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Achievements 2012 - 2013

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Chahales, Peter (2012). Distinguished Service Award.  Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Miles, Brodie (2013). Travel Award. International Association for Dental Research Microbiology/Immunology Group, Alexandria, VA.

Miles, Brodie (2013). Johnson & Johnson Hatton Award Finalist. AADR/IADR General Exhibition, Seattle, WA.

Wu, Kai (2012). 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

Ali, W.H., Chen, Q., DelGiorno, K.E., Su, W., Hall, J.C., Hongu, T., Tian, H., Kanaho, Y., Di Paolo, G., Crawford, H.C., and Frohman, M.A. (2013) Deficiencies of the lipid-signaling enzymes phospholipase D1 and D2 alter cytoskeletal organization, macrophage phagocytosis, and cytokine-stimulated neutrophil recruitment. PLoS One 8(1): e55325.

Ardito, C.M., Grüner, B.M., Takeuchi, K.K., Lubeseder-Martellato, C., Teichmann, N., Mazur, P.K., DelGiorno, K.E., Carpenter, E.S., Halbrook, C.J., Hall, J.C., Pal, D., Briel, T., Herner, A., Trajkovic-Arsic, M., Sipos, B., Liou, G.Y., Storz, P., Murray, N.R., Threadgill, D.W., Sibilia, M., Washington, M.K., Wilson, C.L., Schmid, R.M., Raines, E.W., Crawford, H.C., and Siveke, J.T. (2012) EGF receptor is required for KRAS-induced pancreatic tumorigenesis. Cancer Cell 22(3): 304-317.

Carrion, J., Scisci, E., Miles, B., Sabino, G.J., Zeituni, A.E., Gu, Y., Bear, A., Genco, C.A., Brown, D.L., and Cutler, C.W. (2012) Microbial carriage state of peripheral blood dendritic cells (DCs) in chronic periodontitis influences DC differentiation, atherogenic potential. Journal of Immunology 189(6): 3178-3187.

Carrion, J., Scisci, E., Miles, B., Sabino, G.J., Zeituni, A.E., Gu, Y., Bear, A., Genco, C.A., Brown, D.L., and Cutler, C.W. (2012) Microbial carriage state of peripheral blood dendritic cells (DCs) in chronic periodontitis influences DC differentiation, atherogenic potential. Journal of Immunology 189(6): 3178-3187.

Coleman, J.L., Crowley, J.T., Toledo, A.M., and Benach, J.L. (2013) The HtrA protease of Borrelia burgdorferi degrades outer membrane protein BmpD and chemotaxis phosphatase CheX. Molecular Microbiology 88(3): 619-633.

Crowley, J.T., Toledo, A.M., LaRocca, T.J., Coleman, J.L., London, E., and Benach, J.L. (2013) Lipid exchange between Borrelia burgdorferi and host cells. PLoS Pathogens 9(1): e1003109.

Hatkoff, M., Runco, L.M., Pujol, C., Jayatilakaa, I., Furie, M.B., Bliska, J., and Thanassi, D.G. (2012) Roles of the chaperone/user pathways of Yersinia pestis in the murine model of plague and adhesion to host cells. Infection and Immunity 80(10): 3490-3500.

Hatkoff, M., Runco, L.M., Pujol, C., Jayatilakaa, I., Furie, M.B., Bliska, J., and Thanassi, D.G. (2012) Roles of the chaperone/user pathways of Yersinia pestis in the murine model of plague and adhesion to host cells. Infection and Immunity 80(10): 3490-3500.

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.

Kullas, A.L., McClelland, M., Yang, H.-J., Tam, J.W., Torres, A., Porwollik, S., Mena, P., McPhee, J.B., Bogomolnaya, L., Andrews-Polymenis, H., and van der Velden, A.W.M. L-Asparaginase II Produced by Salmonella Typhimurium Inhibits T Cell Responses and Mediates Virulence.  Cell Host and Microbe 12(6): 791-798.

Kullas, A.L., McClelland, M., Yang, H.-J., Tam, J.W., Torres, A., Porwollik, S., Mena, P., McPhee, J.B., Bogomolnaya, L., Andrews-Polymenis, H., and van der Velden, A.W.M. (2013) L-Asparaginase II Produced by Salmonella Typhimurium Inhibits T Cell Responses and Mediates Virulence.  Cell Host and Microbe 12(6): 791-798

Miles, B., Scisci, E., Carrion, J., Sabino, G., Genco, C.A., and Cutler, C.W. (2013) Non-canonical dendritic cell survival driven by a bacteremic pathogen. Journal of Leukocyte Biology 94(2): 281-289

Shin, H.Y., and Reich, N.C. (2013) Dynamic trafficking of STAT5 depends on an unconventional nuclear localization signal. Journal of Cell Science 126: 3333-3343.

Vink, E.I., Yondola, M.A., Wu, K., and Hearing, P. (2012) Adenovirus E4-ORF3-dependent relocalization of TIF1a and TIF1g relies on access to the coiled-coil motif. Virology 422(2): 317-325.

Wang, C., Jiang, P., Sand, C., Paul, A.V., and Wimmer, E. (2012) Alanine scanning of poliovirus 2CATPase reveals new genetic evidence that capsid proteins/2CATPase interactions are essential for morphogenesis. Journal of Virology 86(18): 9964-9975.

Wu, K., Orozco, D., and Hearing, P. (2012) The adenovirus L4-22K protein is multifunctional and an integral component of crucial aspects of infection. Journal of Viology 86 (19): 10474-10483.

Wu, K., Orozco, D., and Hearing, P. (2013) The adenovirus L4-33K protein regulates both late gene expression patterns and viral DNA packaging. Journal of Virology 87(12): 6739-6747.

Yang, C., Skiena, S., Futcher, B., Mueller, S., and Wimmer, E. 2013. Deliberate reduction of hemagglutinin and neuraminidase expression of influenza virus leads to an ultraprotective live vaccine in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110(23): 9481-9486.

Zheng, Y., Lilo, S., Mena, P., and Bliska, J.B. (2012) YopJ-induced caspase-1 activation in Yersinia-infected macrophages: independent of apoptosis, linked to necrosis, dispensable for innate host defense. PLoS One 7(4): e36019.

Zheng, Y., Lilo, S., Mena, P., and Bliska, J.B. (2012) YopJ-induced caspase-1 activation in Yersinia-infected macrophages: independent of apoptosis, linked to necrosis, dispensable for innate host defense. PLoS One 7(4): e36019.


Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquiums, Invited Talks, Presentations

DelGiorno, K., and Crawford, H. (2012) Tumor-associated pancreatic metaplasia assumes a biliary duct gland phenotype. American Pancreatic Association, Miami, FL, October 31 – November 3.

Doyle, C.R., Mena, P., Benach, J.L., and Thanassi, D.G. (2012) Francisella tularensis Delays Caspase-3 Activation During Infection in a TolC-dependent Manner. 7th International Conference on Tularemia, Breckenridge, CO.

Miles, Brodie, and Cutler, C.W. (2013) Differentiation and Survival of Dendritic Cells upon Porphyromonas gingivalis Infection. 2013 AADR/IADR General Exhibition, Seattle, WA.

Minkah, N., Chavez, K., Landau, N., and Krug, L.T. (2013) Host Restriction of Murine Gammaherpesvirus 68 Replication by Human APOBEC3 Cytidine Deaminases but not Murine APOBEC3. International Herpesvirus Workshop, Grand Rapids, MI.

Minkah, N., Stockton, R., Law, J., and Krug, L.T. (2012) Distinct roles for ORF75A and ORF75B tegument proteins in murine gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis. August 2012. International Congress on Oncogenic Viruses and Associated Diseases. Philadelphia, PA.

Santana, A., Bulaklak, K., and Krug, L.T. (2012) Investigating the role of NF-κB in the regulation of MHV68 gene expression. International Congress on Oncogenic Viruses and Associated Diseases, Philadelphia, PA.

Tam, J.W., Kullas, A.L., Mena, P., and van der Velden, A. Complex Role of Immature Myeloid Cells in Salmonella typhimuirium infection. Immunology 2013, AAI Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Werneburg, Glenn T., Henderson, N.S., and Thanassi, D.G. (2013) Dissecting Usher-Cheperon-Subunit Interactions During Pilus Biogenesis. 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Denver, CO.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Crowley, Jameson. (2013) Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

DelGiorno, Kathleen. (2013) Postdoctoral Fellow. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Kullas, Amy. (2013) Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.

Miles, Brodie. (2013) Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Periodontology, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA.

Shin, Ha Youn. (2013) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Wang, Chunling. (2013) Postdoctoral Fellow. Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Wu, Kai. (2013) Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Yang, Chen. (2013) Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.