Marten J. Edwards
Allentown, PA, 18104
1996 Ph.D. Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Advisor: Dr. Henry H. Hadegorn
Dissertation: Vitelline envelope gene expression in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes
1987 B.A., Biology, Reed College, Portland, OR
2002-Present Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Assistant Professor, Biology Department
Teaching: Principles of Biology III (Biology 152)
Cell Biology I (Biology 205)
Cell Biology II (Biology 305)
Entomology (Biology 280)
Research: Molecular biology of mosquitoes and ticks
1999-2002 Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH.
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology
Teaching: Introductory Cell Biology (Zoology 120)
Cell and Molecular Biology (Zoology 351)
Immunology (Zoology 356)
Molecular Vector Biology Seminar (Zoology 490)
Mosquito Molecular Biology: Research Tutorial (Zoology 190)
Research: Molecular biology of mosquitoes
1997-1999 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
National Institutes of Health: NSRA Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Genetics, College of Medicine
Research: Analysis of gene promoter activity in transgenic mosquitoes
Sponsor: Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena
1998-1999 Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biology, Cleveland, OH.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Biology
Taught: Physiology Lab (Biology 211)
Assisted: Cell and Molecular Biology (two semesters) (Biology 210)
1997 University of Washington, Department of Zoology, Seattle, WA.
Lecturer, Department of Zoology
Taught: Entomology (Zoology 499)
Entomology Lab (Zoology 498)
1990-1996 University of Arizona, Department of Entomology, Tucson, AZ.
Analysis of hormonal regulation of gene expression in Yellow Fever mosquitoes.
Taught: Insect Systematics Lab,
Insect Morphology Lab,
Insect Physiology Lab
Assisted: Entomology Lab
1989-1990 University of Alaska, Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK
Collected and identified invertebrate samples following Exxon Valdez oil spill. Supervised undergraduate students in field laboratory.
1987-1989 United States Peace Corps, Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific
High School Science Teacher
Taught science, chemistry and biology to grades 7-12 at Takuilau College. Head of science department. Assisted science teachers with the introduction of a laboratory component into their science classes. Developed a plot of trees for the school with a grant from the Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association.
Ward TW , Jenkins MS, Afanasiev B, Edwards MJ, Duda BA, Suchman E, Jacobs-Lorena M, Beaty BJ, and Carlson JO (2001). Aedes aegypti Transducing Densovirus Pathogenesis and Expression in Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae larvae. Insect Molecular Biology. 10(5):397-405.
Moreira LA, Edwards MJ, Adhami F, Jasinskiene N, James AA and Jacobs-Lorena, M (2000) Robust gut-specific gene expression in transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA). 97(20): 10895-10898.
Edwards MJ and Jacobs-Lorena M (2000) Permeability and disruption of the peritrophic matrix and caecal membrane from Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae mosquito larvae. J. Insect Physiol. 46:1313-1320.
Shen Z, Edwards MJ* and Jacobs-Lorena M (2000) A gut-specific serine protease from the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae is downregulated after blood ingestion. Insect Molec. Biol. 9(3): 223-230 * co-first author
Edwards MJ, Moskalyk LA, Donelly-Doman M, Vlaskova M, Noriega FG, Walker VK and Jacobs-Lorena M (2000) Characterization of a carboxypeptidase A gene from the mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Insect Molec. Biol. 9(1): 33-38
Ghosh A, Edwards MJ and Jacobs-Lorena M (2000) The journey of the malaria parasite in the mosquito: hopes for the new century. Parasitology Today. 16(5): 196-201.
Edwards MJ, Severson DW and Hagedorn HH (1998) Vitelline envelope genes of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 28: 915-925.
Greenstone MH and Edwards MJ (1998). A DNA hybridization probe for endoparasitism by Microplitis cropeipes. Ann. Ent. Soc. USA. 91(4):415-421.
Edwards MJ, Lemos FJA, Donnelly-Doman M and Jacobs-Lorena M (1997) Rapid induction by a blood meal of a carboxypeptidase gene in the gut of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 27: 1063-1072.
Edwards MJ (1996). The vitelline membranes of Aedes aegypti and Drosophila melanogaster: a comparative review. J. Inv. Reproduction. 30: 224-64.
Edwards MJ and Taylor MF (1993) Substitution of DMSO for DMF as a solvent for X-gal. BioTechniques. 14(2): 234.
Lin Y, Hamblin MT, Edwards MJ, Barillas-Mury CB, Kanost MR, Knipple DC, Wolfner MF and Hagedorn HH (1993) Structure, expression and hormonal control of genes from the mosquito, Aedes aegypti, which encode proteins similar to the vitelline membrane proteins of Drosophila melanogaster. Developmental Biology. 155: 558-568.
Palli SR, Osir EO, Eng W, Boehm MF, Edwards MJ, Kulscar P, Ujvary I, Hiruma K, Prestwich GD and Riddiford, LM (1990) Juvenile hormone receptors in insect larval epidermis: Identification by photoaffinity labeling. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA). 87: 796-800.
2001-2004 National Institute of Health $142,390
Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
Ovary-specific gene expression in transgenic mosquitoes
2001-2004 National Science Foundation $129,750
Major Research Instrumentation Grant (MRI)
Acquisition of a Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
2001 National Academies of Science $6,800
Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering Award (COBASE)
Molecular Biology of Disease Transmission by Ticks and Sandflies
National Institutes of Health (NIH) , NSRA Post-Doctoral Fellowship. May 1997- 1999
L.A. Carruth Graduate Student Award, College of Agriculture. University of Arizona, 1994.
MacArthur Foundation, Graduate Fellowship. University of Arizona. 1993 - 1995.
Presidents Award: Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN. 1993.
Marshall Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Marshall Foundation. Tucson AZ, 1992-3.
First prize: AAAS-SWARM division conference poster competition, Tucson, May 1992.
L.A. Carruth Graduate Student Award, College of Agriculture, University of Arizona, 1992
Graduate Scholarship, University of Arizona Graduate College, 1992-1993.
Graduate Scholarship, University of Arizona Graduate College, 1991-1992.
Nitrogen Fixing Tree Project Grant, Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association, Waimanalo, Hawaii, 1989.
Commendation for Excellence in Scholarship, Reed College, 1984-1985.
Lecture, 11th Annual Course on the Biology of Disease Vectors.
Czech Academy of Science, Institute of Parasitology, Czech Republic. June 7-21, 2001.
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, January 2001
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, June 2000
Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH, May 1999
Case Western Reserve University, Department of Geographic Medicine, April, 1999
Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biology, September 1998
International Congress of Invertebrate Reproduction, Santa Cruz, CA. July 1996.
Insect Molecular Biology
Annals of the Entomological Society of America