• 1168 Citations
  • 18 h-Index

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Area of Expertise

My laboratory has a long-standing interest in understanding the cellular and molecular aspects of immune responses against pathogenic microorganisms. Specifically, the gram-positive bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, is utilized to dissect the roles of T cells, NK cells, NK-T cells, dendritic cells, monocytes, neutrophils, and macrophages during the innate and adaptive immune responses to this pathogen. Elucidating the proliferative capacity, cytokine/chemokine secreting potential, localization, and ultimate fate of these and other immune effector cells allows us to understand how the immune system coordinately responds to, and controls, pathogens.
We are also actively studying how cytokine/chemokine networks, oxidative stress, and enzymes that regulate the production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species modulate immune responses and clearance of pathogens.

Education/Academic qualification

BS in Biology, DePaul University

PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

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Research Output

  • 1168 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 24 Article
  • 3 Review article

Extracellular superoxide dismutase enhances recruitment of immature neutrophils to the liver

Break, T. J., Witter, A. R., Indramohan, M., Mummert, M. E., Dory, L. & Berg, R. E., 2016, In : Infection and Immunity. 84, 12, p. 3302-3312 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    The essential role of neutrophils during infection with the intracellular bacterial pathogen listeria monocytogenes

    Witter, A. R., Okunnu, B. M. & Berg, R. E., 1 Sep 2016, In : Journal of Immunology. 197, 5, p. 1557-1565 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 34 Scopus citations

    Chronic psychological stress suppresses contact hypersensitivity: Potential roles of dysregulated cell trafficking and decreased IFN-γ production

    Hall, J. M. F., Witter, A. R., Racine, R. R., Berg, R., Podawiltz, A., Jones, H. & Mummert, M. E., 1 Feb 2014, In : Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 36, p. 156-164 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    Interleukin-23 (IL-23) deficiency disrupts Th17 and Th1-related defenses against Streptococcus pneumoniae infection

    Kim, B. J., Lee, S., Berg, R. E., Simecka, J. W. & Jones, H. P., Oct 2013, In : Cytokine. 64, 1, p. 375-381 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 16 Scopus citations

    Extracellular superoxide dismutase inhibits innate immune responses and clearance of an intracellular bacterial infection

    Break, T. J., Jun, S., Indramohan, M., Carr, K. D., Sieve, A. N., Dory, L. & Berg, R. E., 1 Apr 2012, In : Journal of Immunology. 188, 7, p. 3342-3350 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 34 Scopus citations