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Achievements 2018 - 2019

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Chikhalya, A. (2018). Teresa Haire Award, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University, October 2018.

Gaudino, S.J. (2019). Travel Award, Immunology 2019, American Association of Immunologists, May 9-13, San Diego, CA.

Orner, E. (2018). Travel Award to attend the 2018 American Society for Microbiology Microbe meeting, June 7-11, Atlanta, GA

Orner, E. (2018). Distinguished Service Award, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University, October 2018.

Psonis, J. (2018). Outstanding Poster Award, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University, October 2018.


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

Bryan, A. M., & Del Poeta, M. Lipid Metabolism in Model Fungi: The Achilles Heel of Fungal Pathogens. in Reference Module in Life Sciences (Elsevier, 2018). doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.12085-0

Colombo, A.C., Rella, A., Normile, T., Joffe, L.S., Tavares, P.M., Araujo, Glauber R. de S., Frases, S., Orner, E.P., Farmoud, A.M., Fries, B.C., Sheridan B., Nimrichter, L., Roodrigues, M.L., and Del Poeta, M. (2019). Cryptococcus neoformans glucuronoxylomannan and sterylglucoside are required for host protection in an animal vaccination model. mBio 10(2): e02909-18.

Colombo, A.C., Rella, A., Normile, T., Joffe, L.S., Tavares, P.M., Araujo, Glauber R. de S., Frases, S., Orner, E.P., Farmoud, A.M., Fries, B.C., Sheridan B., Nimrichter, L., Roodrigues, M.L., and Del Poeta, M. (2019). Cryptococcus neoformans glucuronoxylomannan and sterylglucoside are required for host protection in an animal vaccination model. mBio 10(2): e02909-18.

Dong, Q., Smith, K.R., Oldenburg, D.G., Shapiro, M., Schutt, W.R., Malik, L., Plummer, J.B., Mu, Y., MacCarthy, T., White, D.W., McBride, K.M., and Krug, L.T. (2018). Combinatorial loss of the enzymatic activities of viral uracil-DNA glycosylase and viral dUTPase impairs murine gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis and leads to increased recombination-based deletions in the viral genome. MBio 9(5): e01831-18.

Dong, Q., Smith, K.R., Oldenburg, D.G., Shapiro, M., Schutt, W.R., Malik, L., Plummer, J.B., Mu, Y., MacCarthy, T., White, D.W., McBride, K.M., and Krug, L.T. (2018). Combinatorial loss of the enzymatic activities of viral uracil-DNA glycosylase and viral dUTPase impairs murine gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis and leads to increased recombination-based deletions in the viral genome. MBio 9(5): e01831-18.

Du, M., Yuan, Z., Yu, H., Henderson, N., Sarowar, S., Zhao, G., Werneburg, G.T., Thanassi, D.G., and Li, H. (2018). Handover mechanism of the growing pilus by the bacterial outer-membrane usher FimB. Nature, in press.

Frank, D., Naseem, S., Russo, G.L., Li, C., Parashar, K., Konopka, J.B., and Carpino, N. (2018). Phagocytes from mice lacking the Sts phosphatases have an enhanced antifungal response to Candida albicans. mBio 9(4): e00782-18.

Gaudino, S.J., Huang, H., Jean-Pierre, M., Beaupre, M., Lin, X., and Kumar, P. (2019). Cross-talk between antigen presenting cells and T cells impacts intestinal homeostasis, bacterial infections, and tumorigenesis. Frontiers in Immunology, doi 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00360.

Gaudino, S.J., Huang, H., Jean-Pierre, M., Beaupre, M., Lin, X., and Kumar, P. (2019). Cross-talk between antigen presenting cells and T cells impacts intestinal homeostasis, bacterial infections, and tumorigenesis. Frontiers in Immunology, doi 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00360.

Khairallah, C., Chu, T.H., and Sheridan, B.S. (2018). Tissue adaptations of memory and tissue-resident gamma delta T cells. Frontiers in Immunology 9: 2636.

Kopping, E.J., Doyle, C.R., Sampath, V., and Thanassi, D.G. (2019). Contributions of TolC orthlogs to Francisella tularensis Schu S4 multidrug resistance, modulation of host cell responses, and virulence. Infection and Immunity, doi: 10.1128/IAI.00823-18.

Medici, N., Rashid, M., and Bliska, J.B. Characterization of pyrin dephosphorylation and inflammasome activation in macrophages as triggered by the Yersinia effectors YopE and YopT. Infection and Immunity, in press.

Patel, H.V., Li, M., and Seeliger, J.C. (2018). Opportunities and challenges in activity-based protein profiling of mycobacteria. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 420: 49-72..

Sinha, R., Kim, Y.J., Nomakuchi, T., Sahashi, K., Hua, Y., Rigo, F., Bennett, C.F., and Krainer, A.R. (2018). Antisense oligonucleotides correct the familial dysautonomia splicing defect in IKBKAP transgenic mice. Nucleic Acids Research 46(10): 4833-4844.

Yurovsky, A., Amin, M.R., Gardin, J., Chen, Y., Skiena, S., and Futcher, B. (2018). Prokaryotic coding regions have little if any specific depletion of Shine-Dalgarno motifs. PLoS One 13(8): e0202678.

Zhang, J., Wang, Z., Zhang, S., Chen, Y., Xiong, X., Li, X., Tonks, N.K., and Fan, G. (2018). Spatial regulation of signaling by the coordinated action of the protein tyrosine kinases MET and FER. Cell Signalling, in press.


Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquiums, Invited Talks, Presentations

Benziger, P.T., Kopping, E.J., and Thanassi, D.G. (2019). Role of TolC in Francisella tularensis Protein Secretion and Suppression of Innate Immune Responses. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Bettke, J.A., Tam, J.W., Bliska, J.B., Butler, B.P., and van der Velden, A.W.M. (2019). Essential Role for Inflammatory Monocytes in Early and Late Control of Persistent Salmonella Infection. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Burton, E., Koganti, S., Li, X., and Bhaduri-McIntosh, S. (2018). Decline in TRIM28/KAP1 Sparks EBV Lytic Activation. 2018 International Conference on EBV and KSHV. July 28 - August 1, Madison, WI.

Chikhalya, A., Zheng, Y., Dittmann, M., Rice, C., and Hearing, P. (2018). Recombinant Adenovirus Vectors for Gene Therapy. Showcasing Women's Research in STEM, April 6. Graduate Women in Science and Engineering, Stony Brook, NY.

Chikhalya, A., Zheng, Y., Dittmann, M., Rice, C., and Hearing, P. (2018). Effect of IFIT3 on Adenovirus Replication. 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, July 14-18, College Park, MD.

Chikhalya, A., Dittmann, M., Zheng, Y., Rice, C.M., and Hearing, P. (2019). Effects of Interferon-induced Protein with Tetratricopeptide 3 (IFIT3) on Adenovirus Replication. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Chu, T.H., Khairallah, C., Zhang, Y., Lin, X., Bliska, J.B., and Sheridan, B.S. (2019). Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Outer Proteins Inhibit Adaptive gd T Cell Functions. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Frank, D.M., Naseem, S., Russo, G.L., Parashar, K., Konopka, J.B., and Carpino, N. 2019). Phagocytes from Sts-/- Mice have an Enhanced Anti-fungal Response to C. albicans. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Gaudino, S.J., Huang, H., Jean-Pierre, M., Beaupre, M., Lin, X., and Kumar, P. (2019). Intestinal Interleukin (IL)-22RA1 Signaling Regulates the Reciprocal Control of IL-22 and Onset of High Fat Diet-induced Metabolic Disorders. Immunology 2019, American Association of Immunologists, May 9-13, San Diego, CA.

Gaudino, S., Huang, H., Jena-Pierre, M., Beaupre, M., Lin, X., and Kumar, P. (2019). Intestinal Interleukin (IL)-22Ra1 Signaling Regulates the Reciprocal Cntrol of IL-22 and Onset of High Fat Diet-induced Metabolic Disorders. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Lin, X., Gaudino, S., Kolls, J., and Kumar, P. (2019). Nrf2 Selectively Regulates IL-22 and IL-17A Production in Th17 Cells. Immunology 2019, American Association of Immunologists, May 9-13, San Diego, CA.

McEvoy, K., Normile, T., Byran, A., and Del Poeta, M. (2019). Sphingosine Kinase 1 Regulated Clearance of Cryptococcus neoformans sgl1 Mutant. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

McLaughlin, P.A., Bettke, J.A., Tam, J.W., Leeds, J., Bliska, J.B., Butler, B.P., and van der Velden, A.W.M. (2019). Inflammatory Monocytes Establish a Niche for Salmonella Expansion in the Lumen of the Gut. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Medici, N., and Bliska, J.B. (2018). Studies on Bacterial Toxins and Their Regulation of Host Immune System. Showcasing Women's Research in STEM, April 6. Graduate Women in Science and Engineering, Stony Brook, NY.

Medici, N.P., and Bliska, J.B. (2019). Studies on Bacterial RhoA Modifying Toxins and their Regulation of the Pyrin Inflammasome. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Montoya, V., Luke, J.D., Torres, A., McLaughlin, P.A., Kullas, A.L., Terala, H., Qiu, Z., Sheridan, B.S., and van der Velden, A.W.M. (2019). Role of Asparagine Metabolism in T Cell Activation and Function. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Normile, T.G., Colombo, A.C., Rella, A., Bryan, A., and Del Poeta, M. (2019). Unraveling the Immunological basis of Protection Elicited by Cryptococcus neoformans sgl1. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Orner, E., and Fries, B. (2018). Microfluidics as a New Tool to Access Lifespan and Age-related Traits of Cryptococcus neoformans. 2018 American Society for Microbiology Microbe Meeting, June 7-11, Atlanta, GA.

Psonis, J., Chahales, P., and Thanassi, D.G. (2018). Inhibition of Pilus Assembly by the Small Molecule Nitazoxanide. September 30 - October 3, Bacterial Protein Export Conference, Leuven, Belgium.

Schutt, W.R., Mladinich, M.C., and Mackow, E.R. (2019). Zika Virus Post-transcriptionally Inhibits IFN Secretion in Order to Persistently Infect Primary Human Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells. 2019 Symposium on Harnessing Immunity to Combat Infection and Disease, April 29, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Parashar, Kaustubh (2018). Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah School of Dentistry, Salt Lake City, UT

Van Skike, Nick (2018). Medical Writer, Flywheel Partners, New York, NY.