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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

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

BS in Biology, DePaul University

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Projects 2010 2021

Research Output 1996 2016

  • 1107 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 24 Article
  • 3 Review article
2 Citations (Scopus)

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., 1 Jan 2016, In : Infection and Immunity. 84, 12, p. 3302-3312 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neutrophil Infiltration
Listeria monocytogenes
Superoxide Dismutase
20 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Listeria monocytogenes
8 Citations (Scopus)

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

Contact Dermatitis
Psychological Stress
14 Citations (Scopus)

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., 1 Oct 2013, In : Cytokine. 64, 1, p. 375-381 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pneumococcal Infections
Therapeutic Irrigation
30 Citations (Scopus)

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., 1 Apr 2012, In : Journal of Immunology. 188, 7, p. 3342-3350 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Infections
Innate Immunity
Superoxide Dismutase