Department of Biological Sciences
Seton Hall University
United States of America
The courses that she has been teaching at Seton Hall University include Introduction to Biology, General Biology I, Forensic Biology, Biology Senior Seminar, Recombinant DNA Technology, Cancer Biology, Introduction to Bioinformatics, and Biology Research. Their laboratory is focused on examining the regulatory mechanisms of mammalian innate immune function at molecular and cellular levels. The innate immune system involves many cellular and molecular mediators and plays a critical role in the host's defense against invading pathogens. However, uncontrolled or prolonged inflammation can produce detrimental effects in the host. The activation of innate immune system, therefore, needs to be properly regulated. Their laboratory has been examining how mammalian innate immune function is affected by various prenatal and postnatal environmental factors, and most recent results have been published in J. of Neuroimmunology (2007) and Immunology Letters (2009).
Introduction to Biology, General Biology I, Forensic Biology, Biology Senior Seminar, Recombinant DNA Technology, Cancer Biology, Introduction to Bioinformatics, and Biology Research.
• "Effects of maternal exposure to LPS on the inflammatory response in the offspring" J. Neuroimmunology, 189(1-2), 95-101, September 2007
• "Mechanistic links between maternal bacterial infection and cerebral palsy" Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Review, 3 (2), 14- 23, April 2008
"Altered hepatic inflammatory response in the offspring following prenatal LPS exposure" Immunology Letters, 123 (1): 88- 95, March 2009