The Program in Immunology & Microbiology (formerly the Program in Immunology & Virology) is an academic program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The program features cutting-edge research in: viral and bacterial immunology and pathogenesis; molecular virology; diabetes and transplantation immunology; molecular and cellular immunology; vaccine development; host response against bacterial and viral pathogens; innate immune mechanisms; and, systems biology of host-pathogen interactions. This collection showcases publications authored by students in this program.

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Publications from 2017

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Vitiligo: Mechanistic Insights Lead to Novel Treatments, Michael L. Frisoli and John E. Harris

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Central Role of IL-23 and IL-17 Producing Eosinophils as Immunomodulatory Effector Cells in Acute Pulmonary Aspergillosis and Allergic Asthma, Evelyn V. Santos Guerra, Chrono K. Lee, Charles A. Specht, Bhawna Yadav, Haibin Huang, Ali Akalin, Jun R. Huh, Christian Mueller, and Stuart M. Levitz

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Broad TCR repertoire and diverse structural solutions for recognition of an immunodominant CD8+ T cell epitope, InYoung Song, Anna Gil, Rabinarayan Mishra, Dario Ghersi, Liisa K. Selin, and Lawrence J. Stern

Publications from 2016

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New Insights into the Generation of CD4 Memory May Shape Future Vaccine Strategies for Influenza, Priyadharshini Devarajan, Bianca L. Bautista, Allen M. Vong, K. Kai McKinstry, Tara M. Strutt, and Susan L. Swain

Publications from 2013

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Acetylation of conserved lysines in bovine papillomavirus E2 by p300, Edward J. Quinlan, Sara P. Culleton, Shwu-Yuan Wu, Cheng-Ming Chiagn, and Elliot J. Androphy

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The Tec kinase ITK regulates thymic expansion, emigration, and maturation of gammadelta NKT cells, Catherine C. Yin, Ok Hyun Cho, Katelyn E. Sylvia, Kavitha Narayan, Amanda L. Prince, John W. Evans, Joonsoo Kang, and Leslie J. Berg

Publications from 2012

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Contrasting dynamic responses in vivo of the Bcl-xL and Bim erythropoietic survival pathways, Miroslav Koulnis, Ermelinda Porpiglia, P. Alberto Porpiglia, Ying Liu, Kelly N. Hallstrom, Daniel Hidalgo, and Merav Socolovsky

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Plasmacytoid dendritic cell interferon-alpha production to R-848 stimulation is decreased in male infants, Jennifer P. Wang, Lei Zhang, Rachel F. Madera, Marcia Woda, and Daniel H. Libraty

Publications from 2011

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An E2F1-mediated DNA damage response contributes to the replication of human cytomegalovirus, Xiaofei E., Mary Theresa Pickering, Michelle E. Debatis, Jonathan Patrick Castillo, Alexander Lagadinos, Shixia Wang, Shan Lu, and Timothy F. Kowalik

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Genotypic and functional properties of early infant HIV-1 envelopes, Michael G. Kishko, Mohan Somasundaran, Frank E. Brewster, John L. Sullivan, Paul R. Clapham, and Katherine Luzuriaga

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The combination of early and rapid type I IFN, IL-1alpha, and IL-1beta production are essential mediators of RNA-like adjuvant driven CD4+ Th1 responses, Rachel F. Madera, Jennifer P. Wang, and Daniel H. Libraty

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A conserved determinant in the V1 loop of HIV-1 modulates the V3 loop to prime low CD4 use and macrophage infection, Thomas A. Musich, Paul J. Peters, Maria J. Duenas-Decamp, Maria Paz Gonzalez-Perez, James E. Robinson, Susan Zolla-Pazner, Jonathan K. Ball, Katherine Luzuriaga, and Paul R. Clapham

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The PYHIN protein family as mediators of host defenses, Stefan A. Schattgen and Katherine A. Fitzgerald

Publications from 2010

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A Key Commitment Step in Erythropoiesis Is Synchronized with the Cell Cycle Clock through Mutual Inhibition between PU.1 and S-Phase Progression, Ramona Pop, Jeffrey R. Shearstone, Qichang Shen, Ying Liu, Kelly N. Hallstrom, Miroslav Koulnis, Joost Gribnau, and Merav Socolovsky

Publications from 2009

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Tec kinase Itk in gammadeltaT cells is pivotal for controlling IgE production in vivo, Martin Felices, Catherine C. Yin, Yoko Kosaka, Joonsoo Kang, and Leslie J. Berg

Publications from 2008

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Hormonal regulation of the humoral innate immune response in Drosophila melanogaster, Thomas Flatt, Andreas Heyland, Florentina Rus, Ermelinda Porpiglia, Chris Sherlock, Rochele Yamamoto, Alina Garbuzov, Subba R. Palli, Marc Tatar, and Neal S. Silverman

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Engineered intermonomeric disulfide bonds in the globular domain of Newcastle disease virus hemagglutinin-neuraminidase protein: implications for the mechanism of fusion promotion, Paul J. Mahon, Anne M. Mirza, Thomas A. Musich, and Ronald M. Iorio

Publications from 2006

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The Drosophila cell corpse engulfment receptor Draper mediates glial clearance of severed axons, Jennifer MacDonald, Margaret Beach, Ermelinda Porpiglia, Amy E. Sheehan, Ryan J. Watts, and Marc R. Freeman

Publications from 2005

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HIV-1-specific CD8+ T cell responses and viral evolution in women and infants, Victor Sanchez-Merino, Siwei Nie, and Katherine Luzuriaga