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Achievements 2017 - 2018

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Orner, E. (2017-2018). Stony Brook Scholars in Biomedical Sciences Trainee, Stony Brook University.

Orner, E. (2017). Teresa Haire Memorial Award, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University.

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

Psonis, J. (2017). Outstanding Poster Award, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Annual Retreat.

Van Skike, N. (2017). Distinguished Service Award, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University, October 2017


Jointly Authored Publications/Research Reports/Reviews

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

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 pneumoniae 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 pneumoniae protect from infection. MBio 9(2): e00091.

Espaillat, M.P., Snider, A.J., Qiu, Z., Channer, B., Coant, 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.

Foreman, H.C., Armstrong, J., Santana, A.L., Krug, L.T., and Reich, N.C. (2017). The replication and transcription activator of murine gammaherpesvirus 68 cooperatively enhances cytokine-activated, STAT3-mediated gene expression. Journal of Biological Chemistry, in press.

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, in press. *Co-first authors.

Motley, M.P., and Fries, B.C. (2017). A new take on an old remedy: generating antibodies against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in a postantibiotic world. mSpere 2(4): e00397.

Stawowczyk, M., Naseem, S., Montoya, V., Baker, D.P., Konopka, J., and Reich, N.C. (2018). Pathogenic effects of IFIT2 and Interferon-b 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 pathogeneisis 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 pathogeneisis 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 pathogeneisis in mice. PLoS Pathogens 14(2):e1006843.

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

Zhang, S., Fan, G., Hao, Y., Hammell, M., Wilkinson, J.E., and Tonks, N.K. (2017). Suppression of protein tyrosine phosphatase N23 predisposes to breast tumorigenesis via activation of FYN kinase. Genes and Development 31(19): 1939-1957.


Abstracts, Conferences/Colloquiums, Invited Talks, Presentations

Chilhalya, A., and Hearing, P. (2018). Recombinant Adenovirus Vestors for Gene Therapy. Showcasing Women's Research in STEM. Graduate Women in Science and Engineering, April 6, Stony Brook University.

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

Orner, E., and Fries, B. 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.

Parashar, K., Kopping, N., Frank, D., Sampath, V., Thanassi, D.G., and Carpino, N. (2017). Increased Resistance to Intradermal Francisella tularensis LVS Infection by Inactivation of the Sts Phosphatases. Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, September 12 - 16.


Post-doctorates Obtained and Professional Appointments