Meredith Cummings


Sonya Morse


Tyler Pardee - MD student, Univ CA-San Diego


Samantha Palmer - Grad Student, Weill Cornell Grad School of Medical Sciences (Cancer Immunology). 

Samantha Palmer - Weill Cornell Grad School of Medical Sciences (Cancer Immunology).  Samantha returned to the Biology Department in Spring 2012 to speak to students about medical school, as well as to present her research at the departmental seminar.   She's also pleased to share her FIVE publications!

1. The second receptor binding site of the globular head of the Newcastle disease virus (NDV) hemagglutinin-neuraminidase activates the stalk of multiple paramyxovirus receptor binding proteins to trigger fusion.  Porotto M, Salah Z, DeVito I, Talekar A, Palmer S, Xu R, Wilson I, and Moscona A J Virol. Epub 2012 March 6

2. Mechanism of fusion triggering by human parainfluenza virus type III: communication between viral glycoproteins during entry.
Porotto M, Palmer SG, Palermo LM, Moscona A.

J Biol Chem. 2012 Jan 2;287(1):778-93. Epub 2011 Nov 22.

3. Spring-loaded model revisited: paramyxovirus fusion requires engagement of a receptor binding protein beyond initial triggering of the fusion protein.

Porotto M, Devito I, Palmer SG, Jurgens EM, Yee JL, Yokoyama CC, Pessi A, Moscona A.

J Virol. 2011 Dec;85(24):12867-80. Epub 2011 Oct 5.


4. A recombinant sialidase fusion protein effectively inhibits human parainfluenza viral infection in vitro and in vivo.

Moscona A, Porotto M, Palmer S, Tai C, Aschenbrenner L, Triana-Baltzer G, Li QX, Wurtman D, Niewiesk S, Fang F.

J Infect Dis. 2010 Jul 15;202(2):234-41.

5. Human parainfluenza virus infection of the airway epithelium: viral hemagglutinin-neuraminidase regulates fusion protein activation and modulates infectivity.

Palermo LM, Porotto M, Yokoyama CC, Palmer SG, Mungall BA, Greengard O, Niewiesk S, Moscona A.

J Virol. 2009 Jul;83(13):6900-8. Epub 2009 Apr 22.


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