curriculum vitae


Current Position:
Post-doctoral ResearcherDSCF4432
IRD, Montpellier, France

Previous Post-docs:
2015: Infectious Disease and Vectors Laboratory: Ecology, Genetics, Evolution and Control (UMR MIVEGEC)
IRD, Montpellier, France

2015: Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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

2012: Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (UMR CEFE)
CNRS, Montpellier, France

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

MS, Biology
May 2007: University of Virginia, Department of Biology, Charlottesville, VA
Thesis: “The Evolution of Suppressed Recombination in the Sex Chromosomes of Microbotryum
Advisors: Michael Hood & Janis Antonovics


PUBLICATIONS  (also on Google Scholar)

Hood ME, Antonovics J, Wolf M, Stern ZL, Giraud T, Abbate JL. 2019. Sympatry and interference of divergent Microbotryum pathogen species. (In press, Ecology and Evolution) doi: 10.1002/ece3.5140

Groc S, Abbate JL, Le Gal F, Gerber A, Tuaillon E, Albert J-L, Nkoghé D, Leroy EM, Roche B, Becquart P. 2018. High Prevalence and Diversity of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis Delta Virus in Gabon. Journal Viral Hepatitis (In Pressdoi: 10.1111/jvh.12991

Antonovics J, Abbate JL, Bruns E, Fields P, Forrester N, Gilbert K, Park T, Taylor D. 2018. Effect of the fungal pathogen Microbotryum on early growth of Silene latifolia. American Journal of Botany 105(6): 1-8. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1114

Abbate JL, Gladieux P, Hood ME, de Vienne D, Antonovics J, Snirc A, and Giraud T. 2018. Co‐occurrence among three divergent plant‐castrating fungi in the same Silene Host Species. Molecular Ecology 27(16): 3357-3370. doi: 10.1111/mec.14805

Makiala-Mandanda S, Ahuka-Mundeke S, Abbate JL, Pukuta-Simbu E, Nsio-Mbeta J, Berthet N, Leroy EM, Becquart P, Muyembe-Tamfum J-J. 2018. Identification of Dengue and Chikungunya cases among suspected cases of Yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 18(7): 364-370. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2017.2176

Abbate JL, Ezenwa VO, Guegan J-F, Choisy M, Nacher M, Roche B. 2018. Disentangling complex parasite interactions: protection against cerebral malaria by one helminth species is jeopardized by co-infection with another. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 12(5): e0006483. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006483 

Jacqueline C, Abbate JL, Bravo I, Sorci G, Guegan J-F, Thomas F, Roche B. 2018. The macroecology of cancer incidences in human is associated to large-scale assemblages of endemic infections. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 61: 189-196. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2018.03.016

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. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004676. 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 doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005229

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. doi: 10.2147/RRB.S58514

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. doi: 10.4161/21505594.2014.976514

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. doi: s12862-014-0220-1.pdf

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. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050030

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. online here