|2014 - Present||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Biological Sciences|
|2009 - 2014||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Division of Math, Science, and Technology|
|2007||Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami|
|1999||B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst|
Identification of Gut Microbes and Their Link to Autism CAHSS Intellectual Conversations (2015)
Autism Spectrum Disorders are currently estimated to effect 1 in 68 children. There are many different genetic, environmental and biological factors that may lead to autism; however, there is no cure. Recently, a link between ...
Modulation of dendritic cell differentiation and function by YopJ of Yersinia pestis European Journal of Immunology (2007)
Yersinia pestis evades immune responses in part by injecting into host immune cells several effector proteins called Yersinia outer proteins (Yops) that impair cellular function. This has been best characterized in the innate effector cells, ...
Signal transduction in DC differentiation: winged messengers and Achilles' heel Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (2007)
Dendritic cells (DC) are centrally involved in the initiation and regulation of the adaptive immune response, and different DC can have markedly different (e.g., opposing) function. Acquisition of specific functions is likely to be a ...
Measurement of effector protein injection by type III and type IV secretion systems using a 13-residue phosphorylatable glycogen synthase kinase tag Infection and Immunity (2006)
Numerous bacterial pathogens use type III secretion systems (T3SSs) or T4SSs to inject or translocate virulence proteins into eukaryotic cells. Several different reporter systems have been developed to measure the translocation of these proteins. In ...
The Yersinia pestis type III secretion needle plays a direct role in the regulation of Yop secretion Molecular Microbiology (2005)
Activation of bacterial virulence-associated type III secretion systems (T3SSs) requires direct contact between a bacterium and a eukaryotic cell. In Yersinia pestis, the cytosolic LcrG protein and a cytosolic YopN-TyeA complex function to block T3S ...
The Yersinia pestis YscF needle plays a role in the regulation of type III secretion and translocation Dissertations from ProQuest (2007)
Activation of bacterial virulence-associated type III secretion systems (T3SSs) requires direct contact between a bacterium and a eukaryotic cell. In Y. pestis, a cytosolic YopN-TyeA complex functions to block type III secretion (T3S) in the ...