Current Students—Tiffany Telarico
Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Advisor: A. Perl, MD/PhD
- T cell signaling abnormalities involved in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
- Formation of immunological synapses and lymphocyte activation
- The role of Rab GTPases and vesicle traffic in T cell activation and immunological synapse formation
- Nagy G, Ward J, Mosser, DD, Koncz, A, Gergely P JR, Stancato C, Oian Y, Fernandez, D, Niland,B, Grossman CE, Telarico, T, Banki K, Perl A. Regulation of CD4 expression via recycling by HRES-1RAB4 controls susceptibility to HIV infection. J Biol Chem 281:34574-34591, 2006.
- Perl, A., Nagy, G., Koncz, A., Gergely, P., Fernandez, D., Doherty, E., Telarico, T., Bonilla, E. and Phillips, P.E. (2008) Molecular mimicry and immunomodulation by the HRES-1 endogenous retrovirus in SLE. Autoimmunity,41(4):287-97, 2008.
Tiffany is the recipient of a grant from the American College of Rheumatology, 2009.
Dr. Arthur Kornberg (a Nobel prize winner in medicine in 1959) once said, "basic research is the lifeline of medicine." And if I could extend his comment, I would add, "and publication is the lifeline of medical research." I think publishing one's work serves two important roles. The first is to communicate your work to the larger scientific community, and the second is to serve as a landmark for the completion of one aspect of your work, thus providing direction for the future scientific work. As a future physician scientist here at Upstate, I have numerous opportunities to get involved in activities and trainings to improve our skills needed for publications.