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology DOI:10.1016/j.pestbp.2015.11.012.
  • Jenson, L. J., Anderson, T. D., and Bloomquist, J. R. 2015. Insect voltage-gated chloride channels as a possible insecticide target site. In: Discovery and Synthesis of Crop Protection Products. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 31:447-454.
  • Mutunga, J. M., Anderson, T. D., Craft, D. T., Swale, D. R., Tong, F., Gross, A. D., Wong, D. M., Carlier, P. R., and Bloomquist, J. R. 2015. Carbamate and pyrethroid resistance in the Akron strain of Anopheles gambiae. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 121:116-121. Malaria Nexus Featured Article July 2015
  • Li, Y., Kelley, R. A., Anderson, T. D., and Lydy, M. J. 2015. Development and comparison of two multi-residue methods for the analysis of select pesticides in honey bees, pollen, and wax by gas chromatography-quadrupole mass spectrometry. Talanta DOI:10.1016/j.talanta.2015.03.031.
  • Sharma, A., Anderson, T. D., and Sharakhov, I. V. 2015. Toxicological assays for testing effects of an epigenetic drug on development, fecundity, and survivorship of malaria mosquitoes. Journal of Visualized Experiments 95:e52041.
  • Fairbrother, A., Purdy, J., Anderson, T., and Fell, R. 2014. Risks of neonicotinoid insecticides to honey bees. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33(4):719-731. ET&C Top 5 Exceptional Papers for Best Paper Award of 2014

Entomology News at Nebraska

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Student working with a laptop for online degreeOnline students in the online Master's of Science (MS) degree program will benefit from a reduced credit-hour requirement and a reduced time requirement following changes by the UNL Graduate College and the Entomology Department. Starting next fall, students may earn an online MS degree for 30 credits, instead of 36 credits, under the Option B.  The new degree plan must be completed within five years, instead of 10 years.  More details about this change may be found on the IANR News website.
  • Dr. Gary Brewer
  • Dr. Gary Brewer, professor of Entomology has a new Push-Pull Strategy to manage Stable Flies.  These flies cause billions in economic losses for the US and the world. Brewer explains the Strategy on this YouTube Video. 
  • Annie KruegerAnnie Krueger, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, was featured in the IANR Student Spotlight this week. Annie is from Stevensville, MD, and plans to graduate this August. She is mentored by Dr. Troy Anderson
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  • Dr. Doug GolickDr. Doug Golick, associate professor of Entomology, received a $19,259 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) in April. He received one of 23 grants that were awarded to faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Golick will study Milkweed as a teaching tool in the classroom. 
  • Dr. Autumn SmartThe Economics of Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Mgt. & Overwintering Strategies of Colonies Used to Pollinate Almonds,” co-authored by Dr. Autumn Smart, was chosen as a runner-up in the 2019-20 Readers' Choice Award for the Journal of Economic Entomology. Congratulations Autumn!
  • Matthew GreinerMS student Matt Greiner (mentored by Ana Vélez) was awarded 1st place in the student paper competition at the recent Ozark-Prairie SETAC meeting. The victory will provide him with funds to attend the national SETAC meeting in November. Way to go, Matthew!