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Last updated: 22 May 2017.
Research associate and project manager (January 2016 – Present)
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution (August 2012)
Dissertation: “Local adaptation and ecological determinants of infection in a monarch butterfly-parasite interaction”
Supervisor: Jaap de Roode
B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology (May 2005)
University of California, Berkeley.
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Swain, S., Montgomery, J., Haque, M.A., Dash, S., Sternberg, E.D., Sharma, S., Pradhan, K., Thomas, M.B. Characterizing local microclimate conditions in rural malaria transmission settings in Sundargarh district, Odisha, India. Submitted.
Glunt, K.D., Coetzee, M., Huijben, S., Koffi, A.A., Lynch, P.A., N’Guessan, R., Oumbouke, A.W., Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B. Below the tipping point: why insecticide resistance has not yet led to wide scale failure of insecticide-treated bed nets. In press, Evolutionary Applications.
Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B. Insights from agriculture for the management of insecticide resistance in disease vectors. In press, Evolutionary Applications.
Barreaux, P., Barreaux, A.M.G., Sternberg, E.D., Suh, E., Waite, J.L., Whitehead, S.A., Thomas, M.B. Priorities for broadening the malaria vetor control tool kit. Trends in Parasitology 33:763-774.
Barriga, P.A., Sternberg, E.D., Lefèvre, T., De Roode J.C., Altizer, S. (2016) Occurrence and host specificity of a neogregarine protozoan in four milkweed butterfly hosts (Danaus spp.). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 140:75-82.
Knols, B.G.J., Farenhorst, M., Andriessen, R., Snetselaar, J., Suer, R.A., Osinga, A.J., Knols, J.M.H., Deschietere, J., Ng’habi, K.R., Lyimo, I.N., Kessy, S.T., Mayagaya, V.S., Sperling, S., Cordel, M., Sternberg, E.D., Hartmann, P., Mnyone, L.L., Rose, A., Thomas, M.B. (2016) Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: From concept to field implementation. Malaria Journal 15:404.
Sternberg, E.D.,* Nghabi, K.R.,* Lyimo, I.N., Kessy, S.T., Farenhorst, M., Knols, Thomas, M.B., B.G.J., Mnyone, L.L. (2016) Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: initial development and semi-field evaluations in Tanzania. Malaria Journal 15:447.
* Contributed equally.
Murdock, C.C., Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B. (2016) Malaria transmission potential could be reduced with current and future climate change. Scientific Reports 6:27771.
Sternberg, E.D., De Roode J.C., Hunter M.D. (2015) Trans-generational parasite protection associated with paternal diet. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 310-321.
Sternberg, E.D., Waite, J.L., Thomas, M.B. (2014) Evaluating the efficacy of biological and conventional insecticides with the new “MCD bottle” bioassay. Malaria Journal 13:499.
Sternberg, E.D., Thomas, M.B. (2014). Local adaptation to temperature and the implications for vector-borne diseases. Trends in Parasitology 30 :115-122.
Sternberg, E.D., Li, H., Wang, R., Gowler, C., De Roode, J.C. (2013). Patterns of infection and lack of local adaptation in three populations of monarch butterflies and a naturally occurring protozoan parasite. The American Naturalist 182; E235-E248.
Sternberg, E.D., Lefèvre, T., Li, J., Lopez Fernandez de Castillejo, C., Li, H., Hunter, M.D., De Roode, J.C. (2012). Food plant-derived disease tolerance and resistance in a natural butterfly-plant-parasite interaction. Evolution 66:3367-3376.
Lyons, J.I., Pierce, A.A., Barribeau, S.M., Sternberg, E.D., Mongue, A.J., De Roode J.C. (2012). Extensive gene flow between monarch butterflies with divergent migration destinations. Molecular Ecology 21:3433-3444.
Sternberg, E.D., Lefèvre, T., Rawstern, A.H., De Roode, J.C. (2011). A virulent parasite can provide protection against a lethal parasitoid. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 11 :399-406.