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Susan R Heimer

Associate Professor
Biological & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Touro University
United States of America

Susan R Heimer

Biography

Dr. Susan is now Associate Professor of the department of Biological & Pharmaceutical Sciences in Touro University of California. She has completed her PhD from University of Maryland, Baltimore and BS from University of Minnesota.

Research Interest

Chronic conditions that enhance susceptibility to opportunistic infections.

Publications

  • Autotransporter Genes pic and tsh are associated with Escherichia coli strains that cause acute pyelonephritis and are expressed during urinary tract infection. Infect. Immun. 72:593-597.

  • AlphaB-crystallin protects retinal tissue during Staphylococcus aureus induced endophthalmitis. Infect. Immun. 76:1781-90.

  • Cell surface O-glycans limit Staphylococcus aureus adherence to corneal epithelial cells. Infect. Immun. 76:5215-5220.

  • The response of corneal epithelial cells to Staphylococcus aureus. Virulence. 1 (4).

  • The role of defensins in corneal epithelial barrier function against P. aeruginosa traversal. 2011. Infect Immun. 79(2):595-605.

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa utilizes the Type III secreted toxin ExoS to avoid acidified compartments within epithelial cells. 2013. PLoS One. 8(9): e73111.

  • Surfactant protein D contributes to ocular defense against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a murine model of dry eye disease. 2013. PLoS One. 8(6):e65797.

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