Carol Blair

Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Carol

I am professionally known as Carol D. Blair. My research emphasizes molecular biology and genetics of arbovirus replication and interactions with mosquito vectors.


BA, University of Utah, 1964PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1968


Reagan, Krystle L, Carlos Machain-Williams, Tian Wang and Carol D. Blair. 2012. Immunization of Mice with Recombinant Mosquito Salivary Protein D7 Enhances Mortality from Subsequent West Nile Virus Infection via Mosquito Bite. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 6 (12) e1935. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001935Bernhardt, Scott A., Mark P. Simmons, Ken E. Olson, Barry J. Beaty, Carol D. Blair, William C. Black. 2012. Rapid Intraspecific Evolution of miRNA and siRNA Genes in the Mosquito Aedes aegypti. PLoS ONE 7(9): e44198. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044198Bolling B.G., Olea-Popelka F.J., Eisen L., Moore C.G., Blair C.D. 2012. Transmission dynamics of an insect-specific flavivirus in a naturally infected Culex pipiens laboratory colony and effects of co-infection on vector competence for West Nile virus. Virology. 427, 90-97.Blair, Carol D. 2011. Mosquito RNAi is the major innate immune pathway controlling arbovirus infection and transmission. Future Microbiology, 6, 265-277. doi:10.2217/fmb.11.11. Hunt, Ann R., Richard A. Bowen, Shana Frederickson, Toshiaki Maruyama, John T. Roehrig, and Carol D. Blair. 2011. Treatment of mice with human monoclonal antibody 24 hours after lethal aerosol challenge with virulent Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus prevents disease but not infection, Virology 414, 146-152.Brackney, Doug E., Jaclyn C. Scott, Fumihiko Sagawa, Jimmy E. Woodward, Neil A. Miller, Faye D. Schilkey, Joann Mudge, Jeffrey Wilusz, Ken E. Olson, Carol D. Blair, Gregory D. Ebel. 2010. C6/36 Aedes albopictus cells have a dysfunctional antiviral RNA interference response, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 4(10): e856. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000856.Scott, Jaclyn C, Doug E Brackney, Corey L Campbell, Virginie Bondu-Hawkins, Brian Hjelle, Greg D. Ebel, Ken E. Olson, Carol D. Blair 2010. Comparison of Dengue Virus Type 2-Specific Small RNAs from RNA Interference-Competent and -Incompetent Mosquito Cells. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4(10): e848. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000848Erb, Steven M., Siritorn Butrapet, Kelley J. Moss, Betty E. Luy, Thomas Childers, Amanda E. Calvert, Shawn J. Silengo, John T. Roehrig, Claire Y.-H. Huang, and Carol D. Blair. 2010. Domain-III FG loop of the dengue virus type 2 envelope protein is important for infection of mammalian cells and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, Virology, 406, 328-335.