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Achievements 2013 - 2014

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Minkah, Nana (2014). Distinguished Travel Award. Stony Brook University Graduate School and Graduate Student Organization.

McLaughlin, Patrick (2013). Student Travel Grant. American Society for Microbiology.

Tam, Jason (2013). Distinguished Service Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University.

Tam, Jason (2013). Outstanding Poster Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University.

Werneburg, Glenn (2014). Distinguished Travel Award. Stony Brook University Graduate School and Graduate Student Organization.

Werneburg, Glenn (2014). Travel Award. American Association for Clinical Investigation/Association of American Pathologists.

Zheng, Yueting (2013). Teresa Haire Memorial Award. Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University.

Zheng, Yueting (2014). Distinguished Travel Award. Stony Brook University Graduate School and Graduate Student Organization.

Zheng, Yueting (2014). Travel award. Stony Brook University Chapter of Sigma Xi.


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

Bailey, J.M., Delgiorno, K.E., and Crawford, H.C. (2014). The secret origins and surprising fates of pancreas tumors. Carcinogenesis, in press.

Bhagwat, A.S., and Vakoc, C.R. (2014). A new bump in the epigenetic landscape. Molecular Cell 53(6): 857-858.

Chung, L.K., Philip, N.H., Schmidt, V.A., Koller, A., Strowig, T., Flavell, R.A., Brodsky, I.E., and Bliska, J.B. (2014). IQGAP1 is important for activation of caspase-1 in macrophages and is targeted by Yersinia pestis type III effector YopM. mBio 5(4): e01402-14.

DelGiorno, K.E., Hall, J.C., Takeuchi, K.K., Pan, F.C., Halbrook, C.J., Washington, M.K., Olive, K.P., Spence, J., Sipos, B., Wright, C.V., Wells, J.M., and Crawford, H.C. (2014). Identification and manipulation of biliary metaplasia in pancreatic tumors. Gastroenterology 146(1): 233-244.

DelGiorno, K.E., Tam, J.W., Hall, J.C., Thotakura, G., Crawford, H.C., and van der Velden, A.W.M. (2014). Persistent salmonellosis causes pancreatitis in a murine model of infection. PLoS One 9(4): e92807.

DelGiorno, K.E., Tam, J.W., Hall, J.C., Thotakura, G., Crawford, H.C., and van der Velden, A.W.M. (2014). Persistent salmonellosis causes pancreatitis in a murine model of infection. PLoS One 9(4): e92807.

Doyle, C.R., Pan, J.A., Mena, P., Zong, W.X., and Thanassi, D.G. (2014). TolC-dependent modulation of host cell death by the Francisella Tularensis live vaccine strain. Infection and Immunity 82(5): 2068-2078.

Ma, Z., Banik, S., Rane, H., Mora, V.T., Rabadi, S.M., Doyle, C.R., Thanassi, D.G., Bakshi, C.S., and Malik, M. (2014). EmrA1 membrane fusion protein of Francisella tularensis LVS is required for resistance to oxidative stress, intramacrophage survival and virulence in mice. Molecular Microbiology 91(5): 976-995.

Miles, B., Abdel-Ghaffar, K.A., Gamal, A.Y., Baban, B., and Cutler, C.W. (2014). Blood dendritic cells: “canary in the coal mine” to predict chronic inflammatory disease? Frontiers in Microbiology 5: 6.

Miles, B., Zakhary, I., El-Awady, A., Scisci, E., Carrion, J., O’Neill, J.C., Rawlings, A., Stern, J.K., Susin, C., and Cutler, C. (2014). SLO homing phenotype of human myeloid dendritic cells disrupted by an intracellular oral pathogen. Infection and Immunity 82(1): 101-111.

Minkah, N., Chavez, K., Shah, P., MacCarthy, T., Chen, H., Landau, N., and Krug, L.T. (2014). Host restriction of murine gammaherpesvirus 68 replication by human APOBEC3 cytidine deaminases but not murine APOBEC3. Journal of Virology, in press.

Sahashi, K., Ling, K.K., Hua, Y., Wilkinson, J.E., Nomakuchi,T., Rigo, F., Hung, G., Xu, D., Jiang, Y.P., Lin, R.Z., Ko, C.P., Bennett, C.F., and Krainer, A.R. (2013). Pathological impact of SMN2 mis-splicing in adult SMA mice. EMBO Molecular Medicine 5(10): 1586-1601.

Tam, J.W., Kullas, A.L., Mena, P., Bliska, J.B., and van der Velden, A.W. (2014). CD11b+ Ly6Chi Ly6G- immature myeloid cells recruited in response to Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium exhibit protective and immunosuppressive properties. Infection and Immunity 82(6): 2606-2614.

Tam, J.W., Kullas, A.L., Mena, P., Bliska, J.B., and van der Velden, A.W. (2014). CD11b+ Ly6Chi Ly6G- immature myeloid cells recruited in response to Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium exhibit protective and immunosuppressive properties. Infection and Immunity 82(6): 2606-2614.

Toledo, A., Crowley, J.T., Coleman, J.L., LaRocca, T.J., Chiantia, S., London, E., and Benach, J.L. 2014. Selective association of outer surface lipoproteins with the lipid rafts of Borrelia burgdoferi. Mbio 5(2): e00899-14.

Ucisik-Akkaya, E., Leatherwood, J.K., and Neiman, A.M. (2014). A genome-wide screen for sporulation-defective mutants in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. G3 4(6): 1173-1182.

Zheng, Y., and Hearing, P. (2014). The use of chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) to study the binding of viral proteins to the adenovirus genome in vivo. Methods in Molecular Biology 1089: 79-87.


Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquiums, Invited Talks, Presentations

Gardin, J.M., Previti, M.L., Futcher, B., and Seeliger, J.C. (2014) Re-Coding Genes for Live Attenuated Mycobacterium tuberculosis Vaccine. World TB Day Symposium: Countdown to 2015, March 24, New York, NY.

McLaughlin, P., Kullas, A., McClelland, M., Yang, H., Porwollik, S., Bogomolnaya, L., Andrews-Polymenis, H., and van der Velden, A.W. (2013) On the Role of L-Asparaginase II in the Pathogenesis of and host response to infection with S. typhimurium. 4th ASM Conference on Salmonella: The Bacterium, the Host and the Environment, Boston, MA.

Minkah, N., Macaluco, M., Oldenburg, D., McBride, K., and Krug, L.T. (2014) A Role for the Viral Encoded Uracil DNA Glycosylase in Gammaherpesvirus Pathogenesis. 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, Fort Collins, CO.

Patel, H.V., and Seeliger, J. (2014) Towards the Functional Characterization and Inhibition of Hydrolase Enzymes in Mycobacteria. ASBMB Experimental Biology 2014. April 24-30, San Diego, CA.

Werneburg, G.T., Henderson, N.S., and Thanassi, D.G. (2014) Dissection of Usher-Chaperone-Subunit Interactions During Pilus Biogenesis in Escherichia coli. Gordon Research Conference on Bacterial Cell Surfaces, Mt. Snow, VT.

Werneburg, G.T., Henderson, N.S., and Thanassi, D.G. (2014) Dissection of Usher-Chaperone-Subunit Interactions During Pilus Biogenesis in Escherichia coli. American Association for Clinical Investigation/Association of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Zheng, Y., and Hearing, P. (2014) Both Type I and Type II Interferons Inhibit Human Adenovirus Type 5 Replication by Direct Repression of E1A Transcription in Normal Human Diploid Fibroblasts. 11th International Adenovirus Meeting. July 16-20, San Diego, CA.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Doyle, Christopher R. (2014) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.