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Achievements 2019 - 2020

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Ketchum, S. (2019). Distinguished Service Award, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Smith, K.R. (2019). Teresa Haire Memorial Award, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Psonis, J. (2019). Irving Abrahams Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

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 provide a niche for Salmonella expansion in the lumen of the inflamed intestine. PLoS Pathogens 15(7): e1007847.

Psonis, J.J., Chahales, P.N., Henderson, N.S., Tong, M., Rigel, N.W., Seeliger, M.A., Hoffman, P.S., and Thanassi, D.G. (2019). The small molecule nitazoxanide selectively disrupts Bam-mediated folding of the outer membrane usher protein. Journal of Biological Chemistry 294: 14241-14256.

Werneburg G.T., Nguyen, A., Henderson, N.S., Rackley, R.R., Shoskes, D.A., Le Sueur, A.L., Corcoran, A.T., Katz, A.E., Kim, J., Rohan, A.J., and Thanassi D.G. (2019). The natural history and composition of urinary catheter biofilms: early uropathogen colonization with intraluminal and distal predominance. Journal of Urology, in press.


Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquiums, Invited Talks, Presentations

Chu, T.H., Khairallah, C., Cho, R., Zhang, Y., Lin, X., Bliska, J.B., and Sheridan, B.S. (2019). Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Outer Proteins Inhibit Adaptive gamma delta T Cell Functions. Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery 13th Annual Symposium, Oct. 10, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Dasilva, D., Normile, T., You, J.K., and Del Poeta, M. (2019). High Throughput Screen against Fungal Ceramide Synthase I. Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery 13th Annual Symposium, Oct. 10, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Joffe, L.S., Kronbauer de Oliveira, N., Normile, T., Doering, T.L., and Del Poeta, M. (2019). Understanding the Role of Cryptococcus Capsule and Sterylglucoside in the Host Protection. Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery 13th Annual Symposium, Oct 10, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

McEvoy, K., Normile, T., Bryan, A., and Del Poeta, M. (2019). Sphingosine Kinase I Regulates Clearance of Cryptococcus neoformanssglI mutant. Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery 13th Annual Symposium, Oct. 10, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Normile, T.G., Rella, A., and Del Poeta, M. (2019). Cryptococcus neoformanssglI is an Efficacious Vaccine Candidate in an Immunocompromised Mouse Model of Infection. Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery 13th Annual Symposium, Oct. 10, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments

Bryan, Arielle (2019). Cloning and Design Specialist. Ingenious Targeting Laboratory, Ronkonkoma, NY.

Burton, Eric (2019). Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Psonis, John (2019). Medical Scientist Training Program, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY.