S. Patricia Stock

Professor - Entomology, School of Plant Science, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Scieces
520-626-3854 / 520-621-1317 (Lab)

Educational Background

  • 1992 Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (with honors). National University of La Plata, College of Natural Sciences and Museum Studies, La Plata, Argentina. Major: Parasitology.
  • Dissertation: Entomophilic and Entomopathogenic Nematodes of Coleopteran Pests from the Pampean Region.
  • Advisors: Dr. Carol Sutton (Department of Parasitology) and Dr. Delma Miralles (Department of Zoology).
  • 1991 Teaching credential for higher education. National University of La Plata, College of Natural Sciences and Museum Studies, La Plata, Argentina.
  • 1985 B.S., Biology (Major: Zoology). National University of La Plata, College of Natural Sciences and Museum Studies, La Plata, Argentina.

Research Interests

  • Insect -nematodes-bacteria symbioses. Nematode-bacteria mutualisms. Multitrophic interactions. Nematode diversity and phylogenetics.

Selected Publications

1. Murfin, K.E., Klassen, J. L., McDonald, B. R., Lee, M. M., Large, B., Forst, S., Stock, S.P.,. Currie, C. R. and Goodrich-Blair, H. 2014. Bacterial strain diversity in beneficial symbioses contributes to coevolution and symbiotic maintenance (in preparation). 2. BischG, Pagès, S. McMullen II J.G., Stock, S.P., Duvic,B., Givaudan, A. Gaudriault, S. 2014. Xenorhabdus bovienii CS03, the bacterial symbiont of the entomopathogenic. J. Invert. Pathology 124: 15–22. 3. McMullen, J. G., Lee, M. M. and Stock, S. P. 2014. In vivo and in vitro rearing of entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae). J. Visual Experiments 91, e52096, doi:10.3791/52096. 4. Cimen, H., Lee, M. M., Hatting, J., Hazir, S. and Stock, S. P. 2014. Steinernema tophus n. sp. (Nematoda: Steinernematidae), a new entomopathogenic nematode from South Africa. Zootaxa 3821:337-353. 5. Orozco, R., Lee, M. M. and Stock, S. P. 2014. Soil Sampling and Isolation of Entomopathogenic Nematodes (Steinernematidae, Heterorhabditidae). J. Visual Experiments, 89:1-8; doi: 10.3791/52083. 6. Navarro, P.D., McMullen, J. G. and Stock, S. P. 2014. Interactions of two Arizona-Native Entomopathogenic Nematodes with Chemical and Biological Insecticides. Nematropica 7. Cimen, H., Lee, M. M., Hatting, J., Hazir, S. and Stock, S. P. 2014. Steinernema innovationi n. sp. (Panagrolaimomorpha: Steinernematidae), a new entomopathogenic nematode species from South Africa. Journal of Helminthology, 3:1-4. M 8. Castagnola, A. and Stock, S. P. 2014. Common virulence factors and tissue targets of entomopathogenic bacteria for biological control of lepidopteran pests. Insects, 5, 139-166. 9. Miranda, V. A., Davidowitz, G., Bronstein, J. and Stock, S. P. 2014. The effect of insect host age and diet on the fitness of the entomopathogenic nematode- bacteria complex. Symbiosis, 61, 145-153 10. Navarro, P.D., McMullen, J. G. and Stock, S. P. 2013. Interactions between the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis sonorensis (Nematoda: Heterorhabditidae) and the saprobic fungus Fusarium oxysporum. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 115, 41-47.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • ENTO/ECOL/MIC/VSC 310- LIving in Symbiosis (Fall semester)
  • ENTO 446/EIS 546 Insect Pathogens- (Every other Spring semester)