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Achievements 2010 - 2011

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Bublitz, DeAnna (2011). Travel award to attend the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans, LA. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

Doyle, Christopher (2011). Travel award from the Stony Brook University Graduate Student Organization to present his research at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans, LA. Stony Brook, NY.

Bublitz, DeAnna (2010). Abrahams Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Graduate Student. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Hatkoff, Mathew (2010). Distinguished Service Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Santana, Alexis (2010). Travel award to attend the 13th International Workshop on Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus and Related Agents. Alliance for Inclusive Graduate Education and the Professoriate, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Wang, Chunling (2010). Travel award to attend the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology. American Society for Virology, Washington, D.C.

Wang, Chunling (2010). Travel award to attend the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology. Sigma Xi, Stony Brook, NY.

Zheng, Yueting (2010). Teresa Haire Memorial Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

Bublitz, D.C., Noah, C.E., Benach, J.L., and Furie, M.B. (2010) Francisella tularensis suppresses the proinflammatory response of endothelial cells via the endothelial protein C receptor. Journal of Immunology, 185(2): 1124-1131.

LaRocca, T.J., Crowley, J.T., Cusack, B.J., Pathak, P., Benach, J., London, E., Garcia-Monco, J.C., and Benach, J.L. (2010) Cholesterol lipids of Borrelia burgdoferi form lipid rafts and are required for the bactericidal activity of a complement-independent antibody. Cell Host and Microbe, 8(4): 331-342.

Karen, K.A., and Hearing, P. (2011) Adenovirus core protein VII protects the viral genome from a DNA damage response at early times after infection. Journal of Virology, 85(9): 4135-4142.

Yount, J.S., Tsou, L.K., Dossa, P.D., Kullas, A.L., van der Velden, A.W., and Hang, H.C. (2010) Visible fluorescence detection of type III protein secretion from bacterial pathogens. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(24): 8244-8245.

Zheng, Y., Lilo, S., Brodsky, I.E., Zhang, Y., Medzhitov, R., Marcu, K.B., and Bliska, J.B. (2011) A Yersinia effector with enhanced inhibitory activity on the NKkB pathway activates the NLRP3/ASC/caspase-1 inflammasome in macrophages. PLoS Pathogens, 7(4): e1002026.

Navin, N., Kendall, J., Troge, J., Andrews, P, Rodgers, L., McIndoo, J., Stepansky, A., Levy, D., Esposito, D., Muthuswamy, L., Krasnitz, A., McCombie, W.R., Hicks, J., and Wigler, M. (2011) Tumor evolution inferred by single-cell sequencing. Nature, 472(7341): 90-94.

Gunasekera, A., Alvarez, F.J., Douglas, L.M., Wang, H.X., Rosebrock, A.P., and Konopka, J.B. (2010) Identification of GIG1, a GlcNAc-induced gene in C. albicans needed for normal sensitivity to the chitin synthase inhibitor nikkomycin z. Eucaryotic Cell, 9(10): 1476-1483.

Felek, S., Jeong, J.J., Runco, L.M., Murray, S., Thanassi, D.G., and Krukonis, E.S. (2011) Contributions of chaperone/usher systems to cell binding, biofilm formation and Yersinia pestis virulence. Microbiology, 157(3): 805-818.

Liu, Y., Wang, C., Mueller, S., Paul, A.V., Wimmer, E., and Jiang, P. (2010) Direct interaction between two viral proteins, the nonstructural protein 2CATPase and the capsid protein VP3, is required for enterovirus morphogenesis. PLoS Pathogens, 6(8): e1001066.

Zeituni, A.E., Carrion, J., and Cutler, C.W. (2010) Porphyromonas gingivalis-dendritic cell interactions: consequences for coronary heart disease. Journal of Oral Microbiology, 2: 5782-5789.

Zeituni, A.E., McCaig, W., Scisci, E., Thanassi, D.G., and Cutler, C.W. (2010) Native 67 kDa minor fimbriae of Porphyromonas gingivalis: a novel glycoprotein with DCSIGN-targeting motifs. Journal of Bacteriology, 192(16): 4103-4110.

Zheng, Y., Lilo, S., Brodsky, I.E., Zhang, Y., Medzhitov, R., Marcu, K.B., and Bliska, J.B. (2011) A Yersinia effector with enhanced inhibitory activity on the NKkB pathway activates the NLRP3/ASC/caspase-1 inflammasome in macrophages. PLoS Pathogens, 7(4): e1002026.


Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquiums, Invited Talks, Presentations

Bublitz, D.C. (2011) Characterizing How Francisella tularensis Suppresses the Proinflammatory Response of Endothelial Cells. 111th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, L.A.

Bublitz, D.C. (2011) Characterizing How Francisella tularensis Suppresses the Proinflammatory Response of Endothelial Cells. Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Adhesion and Signal Transduction. Newport, RI.

Crowley, J.T. (2011) Transfer of Borrelia-Derived Fluorescent Lipids to Eukaryotic Cells. 111th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, L.A.

DelGiorno, K. (2011) The Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment, Metastasis and Therapeutics. Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Doyle, C.R. (2011) Francisella tularensis LVS Inhibits Caspase-3 Activation During Early Stages of Infection in a TolC-Dependent Manner. 111th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.

Hatkoff, M.R (2011) Role of the Chaperone/Usher Pathways of Yersinia pestis in Interactions with Host Cells and Virulence. 111th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.

Navin, N. (2010) Tumor Progression Revealed by Sequencing 100 Single Cells in a Heterogeneous Breast Carcinoma. James Watson Cancer Symposium. Suzhuo, China.

Zheng, Y. (2010) The Effector YopJKIM Activates Caspace-1 and Induces Caspace-1 Independent Necrotic Death in Yersinia-infected Macrophages. Gordon Research Conference on Cell Death. Newport, RI.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Navin, Nicholas (2011) Assistant Professor. Department of Genetics. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Houston, TX.

Medina, Gisselle (2011) Postdoctoral fellow. Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Bethesda, MD.

Zeituni, Amir (2010) Postdoctoral fellow. Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research. Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Bethesda, MD.