Andrew Nuss Faculty Member Assistant Professor University of Nevada Reno Reno, Nevada United States of America nuss@cabnr.unr.edu

Areas of Expertise:
Insects, neuropeptides, hormones

Research Organisms:
Anopheles stephensi, Lygus hesperus, Manduca sexta

 

Research Focus:

My research interests mainly are focused on the physiology of neurohormonal signaling in insects of agricultural, medical, and veterinary importance. I am particularly interested in peptide hormones of the gut and their role in insect behavior, digestion, and nutrient storage. Projects include insecticide discovery by targeting peptide receptors and physiological functions of peptide hormones produced in the insect gut and nervous system.
I am also interested in mosquito olfaction and the factors that allow certain species to discriminate between feeding on humans and other animals.