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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.

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

Aznarez, I., Nomakuchi, T.T., Tetenbaum-Novatt, J., Rahman, M.A., Fregoso, O., Rees, H., and Krainer, A.R. (2018). Mechanism of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay stimulation by splicing factor SFSF1. Cell Reports 23(7): 2186-2198.

Bhagwat, A.S., Lu, B., and Vakoc, C.R. (2018) Enhancer dysfunction in leukemia. Blood 131: 1795-1804.

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

Bryan, A.M., and Del Poeta, M. (2018). Sphingosine-1-phosphate receptors and innate immunity. Cell Microbiology 20(5): e12836.

Diago-Navarro, E., Motley, M.P., Ruiz-Perez, G., Yu, W., Austin, J., Seco, B.M.S., Xiao, G., Chikhalya, A., Seeberger, P.H., and Fries, B.C. (2018). Novel, broadly reactive anticapsular antibodies against carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneomoniae protect from infection. MBio 9(2): e00091.

Diago-Navarro, E., Motley, M.P., Ruiz-Perez, G., Yu, W., Austin, J., Seco, B.M.S., Xiao, G., Chikhalya, A., Seeberger, P.H., and Fries, B.C. (2018). Novel, broadly reactive anticapsular antibodies against carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneomoniae protect from infection. MBio 9(2): e00091.

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.

Espaillat, M.P., Snider, A.J., Qiu, Z., Channer, B., Conat, N., Schuchman, E.H., Kew, R.R., Sheridan, B.S., Hannun, Y.A., and Obeid, L.M. (2018). Loss of acid ceramidase in myeloid cells suppresses intestinal neutrophil recruitment. FASEB Journal doi/10.1096/fj.201700585R.

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.

Li, X., Burton, E.M., Koganti, S., Zhi, J., Doyle, R., Tenenbaum, S.A., Horn, B., and Bhaduri-McIntosh, S. (2018). KRAB-ZFP repressors enforce quiescence of oncogenic human herpesviruses. Journal of Virology 92(14): 298-318.

Munshi, M.A., Gardin, J.M., Singh, A., Luberto, C., Rieger, R., Bouklas, T., Fries, B.C., and Del Poeta, M. (2018) The role of ceramide synthases in the pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans. Cell Microbiology 20(5): e12836.

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, in press.

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.

Stawowoczyk, M., Naseem, S., Montoya, V., Baker, D.P., Konopka, J., and Reich, N.C. (2018). Pathogenic effects of IFIT2 and Interferon-β during fatal systemic Candida albicans infection. MBIO 9: e00365-18.

Van Skike, N.D., Minkah, N.K., Hogan, C.H., Wu, G., Benziger, P.T., Oldenburg, D.G., Kara, M., Kim-Holzapfel, D.M., White, D.W., Tibbetts, S.A., French, J.B., and Krug, L.T. (2018). Viral FGARAT ORF75A promotes early events in lytic infection and gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis in mice. PLoS Pathogens 14(2): e1006843.

Van Skike, N.D., Minkah, N.K., Hogan, C.H., Wu, G., Benziger, P.T., Oldenburg, D.G., Kara, M., Kim-Holzapfel, D.M., White, D.W., Tibbetts, S.A., French, J.B., and Krug, L.T. (2018). Viral FGARAT ORF75A promotes early events in lytic infection and gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis in mice. PLoS Pathogens 14(2): e1006843.

Van Skike, N.D., Minkah, N.K., Hogan, C.H., Wu, G., Benziger, P.T., Oldenburg, D.G., Kara, M., Kim-Holzapfel, D.M., White, D.W., Tibbetts, S.A., French, J.B., and Krug, L.T. (2018). Viral FGARAT ORF75A promotes early events in lytic infection and gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis in mice. PLoS Pathogens 14(2): e1006843.

Werneburg, G.T., and Thanassi, D.G. (2018). Pili assembled by the chaperone/usher pathway in Escherichia coli and Salmonella. EcoSal Plus 8(1): doi 1128.

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

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. April 6, Showcasing Women's Research in STEM. 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.

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


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

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