Scott Small Research Assistant Professor

Genomics of Anopheles mosquitoes
Scott Small

Research Interests:

In my research I apply genomics to problems in infectious disease and public health. Part of the inherent challenge of infectious disease is it extends beyond specific scientific disciplines, occurring at the interface of human behavior and ecology as well as molecular biology and evolution. Solutions therefore demand an innovative pairing of theory and fundamental science with applied research toward evidence-based policy-making.



  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
  • Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University, Centers for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
  • Ph.D in Genetics, University of Georgia 2009


Recent Papers:

  • Martin Lukindu, Christina M. Bergey, Rachel M. Wiltshire, Scott T. Small, Brian P. Bourke, Jonathan K. Kayondo and Nora J. Besansky. “Spatio-Temporal Genetic Structure of Anopheles Gambiae in the Northwestern Lake Victoria Basin, Uganda: Implications for Genetic Control Trials in Malaria Endemic Regions.” Parasites & Vectors, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018, doi:10.1186/s13071-018-2826-4.
  • Matthew Chung, Scott T Small, David Serre, Peter A Zimmerman, Julie C Dunning Hotopp. “Draft Genome Sequence of the Wolbachia Endosymbiont of Wuchereria Bancrofti w Wb | Pathogens and Disease | Oxford Academic.” OUP Academic, Oxford University Press, 1 Nov. 2017,
  • Cannon, Matthew V., Joseph Craine, James Hester, Amanda Shalkhauser, Ernest R. Chan, Kyle Logue, Scott Small, David Serre. “Dynamic Microbial Populations along the Cuyahoga River.” PLOS Medicine, Public Library of Science, 
  • M. V Cannon, J. Hester, A. Shalkhauser, E. R. Chan, K. Logue, S. T. Small, and D. Serre. In silico assessment of primers for eDNA studies using PrimerTree and application to characterize the biodiversity surrounding the Cuyahoga River. Scientific reports, vol. 6, p. 22908, Jan. 2016.
  • S. T. Small, L. J. Reimer, D. J. Tisch, C. L. King, B. M. Christensen, P. M. Siba, J. W. Kazura, D. Serre, and P. A. Zimmerman. Population genomics of the filarial nematode parasite Wuchereria bancrofti from mosquitoes. Molecular Ecology, Feb. 2016.
  • Logue K, Small ST, Chan ER, Reimer L, Siba PM, Zimmerman PA, Serre D. Whole-genome sequencing reveals absence of recent gene flow and separate demographic histories for Anopheles punctulatus mosquitoes in Papua New Guinea. Molecular Ecology. 2015 Mar;24(6):1263-74.
  • Small ST, Tisch DJ, Zimmerman PA. Molecular epidemiology, phylogeny and evolution of the filarial nematode Wuchereria bancrofti. Infection Genetics and Evolution. 2014 Dec;28:33-43.
  • Small ST, Ramesh A, Bun K, Reimer L, Thomsen E, Baea M, Bockarie MJ, Siba P, Kazura JW, Tisch DJ, Zimmerman PA. Population genetics of the filarial worm Wuchereria bancrofti in a post-treatment region of Papua New Guinea: insights into diversity and life history. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease. 2013;7(7):e2308.
  • Logue K, Chan ER, Phipps TC, Small ST, Reimer L, Henry-Halldin C, Sattabongkot J, Siba PM, Zimmerman PA, Serre D. Mitochondrial genome sequences reveal deep divergences among Anopheles punctulatus sibling species in Papua New Guinea. Malaria Journal. 2013 Feb 14;12:64.