Dr. Kristina Brzoza-Lewis

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Pathology/Lipid Sciences, 2010-2013, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ph.D. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 2010, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • B.S. Natural Science (Bacteriology and Entomology), 2002, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • BIOL 166 Principles of Biology II Laboratory
  • BIOL 260 Microbiology (for Allied Health Professionals)
  • BIOL 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
  • BIOL 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
  • BIOL 444 Immunology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Antigen presenting cell biology and implications on adaptive immunity
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Kaul S, Xu H, Zabalawi M, Maruko E, Fulp BE, Bluemn T, Brzoza-Lewis KL, Gerelus M, Weerasekera R, Kallinger R, James R, Zhang YS, Thomas MJ, Sorci-Thomas MG. Lipid-Free Apolipoprotein A-I Reduces Progression of Atherosclerosis by Mobilizing Microdomain Cholesterol and Attenuating the Number of CD131 Expressing Cells: Monitoring Cholesterol Homeostasis Using the Cellular Ester to Total Cholesterol Ratio. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Nov 7;5(11).
  • Olex AL, Turket WH, Brzoza-Lewis KL, Fetrow JS, and Hiltbold, EM. Impact of the type I interferon receptor on the global gene expression program during the course of dendritic cell maturation induced by Polyinosinic:Polycytidylic acid. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2016 Jun;36(6):382-400.
  • Brzoza-Lewis KL, Hoth JJ, and Hiltbold EM. Type I interferon signaling regulates the composition of inflammatory infiltrates upon infection with Listeria monocytogenes. Cell Immunol. 2012;273(1):41-51.
  • Mitchell LM, Brzoza-Lewis KL, Henry CJ, Grayson JM, Westcott MM, Hiltbold EM. Distinct responses of splenic dendritic cell subsets to infection with Listeria monocytogenes: maturation phenotype, level of infection, and T cell priming capacity ex vivo. Cell Immunol. 2011;268(2):79-86.
  • Henry CJ, Grayson JM, Brzoza-Lewis KL, Mitchell LM, Westcott MM, Cook AS, and Hiltbold EM. The roles of IL-12 and IL-23 in CD8+ T cell-mediated immunity against Listeria monocytogenes: Insights from a DC vaccination model. Cell Immunol. 2010;264(1):23-31.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2012 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Travel Award for Young Investigators

Last Updated 10/15/19