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Nick Van Skike

Nick Van Skike

B.S. in Biology, 2013, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Ph.D., 2018, Stony Brook University
Advisor: Laurie Krug
Email: Nick.Vanskike@stonybrook.edu

Current Position

Medical Writer, Flywheel Partners, New York, New York

Honors and Awards

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, T32 fellowship, 2015

Distinguished Service Award, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University, October 2017

Publications

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 pathogeneisis in mice. PLoS Pathogens 14(2):e1006843.

Presentations

Minkah, N.K.*,Van Skike, N.*, Wu, G., Benziger, P.T., Kara, M., Tibbetts, S.A., Kim-Holzapfel, D., French, J.B., Oldenburg, D.G., White, D.W., and Krug, L.T. Absence of ORF75A, a Member of the Gammaherpesvirus FGARAT Family, Reduces the Specific Infectivity of MHV68 Particles and Impairs Acute Replication and Reactivation from Latency in the Host. 17th University of Pennsylvania Herpesvirus Symposium. June 23, 2017. *Equal contribution.

Minkah, N.K.*,Van Skike, N.*, Wu, G., Benziger, P.T., Kara, M., Tibbetts, S.A., Kim-Holzapfel, D., French, J.B., Oldenburg, D.G., White, D.W., and Krug, L.T. Absence of the Viral FGARAT ORF75A Reduces the Specific Infectivity of Particles and Impairs Replication and Dissemination of Murine Gammaherpesvirus in vivo. 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, June 24-28, 2017. *Equal contribution.

Minkah, N.K.*, Van Skike, N.*, Oldenburg, D.G., White, D.W., and Krug, L.T. ORF75A of murine gammaherpesvirus 68, a member of a family of gammaherpesvirus tegument proteins with homology to the host metabolic enzyme FGAM synthetase, promotes replication in cell culture and in the lungs of infected mice. 35th Summer Symposium in Molecular Biology: Living with our Viromes, State College, Pennsylvania. 2016.  *Denotes equal contribution.

Minkah, N.K., Van Skike, N., Oldenburg, D.G., White, D.W., and Krug, L.T. Loss of the Gammaherpesvirus vFGAM ORF75A Tegument Protein Reduces Replication in Macrophages and is Deleterious to Latency Establishment In Vivo. 40th International Herpesvirus Workshop, Gammaherpesvirus Satellite Workshop. July 25 - 29, 2015. Boise, ID.