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

  • Kurz, S., J. G. King, R. R. Dinglasan, K. Paschinger, I. B. Wilson. 2016. The fucomic potential of mosquitoes: Fucosylated N-glycan epitopes and their cognate fucosyltransferases. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 68:52-63. Download
  • Pastrana-Mena, R., D. Mathias, M. Delves, K. Rajaram, J. G. King, R. Yee, B. Trucchi, L. Verotta, R. R. Dinglasan. 2016. A malaria transmission-blocking (+)-usnic acid derivative prevents plasmodium zygote-to-ookinete maturation in the mosquito midgut. ACS Chemical Biology 11(12):3461-3472. Download
  • Smith, R., C., J. G. King, D. Tao, O. A. Zeleznik, C. Brando, G. G. Thallinger, R. R. Dinglasan. 2016. Molecular profiling of phagocytic immune cells in Anopheles gambiae reveals integral roles for hemocytes in mosquito innate immunity. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 15:3373-3387. Download
  • 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