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Achievements 2008 - 2009

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Feres, Kimberly (2008). Travel Award. Cell Migration Consortium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Karen, Kasey (2008). Teresa Haire Memorial Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

LaRocca, Timothy (2008). Abrahams Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Graduate Student. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Navin, Nicholas (2008). Outstanding Poster Award, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology 2008 Retreat. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Noel, Betty (2008). Distinguished Service Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

Alvarez, F.J., Douglas, L.M., Rosebrock, A., Konopka, J.B. (2008) The Sur7 protein regulates plasma membrane organization and prevents intracellular cell wall growth in Candida albicans. Molecular Biology of the Cell (19): 5214-5225.

Coleman, J.R., Papamichail, D., Skiena, S., Futcher, B., Wimmer, E., and Mueller, S. (2008) Virus attenuation by genome-scale changes in codon pair bias. Science (320): 1784-1787.

Diamond, A.E., Park, J.S., Tachikawa, H., and Neiman, A.M. (2009) The anaphase promoting complex targeting Ama1 links meiotic exit to cytokinesis during sporulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Molecular Biology of the Cell (20): 134-145.

Dutta, C., Patel, P.K., Rosebrock, A., Oliva, A., Leatherwood, J., and Rhind, N. (2008) The DNA replication checkpoint directly regulates MBF-dependent G1/S transcription. Molecular and Cellular Biology (28): 5977-5985.

Feres, K.J., Ischenko, I., and Hayman, M. (2008) The RON receptor tyrosine kinase promotes MSP-independent cell spreading and survival in breast epithelial cells. Oncogene (28): 279-288.

Grubor, V., Krasnitz, A., Troge, J.E., Meth, J.L., Lakshmi, B., Kendall, J.T., Yamrom, B., Alex, G., Pai, D., Navin, N., Hufnagel, L.A., Lee, Y.H., Cook, K., Allen, S.L., Rai, K.R., Damle, R.N., Calissano, C., Chiorazzi, N., Wigler, M., Esposito, D. (2009) Novel genomic alterations and clonal evolution in chronic lymphocytic leukemia revealed by representational oligonucleotide microarray analysis (ROMA). Blood (113): 1294-1303

Ivanov, M.I., Noel, B.L., Rampersaud, R., Mena, P., Benach, J.L., and Bliska, J.B. (2008) Vaccination of mice with a Yop translocon complex elicits antibodies that are protective against infection with F1-Yersinia pestis. Infection and Immunity (76): 5181-5190.

Karen, K.A., Hoey, P.J., Young, C.S.H., and Hearing, P. (2009) Temporal regulation of the MRN complex during adenovirus infection. Journal of Virology (83): 4565-4573.

LaRocca, T.J., Holthausen, D.J., Hsieh, C., Renken, C., Mannella, C.A., and Benach, J.L. (2009) The bactericidal effect of a complement-independent antibody is osmolytic and specific to Borrelia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA (106): 10752-10757.

LaRocca, T.J., Katona, L.I., Thanassi, D.G., and Benach, J.L. (2008) Bactericidal action of a complement-independent antibody against relapsing fever Borrelia resides in its variable region. Journal of Immunology (180): 6222-6228.

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. Infection and Immunity (76): 3911-3923.

Lo, H.C., Wan, L., Rosebrock, A., Futcher, B., Hollingsworth, N.M. (2008) Cdc7-Dbf4 regulates NDT80 transcription as well as reductional segregation during budding yeast meiosis. Molecular Biology of the Cell (19): 4956-4967.

Medina, G., Pincetic, A., Ehrlich, L.S., Zhang, Y., Tang, Y., Leis, J., and Carter, C.A. (2008) Cellular Tsg101 can replace Nedd4 function in ASV Gag release but not membrane targeting. Virology (377): 30-38.

Mulligan, E.A., and Dunn, J.J. (2008) Cloning, purification and initial characterization of E. coli McrA, a putative 5-methycytosine-specific nuclease. Protein Expression and Purification (62): 98-103.

Patel, P.K., Kommajosyula, N., Rosebrock, A., Bensimon, A., Leatherwood, J., Bechhoefer, J., and Rhind, N. (2008) The Hsk1/Cdc7 replication kinase regulates origin efficiency. Molecular Biology of the Cell (19): 5550-5558.

Ullman, A.J., and Hearing, P. (2008) Cellular proteins PML and Daax mediate an innate antiviral defense antagonized by the adenovirus E4 ORF3 protein. Journal of Virology (82): 7325-7335.

Viladevall, L., St. Amour, C.V., Rosebrock, A., Schneider, S., Zhang, C., Allen, J.J., Shokat, K.M., Schwer, B., Leatherwood, J.K., and Fisher, R.P. TFIIH and P-TEFb coordinate transcription with capping enzyme recruitment at specific genes in fission yeast. Molecular Cell (33): 738-751.


Conferences/Colloquiums, Presentations, Symposiums, Workshops

Carrion, J.A., Jotwani, R., Zeituni, A., and Cutler, C.W. (2008) Atherogenic Markers in P. gingivalis-Stimulated Dendritic Cells and Chronic Periodontitis In Situ. (2008) International Association for Dental Research Meeting, Toronto, ON Canada.

Feres, K. , Ischenko, I, and Hayman, M. (2008) MSP-Independent Activation of RON in Breast Epithelial Cells Promotes Cell Adhesion, Cell Spreading and Evasion of Cell Death. Frontiers in Cell Migration: From Mechanism to Disease, Bethesda, MD.

Karen, K., and Hearing, P. (2008) Adenovirus Genomes and the MRN Complex During the Early Phase of Infection. Molecular Biology of DNA Tumor Viruses Conference. Madison, WI.

LaRocca, T.J., Katona, L.I., Thanassi, D.G., and Benach, J.L. (2008) Probing the Mechanism of Complement -Independent Bactericidal Antibodies Against Borrelia spp. 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA.

Li, Q., and Thanassi, D.G. (2008) Investigation of the N- and C-terminal Domains of the PapC Usher in P Pilus Assembly. 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA.

Ullman, A., and Hearing, P. (2008) The Cellular Proteins PML and Daax Mediate an Innate Antiviral Defense Antagonized by the Adenovirus E4-ORF3 Protein. Molecular Biology of DNA Tumor Viruses Conference. Madison, WI.

Zeituni, A., Carrion, J.A., and Cutler, C. (2008) Fimbriae-Deficient Mutant of P. gingivalis Targets C-Type Lectin Receptor DC-SIGN on DCs, Involved in Dampening Immunosurveillance. (2008) International Association for Dental Research General Meeting, Toronto, ON Canada.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Coleman, John R. (2008) Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Diamond, Aviva (2008) Postdoctoral Fellow. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Medina, Gisselle (2008) W. Burghardt Turner Postdoctoral Faculty Trainee, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Runco, Lisa (2008) Assistant Professor. New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY.