Publications

Nasal delivery of Protollin-adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine induces enhanced systemic as well as mucosal immunity in mice.
Vaccine 2017 Jun 9;35(25):3318-3325. Epub 2017 May 9.
Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA. Electronic address:

Influenza virus exploits tunneling nanotubes for cell-to-cell spread.
Sci Rep 2017 Jan 6;7:40360. Epub 2017 Jan 6.
Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA.

An oil-in-water nanoemulsion enhances immunogenicity of H5N1 vaccine in mice.
Nanomedicine 2016 Oct 23;12(7):1909-1917. Epub 2016 Apr 23.
Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Rapamycin Does Not Impede Survival or Induction of Antibody Responses to Primary and Heterosubtypic Influenza Infections in Mice.
Viral Immunol 2016 Oct 22;29(8):487-493. Epub 2016 Jul 22.
1 Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta, Georgia .

RIG-I ligand enhances the immunogenicity of recombinant H7HA protein.
Cell Immunol 2016 Jun-Jul;304-305:55-8. Epub 2016 Apr 9.
Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, USA.

A highly immunogenic vaccine against A/H7N9 influenza virus.
Vaccine 2016 Feb 4;34(6):744-9. Epub 2016 Jan 4.
Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address:


Increased Dietary Salt Intake Does Not Influence Influenza A Virus-Induced Disease Severity in Mice.
Viral Immunol 2015 Nov 18;28(9):532-7. Epub 2015 Aug 18.
1 Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta, Georgia .

NLRC5 interacts with RIG-I to induce a robust antiviral response against influenza virus infection.
Eur J Immunol 2015 Mar 23;45(3):758-72. Epub 2014 Dec 23.
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Activation of the RIG-I pathway during influenza vaccination enhances the germinal center reaction, promotes T follicular helper cell induction, and provides a dose-sparing effect and protective immunity.
J Virol 2014 Dec 24;88(24):13990-4001. Epub 2014 Sep 24.
Department of Pediatrics and Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA ICGEB-Emory Vaccine Center, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India

Protein energy malnutrition decreases immunity and increases susceptibility to influenza infection in mice.
J Infect Dis 2013 Feb 4;207(3):501-10. Epub 2012 Sep 4.
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA.

Rapid differentiation of monocytes into type I IFN-producing myeloid dendritic cells as an antiviral strategy against influenza virus infection.
J Immunol 2012 Sep 1;189(5):2257-65. Epub 2012 Aug 1.
Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.


The 3' untranslated regions of influenza genomic sequences are 5'PPP-independent ligands for RIG-I.
PLoS One 2012 15;7(3):e32661. Epub 2012 Mar 15.
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

Infection of lung epithelial cells with pandemic 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses reveals isolate-specific differences in infectivity and host cellular responses.
Viral Immunol 2011 Apr;24(2):89-99
Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA.


Early control of H5N1 influenza virus replication by the type I interferon response in mice.
J Virol 2009 Jun 18;83(11):5825-34. Epub 2009 Mar 18.
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 303331, USA.

Role of host cytokine responses in the pathogenesis of avian H5N1 influenza viruses in mice.
J Virol 2007 Mar 20;81(6):2736-44. Epub 2006 Dec 20.
Influenza Branch MS G-16, Division of Viral and Ricksettial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.

Long-term survival of neonatal porcine islets in nonhuman primates by targeting costimulation pathways.
Nat Med 2006 Mar 26;12(3):304-6. Epub 2006 Feb 26.
Emory Transplant Center, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 5105, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.

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