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. 2017. High prevalence and diversity of hepatitis viruses in suspected cases of yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 55(5): 1299-1312. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01847-16

Murall CL, Abbate JL, Touzel MP, Allen-Vercoe E, Alizon S, Froissart R, McCann K. 2017. “Chapter 5: Invasions of Host-Associated Microbiome Networks” in “Networks of Invasion: Empirical Evidence and Case Studies”. Eds. Bohan D, Dumbrell A, Massol F. Advances in Ecological Research 57: 201-281. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2016.11.002 (eBook ISBN: 9780128133293).

Roche B, Rougeron V, Quinta-Murci L, Renaud F, Abbate JL, Prugnolle F. 2017. Might interspecific interactions between pathogens drive host evolution? The case of Plasmodium species and Duffy-negativity in human populations. Trends in Parasitology 33(1): 21-29. doi: 10.1016/

Winternitz J, Abbate JL, Huchard E, Havlíček J, Garamszegi LZ. 2016. Patterns of MHC-dependent mate selection in humans and non-human primates: a meta-analysis. Molecular Ecology 26(2): 668-688. doi: 10.1111/mec.13920

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. doi: 10.1111/oik.01001

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. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06127.x

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. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02036.x

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. open access

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. open access