curriculum vitae

Current position:

Post-doctoral ResearcherDSCF4432
Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD), UMR MIVEGEC
Montpellier, France

Previous Post-docs:
2015: Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern, Switzerland

2014: Center for Biology and Management of Populations (CBGP)
Montpellier, France

2012: Centre d’ Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive (CEFE)
Montpellier, France

PhD, Biology
August 2012: University of Virginia, Graduate Arts and Sciences, Charlottesville, VA
Dissertation: “Determinants of pathogen distribution in natural populations
Advisor: Janis Antonovics

PUBLICATIONS  (also on Google Scholar)

Makiala-Mandanda S, Le Gal F, Ngwaka-Matsung N, Ahuka-Mundeke S, Onanga R, Bivigou-Mboumba B, Pukuta-Simbu E, Gerber A, Berthet N, Abbate JL, Mwamba D, Leroy E, Muyembe-Tamfum J-J, Becquart P. (In press). High prevalence and diversity of hepatitis viruses in suspected cases of yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Winternitz J, Abbate JL, Huchard E, Havlíček J, Garamszegi LZ. (In press). Patterns of MHC-dependent mate selection in humans and non-human primates: a meta-analysis. Molecular Ecology

Murall CL, Abbate JL, Touzel MP, Allen-Vercoe E, Alizon S, Froissart R, McCann K. (In press). “Chapter 12: Invasions of Host-Associated Microbiome Networks” in “Networks of Invasion”. Eds. Bohan D, Dumbrell A, Massol F. Advances in Ecological Research

Roche B, Rougeron V, Quinta-Murci L, Renaud F, Abbate JL, Prugnolle F. (online early). Might interspecific interactions between pathogens drive host evolution? The case of Plasmodium species and Duffy-negativity in human populations. Trends in Parasitology  doi:

Berardi AE, Fields PD, Abbate JL, Taylor DR. 2016. Elevational divergence in floral color and leaf chemistry in Silene vulgaris (Caryophyllaceae). American Journal of Botany 103(8): 1508-23. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1600106

Abbate JL, Murall C-L, Richner H, Althaus CL. 2016. Potential impact of sexual transmission on Ebola virus epidemiology: Sierra Leone as a case study. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(5): e0004676. open access. Pre-print: bioRxiv, 031880 (prev. title: “Potential impact of sexual transmission of Ebola virus on the epidemic in West Africa.”)

Abbate JL, Kada S, Lion S. 2015. Beyond Mortality: Sterility as a neglected component of parasite virulence. PLOS Pathogens 11(12): e1005229 open access

Winternitz J, Abbate JL. 2015. Examining the evidence for MHC-dependent mate selection in primates and humans. (Invited Review). Journal of Research and Reports in Biology 2015(6): 73—88. open access

Alizon S, Lion S, Murall C-L, Abbate JL. 2014. Quantifying the epidemic spread of Ebola virus(EBOV) in Sierra Leone using phylodynamics. Virulence 5(8): 825-827. open access

Kergoat GJ, Bouchard P, Clamens A-L, Abbate JL, Jourdan H, Jabbour-Zahab R, Genson G, Soldati L, Condamine FL. 2014. Cretaceous environmental changes led to high extinction rates in a hyperdiverse beetle family. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 220. open access

Abbate JL, Antonovics J. 2014. Elevational disease distribution in a natural plant-pathogen system: Insights from changes across host populations and climate. Oikos 123: 1126-1136.

Antonovics J, Boots M, Abbate J, Baker C, McFrederick Q, Panjeti V. 2011. Biology and evolution of sexual transmission. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1230: 12-24.

Abbate JL, Hood ME. 2010. Dynamic linkage relationships to the mating-type locus in automictic fungi of the genus Microbotryum. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 1800-1805.

Antonovics J, Abbate JL, Baker CH, Daley D, Hood ME, Jenkins CE, Johnson LJ, Murray JJ, Panjeti V, Rudolf VHW, Sloan D, Vondrasek J. 2007. Evolution by any other name: antibiotic resistance and avoidance of the e-word. PLOS Biology 5(2): e30.

Abbate J, Lacayo JC, Prichard M, Pari G, and McVoy MA. 2001. Bifunctional protein conferring enhanced green fluorescence and puromycin resistance. Biotechniques 31:336-340.