PhD in Biomedical Sciences Student Research


  • Berrada ZL, Telford SR 3rd. 2010. Diversity of Francisella species in environmental samples from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Microb Ecol. Feb;59(2):277-83. Epub 2009 Aug 12. PubMed PMID: 19669828.
  • Yang YL, Buck GA, Widmer G. 2010. Cell sorting-assisted microarray profiling of host cell response to Cryptosporidium parvum infection. Infect Immun. Mar;78(3):1040-8. Epub 2009 Dec 28. PubMed PMID: 20038534.
  • Mor SM, Tumwine JK, Ndeezi G, Srinivasan MG, Kaddu-Mulindwa DH, Tzipori S, Griffiths JK. 2010. Respiratory cryptosporidiosis in HIV-seronegative children in Uganda: potential for respiratory transmission. Clin Infect Dis. May 15;50(10):1366-72. PubMed PMID: 20377408
  • Kuo CL, Oyler G, Shoemaker CB. 2010. Lipid and cationic polymer based transduction of botulinum holotoxin, or toxin protease alone, extends the target cell range and improves the efficiency of intoxication. Toxicon. 55:619-29.
  • Tremblay JM, Kuo CL, Abeijon C, Sepulveda J, Oyler G, Hu X, Jin MM, Shoemaker CB. 2010. Camelid single domain antibodies (VHHs) as neuronal cell intrabody binding agents and inhibitors of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) proteases. Toxicon. Jul 14.
  • Tsai YC, Maditz R, Kuo CL, Fishman PS, Shoemaker CB, Oyler GA, Weissman AM. 2010. Targeting botulinum neurotoxin persistence by the ubiquitin-proteasome system. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2010. Sep 7.
  • Krautz-Peterson G, Bhardwaj R, Faghiri Z, Tararam CA, Skelly PJ. 2010. RNA interference in schistosomes: machinery and methodology. Parasitology. Mar;137(3):485-95.
  • Steele J, Feng H, Parry N, Tzipori S. 2010. Piglet models of acute or chronic Clostridium difficile illness. J Infect Dis. Feb 1;201(3):428-34. PubMed PMID: 20039803;
  • Mor SM, Aminawung JA, DeMaria A Jr, Naumova EN. 2010. Pneumonia and influenza hospitalization in HIV-positive seniors. Epidemiol Infect Nov 26:1-9. PubMed PMID: 21108873.


  • Berrada ZL, Telford SR 3rd. Burden of tick-borne infections on American companion animals. Top Companion Anim Med. 2009 Nov;24(4):175-81. Review. PubMed PMID: 19945085.
  • Yang YL, Serrano MG, Sheoran AS, Manque PA, Buck GA, Widmer G. 2009. Over-expression and localization of a host protein on the membrane of Cryptosporidium parvum infected epithelial cells. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2009 Nov;168(1):95-101. Epub Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 19631240.
  • Mor SM, Tumwine JK, Naumova EN, Ndeezi G, Tzipori S. 2009. Microsporidiosis and malnutrition in children with persistent diarrhea, Uganda. Emerg Infect Dis. Jan;15(1):49-52. PubMed PMID: 19116049.
  • Mor SM, DeMaria A Jr, Griffiths JK, Naumova EN. 2009. Cryptosporidiosis in the elderly population of the United States. Clin Infect Dis.;48(6):698-705. PubMed PMID: 19199827.
  • Bhardwaj R, Skelly PJ. 2009. Purinergic signaling and immune modulation at the schistosome surface? Trends Parasitol. Jun;25(6):256-60.
  • He X, Wang J, Steele J, Sun X, Nie W, Tzipori S, Feng H. 2009. An ultrasensitive rapid immunocytotoxicity assay for detecting Clostridium difficile toxins. J Microbiol Methods. Jul;78(1):97-100. Epub 2009 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 19393695.


  • Mor SM, Tzipori S. Cryptosporidiosis in children in Sub-Saharan Africa: a lingering challenge. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Oct 1;47(7):915-21. Review. PubMed PMID: 18715159.
  • Matsumoto K, Berrada ZL, Klinger E, Goethert HK, Telford SR 3rd. 2008. Molecular detection of Bartonella schoenbuchensis from ectoparasites of deer in Massachusetts. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. Aug;8(4):549-54. PubMed PMID:18454595.


  • Widmer G, Yang YL, Bonilla R, Tanriverdi S, Ciociola KM. 2006. Preferential infection of dividing cells by Cryptosporidium parvum. Parasitology. Aug;133(Pt 2):131-8. Epub 2006 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 16623967.
  • Berrada ZL, Goethert HK, Telford SR 3rd. 2006. Raccoons and skunks as sentinels for enzootic tularemia. Emerg Infect Dis. Jun;12(6):1019-21. PubMed PMID:16707067.