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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Maia Tsikolia
Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
Research Chemist

Phone: (352) 374-5723
Fax: (352) 374-5922

1600 S.W. 23RD DR
GAINESVILLE, FL, 32608


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Mosquito repellency of novel Trifluoromethylphenyl amides - (Abstract Only) - (05-Mar-14)
Correlation of lipophilicity with mosquito larvicidal and repellent activities of novel trifluoromethylphenyl amides - (Abstract Only) - (06-Feb-14)
Discovery of mosquito attractants and attraction-inhibitors invited talk on attractants and repellents - (Abstract Only) - (12-Sep-13)
Phoenix dactylifera L. spathe essential oil: Chemical composition and repellent activity against the yellow fever mosquito - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Aug-13)
Insecticidal, repellent and fungicidal properties of novel trifluoromethylphenyl amides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tsikolia, M., Bernier, U.R., Coy, M.R., Chalaire, K.C., Becnel, J.J., Agramonte, N.M., Tabanca, N., Wedge, D.E., Clark, G.G., Linthicum, K., Swale, D.R., Bloomquist, J.R. 2013. Insecticidal, repellent and fungicidal properties of novel trifluoromethylphenyl amides. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 107:138-147.
Biting deterrence and larvicidal activity of Ruta chalepensis L. essential oil and its major individual constituents against mosquitoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-May-13)
Composition of Prangos pabularia essential oil, indentification of an unknown compound from the oil and its insecticidal activity against yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti - (Abstract Only) - (15-Apr-13)
Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Sampson, B.J., Tabanca, N., Wedge, D.E., Demirci, B., Husnu Can Baser, K., Bernier, U.R., Tsikolia, M., Agramonte, N.M., Becnel, J.J., Rajasekaran, K., Chen, J., Spiers, J.M. 2013. Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils. Molecules. 18:4308-4327.
Promising Aedes aegypti repellent chemotypes identified through integrated QSAE, virtual screening, synthesis, and bioassay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliferenko, P.V., Oliferenko, A.A., Poda, G.I., Osolodkin, D.I., Pillai, G.G., Bernier, U.R., Tsikolia, M., Agramonte, N.M., Clark, G.G., Linthicum, K., Katritzky, A.R. 2013. Promising Aedes aegypti repellent chemotypes identified through integrated QSAE, virtual screening, synthesis, and bioassay. PLoS One. 8(9):e64547.
Trifluoromethylphenyl amides as novel insecticides and fungicides - (Abstract Only)
Tsikolia, M., Bernier, U.R., Agramonte, N.M., Tabanca, N., Wedge, D.E., Chalaire, K.C., Becnel, J.J., Clark, G.G., Linthicum, K., Coy, M.R., Swale, D., Bloomquist, J.R. 2013. Trifluoromethylphenyl amides as novel insecticides and fungicides. Abstract for the American Mosquito Control Association Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ on February 24 - 28, 2013. pgs.30-31.
Trifluoromethylphenyl amides as novel insecticides and fungicides - (Abstract Only) - (20-Oct-12)
Trifluoromethylphenyl amides as novel insecticides and fungicides - (Abstract Only) - (15-Oct-12)
Development of acylpiperidine and carboxamide repellents using structure-activity models - (Abstract Only) - (23-Aug-12)
Determination of repellent efficacy of natural compounds - (Abstract Only) - (23-Aug-12)
Development of New Repellents and Improved Permethrin-Treated Uniforms for the United States Military - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-12)
Structure-activity relationship study in some trifluoromethyl phenyl carboxamides - (Abstract Only) - (26-Feb-12)
Trifluoromethylphenyl Carboxamides as Mosquito Adulticides - (Abstract Only) - (13-Sep-11)
Development of novel repellents using structure-activity modeling of compounds in the USDA archival database - (Book / Chapter)
Bernier, U.R., Tsikolia, M. 2011. Development of novel repellents using structure-activity modeling of compounds in the USDA archival database. In: Paluch, G.E., Coats, J.R. In Recent Developments in Invertebrate Repellents. American Chemical Society. 1090:21-46.
Cyclohexanol analogues are positive modulators of GABAA receptor currents and act as general anaesthetics in vivo - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hall, A.C., Griffith, T.N., Tsikolia, M., Kotey, F.O., Gill, N., Humbert, D.J., Watt, E.E., Yermolina, Y.A., Goel, S., El-Ghendy, B., Hall, C.D. 2011. Cyclohexanol analogues are positive modulators of GABAA receptor currents and act as general anaesthetics in vivo. European Journal of Pharmacology. 667:175-181.
Design, synthesis and bioassay of new mosquito insecticides and repellents - (Abstract Only) - (20-Mar-11)
Modeling, Synthesis and Bioassay of Acylpiperidines and Carboxamides As Improved Mosquito Repellents - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jul-10)
Eupatorium capillifolium essential oil: chemical composition antifungal activity and insecticidal activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tabanca, N., Bernier, U.R., Tsikolia, M., Becnel, J.J., Sampson, B.J., Werle, C.T., Demrici, B., Baser, K., Blythe, E.K., Pounders Jr, C.T., Wedge, D.E. 2010. Eupatorium capillifolium essential oil: chemical composition, antifungal activity and insecticidal activity. Natural Product Communications. 5(9):1409-1415.
Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases: Future Directions - (Abstract Only) - (24-Mar-10)
Novel carboxamides as potential mosquito reprellents. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katritzky, A.R., Wang, Z., Slavov, S., Dobchev, D.A., Hall, C.D., Tsikolia, M., Bernier, U.R., Elejalde, N.M., Clark, G.G., Linthicum, K.J. 2010. Novel carboxamides as potential mosquito repellents. Journal of Medical Entomology. 47(5):924-938. DOI: 10.1603/ME09284.
New and improved mosquito repellents based on structural similarity - (Abstract Only) - (08-Mar-10)
Synthesis and characterization of a Redox-active artificial ion channel. - (Abstract Only) - (08-Mar-10)
Research on New Repellents - (Abstract Only) - (09-Nov-09)
Discovery of novel mosquito repellents from structure-activity studies - (Abstract Only) - (16-Aug-09)
Last Modified: 7/24/2014
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