Medical Microbology & Immunology

Medical Microbology & Immunology

Departmental News

This page contains incrementally updated information, arranged chronologically.

  • Details regarding a recent $2.44 million five-year NIH grant to Dr. Jason Bartz and Dr. Tony Kincaid to look more closely at infectious prion proteins can be found here.
  • Dr. Ming Chen has received notice of 5-year $1.8 million R01 funding for his research "LincRNAs in Mucosal Defense to AIDS Opportunistic Pathogen Cryptosporidium"


Recent departmental publications (more detailed information can be found on individual faculty pages):

Tickler IA, Tenover FC, Dewell S, Le VM, Blackman RN, Goering RV, Rogers AE, Piwonka H, Jung-Hynes BD, Chen DJ, Loeffelholz MJ, Gnanashanmugam D, Baron EJ. 2019. Streptococcus agalactiae strains with chromosomal deletions evade detection with molecular methods. J Clin.Microbiol. (in press)

Bourkas MEC, Arshad H, Al-Azzawi ZAM, Halgas O, Shikiya RA, Mehrabian M, Schmitt-Ulms G, Bartz JC, Watts JC. 2019. Engineering a murine cell line for the stable propagation of hamster prions. J Biol.Chem. (in press)

Wang Y, Shen Y, Liu H, Yin J, Zhang XT, Gong AY, Chen X, Chen S, Mathy NW, Cao J, Chen XM. 2019. Induction of inflammatory responses in splenocytes by exosomes released from intestinal epithelial cells following Cryptosporidium parvum infection. Infect.Immun. (in press)

Polvi EJ, Veri AO, Liu Z, Hossain S, Hyde S, Kim SH, Tebbji F, Sellam A, Todd RT, Xie JL, Lin ZY, Wong CJ, Shapiro RS, Whiteway M, Robbins N, Gingras AC, Selmecki A, Cowen LE. 2019. Functional divergence of a global regulatory complex governing fungal filamentation. PLoS.Genet. 15:e1007901

Rudick CP, Lang MS, Miyamoto T. 2019. Understanding the pathophysiology behind chairside diagnostics and genetic testing for IL-1 and IL-6. Oral Dis.

Pandya AN, Prathipati PK, Hegde P, Li W, Graham KF, Mandal S, Drescher KM, Destache CJ, Ordway D, Jackson M, North EJ. 2019. Indole-2-carboxamides are active against Mycobacterium abscessus in a mouse model of acute infection. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 63: /3/e02245-18

Bourret TJ, Boyle WK, Zalud AK, Valenzuela JG, Oliveira F, Lopez JE. 2019. The relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia turicatae persists in the highly oxidative environment of its soft-bodied tick vector. Cell Microbiol. 21:e12987

Boyle WK, Groshong AM, Drecktrah D, Boylan JA, Gherardini FC, Blevins JS, Samuels DS, Bourret TJ. 2019. DksA controls the response of the lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi to starvation. J Bacteriol. 201: e00582-18

Sigurdson CJ, Bartz JC, Glatzel M. 2019. Ccellular and molecular mechanisms of prion disease. Annu.Rev.Pathol. 14:497-516


 A summary of departmental research expertise (via Elsevier Scopus) may be found here.

The overall breadth of Creighton University research may also be visualized via the Elsevier Scopus resource.