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  1. Villegas LEM, Radl J, Dimopoulos G, Short SM (2023) Bacterial communities of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes differ between crop and midgut tissues. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 17(3): e0011218.
  2. Caragata, E. and Short, S.M. 2022. Vector microbiota and immunity: modulating arthropod susceptibility to vertebrate pathogens. Current Opinion in Insect Science 50, 100875
  3. Dada, N., Jupatanakul, N., Minard, G. Short, S.M., Akorli, J. , Martinez Villegas, L. 2021. Considerations for mosquito microbiome research from the Mosquito Microbiome Consortium. Microbiome 9, 36
  4. Grigsby, A.*#; Kelly, B*; Sanscrainte, ND; Becnel, JJ; and Short, SM. 2020. Propagation of the microsporidian parasite Edhazardia aedis in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (162), e61574, doi:10.3791/61574. *Co-first author, #Undergraduate mentee.
  5. Mancini, M.V.*; Damiani, C.*; Short, S.M.*; Cappelli, A.; Ulissi, U.; Capone, A.; Serrao, A.; Rossi, P.; Amici, A.; Kalogris, C.; Dimopoulos, G.; Ricci, I.; Favia, G. 2020. Inhibition of Asaia in Adult Mosquitoes Causes Male-Specific Mortality and Diverse Transcriptome Changes. Pathogens, 9, 380 *Co-first Author
  6. J. Carlson, S. M. Short, Y. Angleró-Rodríguez, and G. Dimopoulos. 2019. Larval exposure to bacteria modulates arbovirus infection and immune gene expression in adult Aedes aegypti. Dev Comp Immunol, 104, 103540. doi:10.1016/j.dci.2019.103540 
  7. M. E. Meuti and S. M. Short. 2019 Physiological and Environmental factors affecting the composition of the ejaculate in mosquitoes and other insects. Insects 10:74.
  8. S. M. Short, S. van Tol, H.J. MacLeod, G. Dimopoulos. 2018 Hydrogen cyanide produced by the soil bacterium Chromobacterium sp. Panama contributes to mortality in Anopheles gambiae mosquito larvae. Scientific Reports 8:8358.
  9. S. M. Short, S. van Tol, B. Smith, Y. Dong, G. Dimopoulos. 2018. The mosquito adulticidal Chromobacterium sp. Panama causes transgenerational impacts on fitness parameters and elicits xenobiotic gene responses. Parasites and Vectors 11:229.
  10. S.M. Short, E.F. Mongodin, H.J. MacLeod, O.A.C. Talyuli, G. Dimopoulos. 2017. Amino acid metabolic signaling influences Aedes aegypti midgut microbiome variability. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(7): e0005677.
  11. J. L. Ramirez*, S. M. Short*, A. Bahia, R. Saraiva, Y. Dong, S. Kang, A Tripathi, G. Mlambo and G. Dimopoulos. 2014. Chromobacterium Csp_P reduces malaria and dengue infection in vector mosquitoes and has entomopathogenic and in vitro anti-pathogen activities. PLoS Pathogens 10(10): e1004398. *Co-first author
  12. S.M. Short and B.P. Lazzaro. 2013. Reproductive status alters transcriptomic response to infection in female Drosophila melanogaster. Genes|Genomes|Genetics 3:827-840.
  13. M. L. del Campo, R. Halitschke, S.M. Short, B.P. Lazzaro and A. Kessler. 2013. Dietary plant phenolic mediates tolerance to bacterial infection in Manduca sexta caterpillars. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 146:321-331.
  14. S.M. Short, M.F. Wolfner and B.P. Lazzaro. 2012. Female Drosophila melanogaster suffer reduced defense against infection due to seminal fluid components. J. Insect Physiol., 58:1192-1201.
  15. S.M. Short and B.P. Lazzaro. 2010. Female and male genetic contributions to post-mating immune defence in female Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 277:3649-3657.