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Curriculum Vitae (Download)

Contact Information

Andrew Pike
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Education


2015
PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD
          Advisor: George Dimopoulos
2010
MS in Entomology
Michigan State University, Lansing MI
          Advisor: Zhiyong Xi
2008
BA in Biology and Mathematics
Oberlin College

Research Experience

Post-Doctoral Fellow – University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Working in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Plowe.
Graduate Student: Ph.D. – Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health,
Baltimore, MD. Thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Dimopoulos.
Graduate Student: M.S. – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Zhiyong Xi.
Undergraduate Student – Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. In the laboratory of Dr. Mary Garvin

Publications

Travassos, M.A., A. Niangaly, J.A. Bailey, A. Ouattara, D. Coulibaly, K.E. Lyke, M.B. Laurens, J. Pablo, A. Jasinskas, R. Nakajima, A.A. Berry, M. Adams, C.G. Jacob, A. Pike, S. Takala-Harrison, L. Liang, B. Kouriba, A.K. Kone, J.A. Rowe, J. Moulds, D.A. Diallo, O.K. Doumbo, M.A. Thera, P.L. Felgner, and C.V. Plowe. 2018. "Children with cerebral malaria or severe malarial anaemia lack immunity to distinct variant surface antigen subsets." Scientific Reports 8:6281.

Pan, X., A. Pike, D. Joshi, G. Bian, M. J. McFadden, P. Lu, X. Liang, F. Zhang, A. S. Raikhel, and Z. Xi. 2017. "The bacterium Wolbachia exploits host innate immunity to establish a symbiotic relationship with the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti." ISME Journal 12(1):277-288.

Pike, A., Y. Dong, N. B. Dizaji, A. Gacita, E. Mongodin, and G. Dimopoulos. 2017. "Changes in the microbiota cause genetically modified Anopheles to spread in a population." Science 357(6358):1396-1399

Anglero-Rodriguez Y.I., B.J. Blumberg, Y. Dong, S.L. Sandiford, A. Pike, A.M. Clayton, and G. Dimopoulos. 2016. “A natural Anopheles-associated Penicillium chrysogenum enhances mosquito susceptibility to Plasmodium infection.” Scientific Reports 6:34084.

Mesquita, R.D., A. Pike, et al. 2015. “The genome of Rhodnius prolixus, an Insect Vector of Chagas Disease, Reveals Unique Adaptations to Hematophagy and Parasite Infection.” PNAS 112 (48) 14936-14941

Sandiford, S.L., Y. Dong, A. Pike, B.J. Blumberg, A.C. Bahia, and G. Dimopoulos. 2015. "Cytoplasmic Actin is an Extracellular Insect Immune Factor which is Secreted upon Immune Challenge and Mediates Phagocytosis and Direct Killing of Bacteria, and is a Plasmodium Agonist." PLoS Pathogens 11(2): e1004631

Pike, A., A. Vadlamani, S.L. Sandiford, A. Gacita and G. Dimopoulos. 2014. "Characterization of the Rel2-Regulated Transcriptome and Proteome of Anopheles stephensi Identifies new anti-Plasmodium Factors." Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 52:82-93.

Hamm, C.A., C.A. Handley, A. Pike, M.L. Forister, J.A. Fordyce, and C.C. Nice. 2014. "Wolbachia infection and Lepidoptera of conservation concern." Journal of Insect Science 14.6.

Pike, A., C.M. Cirimotich and G. Dimopoulos. 2013. “Impact of Transgenic Immune Deployment on Mosquito Fitness.” In W. Takken and C.J. Koenraadt [eds.], Ecology of Parasite-Vector Interactions. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen. 2013.

Dong, Y., C. M. Cirimotich, A. Pike, R. Chandra and G. Dimopoulos. 2012. Anopheles NF-κB-Regulated Splicing Factors Direct Pathogen-Specific Repertoires of the Hypervariable Pattern Recognition Receptor AgDscam. Cell Host and Microbe 12(4):521-30.

Hughes, G.*, A. Pike*, P. Xue, and J. Rasgon. 2012. Invasion of Wolbachia into Anopheles and other insect germlines in an ex vivo organ culture system. PLoS One 7: e36277.

Guo, X., Y. Xu, G. Bian, A. Pike, Y Xie, and Z. Xi. 2010. Response of the mosquito protein interaction network to dengue infection. BMC Genomics 11:380.

Bosch, R. and A. Pike. 2009. “Map-Colored Mosaics” Bridges Banff II: Mathematical Connections in art, music, and science 139-146.
* These authors contributed equally to this work

Grants and Fellowships

Towson University Collaborative Teaching Fellowship, August 2016-Present
Tropical Medicine Dinner Club of Baltimore Simpson Student Award in Tropical Disease Field Research, April 2014
Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Field Research Award, March 2014
Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Jan. 2013-Dec. 2014
Michigan State University Department of Entomology Hutson Travel Fellowship Feb. 2010

Honors and Awards

The Dr. Lloyd and Mae Rozeboom Scholarship
Hope Hibbard Memorial Scholarship in Biology
Edward Wong Memorial Prize in Mathematics
Norman J. Goldring Scholar-Athlete Award

Teaching Experience

Towson University, Adjunct Professor, BIOL 120, Spring 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Guest Lecturer, HDID, Fall 2016

Presentations

Pike, A., J. Bailey, J. Tan, J. Patel, M. Laurens, D. Coulibaly, A. Niangaly, M. Thera, O. Doumbo, TRAC, M. Travassos, A. Berry and C. Plowe. “Measuring species- and region-specific markers of mosquito bites by small peptide arrays,” poster presented as part of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA 13-17 November 2016

Pike, A. and G. Dimopoulos. "Transgenic Anopheles stephensi fitness and susceptibility to various infections," poster presented as part of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA 2-6 November 2014.

Pike, A. and G. Dimopoulos. "The effects of transient immune deployment on transgenic Anopheles stephensi fitness," poster presented as part of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA 13-17 November 2013.

Pike, A. and G. Dimopoulos. "The effects of transient immune deployment on transgenic Anopheles stephensi fitness," poster presented as part of the ESF/EMBO symposium on Integrated Insect Immunology: From Basic Biology to Environmental Applications, Pultusk, Poland, 23-28 September 2013.

Pike, A., S. Sandiford, A. Vadlamani and G. Dimopoulos. "The Rel2 regulated transcriptome and proteome of Rel2 overexpressing Anopheles stephensi," poster presented as part of the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: Malaria, New Orleans, LA, USA 20-25 January 2013.

Pike, A., S. Sandiford, A. Vadlamani and G. Dimopoulos. "The Rel2 regulated proteome of the malaria vector Anopheles stephensi," poster presented as part of the Summer Frontiers Symposium on "Training the innate immunity: immunological memory in innate host defense," Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 28-29 June 2012.

Pike, A., G. Bian, Y. Xu, and Z. Xi. “Effects of Wolbachia and dengue virus infection on the mosquito Aedes aegypti,” poster presented as part of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 13-16 December 2009.

Pike, A., G. Bian, Y. Xu, and Z. Xi. “Role of innate immunity in regulation of Wolbachia infection level in Aedes aegypti,” poster presented as part of the American Society of Tropical
Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 18-22 November 2009.

Memberships

Sigma Xi
American Society for Microbiology
American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Other Experience

Postdoctoral Association of America, Associate Editor of the POSTDOCket. Nov. 2016-Present
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Teaching Assistant, Jan. 2013-Dec. 2015.
Student Constituency Representative, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Centennial Working Committee, Aug. 2012-Dec. 2015.
Vice President of Social and Cultural Affairs, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Student Assembly, May 2011-May 2012.
Member at Large, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Student
Assembly, Aug. 2010 – May 2011 and May 2012-Dec. 2015.
Member, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Deans for Students
Network, Aug. 2010 – May 2011.
Vice President, Michigan State University Graduate-Undergraduate Entomology Student
Society, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010.
Michigan State University Integrative Studies Biological Program, Teaching Assistant. Aug. 2009-May 2010.
Oberlin College Office of Residential Education, (Senior) Resident Assistant. Sept. 2005 – March 2007.
Oberlin College Student Academic Services, Peer Liaison. Jan. 2006 – May 2008.
Oberlin College Department of Computer Science, TA. Sept. 2007 – May 2008.
Oberlin College Department of Mathematics, tutor and grader. Sept. 2004 - May 2007.
Oberlin College Cross Country and Track and Field. Aug. 2004 – May 2008.
Oberlin College Mathematics Majors Committee. Sept. 2004-May 2008.