Publications

Everman, E.R, Freda, P.J., Brown, M., Schieferecke, A.J., Ragland, G.J., and Morgan, T.J. 2018. Ovary development and cold tolerance of the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in the central plains. Environmental Entomology. In press.

Freda, P.J., Alex, J.T., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2017. Genetic Decoupling of Thermal Hardiness across Metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster. Integrative and Comparative Biologyicx102, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icx102

Leung, W., Shaffer, C.D., Reed, L.K., […], Freda, P., […], Elgin, S.C.R. 2015. Drosophila Muller F Elements Maintain a Distinct Set of Genomic Properties Over 40 Million Years of Evolution. G3-Genes Genomes Genetics5(5), doi:10.1534/g3.114.015966.

Freda, P. and Braverman, J. 2013. Drosophila suzukii, or Spotted Wing Drosophila, Recorded in Southeastern Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Entomological News123(1), 71-75.

Freda, P. and Braverman, J. 2013. An Efficient, Practical, and Reliable Drosophila Trap. Drosophila Information Service, 96, 199-201. 

Presentations

Freda, P.J., Ali, Z., Heter, N., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2018. Phenotypic and Genetic Decoupling of Thermal Hardiness across Metamorphosis. 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 11th-15th, 2018.

Freda, P.J., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2017. Identifying mechanisms of cold hardiness across metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster. 7th International Symposium of the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants (ISEPEP7), Tartu, Estonia, August 1st, 2017.

Brown, M., Freda, P.J., Everman, E.R., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2016. Phenotypic plasticity promotes persistence of an invasive pest following environmental stress. Poster presented at undergraduate research forum by Brown, M. Manhattan, KS, April 21, 2016.

Freda, P.J., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2016. Decoupling of physiology across metamorphosis. Kansas State University, Department of Entomology 3-minute thesis competition, April 6th, 2016.

Freda, P.J., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2016. Decoupling of physiology across metamorphosis. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Conference, Portland, Oregon, January 4th, 2016.

Freda, P.J., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2015. Decoupling of physiology across metamorphosis. Kansas State University, Department of Entomology seminar series, November 30th, 2015.

Freda, P.J., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2015. Evolution of complex life cycles: Is performance constrained across metamorphosis. 13th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium. Poster Presentation, Manhattan, KS. November 6-8, 2015.

Freda, P.J., Morgan, T.J., and Ragland, G.J. 2015. Ontogenetic constraint in the thermal physiology of Drosophila melanogaster: A genomic assessment of the adaptive decoupling hypothesis. Ecological Genomics Summer Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, June 23rd, 2015.

Freda, P., DiMeglio, M., and Braverman, J. 2015. Temporal Variation at Microsatellite Loci in Wild-Caught Drosophila simulans. Poster Presentation, Arthropod Genomics Research Symposium, Kansas State University, June 18th, 2015.

Freda, P., DiMeglio, M., and Braverman, J. 2014. Temporal Variation at Microsatellite Loci in Wild-Caught Drosophila simulans. Poster Presentation, Ecological Genomics Research Symposium, Kansas City, MO, October 31st – November 2nd, 2014.

Freda, P. and Braverman, J. 2014. Temporal Variation at Microsatellite Loci in Wild-Caught Drosophila simulans. Thesis defense presentation. Saint Joseph’s University, Department of Biology seminar series, Philadelphia, PA, August 18th, 2014.

Freda, P. and Braverman, J. 2014. Temporal Variation at Microsatellite Loci in Wild-Caught Drosophila simulans. Sigma Xi Research Symposium Poster, Saint Joseph’s University, April 12th, 2014.

Meghan M. M., London, S. C., Angelucci, V. C., Burke, S. M., Del Buono, M., Dell’Arciprete, A. M., Eastman, J. M., Freda, P. J., Giacobbo, A. J., Harrison, J. N., Leconey, B. A., Martino, V. L., Mengel, T. A., Patel, C. V., Puetz, W. J., Robinson, L. M., Senss, A. M., Southwell, M. J., Thelmo, F. L., Turro, K. N., Vilbert, A. C., Weiss, W., King-Smith, C., Braverman, J. and Lee-Soety, J. Y.  Estimating Phage Genome Sizes by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis for Preliminary Cluster Identification.  Poster presentation.  Fifth Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium.  Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.  June 7-9, 2013.

Castro, R., DiMeglio, M., Freda, P. and Braverman, J. 2013. Drosophila Biodiversity on the Campus of Saint Joseph’s University. Sigma Xi Research Symposium Poster, Saint Joseph’s University, April 19th, 2013.

Healy, B.E., Springer, C.J., Freda, P.J., and Braverman, J.M. 2012. Genomic regions responsible for altered reproductive characteristics of Arabidopsis thaliana grown at elevated [CO2]. ASPB Plant Biology Meeting, Austin, Texas, July 20th – 24th, 2012.

Freda, P. and Braverman, J. 2012. Drosophila Biodiversity on the Campus of Saint Joseph’s University. Sigma Xi Research Symposium Poster, Saint Joseph’s University, April 13th, 2012.

Freda, P., Springer, C. and Braverman, J. 2011. Computational Study of Flowering Time Genetics with QTL Cartographer.  Sigma Xi Research Symposium Poster, Saint Joseph’s University, April 8th, 2011.

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