Julie A Reynolds

Research Scientist


I am a comparative physiologist who uses insects to study how animals adapt to changing environments. 


Noncoding RNA Regulation of Dormant States in Evolutionarily Diverse Animals

Julie A Reynolds

The Biological Bulletin, 2019, pp. 192-209

Evidence that microRNAs are part of the molecular toolkit regulating adult reproductive diapause in the mosquito, Culex pipiens.

Megan E. Meuti, Robin Bautista-Jimenez, Julie A. Reynolds

PLOS ONE, vol. 13(11), 2018 Oct 28

Evolutionary transition from blood feeding to obligate nonbiting in a mosquito.

William E. Bradshaw, Joshua Burkhart, John K. Colbourne, Rudyard Borowczak, Jacqueline Lopez, David L. Denlinger, Julie A. Reynolds, Michael E. Pfrender, Christina M. Holzapfel

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115(5), 2018 29, pp. 1009-1014

Changes in microRNA abundance may regulate diapause in the flesh fly, Sarcophaga bullata.

Julie A. Reynolds, Justin T. Peyton, David L. Denlinger

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2017 Mar 30, pp. 1-14

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Molecular Regulation of Insect Diapause

Diapause is a type of dormancy that allows insects, and other animals, to survive seasons of inhospitable environmental conditions.  The main focus of my research is understanding the physiological, biochemical, and molecular changes that occur when in...



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Julie A Reynolds

Research Scientist


Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Ohio State University

300 Aronoff Lab
318 W 12th Ave
Columbus OH 43210