Students mentored*; Co-first authorships#; Corresponding authors†

Preprint Articles

  • Shropshire, J.D.†, Hamant, E. *, & Cooper, B.S. Male age and Wolbachia dynamics: Determining how fast and why bacterial densities and cytoplasmic incompatibility strengths vary. BioRxiv


Peer-reviewed Research Articles

  • Shropshire, J.D.†, Rosenberg, R.#, & Bordenstein, S.R.† (2021). The impacts on cytoplasmic incompatibility factor (cifA and cifB) genetic variation on phenotypes. Genetics.

  • Shropshire, J.D.†, Kalra, M.#, & Bordenstein, S.R.† (2020). Evolution-guided mutagenesis of the cytoplasmic incompatibility proteins: Identifying CifA’s complex functional repertoire and new essential regions in CifB. PLOS Pathogens

  • Pugazenthi, S.*, White, P.*, Basu, A.*, Chandrashekar, A.*, & Shropshire, J. D.† (2020). Survey of Wolbachia prevalence in Nashville, Tennessee reveals novel infections. American Journal of Undergraduate Research

  • Layton, E.M.*, On, J.*, Perlmutter, J., & Bordenstein, S.R.† & Shropshire, J.D. † (2019). Paternal grandmother age affects the strength of Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila melanogaster. mBio

  • Shropshire, J. D.†, & Bordenstein, S. R.† (2019). Two-By-One model of cytoplasmic incompatibility: Synthetic recapitulation by transgenic expression of cifA and cifB in Drosophila. PLOS Genetics

  • Shropshire, J. D.†, On, J.*, Layton, E. M.*, Zhou, H.*, & Bordenstein, S. R.† (2018). One prophage WO gene rescues cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  • LePage, D. P. #, Metcalf, J. A. #, Bordenstein, S. R., On, J.*, Perlmutter, J. I., Shropshire, J. D., Layton, E.M.*, Funkhouser-Jones, L. J., Beckmann, J.F., & Bordenstein, S. R.† (2017). Prophage WO genes recapitulate and enhance Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility. Nature

  • Shropshire, J. D. †,#, van Opstal, E. J.#, & Bordenstein, S. R. † (2016). An optimized approach to germ-free rearing in the jewel wasp Nasonia. PeerJ

  • Shropshire, J.D., Moore, D., Seier, E., & Joplin, K. H.† (2015). Male aggression, limited female choice and the ontogeny of mating behaviour in the flesh fly Sarcophaga crassipalpis. Physiological Entomology

  • Moore, D., Paquette, C., Shropshire, J. D., Seier, E., & Joplin, K. H.† (2014). Extensive reorganization of behavior accompanies ontogeny of aggression in male flesh flies. PlOS One


Other Peer-reviewed Articles

  • Kaur, R.K.†, Shropshire, J.D., Cross, K.L., Leigh, B., Mansueto, A.J., Stewart, V., Bordenstein S.R., and Bordenstein S.R.† (2021). Living in the Endosymbiotic World of Wolbachia: A Centennial Review. Cell Host & Microbe

  • Shropshire, J. D.†, Leigh, B., & Bordenstein, S. R.† (2020). Symbiont-mediated cytoplasmic incompatibility: what have we learned in 50 years? eLife

  • Shropshire, J. D.†, Leigh, B., Bordenstein, S. R., Duplouy, A., Riegler, M., Brownlie, J. C., & Bordenstein, S. R.† (2019). Models and Nomenclature for Cytoplasmic Incompatibility: Caution over Premature Conclusions-A Response to Beckmann et al. Trends in genetics: TIG

  • Shropshire, J. D. & A. Rokas† (2017). Heredity: The gene family that cheats Mendel. eLife

  • Dittmer, J., van Opstal, E. J., Shropshire, J. D., Bordenstein, S. R., Hurst, G. D., & Brucker, R. M.† (2016). Disentangling a holobiont–recent advances and perspectives in Nasonia wasps. Frontiers in Microbiology

  • Shropshire, J. D.†, & Bordenstein, S. R.† (2016). Speciation by symbiosis: The microbiome and behavior. mBio



  • S.R. Bordenstein and Shropshire, J. D.(2019) “Methods of Cytoplasmic Incompatibility-Based Transgenics for Pest or Vector Control” (Provisional Patent). Attorney Docket Number 10644-064PV1. Application number 62/655,389. VU18134. Equal inventorship.