MyMP - August 2018


Your New Website!

We are very excited to unveil our brand new PMI website, which is live TODAY and can be accessed here.
This will provide a platform for the bright future of the department and our division (which can be found here). The new site gives us a place to showcase the important work you do! It is built on technology that will allow greater modification, can grow with us and can be changed with our evolving needs.
Please take a moment to look around and get to know the new layout. Make sure you check out your new profile in here. All the Divisions can be found here.
Over the next few weeks and months, more features will be added, pages will be updated and redirects from the old website will be complete. We will do our best to keep you in the loop about these developments.
We value your input and feedback, so if you have any comments, suggestions or requests, please send them to James Rudolph.


The Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology has announced the winners of it's "Highly Cited Articles Award", which was established to recognize members who have published high impact primary research articles as determined by the number of citations over a two-year period. MP's Jonathan Irish and Borden Lacy have been recognized for their articles: 
“Methods for discovery and characterization of cell subsets in high dimensional mass cytometry data”,
K.E. Diggins, P.B. Ferrell, and J.M. Irish, (2015) Methods 82, 55-63.
“Identification of an epithelial cell receptor responsible for Clostridium difficile TcdB-induced cytotoxicity”,
M.E. LaFrance, M.A. Farrow, R. Chandrasekaran, J.S. Sheng, D.H. Rubin, and D.B. Lacy, (2015) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 112, 7073-7078.

Additionally, the following students in the Microbe-Host Interactions PhD Program received the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement:
Katherine Konvinse (Phillips Lab)

Wyatt McDonnell (Mallal Lab)

Aimee Wilde (Cassat Lab)

Way to go, Dr. Irish, Dr. Lacy, Katherine, Wyatt and Aime!! 

Division Announcements  

A total of 25 publications came out on Pubmed last month! Congratulations to participating faculty!

MP Division Business Meeting

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
3pm, room A-5305 MCN

*If you would like to contribute an article highlight, from your lab or the lab of a colleague within MP, please email us.*

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Thursdays, 1-2pm, room 1220 MRB III
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Thursdays, 11:30am – 12:30pm 7455 MRB IV, Rabin Conference Room
  • Rheumatology Calendar
  • Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation - VI4 Seminar Series
    Tuesdays at 11am, room 512 Light Hall
    Immunology Journal Club
    Fridays, Noon - 1pm, A4224 MCN
  • Immunology Journal Club Calendar
  • Infectious Disease Grand Rounds
    Thursdays, Noon-1pm, A-2200 MCN
    MP faculty publications: July
    1. "I will leave the baby with my mother": Long-distance travel and follow-up care among HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women in South Africa. Clouse K, Fox MP, Mongwenyana C, Motlhatlhedi M, Buthelezi S, Bokaba D, Norris SA, Bassett J, Lurie MN, Aronoff DM, Vermund SH.
      J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Jul;21 Suppl 4:e25121
    2. Gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with increased CD163 expression and iron storage in the placenta. Barke TL, Goldstein JA, Sundermann AC, Reddy AP, Linder JE, Correa H, Velez-Edwards DR, Aronoff DM
      Am J Reprod Immunol. 2018 Jul 09;:e13020
    3. Antibody responses to Streptococcus gallolyticus subspecies gallolyticus proteins in a large prospective colorectal cancer cohort consortium. Butt J, Blot WJ, Teras LR, Visvanathan K, Le Marchand L, Haiman CA, Chen Y, Bao Y, Sesso HD, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Ho GY, Tinker LF, Peek RM, Potter JD, Cover TL, Hendrix LH, Huang LC, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Epplein M
      Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Jul 23;:
    4. Interstitial Pneumonia with Autoimmune Features: An emerging challenge at the intersection of rheumatology and pulmonology. Wilfong EM, Lentz RJ, Guttentag A, Tolle JJ, Johnson JE, Kropski JA, Kendall PL, Blackwell TS,Crofford LJ
      Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Jul 29;:
    5. Ebolavirus Chimerization for the Development of a Mouse Model for Screening of Bundibugyo-Specific Antibodies. Ilinykh PA, Graber J, Kuzmina NA, Huang K, Ksiazek TG, Crowe JE, Bukreyev A
      J Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 28;:
    6. Multifunctional Pan-ebolavirus Antibody Recognizes a Site of Broad Vulnerability on the Ebolavirus Glycoprotein. Gilchuk P, Kuzmina N, Ilinykh PA, Huang K, Gunn BM, Bryan A, Davidson E, Doranz BJ, Turner HL, Fusco ML, Bramble MS, Hoff NA, Binshtein E, Kose N, Flyak AI, Flinko R, Orlandi C, Carnahan R, Parrish EH, Sevy AM, Bombardi RG, Singh PK, Mukadi P, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Ohi MD, Saphire EO, Lewis GK, Alter G, Ward AB, Rimoin AW, Bukreyev A, Crowe JE
      Immunity. 2018 Jul 09;:
    7. A multifunctional human monoclonal neutralizing antibody that targets a unique conserved epitope on influenza HA. Bangaru S, Zhang H, Gilchuk IM, Voss TG, Irving RP, Gilchuk P, Matta P, Zhu X, Lang S, Nieusma T, Richt JA, Albrecht RA, Vanderven HA, Bombardi R, Kent SJ, Ward AB, Wilson IA, Crowe JE
      Nat Commun. 2018 Jul 10;9(1):2669
    8. Efficacy of Human Monoclonal Antibody Monotherapy Against Bundibugyo Virus Infection in Nonhuman Primates. Gilchuk P, Mire CE, Geisbert JB, Agans KN, Deer DJ, Cross RW, Slaughter JC, Flyak AI, Mani J, Pauly MH, Velasco J, Whaley KJ, Zeitlin L, Geisbert TW, Crowe JE
      J Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 05;:
    9. Options and Limitations in Clinical Investigation of Bacterial Biofilms. Magana M, Sereti C, Ioannidis A, Mitchell CA, Ball AR, Magiorkinis E, Chatzipanagiotou S, Hamblin MR, Hadjifrangiskou M, Tegos GP
      Clin Microbiol Rev. 2018 Jul;31(3):
    10. CD4+ Regulatory T Cells Exert Differential Functions during Early and Late Stages of the Immune Response to Respiratory Viruses. Rogers MC, Lamens KD, Shafagati N, Johnson M, Oury TD, Joyce S, Williams JV
      J Immunol. 2018 Jul 11;:
    11. FUS Negatively Regulates Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Gene Expression. Dunker W, Song Y, Zhao Y, Karijolich J
      Viruses. 2018 Jul 06;10(7):
    12. Evidence for the Role of the Cecal Microbiome in Maintenance of Immune Regulation and Homeostasis. Chhabra P, Spano AJ, Bowers D, Ren T, Moore DJ, Timko MP, Wu M, Brayman KL
      Ann Surg. 2018 Jul 09;:
    13. Structural and Functional Features of the Reovirus σ1 Tail. Dietrich MH, Ogden KM, Long JM, Ebenhoch R, Thor A, Dermody TS, Stehle T
      J Virol. 2018 Jun 29;92(14). pii: e00336-18.
    14. Dynamics of Helicobacter pylori infection as a determinant of progression of gastric precancerous lesions: 16-year follow-up of an eradication trial. Mera RM, Bravo LE, Camargo MC, Bravo JC, Delgado AG, Romero-Gallo J, Yepez MC, Realpe JL, Schneider BG, Morgan DR, Peek RM Jr, Correa P, Wilson KT, Piazuelo MB
      Gut. 2018 Jul;67(7):1239-1246.
    15. Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibition downregulates Helicobacter pylori-induced epithelial inflammatory responses, DNA damage and gastric carcinogenesis. Sierra JC, Asim M, Verriere TG, Piazuelo MB, Suarez G, Romero-Gallo J, Delgado AG, Wroblewski LE, Barry DP, Peek RM Jr, Gobert AP, Wilson KT
      Gut. 2018 Jul;67(7):1247-1260.
    16. What's New in Shock, July 2018? Bohannon JK, Sherwood ER
      Shock. 2018 Jul;50(1):1-4
    17. Correction: Competing for Iron: Duplication and Amplification of the isd Locus in Staphylococcus lugdunensis HKU09-01 Provides a Competitive Advantage to Overcome Nutritional Limitation. Heilbronner S, Monk IR, Brozyna JR, Heinrichs DE, Skaar EP, Peschel A, Foster TJ
      PLoS Genet. 2018 Jul;14(7):e1007564
    18. Graphene oxide polarizes iNKT cells for production of TGFβ and attenuates inflammation in an iNKT cell-mediated sepsis model. Lee SW, Park HJ, Van Kaer L, Hong S, Hong S
      Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 04;8(1):10081
    19. MUC5B Promoter Polymorphism and Development of ARDS. Rogers AJ, Solus JF, Hunninghake GM, Baron RM, Meyer NJ, Janz DR, Schwartz DA, May AK, Lawson WE, Blackwell TS, Ware LB
      Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul 19;:
    20. Association Between Early Postoperative Acetaminophen Exposure and Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. Van Driest SL, Jooste EH, Shi Y, Choi L, Darghosian L, Hill KD, Smith AH, Kannankeril PJ, Roden DM, Ware LB
      JAMA Pediatr. 2018 May 14;:
    21. Directed migration: Cells navigate by extracellular vesicles. Sung BH, Weaver AM
      J Cell Biol. 2018 Jul 05;:
    22. A transcriptome-wide association study among 97,898 women to identify candidate susceptibility genes for epithelial ovarian cancer risk. Lu Y, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Wu L, Guo X, Li B, Schildkraut JM, Im HK, Chen YA, Permuth JB, Reid BM, Teer JK, et al.
      Cancer Res. 2018 Jul 27;:
    23. CDKN2A Germline Rare Coding Variants and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Minority Populations. McWilliams RR, Wieben ED, Chaffee KG, Antwi SO, Raskin L, Olopade OI, Li D, Highsmith WE, Colon-Otero G, Khanna LG, Permuth JB, Olson JE, Frucht H, Genkinger JM, Zheng W, Blot WJ, Wu L, Almada LL, Fernandez-Zapico ME, Sicotte H, Pedersen KS, Petersen GM
      Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Jul 23;:
    24. Is There Causal Relationship of Smoking and Alcohol Consumption with Bone Mineral Density? A Mendelian Randomization Study. Guo R, Wu L, Fu Q
      Calcif Tissue Int. 2018 Jul 14;:
    25. Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Induces Podocalyxin to Promote Extravasation via Ezrin Signaling. Fröse J, Chen MB, Hebron KE, Reinhardt F, Hajal C, Zijlstra A, Kamm RD, Weinberg RA
      Cell Rep. 2018 Jul 24;24(4):962-972
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