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Achievements 2009 - 2010

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Kullas, Amy (2009). Distinguished Service Award. Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Navin, Nicholas (2009). Abrahams Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Graduate Student. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Shin, Ha Youn (2009). Milstein Travel Award. Society for Leukocyte Biology, International Cytokine Society and International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research, Lisbon, Portugal.

Wu, Kai (2009). Distinguished Service Award. Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Zeituni, Amir (2009). Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, MD.

Zheng, Ying (2009). Teresa Haire Memorial Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

Noah, C.E., Malik, M., Bublitz, D.C., Camenares, D., Sellati, T.J., Benach, J.L., and Furie, M.B. (2010) GroEL and lipopolysaccharide from Francisella tularensis live vaccine strain synergistically activate human macrophages. Infection and Immunity (78): 1797-1806.

Platz, G.J., Bublitz, D.C., Mena, P., Benach, J.L., Furie, M.B., and Thanassi, D.G. (2010) A tolC mutant of Francisella tularensis is hypercytotoxic and elicits increased proinflammatory responses from host cells. Infection and Immunity (78): 1022-1031.

Mueller, S., Coleman, J.R., and Wimmer, E. (2009) Putting synthesis into biology: a viral view of genetic engineering through de novo gene and genome synthesis. Chemical Biology (16): 337-347.

Czura, C.J., Schultz, A., Kaipel, M., Khadem, A., Huston, J.M., Pavlov, V.A., Redl, H., and Tracey, K.J. (in press) Vagus nerve stimulation regulates hemostasis in swine. Shock.

Bombardelli, L., Carpenter, E.S., Wu, A.P., Alston, N., Delgiorno, K.E., and Crawford, H.C. (in press) Pancreas-specific ablation of β1 integrin induces tissue degeneration by disrupting acinar cell polarity. Gastroenterology.

Feres, K.J., and Hayman, M.J. (2010) RON-expressing MCF-10A breast epithelial cells exhibit alterations of hyaluronan expression, promoting RON-mediated early adhesion events. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (391): 1604-1609.

Quigley, B.R., Hatkoff, M., Thanassi, D.G., Ouattara, M., Eichenbaum, Z. and Scott, J.R. (2010) A foreign protein incorporated on the tip of T3 pili in Lactococcus lactis elicits systemic and mucosal immunity. Infection and Immunity (78): 1294-1303.

Quigley, B.R., Zähner, D., Hatkoff, M., Thanassi, D.G., and Scott, J.R. (2009) Linkage of T3 and Cpa pilins in the Streptococcus pyogenes M3 pilus. Molecular Microbiology (72): 1379-1394.

Li, Q., Ng, T.W., Dodson, K.W., Shu Kin So, S., Bayle, K.M., Pinkner, J.S., Scarlata, S., Hultgren, S.J., and Thanassi, D.G. (2010) The differential ability of the usher for chaperone-subunit complexes is required for assembly of complete pili. Molecular Microbiology (76): 159-172.

Lucs, A.V., Muller, W.J., and Muthuswamy, S.K. (2010) Shc is required for ErbB2-induced inhibition of apoptosis but is dispensable for cell proliferation and disruption of cell polarity. Oncogene (29): 174-187.

Mulligan, E.A., Hatchwell, E., McCorkle, S.R., and Dunn, J.J. (2010) Differential binding of Escherichia coli McrA protein to DNA sequences that contain the dinucleotide m5CpG. Nucleic Acids Research (38): 1997-2005.

Navin, N., and Hicks, J. (in press) Tracing the tumor lineage. Molecular Oncology.

Navin, N., Krasnitz, A., Rodgers, L., Cook, K., Meth, J., Kendall, J., Riggs, M., Eberling, Y., Troge, J., Grubor, V., Levy, D., Lundin, P., Månér, S., Zetterberg, Z., Hicks, J., and Wigler, M. (2010) Inferring tumor progression from genomic heterogeneity. Genome Research (20): 68-80.

Li, Q., Ng, T.W., Dodson, K.W., Shu Kin So, S., Bayle, K.M., Pinkner, J.S., Scarlata, S., Hultgren, S.J., and Thanassi, D.G. (2010) The differential ability of the usher for chaperone-subunit complexes is required for assembly of complete pili. Microbiology (76): 159-172.

Noel, B.L., Lilo, S., Capurso, D., Hill, J, and Bliska, J. (2009) Yersinia pestis can bypass protective antibodies to LcrV and activation with IFNγ to survive and induce apoptosis in murine macrophages. Clinical Vaccine and Immunology (16): 1457-1467.

Noel, B.L., Lilo, S., Capurso, D., Hill, J, and Bliska, J. (2009) Yersinia pestis can bypass protective antibodies to LcrV and activation with IFNγ to survive and induce apoptosis in murine macrophages. Clinical Vaccine and Immunology (16): 1457-1467.

Di Talia, S., Wang, H., Skotheim, J.M., Rosebrock, A.P., Futcher, B., and Cross, F.R. (2009) Daughter-specific transcription factors regulate cell size control in budding yeast. PLoS Biology, (7): e1000221.

Li, Q., Ng, T. W., Dodson, K.W., Shu Kin So, S., Bayle, K.M., Pinkner, J.S., Scarlata, S., Hultgren, S.J., and Thanassi, D.G. (2010) The differential ability of the usher for chaperone-subunit complexes is required for assembly of complete pili. Molecular Microbiology (76): 159-172.

Zeituni, A.E., Jotwani, R., Carrion, J., and Cutler, C.W. (2009) Targeting of DC-SIGN on human dendritic cells by minor fimbriated Porphyromonas gingivalis strains elicits a distinct effector T cell response. Journal of Immunology (183): 5694-5704.

Zheng, Y., and Bliska, J.B. (in press) YopJ-promoted cytotoxicity and systemic colonization is associated with higher levels of murine IL-18, IFNγ and neutrophils in a live vaccine model of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection. Infection and Immunity.


Conferences/Colloquiums, Presentations, Symposiums, Workshops

Bublitz, DeAnna, Benach, J., and Furie, M. (2009) Francisella tularensis Suppresses the Proinflammatory Response of Endothelial Cells via the Endothelial Protein C Receptor. International Tularemia Conference, Berlin, Germany.

Kullas, Amy L., McClelland, M., Andrews-Polymenis, H.L., and van der Velden, A.W.M. (2009) Inhibition of T Cells by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Third American Society for Microbiology Conference on Salmonella: Biology, Pathogenesis, and Prevention. Aix-en-Provence, France.

Navin, Nicholas, Kendall, J., Cook, K., Troge, J., Stepansky, A., Esposito, D., Hicks, J., and Wigler, M. (2010) Tumor Progression Revealed by Sequencing 100 Single Cells in a Heterogeneous Breast Carcinoma. James Watson Symposium on Cancer, Suzhou, China.

Navin, Nicholas, Krasnitz, A., Rodgers, L., Cook, K., Meth, J., Kendall, J., Riggs, M., Eberling, Y., Troge, J., Grubor,V., Levy, D., Lundin, P., Månér, S., Zetterberg, A., Hicks, J., and Wigler, M. (2009) Inferences of Tumor Progression from Genomic Subpopulations. Genome Informatics, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Navin, Nicholas, Rodgers, L., Cook, K., Meth, J., Kendall, J., Riggs, M., Eberling, Y., Troge, J., Grubor, V., Levy, D., Lundin, P., Maner, S., Zetterberg, A., Hicks, J., and Wigler, M. (2009) Multiple Genomic Subpopulations in Solid Breast Tumors. AARC Advances in Breast Cancer Research Conference. San Diego, CA.

Zheng, Y., Lilo, Sarit, Brodsky, I., and Bliska, J. (2009) An Isoform of the YopJ in Yersinia pestis Stimulates Inflammatory Apoptosis in Macrophages Through a Process that Involves Inhibition of IKKb and Activation of an ASC/NALP3/Caspase-1 Inflammasome. Gordon Research Conference for Microbial Adhesion and Signal Transduction, Newport, RI.

Shin, Ha Youn, Iyer, J., and Reich, N. (2009) STAT5a Nuclear Trafficking. Tri-Society Annual Conference (Society for Leukocyte Biology, International Cytokine Society, and International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research).

Zeituni, Amir E., Jotwani, R., and Cutler, C.W. (2009) Role for DC-SIGN (CD209), Minor Fimbriae in Entry of Oral Pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis into Human Dendritic Cells (DC), Leading to Immunosuppressive DC Phenotype. 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA.

Zeituni, Amir E., McCaig, W., Scisci, E., Carrion, J.A., Thanassi, D.G., and Cutler, C.W. (2010) Native 67 kDa Minor Fimbriae of Porphyromonas gingivalis is a novel glycoprotein with DS-SIGN-Targeting Motifs. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Trainee Day, Bethesda, MD.

Zheng, Ying, Lilo, S., Brodsky, I., and Bliska, J. (2009) An Isoform of the YopJ in Yersinia pestis Stimulates Inflammatory Apoptosis in Macrophages Through a Process that Involves Inhibition of IKKb and Activation of an ASC/NALP3/Caspase-1 Inflammasome. Gordon Research Conference for Microbial Adhesion and Signal Transduction, Newport, RI.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Coleman, J. Robert (2010) Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Czura, Christopher (2009) Vice President of Scientific Affairs. The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY.

Feres, Kimberly (2009) Instructor. Community College of Denver, Denver, CO.

Karen, Kasey (2009) Postdoctoral fellow. Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

LaRocca, Timothy (2009) Postdoctoral fellow. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Lilo, Sarit (2009) Postdoctoral fellow. Department of Microbiology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY.

Lucs, Alexandra (2009) Postdoctoral fellow. Laboratory of Papillomavirus Research, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY.

Mulligan, Elizabeth (2009) Postdoctoral fellow. Medical Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY.

Noel, Betty (2009) Biology Teacher. Marymount School, New York, NY.

Rosebrock, Adam (2009) Postdoctoral fellow. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.