Ali Mortazavi Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, USA, USA,
1 protocol

Dihong Lu Department of Nematology, University of California, USA, USA,
1 protocol

Rabi Murad Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, USA, USA,
1 protocol

Katherine Williams Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, USA, USA,
1 protocol
Jay Parrish 2 protocols

Jihyun Kim Finless Foods
19 protocols

Manish Chamoli Buck Institute for Research on Aging
8 protocols

Manuel Sarmiento Soto Universidad de Sevilla
7 protocols

Adler R. Dillman
  • Assistant professor, Nematology, UC Riverside, USA
Research focus
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology, behavioral ecology, host-parasite interactions
  • 2 Author merit
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PhD, Caltech, 2013

Lab information

We study host-parasite interactions from both perspectives, using model hosts. Our interest is in how hosts recognize and initiate an immune response to parasites and how parasites evade and/or suppress immunity. We study parasite host-seeking behavior and olfaction using parasitic nematodes. To investigate how parasites evade and/or suppress host immunity we are studying which proteins are involved in this process and are working to identify their targets.


2 Protocols published
Adapting the Smart-seq2 Protocol for Robust Single Worm RNA-seq
Most nematodes are small worms that lack enough RNA for regular RNA-seq protocols without pooling hundred to thousand of individuals. We have adapted the Smart-seq2 protocol in order to sequence the transcriptome of an individual worm. While ...
Chemotaxis and Jumping Assays in Nematodes
Authors:  Tiffany Baiocchi and Adler R. Dillman, date: 09/20/2015, view: 4810, Q&A: 0
Nematodes have sensitive olfactory perception, which is used to detect and differentiate many volatile odorants. Some odorants are attractive, others repulsive, and yet others evoke no particular response. Chemotaxis assays can be used to determine ...
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Assaying Thermo-nociceptive Behavior in Drosophila Larvae
Authors:  Meike Petersen, Federico Tenedini, Nina Hoyer, Fritz Kutschera and Peter Soba, date: 02/20/2018, view: 1528, Q&A: 0
Thermo-nociception, the detection and behavioral response to noxious temperatures, is a highly conserved action to avoid injury and ensure survival. Basic molecular mechanisms of thermal responses have been elucidated in several model organisms and ...
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Drosophila Model of Leishmania amazonensis Infection
Authors:  Kendi Okuda and Neal Silverman, date: 12/05/2017, view: 1799, Q&A: 0
This protocol describes how to generate and harvest antibody-free L. amazonensis amastigotes, and how to infect adult Drosophila melanogaster with these parasites. This model recapitulates key aspects of the interactions between ...
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Long-term in vitro Culture of Cryptosporidium parvum
Authors:  Nigel Yarlett and Mary Morada, date: 08/05/2018, view: 536, Q&A: 0
Continuous in vitro growth of Cryptosporidium parvum has proved difficult and conventional in vitro culture techniques result in short-term (2-5 days) growth of the parasite resulting in thin-walled oocysts that fail to ...
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