Dr. Troy Anderson

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


Appointment:  70% Research, 30% Teaching

  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:
  • 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

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