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Cecilia Tamborindeguy

Tamborindeguy, Cecilia
Cecilia Tamborindeguy
Heep Center 516
(979) 845-2619
Undergraduate Education
Ingenieur Agronome (Agronomist engineer) Institut National Polytechnique – Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse
Graduate Education
M.S. Plant Biosciences, INP-ENSAT, France
Ph.D. Plant Biosciences, INP-ENSAT, France

Professional Summary

Cecilia Tamborindeguy, Ph.D. is a professor in the Texas A&M University Department of Entomology. Tamborindeguy’s research focuses on the transmission of plant pathogens by insects. She has received over $4 million in external funding from international, federal, and state agencies. Her work was cited more than 2,700 times.  Tamborindeguy teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in entomology. She developed a graduate course in plant-insect-microbe interactions. Tamborindeguy has chaired six doctoral committees, co-chaired one doctoral committee, three master’s committees, and served on nine others; two of her Ph.D. students were awarded the prestigious John Henry Comstock Award from the Entomological Society of America. Tamborindeguy serves at the Entomological Society of America, she is an editorial board member for Scientific Reports, she is an associate editor for Insect Molecular Biology and she is a molecular biology subject editor for the Journal of Economic Entomology. She also is the Faculty Mentor of the graduate student organization Aggie Women in Entomology.

Research Areas of Expertise

Vector biology, molecular biology

Selected Publications

Kan CC, Mendoza-Herrera A, Levy J, Hull JJ, Fabrick JA, Tamborindeguy C. HPE1, an Effector from Zebra Chip Pathogen Interacts with Tomato Proteins and Perturbs Ubiquitinated Protein Accumulation. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Aug 20;22(16):9003. doi: 10.3390/ijms22169003. PMID: 34445707; PMCID: PMC8396652.

Deblasio S.L., Wilson J.R., Tamborindeguy C., Jonhson R.S., Pinheiro P.V., MacCoss M.J., Grey S.M., Heck M. 2021 Affinity purification–mass spectrometry identifies a novel interaction between a polerovirus and a conserved innate immunity aphid protein that regulates transmission efficiency. Journal of Proteome Research, 20: 3365–3387.

Tang X., Fortuna K., Mendoza A., Tamborindeguy C. 2020 Liberibacter, a preemptive bacterium: apoptotic response repression in the host gut at the early infection to facilitate its acquisition and transmission. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11: 589509.

Tang X., Longnecker M., Tamborindeguy C. 2020 Acquisition and transmission of two ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ haplotypes by the tomato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli. Scientific Reports, 10: 14000.Levy J.G., Gross R., Mendoza Herrera M.A.,

Tang X., Babilonia K., Shan L., Kuhl J., Dibble M., Xiao F., Tamborindeguy C. 2020 Lso-HPE1, an effector of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ can repress plant immune response. Phytopathology, 110:648-655.