|Name: Lane D. Foil
Auburn University, B.S. Zoology, 1971
University of Mississippi Medical Center, M.S. Preventive Medicine/Minor in Medical Microbiology, Hugh L. Keegan, Major Professor, March 1, 1975
Mississippi State University, Ph.D., Medical Entomology/Minor in Biochemistry, B.R. Norment, Major Professor, May, 1978
Recent Professional Experience:
July, 1989-Present. Professor, LSU, Veterinary Entomology. Teaching and Research
July, 1984-July, 1989. Associate Professor, LSU, Veterinary Entomology. Teaching and Research
November, 1979-June, 1984. Assistant Professor, LSU, Veterinary Entomology. Teaching and Research
June, 1978-November, 1979. Research Associate, Mississippi State University. Research in medical entomology and toxicology.
Publications closely related to wildlife health research:
Foil, L.D., C.J. Issel, W.V. Adams, and C.L. Meek. 1983. Mechanical transmission of equine infectious anemia by deer flies (Chrysops) and stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans). Am. J. Vet. Res. 44: 155-156.
Foil, L.D., D. Stage, and T. Klei. 1984. Assessment of wild-caught Culicoides (Ceratopogonidae) species as natural vectors of Onchocerca cervicalis in Louisiana. Mosq. News. 44: 204-206.
Foil, L.D., T.R. Klei, R.I. Miller, G.E. Church, C.S. Foil, D.D. French, and J.N. Smith. 1987. Seasonal changes in density and tissue distribution of Onchocerca cervicalis microfilariae in ponies and related changes in Culicoides variipennis populations in Louisiana. J. Parasitol. 73: 320-326.
Foil, L.D., C.L. Seger, D.D. French, C.J. Issel, J.M. McManus, C.L. Ohrberg and R.T. Ramsey. 1988. The mechanical transmission of bovine leukemia virus by horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae). J. Med. Entomol. 25: 374-376.
Weiser-Schimpf, L., L.D. Foil, and F.R. Holbrook. 1991. Effect of carbon dioxide on the collection of adult Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) by a new modification of black light New Jersey light traps. J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 7: 462-466.
Wieser-Schimpf, L., W.C. Wilson, D.D. French, A. Baham, and L.D. Foil. 1993. Bluetongue virus in sheep, cattle and Culicoides variipennis and C. stellifer (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Louisiana. J. Med. Entomol. 30(4): 719-724.
Foil, L.D., E. Andress, R.L. Freeland, A.F. Ray, R. Rutledge, P. Triche, and K. O’Reilly. 1998. Experimental infection of cats with Bartonella hensalae by inoculation of cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis (Bouche) (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) feces. J. Med. Entomol.. 35 : 625-628.
O'Reilly, K.L., R.W. Bauer, R.L. Freeland, L.D. Foil, K.J. Hughes, K.R. Rohde, A.F. Roy, R.W. Stout, and P.C. Trighe. 1999. Acute clinical disease in cats following an infection with a pathogenic strain of Bartonella hensalae (LSU16). Infect. Immun. 67: 3066-3072.
Wedincamp, J. Jr. and L.D. Foil. 2000. Infection and seroconversion of cats exposed to cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis Bouche) Infected with Rickettsia felis. J. Vector Ecol. 25 No.1: 123-126
Moron, C.G., D.H. Bouyer, Yu X-J, L.D. Foil, P. Croquet-Valdes, and D.H. Walker. 2000. Phylogenetic analysis of rompB genes of Rickettsia felis and Rickettsia prowazekii European- human and North American flying squirrel strains. Amer J. Trop Med & Hyg 62: 598-603.
Finkelstein, J. L., T.P. Brown, K.L. O’Reilly, J. Wedincamp, Jr., and L.D. Foil. 2002. Studies on the Growth of Bartonella henslae in the Cat Flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 39(6): 915-919.
Wedincamp, Jr., J. and L.D. Foil. 2002. Vertical Transmission of Rickettsia felis in the Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis). J. Vector Ecol. 27(1): 96-101.
Mackay, A. and L.D. Foil. 2005. Seasonal and geographical distribution of adult Ixodes scapularis Say (Acari: Ixodidae) in Louisiana. J. Vector Ecol. 30: 1-3.
Sabio, I.J., A.J. Mackay, A. Roy, and L.D. Foil. 2006. Detection of West Nile Virus RNA in Pools of Three Species of Ceratopogonids (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Collected in Louisiana. J Med Entomol. 43: 1020-1022.
Macaluso, K.R., W. Pornwiroon, V.L. Popov, and L.D. Foil. 2008. Identification of Rickettsia felis in the salivary glands of cat fleas. Vector-Borne Zoonot. 8(3): 391-396.
Mackay, A.J., A. Roy, M.M. Yates, and L.D. Foil. 2008. West Nile Virus detection in mosquitoes in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, from November 2002, to October, 2004. J Am Mosquito Contr. 24(1): 28-35.
Scoles, G., J. Allen, A. Miller, and L.D. Foil. 2008. A comparison of the relative efficiency of biological transmission of Anaplasma marginale (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) by Dermacentor andersoni Stiles (Acari: Ixodidae) with mechanical transmission by the horse fly, Tabanus fuscicostatus Hine (Diptera: Muscidae). J Med Entomol. 45(1): 109-114.
Desquesnes, M., F. Biteau-Coroller, J. Bouyer, M.L. Dia, and L.D. Foil. 2009. Development of a mathematical model for mechanical transmission trypanosomes and other pathogens of cattle transmitted by tabanids. Int J Parasitol. 39 (3): 333-346.
Unlu, I. A.F. Roy, M. Yates, D. Garrett, H. Bell, T. Harden, and L. D. Foil. 2009. Evaluation of surveillance methods for detection of West Nile Virus activity in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 2004-2006. J Am Mosquito Contr. 25 (2): 126-133.
Mackay, A.J., W. Kramer, J. K. Meece, R.T. Brumfield, and and L. D. Foil. 2010. Host feeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. J Med Entomol. 47(2): 238-248.
Becker, M., W.K. Reeves, S.K DeJean, M.P. Emery, E.N. Ostlund, and L.D. Foil. 2010. Detection of bluetongue virus RNA in field-collected Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) following the discovery of BTV-1 in white-tailed deer and cattle in Louisiana. J Med Entomol. 47(2): 269-273.
Thepparit C., P. Sunyakumthorn, M.L. Guillotte, V.L. Popov, L.D. Foil, et al. 2011. Isolation of a rickettsial pathogen from a non-hematophagous arthropod. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16396. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016396.
Reif, K.E., M.T. Kearney, L.D. Foil, and K.R. Macaluso. 2011. Acquisition of Rickettsia felis by cat fleas during feeding. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis. Jan 11. PMID: 21214386.
Hirunkanokpun, S., C. Thepparit, L.D. Foil, and K.R. Macaluso. 2011 Horizontal transmission of Rickettsia felis between cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis. Mol. Ecol. 20: 4577-4586.