Upendra Bhattarai

Upendra Bhattarai

Post Doctoral Researcher

Current Position: Research Associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


PhD in Genetics. Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, New Zealand.

PhD in Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control. Northwest A&F University, China.

MSc in Plant Science. Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway.

BSc in Science & Agriculture. Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Other Publications:

Genome assembly and annotation of the European earwig Forficula auricularia (subspecies B) Bhattarai UR, Katuwal M, Poulin R, Gemmell NJ, Dowle E. G3 12(10): jkac199 (2022)

The people vs science: can passively crowdsourced internet data shed light on host–parasite interactions? JF Doherty, A Filion, J Bennett, UR Bhattarai, X Chai, D de Angeli Dutra, et al. Parasitology 148 (11), 1313-1319 (2021)

The adaptiveness of host behavioural manipulation assessed using Tinbergen’s four questions. UR Bhattarai, JF Doherty, E Dowle, NJ Gemmell. Trends in Parasitology 37 (7), 597-609 (2021)

iParasitology: mining the internet to test parasitological hypotheses. R Poulin, J Bennett, A Filion, UR Bhattarai, X Chai, D de Angeli Dutra et al. Trends in Parasitology 37 (4), 267-272 (2021)

Phototransduction and circadian entrainment are the key pathways in the signaling mechanism for the baculovirus induced tree-top disease in the lepidopteran larvae. UR Bhattarai, F Li, M Katuwal Bhattarai, A Masoudi, D Wang. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 1-13 (2018)

Effect of different light spectrum in Helicoverpa armigera larvae during HearNPV induced tree-top disease. MK Bhattarai, UR Bhattarai, J Feng, D Wang. Insects 9 (4), 183 (2018)

Insights into the temporal gene expression pattern in Lymantria dispar larvae during the baculovirus induced hyperactive stage. UR Bhattarai, M Katuwal Bhattarai, F Li, D Wang. Virologica Sinica 33 (4), 345-358 (2018)

Elevational distribution and morphological attributes of the entomopathogenic fungi from forests of the Qinling Mountains in China. A Masoudi, UR Bhattarai, D Wang. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 102 (3), 1483-1499 (2018)

Pathogenicity and virulence of the entomopathogenic fungi depend on selective suppression of anti-oxidative and detoxification enzymes in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) larvae. MK Bhattarai, UR Bhattarai, M Abolfazl, JN Feng, D Wang. Biochemical and Cellular Archives 18 (1), 861-874 (2018)

Fatal attraction: male spider mites prefer females killed by the mite-pathogenic fungus Neozygites floridana. N Trandem, UR Bhattarai, K Westrum, GK Knudsen, I Klingen. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 128, 6-13 (2015)