Geoff Attardo PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Infectious Diseases

School of Public Health: Aksoy Lab

Research Interests

Insect vectors; Reproduction; Genetics; Biochemistry; Tsetse fly; Nutrition; Viviparity; Trypanosomiasis; Africa more...


  • BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1994
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2004

Selected Publications

  • A novel highly divergent protein family identified from a viviparous insect by RNA-seq analysis: a potential target for tsetse fly-specific abortifacients. Benoit JB, Attardo GM, Michalkova V, Krause TB, Bohova J, Zhang Q, Baumann AA, Mireji PO, Takác P, Denlinger DL, Ribeiro JM, Aksoy S. PLoS Genet. 2014 Apr 24;10(4):e1003874. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003874. eCollection 2014 Apr.
  • Vitamin B6 generated by obligate symbionts is critical for maintaining proline homeostasis and fecundity in tsetse flies. Michalkova V, Benoit JB, Weiss BL, Attardo GM, Aksoy S. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014 Sep;80(18):5844-53. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01150-14. Epub 2014 Jul 18.



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