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Roger Vargas Jr, Ph.D.

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  1. Freschi L, Vargas R, Husain A, Kamal SMM, Skrahina A, Tahseen S, Ismail N, Barbova A, Niemann S, Cirillo DM, Dean AS, Zignol M, Farhat MR. Population structure, biogeography and transmissibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nat Commun. 2021 10 20; 12(1):6099. PMID: 34671035.
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  2. Gröschel MI, Owens M, Freschi L, Vargas R, Marin MG, Phelan J, Iqbal Z, Dixit A, Farhat MR. GenTB: A user-friendly genome-based predictor for tuberculosis resistance powered by machine learning. Genome Med. 2021 Aug 30; 13(1):138. PMID: 34461978.
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  3. Vargas R, Freschi L, Spitaleri A, Tahseen S, Barilar I, Niemann S, Miotto P, Cirillo DM, Köser CU, Farhat MR. Role of Epistasis in Amikacin, Kanamycin, Bedaquiline, and Clofazimine Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 10 18; 65(11):e0116421. PMID: 34460306.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  4. Hsu JC, Chou MY, Mau RF, Maeda C, Shikano I, Manoukis NC, Vargas RI. Spinosad resistance in field populations of melon fly, Zeugodacus cucurbitae (Coquillett), in Hawaii. Pest Manag Sci. 2021 Dec; 77(12):5439-5444. PMID: 34331843.
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  5. Vargas R, Freschi L, Marin M, Epperson LE, Smith M, Oussenko I, Durbin D, Strong M, Salfinger M, Farhat MR. In-host population dynamics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex during active disease. Elife. 2021 Feb 01; 10. PMID: 33522489.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  6. Vargas R, Farhat MR. Antibiotic treatment and selection for glpK mutations in patients with active tuberculosis disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 02 25; 117(8):3910-3912. PMID: 32075922.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Dixit A, Freschi L, Vargas R, Calderon R, Sacchettini J, Drobniewski F, Galea JT, Contreras C, Yataco R, Zhang Z, Lecca L, Kolokotronis SO, Mathema B, Farhat MR. Whole genome sequencing identifies bacterial factors affecting transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in a high-prevalence setting. Sci Rep. 2019 04 03; 9(1):5602. PMID: 30944370.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Manoukis NC, Vargas RI, Carvalho L, Fezza T, Wilson S, Collier T, Shelly TE. A field test on the effectiveness of male annihilation technique against Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) at varying application densities. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0213337. PMID: 30849115.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  9. Stringer LD, Soopaya R, Butler RC, Vargas RI, Souder SK, Jessup AJ, Woods B, Cook PJ, Suckling DM. Effect of Lure Combination on Fruit Fly Surveillance Sensitivity. Sci Rep. 2019 02 25; 9(1):2653. PMID: 30804349.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  10. Vargas RI, Piñero JC, Miller NW. Effect of Physiological State on Female Melon Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Attraction to Host and Food Odor in the Field. J Econ Entomol. 2018 05 28; 111(3):1318-1322. PMID: 29659892.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  11. Vargas RI, Souder SK, Rendon P, Mackey B. Suppression of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) With Trimedlure and Biolure Dispensers in Coffea arabica (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2018 02 09; 111(1):293-297. PMID: 29186466.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  12. Vargas RI, Souder SK, Morse JG, Grafton-Cardwell EE, Haviland DR, Kabashima JN, Faber BA, Mackey B, Nkomo E, Cook PJ, Stark JD. Chemical Degradation of TMR Multilure Dispensers for Fruit Fly Detection Weathered Under California Climatic Conditions. J Econ Entomol. 2017 08 01; 110(4):1495-1500. PMID: 28854647.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  13. Banks JE, Vargas RI, Ackleh AS, Stark JD. Sublethal Effects in Pest Management: A Surrogate Species Perspective on Fruit Fly Control. Insects. 2017 Jul 29; 8(3). PMID: 28758923.
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  14. Piñero JC, Souder SK, Vargas RI. Vision-mediated exploitation of a novel host plant by a tephritid fruit fly. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0174636. PMID: 28380069.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. Vargas RI, Souder SK, Morse JG, Grafton-Cardwell EE, Haviland DR, Kabashima JN, Faber BA, Mackey B, Cook P. Captures of Wild Ceratitis capitata, Bactrocera dorsalis, and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Traps with Improved Multilure TMR Dispensers Weathered in California. J Econ Entomol. 2016 Apr; 109(2):607-12. PMID: 26582906.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  16. Vargas RI, Souder SK, Nkomo E, Cook PJ, Mackey B, Stark JD. Weathering and Chemical Degradation of Methyl Eugenol and Raspberry Ketone Solid Dispensers for Detection, Monitoring, and Male Annihilation of Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2015 Aug; 108(4):1612-23. PMID: 26470301.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  17. Stark JD, Vargas RI, Banks JE. Incorporating variability in point estimates in risk assessment: Bridging the gap between LC50 and population endpoints. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2015 Jul; 34(7):1683-8. PMID: 25760716.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  18. Vargas RI, Piñero JC, Leblanc L. An Overview of Pest Species of Bactrocera Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and the Integration of Biopesticides with Other Biological Approaches for Their Management with a Focus on the Pacific Region. Insects. 2015 Apr 03; 6(2):297-318. PMID: 26463186.
    Citations: 35     
  19. Piñero JC, Souder SK, Smith TR, Fox AJ, Vargas RI. Ammonium Acetate Enhances the Attractiveness of a Variety of Protein-Based Baits to Female Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). J Econ Entomol. 2015 Apr; 108(2):694-700. PMID: 26470180.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  20. Vargas RI, Souder SK, Hoffman K, Mercogliano J, Smith TR, Hammond J, Davis BJ, Brodie M, Dripps JE. Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: a reduced-risk male annihilation treatment. J Econ Entomol. 2014 Aug; 107(4):1362-9. PMID: 25195423.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  21. Banks JE, Stark JD, Vargas RI, Ackleh AS. Deconstructing the surrogate species concept: a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services. Ecol Appl. 2014 Jun; 24(4):770-8. PMID: 24988775.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  22. Vargas RI, Stark JD, Banks J, Leblanc L, Manoukis NC, Peck S. Spatial dynamics of two oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids, Fopius arisanus and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a Guava orchard in Hawaii. Environ Entomol. 2013 Oct; 42(5):888-901. PMID: 24073692.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  23. Harwood JF, Chen K, Müller HG, Wang JL, Vargas RI, Carey JR. Effects of diet and host access on fecundity and lifespan in two fruit fly species with different life history patterns. Physiol Entomol. 2013 Mar 01; 38(1):81-88. PMID: 23483775.
    Citations: 8     
  24. Harwood JF, Vargas RI, Carey JR. Leg impairment magnifies reproductive costs in male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata. Entomol Exp Appl. 2013 Apr 01; 147(1):73-81. PMID: 23525182.
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  25. Vargas RI, Souder SK, Mackey B, Cook P, Morse JG, Stark JD. Field trials of solid triple lure (trimedlure, methyl eugenol, raspberry ketone, and DDVP) dispensers for detection and male annihilation of Ceratitis capitata, Bactrocera dorsalis, and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2012 Oct; 105(5):1557-65. PMID: 23156150.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  26. Vargas RI, Leblanc L, Harris EJ, Manoukis NC. Regional Suppression of Bactrocera Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Pacific through Biological Control and Prospects for Future Introductions into Other Areas of the World. Insects. 2012 Aug 10; 3(3):727-42. PMID: 26466626.
    Citations: 10     
  27. Chou MY, Mau RF, Jang EB, Vargas RI, Piñero JC. Morphological features of the ovaries during oogenesis of the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, in relation to the physiological state. J Insect Sci. 2012; 12:1-12. PMID: 23463982.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  28. Piñero JC, Souder SK, Gomez LE, Mau RF, Vargas RI. Response of female Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad bait and polymer matrix mixture with extended residual effect in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2011 Dec; 104(6):1856-63. PMID: 22299345.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  29. Leblanc L, Vargas RI, Rubinoff D. Captures of pest fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and nontarget insects in BioLure and torula yeast traps in Hawaii. Environ Entomol. 2010 Oct; 39(5):1626-30. PMID: 22546461.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  30. Vargas RI, Piñero JC, Jang EB, Mau RF, Stark JD, Gomez L, Stoltman L, Mafra-Neto A. Response of melon fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) to weathered SPLAT-Spinosad-Cue-Lure. J Econ Entomol. 2010 Oct; 103(5):1594-602. PMID: 21061958.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  31. Leblanc L, Vargas RI, Rubinoff D. Attraction of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) and endemic and introduced nontarget insects to BioLure bait and its individual components in Hawaii. Environ Entomol. 2010 Jun; 39(3):989-98. PMID: 20550814.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  32. Vargas RI, Mau RF, Stark JD, Piñero JC, Leblanc L, Souder SK. Evaluation of methyl eugenol and cue-lure traps with solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly monitoring and male annihilation in the Hawaii Areawide Pest Management Program. J Econ Entomol. 2010 Apr; 103(2):409-15. PMID: 20429456.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  33. Vargas RI, Shelly TE, Leblanc L, Piñero JC. Recent advances in methyl eugenol and cue-lure technologies for fruit fly detection, monitoring, and control in Hawaii. Vitam Horm. 2010; 83:575-95. PMID: 20831962.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  34. Vargas RI, Piñero JC, Mau RF, Jang EB, Klungness LM, McInnis DO, Harris EB, McQuate GT, Bautista RC, Wong L. Area-wide suppression of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, and the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, in Kamuela, Hawaii. J Insect Sci. 2010; 10:135. PMID: 20883128.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  35. Piñero JC, Mau RF, Vargas RI. Comparison of rain-fast bait stations versus foliar bait sprays for control of oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, in papaya orchards in Hawaii. J Insect Sci. 2010; 10:157. PMID: 21067423.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  36. Leblanc L, Rubinoff D, Vargas RI. Attraction of nontarget species to fruit fly (Diptera: tephritidae) male lures and decaying fruit flies in traps in hawaii. Environ Entomol. 2009 Oct; 38(5):1446-61. PMID: 19825300.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  37. Piñero JC, Mau RF, Vargas RI. Managing oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae), with spinosad-based protein bait sprays and sanitation in papaya orchards in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2009 Jun; 102(3):1123-32. PMID: 19610428.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  38. Vargas RI, Burns RE, Mau RF, Stark JD, Cook P, Piñero JC. Captures in methyl eugenol and cue-lure detection traps with and without insecticides and with a Farma Tech solid lure and insecticide dispenser. J Econ Entomol. 2009 Apr; 102(2):552-7. PMID: 19449634.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  39. Vargas RI, Stark JD, Hertlein M, Neto AM, Coler R, Piñero JC. Evaluation of SPLAT with spinosad and methyl eugenol or cue-lure for "attract-and-kill" of oriental and melon fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2008 Jun; 101(3):759-68. PMID: 18613576.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  40. Vargas RI, Leblanc L, Putoa R, Eitam A. Impact of introduction of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) and classical biological control releases of Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on economically important fruit flies in French Polynesia. J Econ Entomol. 2007 Jun; 100(3):670-9. PMID: 17598524.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  41. Uchida GK, Mackey BE, McInnis DO, Vargas RI. Attraction of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) and nontarget insects to methyl eugenol bucket traps with different preservative fluids on Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. J Econ Entomol. 2007 Jun; 100(3):723-9. PMID: 17598531.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  42. Chang CL, Vargas RI. Wheat germ oil and its effects on a liquid larval rearing diet for oriental fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). J Econ Entomol. 2007 Apr; 100(2):322-6. PMID: 17461053.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  43. McQuate GT, Vargas RI. Assessment of attractiveness of plants as roosting sites for the melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, and oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis. J Insect Sci. 2007; 7:57. PMID: 20334596.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  44. Barry JD, Miller NW, Piñero JC, Tuttle A, Mau RF, Vargas RI. Effectiveness of protein baits on melon fly and oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae): attraction and feeding. J Econ Entomol. 2006 Aug; 99(4):1161-7. PMID: 16937668.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  45. Peck SL, McQuate GT, Vargas RI, Seager DC, Revis HC, Jang EB, McInnis DO. Movement of sterile male Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a Hawaiian agroecosystem. J Econ Entomol. 2005 Oct; 98(5):1539-50. PMID: 16334322.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  46. Vargas RI, Stark JD, Mackey B, Bull R. Weathering trials of Amulet cue-lure and Amulet methyl eugenol "attract-and-kill" stations with male melon flies and oriental fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2005 Oct; 98(5):1551-9. PMID: 16334323.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  47. Stark JD, Vargas RI. Toxicity and hazard assessment of fipronil to Daphnia pulex. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2005 Sep; 62(1):11-6. PMID: 15978286.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  48. Vargas RI, Long J, Miller NW, Delate K, Jackson CG, Uchida GK, Bautista RC, Harris EJ. Releases of Psyttalia fletcheri (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and sterile flies to suppress melon fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2004 Oct; 97(5):1531-9. PMID: 15568340.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  49. Revis HC, Miller NW, Vargas RI. Effects of aging and dilution on attraction and toxicity of GF-120 fruit fly bait spray for melon fly control in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2004 Oct; 97(5):1659-65. PMID: 15568356.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  50. Vargas RI, Miller NW, Stark JD. Field trials of spinosad as a replacement for naled, DDVP, and malathion in methyl eugenol and cue-lure bucket traps to attract and kill male oriental fruit flies and melon flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. J Econ Entomol. 2003 Dec; 96(6):1780-5. PMID: 14977115.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  51. Stark JD, Vargas RI. Demographic changes in Daphnia pulex (Leydig) after exposure to the insecticides spinosad and diazinon. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2003 Nov; 56(3):334-8. PMID: 14575672.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  52. Barry JD, Vargas RI, Miller NW, Morse JG. Feeding and foraging of wild and sterile Mediterranean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the presence of spinosad bait. J Econ Entomol. 2003 Oct; 96(5):1405-11. PMID: 14650512.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  53. Prokopy RJ, Miller NW, Piñero JC, Barry JD, Tran LC, Oride L, Vargas RI. Effectiveness of GF-120 fruit fly bait spray applied to border area plants for control of melon flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). J Econ Entomol. 2003 Oct; 96(5):1485-93. PMID: 14650522.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
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