Recent Publications

Allen School Recent Publications

List of Recent Publications

Since the main focus of the Allen School is innovative research, there are a variety of journal articles produced every year. The work covers all of the Allen School research efforts from zoonotic disease, antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiological and socio-economic studies. Due to the global nature of the work, many of the papers are collaborations with institutions across the world including projects in Central America, Africa, and Asia.


  • Lu SY, Zhao Z, Avillan JJ, Liu J1, Call DR (2017) Autoinducer-2 Quorum Sensing Contributes to Regulation of Microcin PDI in Escherichia coli. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:2570. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02570. eCollection 2017 PMID: 29312248 PMCID: PMC5743794
  • James AE, Rogovskyy AS, Crowley MA, Bankhead T (2017) Cis-acting DNA elements flanking the variable major protein expression site of Borrelia hermsii are required for murine persistence. MicrobiologyOpen doi: 10.1002/mbo3.569. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29250931
  • Jessica A. Klein, Jesse R. Grenz, James M. Slauch, Leigh A. Knodler (2017) Controlled Activity of the Salmonella Invasion-Associated Injectisome Reveals Its Intracellular Role in the Cytosolic Population mBio vol. 8 no. 6 e01931-17 PMID: 29208746 PMCID: PMC5717391
  • Allaire JM, Morampudi V, Crowley SM, Stahl M, Yu H, Bhullar K, Knodler LA, Bressler B, Jacobson K, Vallance BA. (2017) Frontline defenders: Goblet cell mediators dictate host-microbe interactions in the intestinal tract during health and disease. American Journal Physiology ajpgi.00181.2017. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00181.2017. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29122749
  • Miller CN, Smith EP, Cundiff JA, Knodler LA, Bailey Blackburn J, Lupashin V, Celli J. (2017) A Brucella Type IV Effector Targets the COG Tethering Complex to Remodel Host Secretory Traffic and Promote Intracellular Replication. Cell Host Microbe 22(3):317-329.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.07.017. Epub 2017 Aug 24. PMID: 28844886 PMCID: PMC5599354
  • Benavides-Montaño JA, Vadyvaloo V. (2017) Yersinia pestis resists predation by Acanthamoeba castellanii and exhibits prolonged intracellular survival.  Applied Environmental Microbiology 83(13). pii: e00593-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00593-17. Print 2017 Jul 1. PMID: 28455335 PMCID: MC5478993
  • Manjunatha UH, Vinayak S, Zambriski JA, Chao AT, Sy T, Noble CG, Bonamy GMC, Kondreddi RR, Zou B, Gedeck P, Brooks CF, Herbert GT, Sateriale A, Tandel J, Noh S, Lakshminarayana SB, Lim SH, Goodman LB, Bodenreider C, Feng G, Zhang L, Blasco F, Wagner J, Leong FJ, Striepen B, Diagana TT. (2017) A Cryptosporidium PI(4)K inhibitor is a drug candidate for cryptosporidiosis. Nature 546(7658):376-380. doi: 10.1038/nature22337. Epub 2017 May 31. PMID: 28562588 PMCID: PMC5473467
  • Munyua P, Corman VM, Bitek A, Osoro E, Meyer B, Müller MA, Lattwein E, Thumbi SM, Murithi R, Widdowson MA, Drosten C, Njenga MK. (2017) No Serologic Evidence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection Among Camel Farmers Exposed to Highly Seropositive Camel Herds: A Household Linked Study, Kenya, 2013. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 96(6):1318-1324. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0880. PMID: 28719257 PMCID: PMC5462565
  • Vallejo Esquerra, E., Yang, H., Sanchez, S. E., and Omsland, A. (2017) Physicochemical and Nutritional Requirements for Axenic Replication Suggest Physiological Basis for Coxiella burnetii Niche Restriction. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 7:190. PMID: 28620582 PMCID: PMC5449765
  • Klein JA, Dave BM, Raphenya AR, McArthur AG, Knodler LA. (2017) Functional relatedness in the Inv/Mxi-Spa type III secretion system family. Mol Microbiol. 103(6):973-991. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13602. Epub 2017 Jan 30. PMID: 27997726
  • Mosites E, Sammons M, Otiang E, Eng A, Noecker C, Manor O, Hilton S, Thumbi SM, Onyango C, Garland-Lewis G, Call DR, Njenga MK, Wasserheit JN, Zambriski JA, Walson JL, Palmer GH, Montgomery J, Borenstein E, Omore R, Rabinowitz PM (2017) Microbiome sharing between children, livestock and household surfaces in western Kenya. PLos One 12(2):e0171017. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171017. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28152044 PMCID: PMC5289499
  • Caudell MA, Quinlan MB, Subbiah M, Call DR, Roulette CJ, Roulette JW, Roth A, Matthews L, Quinlan RJ (2017) Antimicrobial Use and Veterinary Care among Agro-Pastoralists in Northern Tanzania. PLoS One 12(1):e0170328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170328. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28125722 PMCID: PMC5268417
  • Volkova S, Charles-Smith L, Harrison J, Corley CD. (2017) Uncovering the Relationships Between Military Community Health and Affects Expressed in Social Media.  EPJ Data Science 6(9). DOI 10.1140/epjds/s13688-017-0102-z
  • Charles LE, Smith W, Rounds J, Mendoza J. (2017) Chapter: Text-based Analytics for Biosurveillance. VK, Giabbanelli PJ, Papageorgiou EI, editors.  Advanced Data Analytics in Health. New York: Springer. In Press.
  • Marsh TL, Yoder J, Deboch T, McElwain TF, Palmer GH (2016) Livestock vaccinations translate into increased human capital and school attendance by girls. Science Advances 2(12):e1601410. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27990491 PMCID: PMC5156515
  • Lofgren ET, Egizi AM, Fefferman NH (2016) Patients as Patches: Ecology and Epidemiology in Healthcare Environments. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37(12):1507-1512. Epub 2016 Oct 20. PMID: 27760571
  • Smith EP, Miller CN, Child R, Cundiff JA, Celli J. (2016) Postreplication Roles of the Brucella VirB Type IV Secretion System Uncovered via Conditional Expression of the VirB11 ATPase. mBio. 7(6). pii: e01730-16. doi: 10.1128 PMID: 27899503 PMCID: PMC5137499
  • Czupryna AM, Brown JS, Bigambo MA, Whelan CJ, Mehta SD, Santymire RM, Lankester FJ, Faust LJ (2016) Ecology and Demography of Free-Roaming Domestic Dogs in Rural Villages near Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. PLoS One 11(11):e0167092. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167092. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27893866 PMCID: PMC5125679
  • Lankester F. and Davis A (2016) Pastoralism and wildlife: historical and current perspectives in the East African rangelands of Kenya and Tanzania. Revue Scientifique et Technique (International Office of Epizootics) 35(2):473-484. doi: 10.20506/rst.35.2.2536. PMID: 27917978
  • Lofgren ET (2016) Unlocking the black box: teaching mathematical modeling with popular culture. FEMS Microbiology Letters 363(20). pii: fnw225. Epub 2016 Sep 25. PMID: 27671710
  • Du J, Reeves AZ, Klein JA, Twedt DJ, Knodler LA, Lesser CF. (2016) The type III secretion system apparatus determines the intracellular niche of bacterial pathogens. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 113(17):4794-9. PMID: 27078095 PMCID: PMC4855615
  • Steele S, Radlinski L, Taft-Benz S, Brunton J, Kawula TH. (2016) Trogocytosis-associated cell to cell spread of intracellular bacterial pathogens. Elife 5. pii: e10625. doi: 10.7554/eLife.10625. PMID: 26802627 PMCID: PMC4786427
  • LeCuyer TE, Rink A, Bradway DS, Evermann JF, Nicola AV, Baszler T, Haldorson GJ (2015) Abortion in a Mediterranean miniature donkey (Equus asinus) associated with a gammaherpesvirus similar to Equid herpesvirus 7. J Vet Diagn Invest 749-53. doi: 10.1177/1040638715611444 PMID: 26462760
  • Charles-Smith LE, Reynolds TL, Cameron MA, Conway M, Lau EHY, Olsen JM, Palvin JA, Shigematsu M, Streichert LC, Suda KJ, Corley C. (2015) Using Social Media for Actionable Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Management: A Systematic Literature Review. PLoS One. 10(10): e0139701. PMID: 26437454 PMCID: PMC4593536
  • Vadyvaloo V and Hinz AK. (2015) A LysR-Type Transcriptional Regulator, RovM, Senses Nutritional Cues Suggesting that It Is Involved in Metabolic Adaptation of Yersinia pestis to the Flea Gut. PloS One. 10(9):e0137508 PMID: 26348850 PMCID: PMC4562620