Amir Zeituni Ph.D. 2010

Amir Zeituni

B.S., Microbiology, University of California Santa Barbara
M.S., Microbiology, San Diego State University
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Cutler
Current Position: Health Scientist Administrator, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Awards and Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), 2009.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, MD.

Selected Publications

Zeituni, A.E., Jotwani, R., Carrion, J., and Cutler, C.W. (2009) Targeting of DC-SIGN on human dendritic cells by minor fimbriated Porphyromonas gingivalis strains elicits a distinct effector T cell response. Journal of Immunology (183): 5694-5704.

Zeituni, A.E., McCaig, W., Scisci, E., Thanassi, D.G., and Cutler, C.W. (2010) Native 67 kDa minor finbriae of Porphyromonas gingivalis: a novel glycoprotein with DC-SIGN-targeting motifs. Journal of Bacteriology, (192): 4103-4110. (192): 4103-4110.

Zeituni, A.E., Carrion, J., and Cutler, C.W. (2010) Porphyromonas gingivalis-dendritic cell interactions: consequences for coronary heart disease. Journal of Oral Microbiology (2): 5782-5789.