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2014

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Gregory Berry Ph.D. Mechanisms of Insulin—Dependent Diabetes Locus 9—Mediated Protection from Type 1 Diabetes Hanspeter Waldner
Linda Cruz Ph.D. Diversity in Papillomavirus Host Interactions During Attachment and Entry Craig Meyers Postdoctoral Scholar; Penn State Hershey
Katrina Heyrana Ph.D. Contributions of the Capsid N-Terminal Domain to the Regulation of Assembly and Maturation in Rous Sarcoma Virus Rebecca Craven Medical Student; Penn State Hershey
Rachel Temple Ph.D. Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and Replication in Stratified Epithelial Cells Clare Sample

2013

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Darrin Bann Ph.D. Intracellular Trafficking of Retroviral Gag and RNA During Late Replication Leslie Parent Medical Student; Penn State Hershey
Scott Jones Ph.D. Mechanism of Protein-Primed Initiation of Reverse Transcription by Hepatitis B Virus Polymerase and Inhibition by Antiviral Compounds Jianming Hu Postdoctoral Scholar; Scripps Institute
Fengyang Lei Ph.D. Development of a T cell based cancer immunotherapy by using the induced pluripotent stem cell Jim Song Postdoctoral Scholar; Penn State Hershey
Tong Ren Ph.D. Molecular Pathogenesis of the Retroviral Oncoprotein Tax in T Lymphocyte Transformation Thomas Loughran
Melissa Tursiella Ph.D. Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen 3A Promotes G1/S Cell Cycle Progression Clare Sample National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate; US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

2012

 

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CURRENT POSITION

Janet Sei

Ph.D.

Dendritic Cells Are Required For Immune Responses Against Mousepox Virus In Vivo: Cytokine Profile and Mechanisms of Antigen Presentation

Chris Norbury

The Plum Island Animal Disease Center, USDA, DHS

2011

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CURRENT POSITION

Andrea Beyer

Ph.D.

Insights into the dynamic properties of the betaretroviral gag polyprotein

Leslie Parent

Postdoctoral Scholar; VA Commonwealth University

Satheesh Chencheri

Ph.D.

Contributions of EBNA-3C and BHRF1 to EBV latency

Clare Sample

Laurie Ludgate

Ph.D.

Regulation of hepadnavirus core protein function by phosphorylation

Jianming Hu

Postdoctoral Scholar; Penn State Hershey

Alan Watson

Ph.D.

Peptide-MHC-stability determines the size of the CD8+ T cell response toward an immunorecessive tumor anitgen determinant

Todd Schell

Postdoctoral Scholar; University of Pittsburgh

2010

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Callie Bounds

Ph.D.

An investigation of the vaccine generated cell mediated immune response to HLA-A2.1 restricted HPV16E7 epitopes in vivo using two preclinical animal models

Neil Christensen

 Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education Fellow; US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Michelle Bucks

Ph.D.

Insights into the interaction and nuclear capsid-association of herpes simplex virus type 1 tegument proteins UL36 and UL37

Richard Courtney

Adjunct Professor, Harrisburg Community College

Michael Conway

Ph.D.

Genetic and biochemical analyses of human papillomavirus capsid assembly and maturation

Craig Meyers

Postdoctoral Fellow; Yale University School of Medicine

Erica Granger

Ph.D.

Mononuclear phagocytes: critical players in both maintaining tissue homeostasis and initiating and potentiating the adaptive immune response

Chris Norbury

Postdoctoral Fellow; NIH, CCR

Nicole Gudleski

Ph.D.

Subcellular trafficking and early assembly of the retroviral gag polyprotein

Leslie Parent

Medical Writer; Complete Publication Solutions, LLC

Parvez Lokhandwala

Ph.D.

Rebecca Craven

Resident; Penn State Hershey

Mi Sun Moon

Ph.D.

In vitro and in vivo systems for evaluating the effects of elevated iron on acute and chronic liver injury

Harriet Isom

Visiting Fellow; NIH / NIDDK

Tam-Linh Nguyen

M.S.

Charged residues of the rous sarcoma virus flexible loop region are critical for viral replication

Rebecca Craven

Mindy Stamer

M.S.

Kenneth Lucas

2009

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CURRENT POSITION

Kathleen Ashcraft

Ph.D.

Immunosuppressive effects of psychological stress and associated increases in glucocorticoids on the T cell-mediated immune response to herpes simplex virus type 1

Robert Bonneau

Postdoctoral Associate; Duke University

Nicholas Baird

Ph.D.

Acyl determinants of the herpes simplex virus type 1 UL11 tegument protein required for membrane trafficking and virion envelopment

John Wills

Keri Donohue

Ph.D.

Toward designing a more effective vaccine: mechanisms of priming T cells in vivo

Chris Norbury

Research Biologist; Environmental Laboratory

Michael Elftman

Ph.D.

Stress-induced glucocorticoids impair dendritic cell function compromising CD8+ T cell responses to herpes simplex virus

Robert Bonneau

Assistant Professor; University of Detroit Mercy

Matthew Fischer

Ph.D.

The immune response to vaccinia virus-infection: inflammatory monocytes, leukotrienes, and CD8+ T cell immunodominance

Chris Norbury

Postdoctoral Fellow; Oregon Health & Science University

John Purdy

Ph.D.

To assemble, or not to assemble: the initiation of retroviral capsid assembly

Rebecca Craven

Postdoctoral Fellow; Princeton University

Jason Starkey

Ph.D.

Harriet Isom

Cell Bank Scientist; Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Pei-Chun Yeh

Ph.D.

Interactions between the tegument proteins, UL11 and UL16, and the glycoprotein E of herpes simplex virus

John Wills

2008

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THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Tatevik Broutian

M.S.

Early interactions between human papillomavirus particles and the host cell

Neil Christensen

Graduate Research Associate; Ohio State University Medical Center

Richard Heipertz, Jr.

Ph.D.

Insights into the in vitro replication of the lamivudine-resistant mutant, RTM204I, using the HBV recombinant baculovirus system in HepG2 cells

Harriet Isom

Captain, Research Scientist; U.S. Army Medical Service Corp

Scott Kenney

Ph.D.

Insights into retroviral assembly from mutation of the rous sarcoma virus p10 nuclear export sequence

Leslie Parent

Postdoctoral Fellow; Virginia Tech

David G. Meckes, Jr.

Ph.D.

The Dynamic Herpesvirus Tegument: Receptor Binding Induced Release of UL16 from the Herpes Simplex virus Capsid

John Wills

Postdoctoral Fellow; University of North Carolina

Michael Murphy

Ph.D.

Packaging determinants of the herpes simplex type 1 teument protein PUL46

Richard Courtney

Upstream Process manager; Medicag-USA

David Nguyen

Ph.D.

Inhibition of Hepatitis B virus replication of the APOBEC3 protein

Jianming Hu

Postdoctoral Scholar; UCLA

Kevin O’Regan

Ph.D.

Insights into herpes simplex virus type 1 assembly: Protein interactions and virion incorporation determinants of the tegument protein VP22

Richard Courtney

Postdoctoral Scholar; Fox Chase Cancer Center

Angela Tatum

Ph.D.

Mechanisms that regulate the C8+ T cell response to SV40 T antigen

Todd Schell

Adjunct Faculty Member; Frederick Community College

Eric Tewalt

Ph.D.

Antigen processing and presentation: Contributions of the cross-presentation pathway in eliciting CD8+ T cell responses in vivo

Chris Norbury

Associate Group Leader; PPD, Pharmaceutical Company

Ato Wright

MD/PhD

Shao-Cong Sun

Physician; Internal Medicine, Private Practice

Hassan Zahwa

Ph.D.

Modulation of the neonatal cell-mediated immune response by maternally derived stress hormones

Robert Bonneau

US Department of Defense

2007

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Wesley Konsavage

Ph.D.

Identification of residues within the 25-amino-acid spacing region of rous sarcoma virus integrase that are important for interactions with its viral and nonviral DNA substrates

Michael Katzman

Research Associate; Penn State Hershey

Christina Ryan

Ph.D.

Targeting and immunorecessive tumor for adoptive immunotherapy of advanced-stage brain tumors induced by SV40 T antigen

Todd Schell

Pediatric Hospitalist; Kaiser Permanente

2006

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Aji Nair

Ph.D.

Modulation of microglia and CD8+ T lymphocyte activation by psychological stress during the development of stress-induced herpes simplex virus type-1

Robert Bonneau

Jennifer Rankin

M.S.

Craig Meyers

Regional Study Manager; Pfizer

2005

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Jason Bodily

Ph.D.

The differentiation-dependent P742 promoter and the HPV31 life cycle

Craig Meyers

Assistant Professor; LSU Health Sciences Center

William Reiley

Ph.D.

Shao-Con Sun

Trudeau Institute

Jared Spidel

Ph.D.

Utilization of cellular proteins by rous sarcoma virus during replication

John Wills

Group Leader; Morphotek, Inc.

2004

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Michael Brignati

Ph.D.

Insights into the Herpes Simplex virus type 1 assembly: membrane association and intra-cellular trafficking of the VP22 tegument protein

Richard Courtney

Associate; Troutman Sanders LLP

Timothy Culp

Ph.D.

Early Events in Papillomavirus Infection

Neil Christensen

Research Fellow, Merck Pharmaceutical

Rachel Garbitt

Ph.D.

The role of the rous sarcoma virus gag protein localization in genomic RNA packing and dimerization

Leslie Parent

Christian Grant

Ph.D.

Analysis of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type I Viral Gene Expression in cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage

Brian Wigdahl

Research Director; BRM/Biomere, LLC

Jean Monchik

M.S.

Mechanisms of cross-priming in vivo: The role of molecular chaperone GP96 and the assessment of temporal viral antigen expression

Chris Norbury

Research Analyst; Immune Tolerance Network

Kate Mostoller

Ph.D.

Secretion and Extracellular function of the human T cell leukemia virus trans-activator protein tax

Brian Wigdahl

Associate Early Clinical Development Specialist; Merck & Co, Inc.

Lisa Scheifele

Ph.D.

Neucleocytoplasmic transport of the rous sarcoma virus Gag polyprotein

Leslie Parent

Assistant Professor; Loyola University

Stephanie Stoehr

Ph.D.

Iron associated pathogenesis in the liver: the effects of iron overload on hepatocellular gene expression

Harriet Isom

Lecturer; York College

Sandra Urdaneta

Ph.D.

Candidate microbicides for inactivation of HIV-1 in breast milk

Mary K. Howett

Research Assistant Professor; Drexel University College of Medicine

Jodi Yorty

Ph.D.

Good stress, bad stress: stressing the consequences of maternal-fetal/neonatal neuroimmune interactions on immunity to herpes simplex virus (HSV)

Robert Bonneau

Associate Professor; Elizabethtown College

2003

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THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Timothy Alefantis

Ph.D.

Analysis of amino acid signals within the human T cell leukemia virus type 1 transactivator protein tax that control nuclear export cytoplasmic intracellular localization and secretion

Brian Wigdahl

Research; Vital Probes, Inc.

Crystal Anglen

Ph.D.

A critical role and a critical period for herpes simplex virus-specific CD8+ T lymphocyte infiltration into the central nervous system: impact of the development of stress-induced herpes simplex encephalitis

Robert Bonneau

Medical Affairs; Gilead Sciences

Tricia Burdo

Ph.D.

Cellular and viral factors involved in HIV-1 associated neurologic disease

Brian Wigdahl

Research Assistant Professor; Boston College

Bradley Catalone

Ph.D.

Model systems for the preclinical evaluation of topical vaginal microbicides

Brian Wigdahl

Unit Head of Safety Microbiology, R&D; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Li Fang

Ph.D.

Model systems for human papilloma virus production and virus interactions with herpes simplex virus type two: implications for cervical cancer

Mary K. Howett

Penn State Hershey

Amy Harper

Ph.D.

Substrate interactions of the retroviral integrase

Michael Katzman

Visitng Assistant Professor; Dickinson College

Heather Iocca

Ph.D.

Pleiotrophic effects of the cytokine tumor necrosis factor alpha on primary rat hepatocytes in long term DMSO culture

Harriet Isom

Integrated Project Development Associate; PPD

Joshua Loomis

Ph.D.

Functional Analysis of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 UL11 Tegument Protein

John Wills

Assistant Professor; Nova Southeastern University

Margaret McLaughlin-Drubin

Ph.D.

Development of genetic systems to study the differentiation dependent life cycle of human papillomaviruses

Craig Meyers

Instructor; Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Bethanee Schlosser

MD/PhD

Characterization of the E1 E4 protein of human papillomavirus type 11 in experimental and clinical papillomas

Mary K. Howett

Assistant Professor; Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Michael Waterfield

MD/PhD

IKK/NF-kB serving as essential components of the MAP kinase signal trascution pathway

Shao-Cong Sun

Assistant Professor; University of California, San Francisco

2002

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Ayman Abdelhamed

Ph.D.

Study of some aspects of antihepadnaviral nucleoside analogs using hepatitis B virus recombinant baculovirus-HepG2 system

Harriet Isom

Instructor; Menofyia University Liver Institute

John Bilello

Ph.D.

Analysis of paracellular junctions in primary rat hepatocytes following calcium depletion and iron loading: effects on baculovirus-mediated gene delivery and hepatocyte gene expression

Harriet Isom

Senior Scientific Manager; Idenix Pharmaceuticals

Jennifer Bromberg-White

Ph.D.

Effects of glucocorticoids on HPV transcriptional regulation, life cycle events, and growth of HPV-positive tissues

Craig Meyers

Research Scientist; Van Andel Research Institute

Eric Callahan

Ph.D.

Functional analysis of the membrane-binding domain of the rous sarcoma virus gag protein

John Wills

Monica Embers

Ph.D.

Immunogenecity and cellular protein associations of the papillomavirus minor capsid protein

Neil Christensen

Research Assistant Professor; Tulane Natl. Primate Research Center

Abraham Fong

Ph.D.

Molecular characterization of a novel NF-kB pathway critical for B cell function

Shao-Cong Sun

Acting Assistant Professor; Seattle Children’s Hospital

Paul Meyer

Ph.D.

Murine tissue distribution of an antigen recognized by an antibody against the hemochromatosis gene product, HFE, and the role HFE in intestinal immunology and diabetes

Michael Chorney

Physician; US Department of Veteran Affairs

2001

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Sara Cole

Ph.D.

SV40 large T antigen associated apoptosis

Mary J. Tevethia

Microscopy & Imaging Facility; The Ohio State

Tina Kish

Ph.D.

The Development and characterization of the nod/scid-human vaginal xenograft model: a small animal model for the stuy od human immunodeficiency virus type 1 transmission and infection

Mary K. Howett

Assistant Professor; DeSales University

Akah Patnaik

Ph.D.

Ubiquitin and retrovirus late budding events

John Wills

Resident; Mayo Clinic Grad SOM, MN/CI Research Residency

Mark Uhlik

Ph.D.

Molecular characterization of signaling pathways critical for mitogen-induced T-cell activation and HTLV-1 tax-mediated pathogenesis

Shao-Cong Sun

Senior Research Scientist; Eli Lilly and Company

Isis Rivera-Walsh

Ph.D.

Insights on the genetic regulation of apoptosis signaling during T cell activation and HTLV-1 infection

Shao-Cong Sun

Keith Wonnacott

Ph.D.

Stress and stress-associated neuroendocrine hormones modulate the function of herpes simplex virus-specific memory cytotoxi T lymphocytes

Robert Bonneau

Chief, Cellular Therapies Branch; Food and Drug Adminstration

2000

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Tina Cairns

Ph.D.

Rous sarcoma virus structural proteins: genetic evidence for complex activities in replication

Rebecca Craven

Staff Scientist; University of Pennsylvania

Aruna Dharshan DeSilva

Ph.D.

On the assembly and intracellular traffic of antigen presenting MHC Class I and CD1d1 molecules

Sebastian Joyce

Nicole Leo

Ph.D.

Norepinephrine and corticosterone modulate the primary and momory cellular immune response to herpes simplex virus inflection in intact and sympathectomized mice under basal and stress conditions

Robert Bonneau

Lawyer; Callahan Law Firm

Jing Yao

MD/PhD

Physical and functional interace of CREB-1, SP1 and Tax with the HTLV-I LTR

Brian Wigdahl

Neuroradiology Fellow; Yale University School of Medicine

1999

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Tina Beachy

M.A.

The Role of RB and p53 in the Ability of SV40 Large T Antigen to Cooperate with RAS

Mary J. Tevethia

Teaching Associate, Biology; Colby College

Joseph Blaney

Ph.D.

Protective immunity conferred by cytotoxic T lymphocytes directed against an immunodominant, MHC class 1-restricted epitope of herpes simplex virus type 1 & 2

Satvir Tevethia

Staff Scientist; NIH, Infectious Diseases

Alina Boesteanu

Ph.D.

Biochemical characterization of an immunodominant minor histocompatibility antigen and structural features of its recognition

Sebastian Joyce

Research Assistant Professor; Drexel University College of Medicine

John B. Bowzard

Ph.D.

Identification of a second site suppressor of an RSV capsid mutation

John Wills

Edward Harhaj

Ph.D.

Identification of cellular components involved in T cell activation and HTLV-1 mediated cellular transformation

Shao-Cong Sun

Associate Professor; Johns Hopkins

Scott Millhouse

Ph.D.

Biochemical and functional analysis of the herpes simplex virus type 1 latency-associated transcript promoter

Brian Wigdahl

Research Associate; Columbia University

Heather Ross

Ph.D.

Impact of LTR sequence variation and C/EBP factors on HIV-1 gene expression in cells of the monocytic lineage implications for HIV-1 CNS disease

Brian Wigdahl

Principal Scientist; Lancaster Laboratories Inc

Medhat Shier

Ph.D.

Molecular mechanisms of differentiation of human papillomavirus-transformed cells by transforming growth factor B1 (TGB1)

Mary K. Howett

1998

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Michael Brehm

Ph.D.

Utilization of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) replication defective mutants to define antigen requiements for the induction of HSV-specific CTL

Satvir Tevethia

Instructor; University of MA Medical Center

William Delaney

Ph.D.

Generation, characterization, and use of the HBV baculovirus-HepG2 system: a novel in vitro model system for studying hepatitis B virus

Harriet Isom

Senior Scientist; Gilead Sciences

Timothy Mayer

Ph.D.

Investigations of the role of the human papillomavirus E5 protein in viral replication and oncogenesis

Craig Meyers

NIH / NCI

Romnie Newmaster

M.S.

Role of a subdominant H-2Kd-restricted SV40 tumor antigen cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitope in tumor rejection

Satvir Tevethia

Merck Research Institute

Melissa Reeder

Ph.D.

Transforming growth factor B induction of apoptosis and suppression of the transformed phenotype in SV40-immortalized rat hepatocyte cell lines

Harriet Isom

Amy Ten Elshof

M.S.

Michael Chorney

FBC Boise Student Ministries

1997

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Mary Beth Anania

M.S.

Ras regulation of a1 integrin in hepatocyte cell lines

Harriet Isom

Lilly Pharmaceutical

Neel Krishna

Ph.D.

Role of the rous sarcom virus Gag protein in determining particle size, shape, and core morphology

John Wills

Associate Professor; Eastern VA Medical School, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Cell Biology

Lori Maxfield

Ph.D.

Early transcriptional activation of the adenovirus E1b gene by read-through transcription originating in E1a

David Spector

Staff Ph.D.; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dorothy Mehrens

M.S.

Brian Wigdahl

Staff Research Scientist; Gene Medicine

Padmanee Sharma

M.D./Ph.D

Functional studies on the thymus leukemia antigen in a transgenic mouse system

Michael Chorney

Associate Professor; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1996

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Timothy Nelle

Ph.D.

Features of the Rous sarcoma virus matrix protein required for virus assembly and infectivity

John Wills

Senior Regulatory Review Officer; Food and Drug Administration

Doyle Siever

Ph.D.

Identification and characterization of the Cek7 receptor tyrosine kinase

Michael Verderame

Intellectual Property Attorney; Intrexon Corporation

Charles Venditti

M.D./Ph.D.

Structural,functional and evolutionary studies on the human major histocompatibility complex class I region

Michael Chorney

Tongyuan Yang

Ph.D.

Characterization of virion-associated immediate-early protein ICP4 of HSV-1

Richard Courtney

Associate Director; Johnson & Johnson/Biologics Clinical Pharmacology

1995

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Mary Lynn Fecile

M.D./Ph.D.

analysis of viral and cellular transcription in epithelium productivity infected with human papillomavirus type-11

Mary K. Howett

NE Med Center

James Harris

M.S.

an examination of the class I region of the MHC and beyond: attempts undertaken at identifying candidate genes possibly responsible for the inherited disease hereditary hemochromatosis

Michael Chorney

Smith-Kline-Beechum

Joseph Kenney

Ph.D.

Analysis of the cell type-specific transcriptional regulation of the herpes simplex virus type 1 latency-associated transcript promoter

Brian Wigdahl

Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property; Bioden Idec, Inc.

Liang Xia

Ph.D.

Studies of the membrane-associated ICP4 of herpes simplex virus type 1

Richard Courtney

Resident; Staten Island Hospital

1994

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Robert Bennett

Ph.D.

Molecular interactions required for protease activation and virion assembly by retroviral Gag proteins

John Wills

Research Scientist; Invitrogen Corp.

Tong-Ming Fu

Ph.D.

Manipulation of cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes for enhancement of CTL recognition in vitro and induction of CTL responses in vivo

Satvir Tevethia

Senior Research Biologist; Merck Research Labs

John Lippolis

Ph.D.

Role of amino acid residues that encourages and surround two H-2Db-restricted SV40 T antigen epitopes in antigen processing and presentation

Satvir Tevethia

Research; United States Department of Agriculture

Amy Sakulich

M.S.

The role of glycoprotein G in the cell-mediated immune response to herpes simplex virus type 2

Richard Courtney

Biologist; NIH/NICHD

Lisa Salvucci Kierstead

Ph.D.

Identification and characterization of a herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitope within the HSV-1 ribo-nucleotide reductase large subunit

Satvir Tevethia

Director, Vaccines and Biologics Laboratory; PPD Inc.

Maribeth Tillmann-Bogush

Ph.D.

A bio-chemical and functional analysis of the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 long terminal repeat region

Brian Wigdahl

Vice President, Scientific Services; ApotheCom Associates

1993

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Michael Angell

Ph.D.

Susceptibility of cottontail rabbit papillomavirus infection to alpha/beta interferons

John Kreider

Associate Professor; E. Michigan University

Jane Cavendar

Ph.D.

Probing the relationships between Ras cooperative transformation and p53

Mary J. Tevethia

Professor; Elizabethtown College

Jian-ming Hu

Ph.D.

Regulation of albumin transcription in hepatocyte cell lines

Harriet Isom

Professor; Penn State Hershey

Timothy Kierstead

Ph.D.

SV40 large T antigen: p53 binding and immortalization

Mary J. Tevethia

Senior Research Scientist; PPD

Lorna Samaniego

Ph.D.

Functions of the human cytomegalovirus immediate early 1 and 2 gene

David Spector

Research Associate; University of Pittsburgh

Robert Weldon

Ph.D.

Molecular analysis of retrovirus assembly

John Wills

1992

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Alison Deckhut Augustine

Ph.D.

Mapping of SV40 antigen cytotoxic T lymphocyte recognition sites I, II, and III

Satvir Tevethia

Section Chief, Basic Immunology Branch; NIH

Doug Jiang

Ph.D.

Functional analysis of the cell-mediated immune response to the MoMLV-tumor-associated antigen

David Flyer

American Red Cross

Nancy Lill

Ph.D.

The molecular basis for functional loss of T antigen cytotoxic T lymphocyte recognition sites from SV40-transformed antigenic site loss various cells

Satvir Tevethia

Associate Professor; Ohio State University

Yin Lu

Ph.D.

William Hendrickson

Tufts Medical School

Rosa Serra

Ph.D.

TGFB1 suppresses the ras-transformed phenotype; evidence for the involvement of the a1B1 integrin

Harriet Isom

Professor; University of Alabama School of Medicine

1991

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Charles Kunsch

Ph.D.

Analysis of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 infection of the developing human nervous system

Brian Wigdahl

Vice President, Biology; AtheroGenics, Inc.

David Thompson

Ph.D.

Regions of SV40 tumor antigens involved in transformation

Mary J. Tevethia

1990

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Beth Kollas

M.S.

Brian Wigdahl

Vice President; Patient-First and Service Line Planning

1989

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Robert Bonneau

Ph.D.

Analysis of the immune mechanisms involved in modulation of acute and latent herpes simplex virus infection in mice

Stephen Jennings

Professor; Penn State Hershey

Ingo Georgoff

Ph.D.

Transciptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in hepatocytes in long term culture

Harriet Isom

Senior Director and Head, Scientific and Technical Operations; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Christopher Parks

Ph.D.

Structural organization of the transcriptional control region of the E1b gene of adenovirus type 5

David Spector

1988

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Karen Cockley

Ph.D.

Human cytomegalovirus renders cells non-permissive for replication of herpes simplex viruses

Fred Rapp

Manager, Project Development; Wyeth-Ayers Institute

1987

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DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Hugh Maguire

Ph.D.

Enumeration of varicella-zoster virus transcripts

Richard Hyman

1986

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Robert Anderson

Ph.D.

Recognition of simian virus 40 tumor specific transplantation antigen by cytotoxic T lymphocyte clones

Satvir Tevethia

Principal Regulatory Affairs Scientist; SAIC

Subhasis Bondopadhyay

Ph.D.

Effect of initial template topology on transcription of adenovirus genes in vitro

Fred Rapp

Investigator; E. Birmingham Hospital

Gary Marks

Ph.D.

Characterization of the plasminogen activator of herpesvirus-transformed cells and examination of its correlation with the tumorigenic and metastatic ability of in vivo cell lines

Mary K. Howett

Associate Senior Investigator; Smith-Kline Beecham Cystic Fibrosis Center

1985

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Min Gao

Ph.D.

Molecular characterization of guinea pig cytomegalovirus

Harriet Isom

Thomas Jones

Ph.D.

Studies of the herpres domplex virus type 1-related DNA in transformed hamster cells and in normal human cells

Richard Hyman

Chao-yin Yin

Ph.D.

Guinea pig cytomegalovirus immediate early gene expression

Harriet Isom

1984

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Frank Jenkins

Ph.D.

Molecular studies on a transforming region of the herpes simplex virus type 2 DNA

Mary K. Howett

Associate Professor; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Robert Sarisky

Ph.D.

Structure and function analysis of the herpes simplex virus type 1 a sequence+I6:I27

Peter Weber

Janssen Global Services

Carol Seemueller

M.S.

Mutants of SV40 with altered EcoRII sites

Mary J. Tevethia

Lecturer; University of CO

1983

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Michael Titus

Ph.D.

Inhibition by Corynebacterium parvum of immunity conferred by a tumor cell vaccine

Gerald Bartlett

VP, Quality Assurance; Tektagen, Inc.

1982

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Rebecca Blanton

Ph.D.

Characterization of immediate-early and early infected-cell specific polypeptides from lytic infections with human cytomegalovirus by immunoprecipitation

Mary J. Tevethia

Immunex Corp.

Virginia Carter

Ph.D.

The involvement of herpes simplex virus glyco-proteins in the cell-mediated immune response

Satvir Tevethia

Instructor; Foothill College

Joseph Ecker

Ph.D.

Molecular cloning and structural determination of varicella-zoster virus DNA

Richard Hyman

Professor; Salk Interntaional Council Chair in Genetics; Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Gordon & Betty Moore Investigator; The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Sherrie Feldman

M.D./Ph.D.

Biological characterization of the plasminogen activator associated with herpes simplex virus type 2-transformed cells

Mary K. Howett

Physician; Cowley Associates

David Flyer

Ph.D.

Characterization of the immune response to the simian virus 40 transplantation rejection antigen in high responder mice

Satvir Tevethia

Director, Preclinical Development at Novavax

1981

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Judith Kalinyak

Ph.D.

Rat glutathione S-transferase: Cloning of double-stranded complementary DNA, determination of a partial nucleotide sequence and analysis of the drug induction of its mRNA

John Taylor

Chief Medical Officier; Naviscan Inc.

Warren Liao

Ph.D.

Molecular cloning of a-fetoprotein double-stranded cDNA and studies of a-fetaprotein and albumin expression during development

John Taylor

Associate Professor; University of TX, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Roger Miller

Ph.D.

Identification and physical mapping of the short foldback sequences of herpes simplex virus DNA

NIDCD/NIH

1980

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Cinda Boyer

Ph.D.

Systemic adoptive transfer of immunity to 13762A rat mammary adenocarcinoma

John Kreider

Assistant Professor; Duke University

Anamaris Colberg-Poley

Ph.D.

An in vitro system of herpes simplex virus latency

Harriet Isom

Associate Director; Children’s National Medical Center

David Cosman

Ph.D.

Characterization of a novel, temperature-sensitive mutant of simian virus 40

Mary J. Tevethia

VP & Director of Molecular Biology; Immunex Research & Development

1979

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Betty Conner

Ph.D.

Characterization and identification of lymphoma and lymphoblastoid cell lines

Ronald Glaser

Michael Tocci

Ph.D.

Studies on the replication of human cytomegalo-virus in lympho-blastoid cells

Stephen St. Jeor

Director; Merck, Sharp, and Dohme Research Labs

1978

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Elaine DeFreitas

Ph.D.

Tumor infiltrating leukocytes and their role in the rejection of autochthonous tumors induced by murine sarcoma virus-Moloney strain

John Kreider

Virologist; The Wistar Institute

Kathleen Hay

Ph.D.

Detection of virus-associated antigens expressed by herpes simplex virus-infected and transformed hamster cells

Robert Lausch

Research Support Associate; Penn State Hershey

Jennifer McKimm-Breschkin

Ph.D.

Factors controlling interferon induction by measles virus

Fred Rapp

University of Melbourne

1977

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Randy Hutt

Ph.D.

The inter-relationship between human cytomeg-alovirus and host cell DNA synthesis

Stephen St. Jeor

Manager; Wyeth-Lederle

Anna Laychock

M.S.

Study of immune response to virus related antigens in CMV-infected and transformed human cells – An approach to the etiology of prostatic cancer

Laszlo Geder

Physician; Pottsville Hospital & Warner Clinic

Cathy St. Hillaire

Ph.D.

Interaction between superinfecting herpesviruses and resident type C RNA virus genomes in mammalian cells

Fred Rapp

Research Director; Office of Government Relations, Hershey Foods Corp

1976

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Jui-Len Li

Ph.D.

Properties of cells transformed by viruses inactivated by photo-dynamic procedures

Fred Rapp

Research Manager; Cooper Labs, Inc.

1975

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

John Keiser

M.D./ Ph.D.

Characterization of a temperature-sensitive DNA mutant of Staphylococcus aureau

Isabel Barnes

Physician; George Washington University

Donna Murasko

Ph.D.

Demonstration of virus-associated membrane antigens on hamster cells transformed by cytomegalovirus

Robert Lausch

Professor; Allegheny University of Health Science

Thom Schwartz

Ph.D.

A study of oX174 deoxyribonucleic acid replication utilizing inhibitors of ribonucleic acid and protein synthesis

Fred Funk

1974

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Elizabeth Dollar

Ph.D.

Resistance of hamster embryo cells transformed in vitro by herpes simplex viruses to superin-fection by herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2

Ronald Duff

Professor and Chair; Parker College Of Chiropractic

Martin Haspel

Ph.D.

The biological properties of temperature-sensitive mutants of measles virus

Ronald Duff

Director; PERimmune, Inc.

Roger Koment

Ph.D.

Temperature-sensitive host range mutants of herpes simplex virus type 2

Fred Rapp

Founder and CEO of the International Association of Medical Science Educators

1973

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Thomas Albrecht

Ph.D.

Studies on the oncogenic potential of human cytomegalovirus

Fred Rapp

Professor; University of Texas Medical Branch

Paul Knight

M.D./ Ph.D.

Mechanism of human measles virus latency in hamster cells

Ronald Duff

Professor and Chair; SUNY

Geraldine Shantz

Ph.D.

Quantitative expression of Forssman antigen on normal and transformed hamster cells

Robert Lausch

Institute for Immunology & Serology, Heidelberg FRG

1971

NAME

DEGREE

THESIS TITLE

ADVISOR(S)

CURRENT POSITION

Sally Layne

Ph.D.

Properties of primate cells transformed by PARA (defective SV40) adenovirus type 7

Fred Rapp

Private School

 

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