Faculty & Staff

Jonas King

Assistant Professor
Discipline: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Specialty: Host-Microbe Interactions
Email: jonas.king@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-7740
Office Location: Dorman Hall, Room 402

Mailing Address
Box 9655
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
32 Creelman St
Mississippi State, MS 39762

King Lab


  • Postdoctoral, John Hopkins University; USDA Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.S., The University of Mississippi
  • B.S., The University of Mississippi

Research Interests

  • Investigating the underlying factors that influence the ability of insects to transmit their respective pathogens.
  • Advancing our detection capabilities of foreign and emerging agricultural threats.
  • Understanding the physiology behind insects as disease vectors and models in pharmaceutical, toxicological and ecological studies.
  • General and systematic entomology and parasitology.

Recent Publications

  • Tao, D., C. Ubaida-Mohien, D.K. Mathias, J.G. Kin, R. Pastrana-Mena, A. Tripathi, I. Goldowitz, D.R. Graham, E. Moss, M. Marti, R.R. Dinglasan. 2014. Sex-partitioning of the Plasmodium falciparum Stage V gametocyte proteome provides insight into falciparum-specific cell biology. Molecular Cell Proteomics 13(10):2705-2724. Download
  • Tao, D., J.G. King, R.E. Tweedell, P.J. Jost, J.A. Boddey, R.R. Dinglasan. 2014. The acute transcriptomic and proteomic response of HC-04 hepatoma cells to hepatocyte growth factor and its implications for Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite invasion . Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 13(5):1153-1164. Download
  • Gibbons, J.G., Salichos, L., Rinker, D.C., Slot, J.C., McGary, K.L., King, J.G., Klich, M.A., Tabb, D.L., McDonald, W.H., and A. Rokas. 2012. The evolutionary imprint of domestication on genome variation and function of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae. Current Biology 22(15):1403-1409. Download
  • King, J.G., J.F. Hillyer. 2013. Spatial and temporal in vivo analysis of circulating and sessile immune cells in mosquitoes: hemocyte mitosis following infection. BMC Biology 11(55). Download
  • King, J.G., J.F. Hillyer. 2012. Infection induced interaction between the mosquito circulatory and immune systems. PLoS Pathogens 8(11): e1003058. Download