Assistant Professor of Biology
Started at Briar Cliff:
PhD, Microbiology & Immunology University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks. 2005.
BA, Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. 1998.
I am an immunologist with an interest in infectious diseases. Before coming to BCU, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Results of my research have been published in Nature Immunology and the Journal of Molecular Medicine.
Zitterkopf NL, Jones QA, Bradley DS, Durick K, Rowland RR, Plagemann PG, Cafruny WA. 2003. Hydrophobic IgG-containing immune complexes in the plasma of autoimmune MRL/lpr mice, lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus-infected mice, and pigs: association with transforming growth factor-beta and pH-dependent amplification. Viral Immunol. 2003;16(4):511-23.
Matson JS, Durick K, Bradley DS and Nilles ML. 2005. Immunization of mice with YscF provides protection from Yersinia pestis infections. BMC Microbiol. 2005 Jun 24;5(1):38.
Holst J, Durick Eder K, Wang H, Workman CJ, Boyd KL, Baquet Z, Singh H, Forbes K, Chruscinski A, Smeyne R, van Oers NSC, Utz PJ, & Vignali DAA. Scalable signaling mediated by T cell antigen receptor CD3 ITAMs ensures effective negative selection and prevents autoimmunity. Nature Immunol. 2008 May; 9:658-66.
Thornton JA, Durick Eder K, and Tuomanen EI. Pneumococcal Pathogenesis: innate invasion yet organ specific damage. J Mol Med. 2010 Feb;88(2):103-7.