Agnes Ayme-Southgate


Address: RITA 225


Postdoc - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D. - University of Geneva, Switzerland

B.S. - University of Geneva

Research Interests

  • Genomics and molecular analysis of insect muscle proteins
  • Protein structure-function relationship and biophysical modeling
  • Significance for understanding muscle physiology,  development,  insect flight and evolution

Courses Taught

BIOL 305: Genetics
BIOL 312: Molecular Biology and Lab
BIOL 322: Developmental Biology and Lab
BIOL 453: Advanced Genetics
FYSM 109: Molecular Biology in the News


Ayme-Southgate A,  Philipp* RA,  and Southgate RJ. (2011) The projectin PEVK domain,  splicing variants and domain structure in basal and derived insects, J. Insect Mol. Biol. 20(3):347-356. PubMed PMID: 21349121.

Ayme-Southgate A,  Southgate RJ,  Philipp* RA,  Sotka AA,  and Kramp* C. (2008) The Myofibrillar Protein,  Projectin,  Is Highly Conserved Across Insect ,   Evolution Except For Its PEVK Domain, J. Mol. Evol. 67(6):653-69.

Ayme-Southgate A, Feldman* S, and Fulmer D*, (2015) Myofilament proteins in the synchronous flight muscles of Manduca sexta show both similarities and differences to Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochem.Mol. Biol. 62:174-82

 2Yuan CC, Ma W, Schemmel P, Cheng YS, Liu J, Tsaprailis G, Feldman S*, Ayme Southgate A, and. Irving TC  (2015) Elastic Proteins in the Flight Muscle of Manduca sexta Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 568, 16-27  PMID:25602701

Ayme-Southgate A, R. Allison, E. Berger, L Galloway, E Risner, and J Vance. (2017) Regulation of alternative splicing during the nurse-forager transition in Apis mellifera Arthropod Genomics Conference invited talk