American Society

for Rickettsiology


POSTERS

POSTER SESSIONS

Poster Session I – Even #s – Sunday June 26 – 1:30 – 2:15 pm

Poster Viewing & Reception – Sunday June 26 – 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Poster Session II – Odd #s – Monday June 27 – 9:45 – 10:30 am

POSTERS

The poster boards are 4’ tall x 8’ wide.

There will be 2 posters on each side

Your poster must fit within the 48” x 48” space (on ½ of the board). 

It is recommended that your poster be no wider than 36”

Set up your poster by 8:00am on Sunday June 26 in Regency D-H

Posters will remain up thru Tues / Take down Tues by 10:45am


POSTER SESSION I - EVEN NUMBERS

POSTER SESSION II - ODD NUMBERS

Poster# Poster Title Last name First name
103 Deciphering the role of Amblyomma maculatum hemocytes during Rickettsia parkeri infection Adegoke Abdulsalam
104 The Long non-coding RNA landscape of host cells during Coxiella burnetii infection Arunima Aryashree
105 Coxiella burnetii as an Expression Vector for SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein: a Tool for the Study of Host-Pathogen Interactions

Binette Picabo
106 EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS TRP120 TARGETS NUCLEAR INNATE IMMUNE REGULATOR hnRNPA2B1 FOR DEGRADATION Bui Duc-Cuong
107 Rab27 in tick extracellular biogenesis and infection Butler Lillian
108

Ehrlichia SLiM ligand mimetic activates Hedgehog signaling to engage a BCL-2 anti-apoptotic cellular program


Byerly Caitlan
109 Mechanisms of Coxiella burnetii whole cell vaccine reactogenicity

van Schaik Erin
110 Host targeted drugs as an alternative control of Rickettsia infection

Cook Jack
111 Identification of differentially expressed genes in Ixodes scapularis cells involved in vector-pathogen interactions during early Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection

Cull Benjamin
113 Functional characterization of a cat flea salivary antigen Danchenko Monika
116 Efficacy evaluation of Anaplasma centrale Msp2 hypervariable regions for protection from bovine anaplasmosis

Falghoush Azeza
119 RNA ANALYSIS OF EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS 7-GENES SPANNING FROM ECH_0659 TO ECH_0665 ENCODING FOR SEVERAL PHAGE-RELATED PROTEINS AND THEIR ORTHOLOGS IN RELATED ANAPLASMA AND EHRLICHIA SPICIES

Genda Dominica
120 The A. phagocytophilum T4SS tick effector contains EPIYA motifs and directs tyrosine phosphorylation

Genera Brittany
122 An investigation of relationship between Wolbachia endosymbionts and Rickettsia felis in the cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis

Jirakanwisal Krit
125 Anaplasma phagocytophilum AipA interacts with CD13 to facilitate host cell invasion Lind Mary Clark
127 THE CANINE HOST SERVING AS A SENTINEL SPECIES FOR TICK-BORNE DISEASES CAUSED BY ANAPLASMA, EHRLICHIA AND BORRELIA PATHOGENS IMPACTING HUMAN HEALTH IN THE USA Madesh Swetha
128 Coxiella burnetii requires type IVB secretion system to suppress host TLR3/TRIF-dependent NF-kB-activation

Mahapatra Saugata
129 Tick regulation of epidermal skin immunity facilitates an advantageous arthropod feeding environment

Marnin Liron
130 Hemocyte-mediated immune response to a bacterial infection in the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis)

Muñoz Melanie
131 Anaplasma phagocytophilum recruitment and infection of neutrophils in a 3D model of human dermal microvessels.

Nenortas Nathaniel
132 Regulator of Actin-Based Motility (RoaM)
Downregulates Actin Tail Formation by Rickettsia rickettsii and Is Negatively Selected in Mammalian Cell Culture

Nock Adam
133 The CD36 homolog Croquemort binds infection-derived lipids and initiates antibacterial immunity in Ixodes scapularis.

O'Neal Anya
134 TNF-a-dependent C-type lectin Mincle plays a significant role in innate immune recognition in the brain during scrub typhus infection in both outbred CD-1 and inbred C57BL/6 mice

Onyoni Florence
135 The impact of caspase-8 and STING interactions on extrinsic apoptosis during Coxiella burnetii infection

Osbron Chelsea
136 EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS ACTIVATATION OF NOTCH SIGNALING STABILIZES XIAP EXPRESSION TO INHIBIT CASPASE ACTIVATION

Patterson LaNisha
137 Evaluation of qPCR assay using target gene containing repetitive sequences for Rickettsia typhi detection in patients with acute febrile illness Phuklia Weerawat
138 INVESTIGATION OF EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS TRP120 AS A PDGF LIGAND MIMIC Pittner Nicholas
139 Tick Hemocytes at the Single Cell Level Rolandelli Agustin
141 Rickettsia species secret effector(s) that modulates intracellular trafficking to establish a replicative niche in host cytosol.

Sadik Mohammad
142 A Pleiotropic Metabolite Affects Microbial Infection and Arthropod Vector Fitness

Samaddar Sourabh
143 Omics-derived evidence that Orientia tsutsugamushi both pirates and modulates host central metabolism during infection

Sanchez Savannah
144 Shaping the understanding of the Unfolded Protein Response and Vector Competency in Ixodes scapularis Sidak-Lofits Lindsay
145 Investigation of the potential involvement of RIPK3 in Orientia tsutsugamushi inhibition of NF-κB Siff Thomas
146 Quantitative analysis of growth and morphology in the obligate intracellular pathogen Rickettsia parkeri Smith Erika
147 Ehrlichia chaffeensis TRP120 activates BMP2 signaling in monocytes Solomon Regina
148 CteG mediated control of centrin-2: Getting to the center of how chlamydia manipulates the centrosome cycle

Steiert Brianna
149 The Attraction of Dermacentor variabilis to Road Edge Habitat: evaluating the role of sensory organs in the distribution of American dog ticks in a field

Stewart Noah
150 Role of Sca4 in the Dissemination and Transmission of Rickettsia parkeri in  Amblyomma maculatum

Suwanbongkot Chanakan
152 Host transcriptomic profiling of CD-1 outbred mice with severe clinical outcomes following infection with Orientia tsutsugamushi

Thiriot Joseph
154 Roles of rickettsial outer membrane protein B (OmpB) in tick vector infections

Tongluan Natthida
155 Tissue-specific transcriptional responses to Rickettsia rickettsii infection in mice

Towey Jessica
156 Novel Detection of Rickettsia Species in Ambylomma macalatum found in Callaway County, Missouri Vaughn Jaylon
157 Cryptic genes for interbacterial antagonism distinguish Rickettsia species infecting Blacklegged Tick from other Rickettsia pathogens Verhoeve Victoria
160 ANALYSIS OF A NEW TYPE IV SECRETION SYSTEM EFFECTOR of Anaplasma Phagocytophilum

Wang Lidan
161 Symbiont control of arthropod vector autophagy: insights from the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis

Wang Xinru
162 Comparative Transcriptomics Identifies Coxiella burnetii Survival Strategies in Continuous Axenic Media Growth

Yadav Archana
163 Ca2+ Regulation During Host-Rickettsia Interaction Zhu Jinyi
165 Downregulated expression of MHC-I in Anaplasma phagocytophilum-stimulated human monocyte-derived macrophages: a role for NLRC5 isoforms? Alharthi Sultanah
166 An in vitro antibiotic treatment algorithm to eliminate mycoplasma contamination from rickettsial cultures

Allerdice Michelle
167 Rickettsioses identified as a cause of febrile illness requiring hospitalization at two hospitals in Uganda

Blair Paul
168 Investigating interferon signaling as a key determinant of human spotted fever disease.

Burke Thomas
170 Anaplasma phagocytophilum transmission activates interferon signaling pathways in the skin

Chavez Adela
171 Genomes of Rickettsia rickettsii strains representative of areas with elevated Rocky Mountain spotted fever risk

Clark Tina
174 The Insect Galleria mellonella as an Infection Model to Investigate Pathogenesis of Rickettsia

Eremeeva Marina
175 Utility of Next-Generation Sequencing for Etiological Diagnosis of Rickettsial Diseases.

Eremeeva Marina
176 UK outbreaks of Q fever: strain characterisation and assessment of aerosol survival.

Essex-Lopresti Angela
177 Rickettsia conorii disrupts inter-microvascular endothelial cell tight junction via activating NLRP3 inflammasome

Fang Rong
179 A single dose immunization of live-attenuated R. parkeri mutant confers complete protection against two fatal rickettsioses in mice

Fang Rong
180 Ectoparasite profile and Rickettsia burden in small mammals collected in central Pennsylvania

Fedrow Alison
182 BOVINE ANAPLASMOSIS PREVALENCE ASSESSED IN BEEF CATTLE FROM DIVERSE GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA

Fitzwater Shawna
183 IgG and IgM Antibody Reactivity with individual Spotted Fever Rickettsia Antigens

Fuller Lee
185 Endothelial exosome plays functional role during rickettsial infection

Gong Bin
186 MULTIPLE EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS GENES CRITICAL FOR ITS PERSISTENT INFECTION IN A VERTEBRATE HOST ARE NONESSENTIAL FOR ITS GROWTH IN THE TICK VECTOR; AMBLYOMMA AMERICANUM

Jaworski Deborah
191 Importazole, a specific inhibitor of importin-dependent nuclear transport, suppresses growth of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in HL-60 cells by preventing AnkA nuclear accumulation.

Kim Yuri
192 Inhibition of Ehrlichia chaffeensis Infection by Cell-permeable Bicyclic Peptides that Bind Ehrlichial Type IV Secretion Effector Etf-1

Lin Mingqun
193 EcxR IS A GLOBAL GENE REGULAR WHICH INTERACTS WITH THE PROMOTER SEGMENTS OF MULTIPLE
EHRLICHIA CHAFFEENSIS GENES TRANSCRIBED
BY RNA POLYMERASE HOLOENZYME CONTAINING THE HOUSEKEEPING OR ALTERNATIVE SIGMA FACTORS
Liu Huitao
194 Q fever post-vaccination hypersensitivity modeling reveals sex dimorphism and a less reactogenic vaccine candidate

Long Carrie
195 Ehrlichia canis immunome is dominated by hypothetical proteins and conformation-dependent antibody epitopes

Luo Tian
198 Investigation of genotype variations among Orientia tsutsugamushi human isolates as possible predictors of severe scrub typhus

Mullins Kristin
199 Role of lipid droplets and prostaglandinE2 in Coxiella burnetii intracellular growth.

Mulye Minal
201 A small non-coding RNA mediates transcript stability and expression of cytochrome bd-I ubiquinol oxidase subunit 1 in Rickettsia conorii

Narra Hema Prasad
202 Proof-of-concept efficacy of doxycycline in an inhalational marmoset model of Q Fever

Nelson Michelle
204 Anaplasma marginle enters tick cells using clathrin and proteins of the Msp1 superfamily Noh Susan
207 Evaluation of Ehrlichia canis diagnostic protein immunoreactivity and dual host expression

McBride
Jere
208 Examining the evolution of pathogenicity in Coxiella to identify novel therapeutic targets

Raghavan Rahul
209 The Coxiella effector CvpG modulates fusion properties of the Coxiella containing vacuole

Reed Shawna
210 The IMPACT of Coxiella: Learning from a pathogen during a pandemic

Reed Shawna
212 The Interplay between Flea-borne Rickettsiae Richards Allen
213  Endothelial mTOR activation with R. rickettsii strains of varying virulence: possible roles in the modulation of autophagy, inflammation, and rickettsial replication

Narra Hema Prasad
215 The retropepsin-type protease APRc as a novel Ig-binding protein and moonlighting immune evasion factor of Rickettsia Simões Isaura
216 Assessment of the Pathogenicity of Purportedly Nonpathogenic Rickettsia via tick bite from Naturally Infected Vectors

Snellgrove Alyssa
220 Expression of Orientia tsutsugamushi p56 antigen in recombinant non-replicative adenovirus virus vector for evaluation of protection against scrub typhus infection.

Crocquet-Valdes Patricia
221 Type VIB Secretion System Protein, icmE Contribute to Coxiella burnetii virulence, intracellular replication, and activation of inflammasome mediators during infection

Zhang Guoquan
223 Ehrlichia chaffeensis TRP120-mediated ubiquitination and degradation of transcriptional corepressor TLE4

Zhu Bing
229 Cat flea coinfection with Rickettsia felis and Rickettsia typhi

Laukaitis Hanna
231 Potential vaccine targets in VirB10 of the Anaplasmataceae

Crosby Francy
233 An insight into the Epigenetics of Ixodes scapularis populations Chavez Adela

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