The Tate Lab


OrcID: Ann Tate

*indicates corresponding author; 1Maiden name;  2Undergraduate co-author. Tate lab advisees are underlined.


Jent, D.GPerry, A. 2, Critchlow, J.T., Tate, A.T.* 2019. Natural variation in the contribution of microbial density to inducible immune dynamics. Molecular Ecology. 28:5360-5372. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15293.

Critchlow, J., Norris, A., Tate, A.T.* 2019. The legacy of larval infection on immunological dynamics over metamorphosis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 374(1783): 20190066. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0066.

Tate, A.T.* 2019. The role of multiple infections on immunological variation in wild populations. mSystems. 4(3):e0009:19. DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00099-19.


Shaw, D.K.*, Tate, A.T.*, Schneider, D.S., Levashina, E.A., Kagan, J.C., Pal, U., Fikrig, E., Pedra, J.H.F*. 2018. Vector immunity and evolutionary ecology: the harmonious dissonance. Trends in Immunology. 39(11):862-873. DOI: 10.1016/


Graham, A.L., and Tate, A.T. 2017. Insight: Are we immune, by chance? eLife. 6: e32783. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.32783

Metcalf, C.J.E., Tate, A.T., and Graham, A.L. 2017. Demographically framing trade-offs 
between sensitivity and specificity illuminates selection on immunity. 
Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1(11), 1766-1772. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0315-3

Tate, A.T.* and Graham, A.L. 2017. Dissecting the contributions of time and microbe density to variation in immune gene expression. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284(1859). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0727

Luu, H and Tate, A.T.* 2017. Recovery and immune priming modulate the evolutionary trajectory of infection-induced reproductive strategies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 30(9): 1748–1762. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13138

Tate, A.T.*, Andolfatto, P., Demuth, J., and Graham, A.L. 2017. The within-host 
dynamics of infection in trans-generationally primed flour beetles. 
Molecular Ecology. 26(14), 3794-3807. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14088

Kennedy2, M., Graham, A.L, and Tate, A.T.* 2017. Relative contributions of environmental and maternal factors to trans-generational immune priming in T. castaneum. Ecol Entomol. 42(1):100-104. DOI: 10.1111/een.12357

Tate, A.T.* 2017. A general model for the influence of immune priming on disease prevalence. Oikos. 126(3): 350-360. DOI: 10.1111/oik.03274


Tate, A.T.* 2016. The interaction of immune priming with different modes of disease transmission. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7(1102). DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01102

Schneider, D.S. and Tate, A.T. 2016. Innate Immune Memory: Activation of Macrophage Killing Ability by Developmental Duties. Current Biology. 26(12): R503-505. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.016

Louie, A., Song, K.H., Hotson, A., Tate, A.T., and Schneider, D.S. 2016. How many parameters does it take to describe disease tolerance? PLoS Biology. 14(4), e1002435. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002435

Torres, B.Y., Oliveira, J.H.M., Tate, A.T., Rath, P. Cumnock, K, and Schneider, D.S. 2016. Tracking resilience to infections by mapping disease space. PLoS Biology. 14(4), e1002436. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002436

2015 and earlier

Tate, A.T.* and Graham, A.L. 2015. Dynamic patterns of parasitism and immunity across host development influence optimal strategies of resource allocation. The American Naturalist. 186(4): 495-512. DOI: 10.1086/682705

Tate, A.T.* and Graham, A.L. 2015. Trans-generational priming of resistance in wild flour beetles reflects the primed phenotypes of laboratory populations and is inhibited by co-infection with a common parasite. Functional Ecology. 29(8), 1059-1069. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12411

Tate, A.T.* and Rudolf, V.H.W. 2012.  Impact of life stage – specific immune priming on invertebrate disease dynamics. Oikos 121(7): 1083-1092. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19725.x

Thomas, A.M.1 and Rudolf, V.H.W. 2010. Challenges of metamorphosis in invertebrate hosts: Maintaining parasite resistance across life-history stages. Ecological Entomology. 35(2): 200-205. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2009.01169.x

Abbott, A.N., Guidry, T.V., Welsh, K.J., Thomas, A.M1., Kling, M.A., Hunter, R.L., Actor, J.K. 2009.11-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases are regulated during the pulmonary granulomatous response to the Mycobacterial glycolipid Trehalose-6,6-dimycolate. Neuroimmunomodulation. 16(3):147-154.