American Society

for Rickettsiology

ASR 2024 Posters

First Name Last Name Abstract Title Poster #
Olalekan Chris Akinsulie Identifying immune correlates of protection against Anaplasma marginale P01
Sultanah Alharthi Differential transcriptomic responses of human neutrophils and monocyte-derived macrophages to Anaplasma phagocytophilum challenge P02
Paige Allen Orientia tsutsugamushi inhibits p53 production to inhibit host cell apoptosis P03
Matthew Anderson Fluorescent Labeling of Coxiella burnetii to Monitor Dissemination: Methods in Progress P04
Louise Ball Osmolarity and ion dependent enhancement of Rickettsia parkeri virulence factors P05
Tarka Raj


(Karren Plain presenting)

Unraveling the Genomic Diversity of Coxiella burnetii strains from Australian Patients using Whole Genome Sequencing P06
Maureen Brophy Ecologic risk factors for infestation of Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l. in a Rocky Mountain spotted fever-endemic area of eastern Arizona P07
Lisa Brown Transcriptional induction of the IMD signaling pathway and associated antibacterial activity in the digestive tract of cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) P08
Duc-Cuong Bui Ehrlichia ubiquitinates and degrades alternate splicing factor hnRNPA2B1 to promote infection P09
Thomas Burke A forward genetic screen reveals rickettsial factors required for evading innate immunity and survival in macrophages. P10
Manish Chauhan STING dependent BAX-IRF3 signaling results in apoptosis during late-stage Coxiella burnetii infection. P11
Hua-Wei Chen Scrub typhus among hospitalized acute febrile illness admissions, Western and Central Provinces, Sri Lanka P12
Travis Chiarelli Anaplasma phagocytophilum cell division is required for infectious progeny formation and bacterial release P13
Sabrina Clark Characterization of nuclear effector CBU0388 during Coxiella burnetii infection P14
Dezmond Cole The Impact of Cell Shape on the Actin-based Motility of Rickettsia parkeri P15
Nicola Collins A novel rickettsial agent identified in patients with acute febrile illness is also present in Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks P16
Cameron Coyle Tick Tales: Exploring Innate Immune Memory and Vector Competency in Ixodes scapularis P17
Benjamin Cull Investigation of tick immune control of tick-borne pathogens with CRISPR/Cas9Ixodes scapularis cell lines P18
Gregory Dasch Molecular Typing of Isolates of Rickettsia akari P19
Nan Duan Nanobodies Targeting Ehrlichia Type IV Secretion Effector Etf-3 Inhibit Protein Functions and Mouse Infection P20
J. Stephen Dumler Neutrophil single cell RNAseq analyses demonstrate marked heterogeneity over transcriptional and differentiation programs with Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection. P21
Marina Eremeeva An Overview of Rickettsiology Presented at the American Society of Microbiology Meetings before the ASR P22
Marina Eremeeva Detection and Characterization of Rickettsia amblyommatis in Sympatric Amblyomma americanum P23
Dina M. Fagir The occurrence of novel Rickettsia sp. in fleas at the human-wildlife-livestock interface of a rural community in South Africa P24
Jennifer Farner The role of calcium in rickettsial pathogenesis: growth and cell-cell spread P25
Alison Fedrow Prevalence and seasonality ofAmblyomma americanum at multiple locations in Pennsylvania P26
Alison Fedrow Retrospective analysis of avian and mammalian samples for the presence of Orientia in Pennsylvania P27
Jonathan Ferm Systemic immune response to bovine anaplasmosis differs with method of infection challenge P28
Holly Gaff The changing prevalence of Rickettsia parkeri in Virginia P29
Dominica Genda Targeted deletion of the phage head-to-tail connector protein gene (phtcp) of Ehrlichia canis and its use in preventing canine monocytotropic ehrlichiosis P30
Lidia Gual Gonzalez Unearthing transmission drivers of Rickettsia parkeri in South Carolina P31
Rosa Marena Guzman At the heart of Q fever:Coxiella burnetii growth in primary human cardiac cells P32
Will Hamilton Wolbachia-host interactions are mediated by ankyrin repeat proteins P33
Shelby Jarvis The development of an axenic medium for Anaplasma marginale P34
Sri Jyosthsna Kancharlapalli Evaluation of a P0 synthetic vaccine in guinea pigs against the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus P35
Gilbert Kersh Impact of C. burnetii genotype on infections in animals and people P36
Roberta Koku Identification of the Anaplasma marginale Msp1b1 binding domain for adhesion to tick cells: understanding host pathogen interactions P37
Yuejin Liang Lack of the IFN-γ signal leads to lethal Orientia tsutsugamushi infection in mice with skin eschar lesions P38
Mingqun Lin Ehrlichia RipE Upregulates ATP Production and Confers Resistance to Extracellular Bacteria to Infect Host Cells to Ensure Lethal Infection in Mice P39
Mary Clark Lind The Anaplasma phagocytophilum invasin AipB interacts with CD18 to promote host cell invasion P40
Lichao Liu Role of NAD+ and a NAD-dependent enzyme in the interactions of Rickettsia parkeri with endothelial cells P41
Anh Phuong Luu Deciphering host innate immune responses to tick-borne Rickettsia P42
Juan Martinez Modulation of mitochondrial dynamics and function is associated with intracellular growth and survival of SFG Rickettsia in macrophages P43
Paige McCaslin CteG disrupts centrosome duplication machinery leading to centrosome amplification during Chlamydia trachomatis infection. P44
David McCormick Laboratory-based Surveillance for Rickettsia typhi, United States, 2023 P45
Jaclyn McCoy Ehrlichia chaffeensis: Effector Modulation of CLK1 as a Mechanism to Manipulate Alternative Splicing P46
Samantha Mercer Anaplasma phagocytophilum modulates host exosome sphingolipid content to enhance infection P47
Smruti Mishra Polysaccharide synthesis operon in Rickettsia is critical in restricting endothelial cell immune responses during intracellular replication. P48
Colleen Monahan Determining the role of ObgE during the developmental cycle of the human pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis P49
Kristin Mullins Serologic and molecular testing for the diagnosis of Rickettsia, Ehrlicha, Anaplasma, and Bartonella infections in patients in Maryland, USA. P50
Minal Mulye Role of lipid droplets and prostaglandinE2 in Coxiella burnetii intracellular growth. P51
Hema Prasad Narra Transformation of Orientia tsutsugamushi reveals stable expression of transgenes during in vitro growth. P52
Girish Neelakanta Targeting anaplasmosis with an anti-tick vaccine P53
Trung Nguyen The role of the PopZ condensate in the cell polarity of the obligate intracellular human pathogenRickettsia parkeri P54
Marinda Oosthuizen Tick-borne pathogens and acute febrile illness: The bacterial microbiome of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in rural South Africa P55
Chelsea Osbron Caspase-8 activity mediates TNFα production and restricts Coxiella burnetii replication during murine macrophage infection P56
Kathleen Pierce Manipulation of human macrophage p38 signaling by Coxiella burnetii P57
Anna Pinson Coxiella burnetii inhibits Irg1 during infection of alveolar macrophages P58
Rahul Raghavan Divergent evolution of OxyR regulon in Coxiella and Legionella P60
Yasuko Rikihisa Ehrlichia Effector TRP120 Manipulates Bacteremia to Facilitate Tick Acquisition of Ehrlichia P61
Anna Rodriguez Host Pathogen Interactions: Determining the Role of the Coxiella burnetii Virulence Protein CINF in Host Autophagy Induction P62
Arif Sadi Coxiella burnetii Actively Blocks Intracellular Interleukin-17 Signaling to Evade the Immune Response. P63
Johanna Salzer A Public Health Crisis: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in the United States and Mexico P64
Savannah Sanchez The interplay between host central carbon metabolism and Orientia tsutsugamushi intracellular proliferation P65
Allison Scott Understanding the functional consequences of gene family expansion in R. parkeri’s type IV secretion system P66
Sammuel Shahzad Identification of Dermacentor andersoni proteins that play a role in Anaplasma marginale host cell entry P67
Isaura Simões The role of cell-to-cell communication in rickettsial pathogenesis: an approach to unveil new virulence mechanisms P69
Leslie Sims Host-Cell Type AffectsCoxiellaReplication Kinetics P70
Brandon Sit Functional genetic dissection of pathogen and host during rickettsial infection P71
Regina Solomon Ehrlichia chaffeensis TRP120-mediated NFAT signaling and chemokine expression P72
Brianna Steiert Chlamydia trachomatis conventional type III secreted effector CT584 blocks STAT1 nuclear translocation via interactions with nucleoporins and Rae1 P73
Ian Stoll A Novel Real-Time PCR Assay for Detection of Rickettsia rickettsii Aiding Vaccine Development P74
Chanakan Suwanbongkot Spotted fever group Rickettsia transmission, dissemination kinetics, and host response during tick feeding. P75
Omid Teymournejad Wnt/β-Catenin Regulation inEhrlichia-Induced Liver Injury P76
Sylvia Thiong'o Functional analysis of Coxiella burnetii cbu1261 using E. coli as a surrogate system P77
Kun-Hsien Tsai Detection of Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Neoehrlichia spp. in ticks and small mammals in Kinmen County, an offshore island of Taiwan P78
Charles Ugwu Evaluation of Potential Mechanisms for Glucose Phosphorylation in the Obligate Intracellular Pathogen Coxiella burnetii P79
Luisa Valencia Tick-mediated modulation of mammalian immune-epithelial networks P80
Jaylon Vaughn A Detailed Characterization ofRickettsia bellii - Host Interactions P81
Loka Reddy Velatooru Antibodies contribute to vaccine-conferred protection against fatal rickettsioses in mice P82
Kaylee Vosbigian Pathogen persistence in ticks is supported by ATF6 regulation of stomatin P83
Lidan Wang Anaplasma phagocytophilum T4SS Effector Hijacks ER-Golgi Proteins to Pathogen-Occupied Inclusions for Multiplication P84
Sabrina White Rickettsia amblyommatis and its influence on Amblyomma americanum microbiomes: a longitudinal study P85
Guoquan Zhang The role of dendritic cells (DCs) in regulating protective immunity against Coxiella burnetii infection P86
Guoquan Zhang Mechanism of Coxiella burnetii Nine Mile phase I primary infection derived protective immunity against C. burnetii reinfection in mice P87
Jianmin Zhong Prevalence of Rickettsia species phylotype G022 and Rickettsia tillamookensis in Ixodes pacificus nymphs and adults from Northern California P88
Jinyi Zhu The host calcium system contributes to intracellular Rickettsia pathogenesis. P89
Bing Zhu Secretome Analysis of Murine Typhus P90
Adam Nock Development of inducible promoter and CRISPRi plasmids functional in Rickettsia rickettsii. P91
Garrett Cutchin Immune correlates of memory T cells with vaccine-induced protection against fatal murine rickettsiosis P92
Caroline Anderson An obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen forms extensive and stable contacts with the rough endoplasmic reticulum. P93
Paul Blair Molecular confirmation of Orientia spp. human infection in Africa P94
Shawna Reed N2A, MCF7, and HepG2 Cells Support the in vitro Growth of Coxiella burnetii P95
Shawna Reed RpoS-dependent gene regulation during the Coxiella burnetii developmental transition P96

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