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  1. 5/09 CURRICULUM VITAE NAME, POSITION, ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT Thais P. Salazar-Mather Assistant Professor of Medical Science Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Box G-B6 Brown University Providence, RI 02912 EDUCATION B.S. in Biology Fairmont State College, Fairmont, WV 1984 Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 1992 Dissertation Title: Genetic Analysis in HSV-1 Strains Differing in Ocular Virulence PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS Jan 1993-Aug 1999 Post-Doctoral Research Associate Brown University, Providence, RI Advisor: Christine Biron Sep 1999-Jun 2003 Assistant Professor (Research) Brown University, Providence, RI Jul 2003-Present Assistant Professor (tenure-track) Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Brown University, Providence, RI PUBLICATIONS Book Chapters 1. Biron, C.A., M. Dalod, and T.P. Salazar-Mather. Innate Immunity and Viral Infections. In: Immunology of Infectious Diseases, S.H.E. Kaufmann, A. Sherr, and R. Ahmed, eds., American Society for Microbiology Press, Washington, D.C., p. 139-160, 2001. 2. Salazar-Mather, T.P.* and K.L Hokeness. Cytokine and chemokine networks: Pathways to antiviral defense. In: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology Volume 303, Chemokines and Viral Infection. T.E. Lane, ed., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 29-46, 2006. *Corresponding Author Refereed Journal Articles 1. Orange, J.S., T.P. Salazar-Mather, S.M. Opal, S.F. Wolf, R.L. Spencer, A.H. Miller, B.S. McEwen, and C. A. Biron. Mechanisms of IL-12-mediated toxicities during 1
  2. 5/09 experimental viral infections: role of TNF and glucocorticoids. J. Exp. Med. 181:901- 914, 1995. 2. Salazar-Mather, T.P., R. Ishikawa, and C.A. Biron. Natural killer (NK) cell trafficking and cytokine expression in splenic compartments after IFN-induction and viral infection. J. Immunol. 157:3054-3064, 1996. 3. Orange, J.S., T.P. Salazar-Mather, S.M. Opal, and C.A. Biron. Mechanisms for virus- induced liver disease: a TNF-mediated pathology independent of NK and T cells during murine cytomegalovirus infection. J. Virol. 171:9248-9258, 1997. 4. Biron, C.A., L.P. Cousens, M.C. Ruzek, H.C. Su, and T.P. Salazar-Mather. Early cytokine responses to viral infections and their roles in shaping endogenous cellular immunity. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 452:143-149, 1998. 5. Salazar-Mather, T.P., J.S. Orange, and C.A. Biron. Early murine cytomegalovirus infection induces liver natural killer cell inflammation and protection through MIP-1α- dependent pathways. J. Exp. Med. 187:1-14, 1998. Photography from this paper was selected for issue cover. 6. Biron, C.A., K.B. Nguyen, G.C. Pien, L.P. Cousens, and T.P. Salazar-Mather. Natural killer cells in antiviral defense: Function and regulation by innate cytokines. Annu. Rev. Immunol. 17:189-220, 1999. 7. Salazar-Mather, T.P., T.A. Hamilton, and C.A. Biron. A chemokine-to-cytokine-to- chemokine cascade critical in antiviral defense. J. Clin. Invest. 105:985-993, 2000. Work supported by K01 Award to Salazar-Mather 8. Su, H.S., K.B. Nguyen, T.P. Salazar-Mather, M.C. Ruzek, M.Y. Dalod, and C.A. Biron. NK cell functions restrain T cell responses during viral infection. Eur. J. Immunol. 31:3048-3055, 2001. 9. Salazar-Mather, T.P.*, C.A. Lewis, and C.A. Biron. Type 1 interferons regulate inflammatory cell trafficking and macrophage inflammatory protein 1α delivery to the liver. J. Clin. Invest. 110:321-330, 2002. *Corresponding Author; Work supported by K01 Award to Salazar-Mather 10. Dalod, M., T.P. Salazar-Mather, L. Malmgaard, C.A. Lewis, and C.A. Biron. IFN-α/β and IL-12 responses to viral infections: Pathways regulating dendritic cell cytokine expression in vivo. J. Exp. Med. 195:517-528, 2002. 11. Malmgarrd, L., T.P. Salazar-Mather, C.A. Lewis, and C.A. Biron. Pathways to IFN-α/β induction in vivo during viral infection. J. Virol. 76:4520-4525, 2002. 2
  3. 5/09 12. Nguyen, K.B., T.P. Salazar-Mather, M.Y. Dalod, J.E. Durbin, and C.A. Biron. Coordinated and distinct roles of NK cell responses to viral infection. J. Immunol. 169:4279-4287, 2002. 13. Dalod, M., T. Hamilton, R. Salomon, T.P. Salazar-Mather, S. Henry, and C.A. Biron. Dendritic cell responses to early murine cytomegalovirus infection: subset functional specialization and differential regulation by IFN-α/β. J. Exp. Med.197:885-898, 2003. 14. Serbina, N., T.P. Salazar-Mather, C.A. Biron, W.A. Kuziel, and E.G. Pamer. TNF/iNOS producing dendritic cells (Tip-DCs) mediate innate immune defense against bacterial infection. Immunity, 19:59-70, 2003. 15. Salazar-Mather, T.P. and K.L. Hokeness. Calling in the troops: Regulation of inflammatory cell trafficking through innate cytokine/chemokine networks. Invited Review Viral Immunol., 16:291-306, 2003. 16. Hokeness, K.L., W.A. Kuziel, C.A. Biron, and T.P. Salazar-Mather. Monocyte chemoattactant protein-1 and CCR2 interactions are required for IFN-α/β-induced inflammatory responses and antiviral defense in liver. J. Immunol. 174:1549-1556, 2005. 17. Huang D, F.D. Shi, S. Jung, G.C. Pien, J. Wang J, T.P. Salazar-Mather, T.T. He J.T. Weaver, H.G. Ljunggren, C.A. Biron, D.R. Littman, R.M. Ransohoff. The neuronal chemokine CX3CL1/fractalkine selectively recruits NK cells that modify experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis within the central nervous system. FASEB J. 7:896-905, 2006. 18. Hokeness, K.L., E.S. Deweerd, M.W. Munks, C.A. Lewis, R.P. Gladue, and T.P. Salazar-Mather. CXCR3-dependent recruitment of antigen-specific T lymphocytes to liver during murine cytomegalovirus infection. J Virol. 81:1241-1250, 2007. 19. Wesche-Soldato,D.E., C. Chun-Shiang, S.H. Gregory, T.P. Salazar-Mather, C.A. Ayala, and A. Ayala. CD8+ T cells promote inflammation and apoptosis in the liver after sepsis: role of Fas-FasL. Am. J. Pathol., 171:87-96, 2007 20. Hokeness-Antonelli, K.L., M. J. Crane, A.M. Dragoi, W-M. Chu, and T.P Salazar- Mather. IFN-α/β-mediated inflammatory responses and antiviral defense in liver are TLR9-independent but MyD88-dependent during murine cytomegalovirus infection. J. Immunol. 179:6176-6183. 2007. 21. Crane, M.J., K.L Hokeness-Antonelli, and T.P. Salazar-Mather. Regulation of inflammatory monocyte/macrophage recruitment from the bone marrow during murine cytomegalovirus infection: role for type I interferons in localized induction of CCR2 ligands. J. Immunol. 183: 2810-2817. 2009. 3
  4. 5/09 Abstracts presented at National or International Meetings Experimental Biology, American Association of Immunologists Anaheim, CA, April 24-28, 1994 Keystone Symposia- Molecular Aspects of Viral Immunity Keystone, CO, January 16-23, 1995 AAAAI/AAI/CIS Joint Meeting San Francisco, CA, February 21-26, 1997 Keystone Symposia-Molecular Aspects of Viral Immunity Tamarron, CO, February 16-22, 1998 Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity Warrenton, VA, October 17-21, 1998 1st International Congress on Cytokines/Chemokines in Infectious Diseases Bethesda, MD, September 8-10, 1999 Keystone Symposia-Molecular Aspects of Viral Immunity Keystone, CO, April 17-21, 2001 Experimental Biology: American Association of Immunologists New Orleans, LA, April 20-24, 2002. 19th International Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 6-8, 2002. Keystone Symposia-Linking Innate with Adaptive Immune Responses Taos, New Mexico, January 30-February 4, 2003. 12th International Congress of Immunology and 4th Annual Conference of FOCIS, Montréal – Canada, July 18-23, 2004 Gordon Conference on Chemotactic Cytokines Aussois, France, September 19-23, 2004 9th Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity Poipu Beach, Kauai, November 4-8, 2005 Experimental Biology: American Association of Immunologists San Diego, CA, April 5-8, 2008 “Characterization of IL-10 effects on antigen-specific CD8 T lymphocytes during murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) infection” 4
  5. 5/09 Experimental Biology: American Association of Immunologists San Diego, CA, April 5-8, 2008 “CCR2-dependent mechanisms are required for monocyte/macrophage recruitment from the bone marrow during MCMV infection” American Association of Immunologists Seattle, Washington, May 8-12, 2009 "Type I IFN-induced chemokine production and the regulation of immune effector cell trafficking from the bone marrow during acute MCMV infection" Invited Lectures/Oral Presentations at Meetings Fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity Warrenton, VA, October 17 21, 1998 Pfizer Global Research and Development Groton, CT, May 8, 2001 Hepatic Inflammation and Immunity Meeting Galveston, TX, March 21-24, 2002 Nineteenth International Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 6-8, 2002 Pathobiology Seminar Series, Brown University Providence, RI, October 31, 2002 Center For The Study of Hepatitis C Seminar Series Rockefeller University, New York, NY, May 6, 2003 Bay Paul Center Seminar Series, Marine Biological Laboratories Woodshole, MA, March 4, 2004 Department of Surgery Seminar series, Rhode Island Hospital Providence, RI, March 16, 2004 Henry M. and Lillian Stratton Single Topic Conference on Immunovirology and the Liver Warrenton, VA, June 11-13, 2004 Gordon Conference on Chemotactic Cytokines Aussois, France, September 19-23, 2004 Department of Biology Seminar Series, Rhode Island College Providence, RI, March 22, 2006 Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Retreat, Primary Speaker, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine 5
  6. 5/09 Huntington, WV, August 11, 2006. Work in Progress Gaddi, P.J. and T.P. Salazar-Mather. Characterization of IL-10 effects on antigen- specific CD8 T lymphocytes during murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) infection. In preparation Nevers, T. and T.P. Salazar-Mather. Role for CXCL10, but not CXCL9, in antigen- specific T lymphocyte cytokine production in liver. In preparation RESEARCH GRANTS Current NIH (NCI) R01-CA102708 Key Innate Mechanisms of Natural Killer Cell Trafficking 09/01/03-06/30/09 [No Cost Extension] Principal Investigator: Salazar-Mather Direct Costs - $875,000/5yr; 50% academic effort Completed NIH Research Supplement Grant (to R01 CA41268) Natural Killer Cell Growth and Development 07/01/96-08/31/98 Principal Investigator: Salazar-Mather Direct Costs - $99,519/2.6yr; 100% effort NIH KO1-CA79076 (Career Development Award) Natural Killer Cell Trafficking and Delivery of Function 09/01/98-08/31/03 Principal Investigator: Salazar-Mather Direct Costs - $581,562/5yr; 90% effort, reduced to 80% in last year. NIH 1P20-RR015578 (COBRE); Program- “Center for Genetics and Genomics” Project A- “Characterization of Events Regulating the Balance Between Resistance and Infection” 10/01/02-08/31/05 Principal Investigator: John Sedivy; Project PI: Christine Biron Dr. Salazar-Mather: 10% effort NIH R01-A146709 NK Receptors and CD1 Roles in NK and NKT Cell Function 04/01/01-03/31/06 Principal Investigator: L. Brossay Co-Principal Investigator: Salazar-Mather 10% Effort 6
  7. 5/09 Pending NIH (NCI) R01-CA102708-6A1 Key Innate Mechanisms of Natural Killer Cell Trafficking 04/01/09-03/31/14 Principal Investigator: Salazar-Mather NIH (NIAAA) R21 AA018772-01 Alcohol Effects on NK Cell Responses 12/01/09-11/30/11 Principal Investigator: Salazar-Mather SERVICE University 1. Faculty Trainer, Pathobiology Graduate Program 2003-present 2. Faculty Trainer, Department of Education Graduate Training Grant in Areas of National Need (GAANN) 2003-present 3. Graduate Student Interviewer for Pathobiology Graduate Program, 2003, 2004 4. Department Faculty Liaison for Micro-Teaching Session; required for Certificate I: Sheridan Teaching Seminar , 2003, 2004 5. Dean’s Action Group on Scientific Taxonomy, 2005 6. Admissions Committee Member for Pathobiology Graduate Program, 2005, 2006 7. Lecturer and Co-Course Director; Fall 2006; Advanced Microbiology (BIO264 S02); Brown/Pfizer Master’s Program 8. Chair, Admissions Committee for Pathobiology Graduate Program, 2006, 2007 9. Scientific Poster Judge; Pathobiology Graduate Program retreat (August 2007) 10. Lecturer and participant in the Responsible Conduct of Research: Ethics in Biological Sciences and Professional Development Training Workshop; Mentor/Trainee Relationships Section, 05/2006, 09/2006, 09/2007 11. Integrated Curriculum Development for First Year Medical Students (Microbiology/ Infectious Disease Section); academic years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 12. Sidney Frank Fellowship Nomination Committee 2007, 2008 13. Levy Fellows Nomination Committee 2007, 2008 14. Faculty Trainer/Mentor; R25 Training Grant “Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD)”, 2008- 15. BioMed Host Super Monday March 30, 2009 Profession Reviewer for: Journal of Immunology: 2003-present Journal of Virology: 2004-present Journal of Leukocyte Biology: 2004-present Viral Immunology: 2004-present Journal of Experimental Medicine: 2005-present International Journal of Cancer: 2005 International Cancer Research: 2006 7
  8. 5/09 Hepatology: 2007-present Standing Member NCI/NIH Study Session F (Manpower and Training Initial Review Group) 06/2004 through 06/2008 Scientific Review Committee; American Association of Cancer Research Conference on Science of Cancer Health Disparities. (November 27-29, 2007; Atlanta, Georgia) AAI Committee on the Status of Women 2009-2012 ACADEMIC HONORS 2005 Recipient of Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award 2006 Recipient of Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award 2007 Recipient of Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award 2008 Recipient of Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award 2009 Recipient of Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award Honors and Awards Received by Students and Trainees Kirsten Hokeness, Graduate Student 2003-2007 - Keystone Symposia Travel Award 2003 Elizabeth Deweerd, Undergraduate Student 2004-2005 - Hughes Advanced Research Fellowship (UTRA) (2004) - Maria Caleel Prize for Academic Excellence in the Biological Sciences (2005) Ariel Glatman Zaretsky, Undergraduate Student 2006-2007 - Hughes Advanced Research Fellowship (UTRA) (2006) Pamela Gaddi, Graduate Student 2007-present - Frederick Poole Gorham Endowed Fellowship, Division of Biological Sciences and Medicine (2006-2007) - Honorable Mention, Poster Presentation Award, Brown University Pathobiology Graduate Program Retreat, 2008 - NIH F31 AI075614-01 (NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship; Active 2008-2011) - Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD) Senior Scholar, Brown University 2008 Meredith Crane, Graduate Student 2007-present - Nicole Rosenthal Hartnett '91 Graduate Fellowship 2007-2008 Academic Year - Charles "Chick" Kuhn Graduate Award in Disease Pathogenesis, Brown University Pathobiology Graduate Program Retreat, 2008 Abstract Award and selected to speak at upcoming AAI meeting in Seattle, Washington, May 8-12, 2009 Recipient of CDC (R36) Fellowship Tania Nevers, Graduate Student 2007-present 8
  9. 5/09 - NIH F31 AI080174-01 A1 (NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship; Active 2009-2011) - Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD) Senior Scholar, Brown University 2008 Professional Organizations Member of American Association of Immunologists Member of Society for Natural Immunity Member of American Society for Microbiology Member of American Society for Virology TEACHING 2002-2003 Academic Year BIO 152 Innate Immunity; enrollment 16; 1 Lecture: Chemokines/Innate Immunity 2003-2004 Academic Year BIO 53 Principles of Immunology; enrollment >100; 1 Lecture: Lymphocyte Recirculation BIO 285 Introduction to Graduate Research in Pathobiology; enrollment 6; 1 lecture BIO 152 Innate Immunity; enrollment 19; 1 Lecture: Chemokines/Innate Immunity BIO 158 Medical Microbiology; enrollment 72 Lecture: 42% Immunology Section (4.5 contact hrs.) Teaching Evaluation Score= 3.5 [on a scale from 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest] 2004-2005 Academic Year BIO 285 Introduction to Graduate Research in Pathobiology; enrollment 5; 1 lecture BIO 195 Undergraduate Independent Study (Honor’s Thesis) 1 student BIO 196 Undergraduate Independent Study (Honor’s Thesis) 1 student BIO 158 [Course Leader] Medical Microbiology; enrollment 69; Lectures: 25% Immunology (3 contact hrs.); 100% Bacteriology (12 contact hrs.) Teaching Evaluation Score= 4.36 [on a scale from 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest] 2005-2006 Academic Year BIO 152 Innate Immunity; enrollment 17; 1 Lecture: Inflammation and Chemokines BIO 264 Microbial Pathogenesis; enrollment 7 Lecture 1: Host Defenses Viral –vs- Bacterial I (2 hrs.) Lecture 2: Host Defenses Viral –vs- Bacterial II (2 hrs.) BIO 285 Introduction to Graduate Research in Pathobiology; enrollment 6; 1 lecture BIO 189 Human Histology; enrollment 72; 1 Lecture: Intro. to Immunology (1.5 hrs.) BIO 158 [Course Leader] Medical Microbiology; enrollment 73; Lectures: 12.5% Immunology (1.5 contact hrs.); 12.5% Virology (1.5 contact hrs.); 100% of Bacteriology (12 contact hrs.) 9
  10. 5/09 Teaching Evaluation Score= 4.26 [on a scale from 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest] 2006-2007 Academic Year BIO 195 Undergraduate Independent Study (Honor’s Thesis) 1 student BIO 196 Undergraduate Independent Study (Honor’s Thesis) 1 student BIO 156 Virology; enrollment 31; 1 Lecture: Herpesviruses BIO 3650C [Co-Course Leader] Integrated Medical Sciences II Section 3; enrollment 96; Lectures: 83% Virology (12 contact hrs.);100% Bacteriology (12 contact hrs) Teaching Evaluation Score= 4.76 [on a scale from 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest] 2007-2008 Academic Year BIO 264 Microbial Pathogenesis; enrollment 7 Lecture 1: Host Defenses Viral –vs- Bacterial I (2 hrs.) Lecture 2: Host Defenses Viral –vs- Bacterial II (2 hrs.) BIO 285 Introduction to Graduate Research in Pathobiology; enrollment 9; 1 lecture BIO 156 Virology; enrollment 30; 1 Lecture: Herpesviruses BIO 3650C [Co-Course Leader] Scientific Foundations of Medicine Section 3 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; enrollment 96; Lectures: Immunology (60%); Virology (90%); Bacteriology (100%); total contact hours = 27. Teaching Evaluation Score= 5.6 [on a scale from 1 to 6 with 1 being the lowest and 6 the highest] 2008-2009 Academic Year BIO 1140 Tissue Engineering; enrollment 20; 1 Lecture: Immunology Overview BIO 3653 [Co-Course Leader] Integrated Medical Sciences II: Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; enrollment 96; Lectures: Immunology (60%); Virology (90%); Bacteriology (100%); total contact hours = 27. Teaching Evaluation Score= 5.5 [on a scale from 1 to 6 with 1 being the lowest and 6 the highest] Training and Sponsorship of Visiting or Postdoctoral Scientist Lene Malmgaard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Aarhus Universitet, Denmark. March 1 to July 30, 2005. Visiting Scientist in my laboratory. Kirsten Hokeness-Antonelli, Ph.D., June 1, 2006-July 17, 2007 (Postdoctoral student) Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biology, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI Undergraduate Student Sponsorship 10
  11. 5/09 Second Reader for Honor’s Thesis in Biology Student: Tanya Hamilton BIO 195/196; 2003 Project Title: “Ability Of Dendritic Cells To Activate Natural Killer Cells: An In Vitro Study In The MCMV System” Honor’s Thesis Advisor Student: Elizabeth Deweerd (B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2005) BIO 195/196; 2004-2005 Thesis Title: “A CXCR3-dependent mechanism for antigen-specific T lymphocyte accumulation in liver during murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) infection” Note: work resulted in publication Student: Arielle Glatman Zaretsky (B.S. Biology 2007) BIO 195/196; 2006-2007 Thesis Title: “Characterization of key mechanisms regulating the bioavailability of chemokines for control of T lymphocyte trafficking to the liver” Graduate Student Sponsorship Ph.D. Thesis Advisor 1. Kirsten Hokeness, Pathobiology Graduate Student; Ph.D. awarded May 2006 Thesis Project: “Dissection Of Cytokine/Chemokine Networks Regulating Innate Inflammatory Cell Trafficking And Antiviral Defenses In Liver “ 2. Tania Nevers, Pathobiology Graduate; Spring 2007- present Project: “Role of CXCL9 and CXCL10 in T cell Antiviral Effector Function” 3. Meredith Crane, Pathobiology Graduate Student; Summer 2007- present Project: “Role Of Chemokine Receptors In Regulation Of Inflammatory Cell Mobilization From The Bone Marrow During MCMV Infection” 4. Pamela Gaddi, Pathobiology Graduate Student; Summer 2007- present Project: “Characterization Of IL-10-Mediated Effects On Innate And Adaptive Responses During MCMV Infection” Rotating Graduate Students 1. Fall 2005- Michele Avissar, Pathobiology Graduate Student 2. Fall 2005- Pamela Gaddi, Pathobiology Graduate Student 3. Fall 2006- Meredith Crane, Pathobiology Graduate Student 4. Spring 2007- Kevin Alby, Pathobiology Graduate Student 5. Spring 2007- Tania Nevers, Pathobiology Graduate Student 6. Summer 2007- Victoria Ruiz, Pathobiology Graduate Student 7. Fall 2007-Emma Reilly, Pathobiology Graduate Student Ph.D. Thesis Committee/Advisor 1. Sylvia Eash, Pathobiology Graduate Student (Ph.D awarded in 2005) 11
  12. 5/09 Thesis Project: “Early Events In BKV Infectious Entry” Principal Advisor: Professor Walter Atwood Committee Chair 2. Nathan Miselis, Pathobiology Graduate Student (Ph.D awarded in 2007) Thesis Project: “Contribution Of Tumor-Associated Macrophages To The Growth And Invasion Of Malignant Mesothelioma” Principal Advisor: Professor Agnes Kane 3. Doreen Wesche, Pathobiology Graduate Student (Ph.D awarded in 2007) Thesis Project: “Extrinsic Apoptotic Events and Liver Morbidity Seen in Sepsis” Principle Advisor: Professor Alfred Ayala Committee Chair 4. Megan Garber, Pathobiology Graduate Student (2004-2007; left program in 2007) Thesis Project: “The Role of IL-16 in the Pathogenesis of Sepsis” Principal Advisor: Professor Alfred Ayala 5. Marlowe Tessmer, Pathobiology Graduate Student (Ph.D awarded in 2007) Thesis Project: “Expression and Function of Innate Cell Inhibitory Receptors KLRG1 and KLRL1 and Their Receptors” Principal Advisor: Professor Laurent Brossay 6. Aisling Dugan, Pathobiology Graduate Student (Ph.D awarded in 2007) Thesis Project: “Characterization of BK virus Receptors on Host Cells” Principal Advisor: Professor Walter Atwood Committee Chair 7. Cristina Mesrobian, Pathobiology Graduate Student (Ph.D awarded in 2009) Thesis Project: “Role of the Ubiqutin Ligase, Cullin 3, in Breast Cancer” Principal Advisor: Professor Jeff Singer Committee Chair 8. Joslyn Jordan Thesis Project: Signaling Events Controlling BKV Tropism Principal Advisor: Professor Walter Atwood Committee Chair 9. Jessica Thaxton, Pathobiology Graduate Student (Ph.D awarded in 2009) Thesis Project: “Toll like receptor-mediated Immune Activation induces adverse pregnancy outcomes: The protective role of IL-10 at the maternal-fetal interface in response to TLR3 or TLR9 ligation” Principal Advisor: Professor Surendra Sharma 10. Vanessa Sanchez Thesis Project: “Characterization of Cellular Mechanisms for Granuloma Fomation Using Asbestos Fibers in a 3D Culture as a Model 12
  13. 5/09 Principal Advisor: Professor Agnes Kane Committee Chair 11. Kate Heflin Thesis Project: “Effect of dietery beta-glucan on leukocyte integrin CR3” Principal Advisor: Professor Jonathan Reichner 12. Victoria Ruiz Thesis Project: “Characterization of regulatory T cell responses to Helicobacter pylori Infection” Principal Advisor: Professor Steven Moss Undergraduate Academic Advising Sc.B/A.B Biology Majors 8 students (2005-2007 academic year) 8 students (2007-2009 academic year) 6 students (2009-2011 academic year) Prepared May 28, 2009 13

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