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Achievements 2007 - 2008

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Karen, Kasey (2007). Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Lilo, Sarit (2007). Teresa Haire Memorial Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Lilo, Sarit (2008). ASM Travel Award. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

Ullman, Amanda (2007). National Cancer Institute Travel Scholarship. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Ullman, Amanda (2007). Irving Abrahams Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Graduate Student. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

Cello, J., Toyoda, H., DeJesus, N., Dobrikova, E.Y., Gromeier, M., and Wimmer, E. (2008) Growth phenotypes and biosafety profiles in poliovirus-receptor transgeneic mice of recombinant oncolytic polio/human rhinoviruses. Journal of Medical Virology (80): 352-359.

Felek, S., Runco, L.M., Thanassi, D.G., and Krukonis, E.S. (2007) Characterization of six novel chaperone/usher systems in Yersinia pestis. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (603): 97-105.

Gladue, D.P., and Konopka, J.B. (2007) Scanning mutagenesis of regions in the Gα protein Gpa1 that are predicted to interact with yeast mating pheromone receptors. FEMS Yeast Research (8): 71-80.

Goldstein, R.S., Bruchfeld, A., Yang, L., Qureshi, A.R., Gallowitsch-Puerta, M,. Patel, N.B., Huston, B.J., Chavan, S., Rosas-Ballina, M., Gregersen, P.K., Czura, C.J., Sloan, R.P., Sama, A.E., and Tracey, K.J. (2007) Cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway activity and High Mobility Group Box-1 (HMGB1) serum levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Molecular Medicine (13): 210-215.

Huston, J.M., Gallowitsch-Puerta, M., Ochani,M., Ochani, K., Yuan, R., Rosas-Ballina, M., Ashok, M., Goldstein, R.S., Chavan, S., Pavlov, V.A., Metz, C.N., Yang, H., Czura, C.J., Wang, H., and Tracey, K.J. (2007) Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation reduces serum high mobility group box 1 levels and improves survival in murine sepsis. Critical Care Medicine (12): 2762-2768.

Jiang, P., Faase, J.A., Toyoda, H., Paul, A., Wimmer, E., and Gorbalenya, A.E. (2007) Evidence for emergence of diverse polioviruses from C-cluster coxsackie A viruses and implications for global poliovirus eradication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U.S.A. (104): 9457-9462.

LaRocca, T.J., and Benach, J.L. (2008) The important and diverse roles of antibodies in the host response to Borrelia infections. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology (319): 63-103.

Liu, Y., Franco, D., Paul, A.V., and Wimmer, E. (2007) Tyrosine 3 of polivirus terminal peptide VPs(3B) has an essential function in RNA replication in the context of its precursor protein, 3AB. Journal of Virology (81): 5669-5684.

Mickle, K.L., Oliva, A., Huberman, J.A., and Leatherwood, J. (2007) Checkpoint effects and telomere amplification during DNA re-replication in fission yeast. BMC Molecular Biology (8): 119.

Mickle, K.L., Ramanathan, S., Rosebrock, A., Oliva, A., Chaudari, A., Yompakdee, C., Scott, D., Leatherwood, J., and Huberman, J.A. (2007) Checkpoint independence of most DNA replication origins in fission yeast. BMC Molecular Biology (8): 112.

Pavlov, V.A., Ochani, M., Yang, L.H., Gallowitsch-Puerta, M., Ochani, K., Lin, X., Levi, J., Parrish, W.R., Rosas-Ballina, M., Czura, C.J., Larosa, G.J., Miller, E.J., Tracey, K.J., and Al-Abed, Y. (2007) Selective alpha7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist GTS-21 improves survival in murine endotoxemia and severe sepsis. Critical Care Medicine (4): 1139-1144.

Runco, L.M., Myrczek, S., Bliska, J.B., and Thanassi, D.G. (2008) Biogenesis of the F1 capsule and analysis of the ultrastructure of Yersinia pestis. Journal of Bacteriology (in press).

Yeh, B.J., Rutigliano, R.J., Deb, A., Bar-Sagi, D., and Lim, W.A. (2007) Rewiring cellular morphology pathways with synthetic guanine nucleotide exchange factors. Nature (447): 596-600.

Yin, J., Liu, Y., Wimmer, E., and Paul, A.V. (2007) Complete protein linkage map between the P2 and P3 non-structural proteins of poliovirus. Journal of General Virology (88): 2259-2267.


Conferences/Colloquiums, Presentations, Symposiums, Workshops

Karen, K., and Hearing, P. (2007) Adenovirus Proteins E1B55K and E4ORF6 Inhibit the MRN Complex Early During Infection. ICGEB DNA Tumor Virus Meeting. Trieste, Italy.

LaRocca, T., Katona, L., Thanassi, D.G., and Benach, J.L. (2008) The Bactericidal Action of a Complement-Independent Antibody Against Relapsing Fever Borrelia Resides in its Variable Region. Biology of Spirochetes. Ventura, CA.

Lilo, S., Zheng, Y., and Bliska, J.B. (2008) Caspase-1 Activation in Macrophages Infected with Yersinia pestis KIM Requires the Type III Secretion System Effector YopJ. 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA.

Lucs, A., and Muthuswamy, S. (2007) Y1226/7 Mediates ErbB2 Inhibition of Taxol-Induced Apoptosis. Era of Hope Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Ullman, A., and Hearing, P. (2007) The Adenovirus E4 ORF3 Protein Antagonizes Aspects of the IFN-Induced Antiviral State. ICGEB DNA Tumor Virus Meeting. Trieste, Italy.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Gladue, Douglas. (2007) Research Microbiologist. Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Greenport, NY.

Kruh, Nicole. (2007) Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Lawrence, Paul. (2007) Research Molecular Biologist. Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Greenport, NY.

Mickle, Katie. (2007) Laboratory Instructor. Biology Department, Stonehill College, Easton, MA.

Ullman, Amanda. (2008) Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, NY.