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Achievements 2011 - 2012

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

DelGiorno, Kathleen (2011). Distinguished Service Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Hatkoff, Matthew (2011). Distinguished Service Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Minkah, Nana (2011). Teresa Haire Memorial Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Minkah, Nana (2011). American Society for Microbiology Travel Award to attend the ASM 2nd Conference on the Manipulation of Nuclear Processes by DNA Viruses in Santa Fe, NM.

Santana, Alexis (2012). American Society for Microbiology Kadner Institute Fellowship. East Lansing, MI.

Wu, Kai (2012). Kevin King/John Miller Travel Scholarship to attend the 2012 International DNA Tumor Virus Meeting. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Yang, Chen (2012). American Society for Virology Travel Award to attend the 31st annual American Society for Virology meeting. Madison, WI.


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

Chen, H.M., Rosebrock, A.P., Khan, S.R., Futcher, B., and Leatherwood, J.K. 2012. Repression of meiotic genes by antisense transcription and by Fkh2 transcription factor in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. PLoS One 7(1): e29917.

Cheng, J.Z., Santana, A., Khan, S., Salinas, E., Forrest, J.C., Zheng, Y., Jaggi, S., Leatherwood, J., and Krug, L.T. 2012. Tiled microarray identification of novel viral transcript structures and distinct transcriptional profiles during two modes of productive murine gammaherpesvirus 68 infection. Journal of Virology 86: 4340-4357.

Cheng, J.Z., Santana, A., Khan, S., Salinas, E., Forrest, J.C., Zheng, Y., Jaggi, S., Leatherwood, J., and Krug, L.T. 2012. Tiled microarray identification of novel viral transcript structures and distinct transcriptional profiles during two modes of productive murine gammaherpesvirus 68 infection. Journal of Virology 86: 4340-4357.

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: 805-818.

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: 4135-4142. This paper was selected as an article of significant interest by the Editors and was featured in the Spotlight section for this issue.

Klein, K.A., Fukuto, H.S., Pelletier, M., Romanov, G., Grabenstein, J.P., Palmer, L.E., Ernst, R., and Bliska, J.B. 2012. A transposon site hybridization screen identifies galU and wecBC as important for survival of Yersinia pestis in murine macrophages. Journal of Bacteriology 194(3): 653-662.

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: 90-94.

Rasmussen, J.W., Tam, J.W., Okan, N.A., Mena, P., Furie, M.B., Thanassi, D.G., Benach, J.L., and van der Velden, A.W. (2012) Phenotypic, morphological, and functional heterogeneity of splenic immature myeloid cells in the host response to tularemia. Infection and Immunity 80(7): 2371-2381.

Toledo, A., Coleman, J.L., Kuhlow, C.J., Crowley, J.T., and Benach, J.L. 2012. The enolase of Borrelia burgdorferi is a plasminogen receptor released in outer membrane vesicles. Infection and Immunity 80(1): 359-368.

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., and Furie, M.B. 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., and Furie, M.B. 2011. Characterizing How Francisella tularensis Suppresses the Proinflammatory Response of Endothelial Cells. Gordon Conference: Microbial Adhesion and Signal Transduction. Newport, RI.

Crowley, J.T., and Benach, J.L. 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., and Crawford, H. 2011. The Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment, Metastasis and Therapeutics. Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

DelGiorno, K.E., Carpenter, E., Takeuchi, K., and Crawford, H.C. 2011. Tuft Cell Formation Represents Pancreatic Epithelial Transdifferentiation to a Biliary-Like Phenotype. 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association. Chicago, IL.

Doyle, C.R., Platz, G.J., Mena, P., Benach, J.L., and Thanassi, D.G. 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., Runco, L.M., Pujol, C., Bliska, J.B., and Thanassi, D. 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.

Kullas, A., and van der Velden, A. (2012) Title. Gordon Conference on Microbial Toxins and Pathogenicity, Waterville Valley, NH.

Minkah, N., Stockton, R., Forrest, J.C., and Krug, L.T. 2011. Roles for MHV68 ORF75A and ORF75B Tegument Proteins in Gammaherpesvirus Pathogenesis. American Society for Microbiology Conference on the Manipulation of Nuclear Processes by DNA Viruses, Santa Fe, NM.

Wu, K., Orozco, D., and Hearing, P. (2012) L4-22K is Required for Adenovirus Genome Packaging. 2012 International DNA Tumor Virus Meeting, Montreal Canada.

Yan, S., Honey, S., Ward, C., Mueller, S., Skiena, S., Wimmer, E., and Futcher, B. 2011. Encoding Matters: Different Codon-Pair Encodings of the Same Amino Acid Sequence Have Different Levels of Function. Yeast Cell Biology, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Yang, C., Ward, C.B., Skiena, S., Futcher, B., and Wimmer, E. (2012) Development and Characterization of a Novel Codon Pair Deoptimized Influenza Virus Vaccine Candidate. 31st Meeting of the American Society for Virology, Madison, WI.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Bublitz, D. (2012) Postdoctoral Fellow. National Institutes of Health Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Hamilton, MT.

Hatkoff, M. (2012) Postdoctoral Fellow. University of California Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.

Wang, C. (2012) Postdoctoral Fellow. Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY.

Zheng, Y. (2011) Postdoctoral Fellow. Wistar Institute. Philadelphia, PA.