3. Mills, Kylie, Gomes, AngelicaM.,
Standlee, Courtney R., Rojo, Michelle D., Carmeliet, Peter, Lin, Shen, Machado, Heather L.
Gas6 is Dispensable for Pubertal Mammary Gland Development. PLoS ONE 12/2018:13(12):e0208550
2. Standlee, Courtney Rose Bock, Vigilant, Maximea E., Cech, Irina, Douglas, Tommy C. An Evaluation of a Lake Houston Tributary, Cypress Creek, for Contamination and Water Quality." Texas Public Health Association Journal 2010. Volume 62 Issue 4 Page: 23-29
1. Vigilant, Maximea E., Cech, Irina,
Standlee, Courtney Rose Bock, Douglas, Tommy C. Concentrations of Inorganic Chemicals in Cypress Creek, A Major Tributary of Lake Houston. Texas Public Health Association Journal 2010. Volume 62 Issue 4 Page: 30-36
- 2020 Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) Online Course Development Initiative (OCDI) Funded Awardee
- Standlee, Courtney, Apparatus for Computer Peripheral Storage, 14/701,896, filed May 01, 2015. United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Away from UHD, Dr. Standlee is a wife and mother. She continues to be a public servant, volunteering in service to her local community. She enjoys many extracurricular activities, including; golf, cooking, sewing, crafts, swimming, singing, or whistling off-key
Targeted Interventions Effect on Endemic Ectoparasites of Public Health Significance
Dr. Standlee is interested in ectoparasites of public health significance that affect animals. She has a current collaboration that will support an ecological surveillance study of endemic parasites in our community.
In the future, her lab will focus on evaluating the mosquitoes' life cycle as it is affected by interventions or resistance. In the life cycle of mosquitoes, the female takes a blood meal to generate eggs, changing her parity status and anatomical features. Changes occur in the ovaries that we hope to characterize and more easily access via microscopy and/or histological techniques. Having tools to understand female mosquitoes' parity can aid public health professionals in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions during epidemics. The presence of nulliparous mosquitoes would indicate effective treatment(s), while parous mosquitoes could indicate insufficient treatment and an increase in the risk of disease transmission. Having such novel diagnostics and understanding the anatomical changes would help protect our community while reacting to local transmission of emerging or reemerging pathogens.
Potential research projects will analyze organismal changes during the life cycle of vectors and link that to intervention(s) affecting populations capable of disease transmission. The lab is interested in the effect on vector anatomy and physiology following interventions targeting endemic parasites in our community, such as; sterile insect techniques (SIT), adulticides, larvicides, or repellents. The potential for vectors to acquire resistance to these control modalities and the effect on organismal fitness is of public health significance and interest to Dr. Standlee.