jimmy bernot

Jimmy Bernot

PhD Student
Address: Innovation Hall
[email protected]

I am broadly interested in host-parasite interactions and am taking molecular, phylogenetic, and genomic approaches to study this intimate relationship.
Research interests range from mechanisms regulating host specificity to morphological, molecular, and genomic changes associated with parasitism.

Access to research data:

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1769-8631

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Bernot

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9sa6KNwAAAAJ&hl=en


PhD Institute for Biomedical Sciences, George Washington University (2015–present)
MS Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut (2015)
BS Biological Sciences, University of Connecticut (2012)


Bernot, J.P. and Caira, J. N. (2019). Site specificity and attachment mode of Symcallio and Calliobothrium species (Cestoda: “Tetraphyllidea”) in smoothhound sharks of the genus Mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae). PeerJ 7:e7264 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7264

Bernot J.P. and Boxshall GA. (2019). Two new species of parasitic copepods from the genera Nothobomolochus and Unicolax (Cyclopoida: Bomolochidae) from Australian waters. PeerJ 7:e6858 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6858

Hughes, L.C., Somoza, G.M., Nguyen, B.M., Bernot, J.P., González-Castro, M., Díaz de Astarloa, J.M., and Ortí, G. (2017). Transcriptomic differentiation underlying marine-to-freshwater transitions in the South American silversides Odontesthes argentinensis and O. bonariensis (Atheriniformes). Ecology and Evolution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3133

Bernot, J.P. and Boxshall, G.A. (2017). A new species of Pseudopandarus Kirtisinghe, 1950 (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida: Pandaridae) from sharks of the genus Squalus L. in New Caledonian waters. Systematic parasitology, 94, 275–291. 10.1007/s11230-016-9692-2

Bernot, J.P., Caira, J.N. and Pickering, M. (2016). Diversity, phylogenetic relationships, and host associations of Calliobothrium and Symcallio (Cestoda: “Tetraphyllidea”) parasitizing triakid sharks. Invertebrate Systematics, 30: 616–634. 10.1071/IS15040

Bernot, J.P., Caira, J.N. and Pickering, M. (2015). The dismantling of Calliobothrium (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea) with erection of Symcallio n. gen. and description of two new species. The Journal of Parasitology, 101: 167–181. 10.1645/14-571.1

Grants, Awards, and Honors

2017, Edward and Phyllis Reed Fellowship for Copepod Research (Smithsonian NMNH).

2017, George Washington University KACIF Award (Natural History Museum, London).

2017, Student presentation award. 13th International Conference on Copepoda.

2017, 2014, Student travel award. American Society of Parasitologists.

2016, Society for Systematic Biology Mini-ARTS Grant (Advancing Research in Taxonomy and Systematics).

2016, Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Research (American Museum of Natural History).

2016, Student presentation award. Helminthological Society of Washington