Griffith D. Parks, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Griffith D. Parks, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9083 | Department: 336-716-2011


Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder , 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison , 1987
  • Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1991
Griffith D. Parks, Ph.D.

Griffith D. Parks, Ph.D.

Chair, Microbiology & Immunology
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
WFU Primate Center
Translational Science Institute

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9083 | Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Ganguly T, Johnson JB, Kock ND, Parks GD, Deora R. The Bordetella pertussis Bps polysaccharide enhances lung colonization by conferring protection from complement-mediated killing. Cell Microbiol. 2014;16(7):1105-1118.

Parks GD, Alexander-Miller MA. Paramyxovirus activation and inhibition of innate immune responses. J Mol Biol. 2013;425(24):4872-4892.

Whitlock PW, Seyler TM, Parks GD, Ornelles DA, Smith TL, Van Dyke ME, Poehling GG. A novel process for optimizing musculoskeletal allograft tissue to improve safety, ultrastructural properties, and cell infiltration. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94(16):1458-1467.

Biswas M, Johnson JB, Kumar SRP, Parks GD, Subbiah E. Incorporation of host complement regulatory proteins into Newcastle disease virus enhances complement evasion. J Virol. 2012;86(23):12708-16.

Johnson JB, Douglas LS [sic] [Lyles DS], Martha AMA [sic] [Alexander-Miller MA], Griffith DG [sic] [Parks GD]. Virion-associated complement regulator CD55 is more potent than CD46 in mediating resistance of mumps virus and VSV to neutralization [abstract]. Immunobiology. 2012;217(11):1215-1216.

Johnson JB, Aguilar HC, Lee B, Parks GD. Interactions of human complement with virus particles containing the Nipah virus glycoproteins. J Virol. 2011;85(12):5940-5948.

Arimilli S, Sharma SK, Yammani R, Reid SD, Parks GD, Alexander-Miller MA. Pivotal advance: nonfunctional lung effectors exhibit decreased calcium mobilization associated with reduced expression of ORAI1. J Leukoc Biol. 2010;87(6):977-988.

Johnson JB, Lyles DS, Parks GD. Complement evasion by vesicular stomatitis virus involves recruitment of host complement regulatory proteins [abstract]. Mol Immunol. 2010;47(13):2239.

Palmer EM, Holbrook BC, Arimilli S, Parks GD, Alexander-Miller MA. IFNgamma-producing, virus-specific CD8+ effector cells acquire the ability to produce IL-10 as a result of entry into the infected lung environment. Virology. 2010;404(2):225-230.

Parks GE [sic] [Parks GD], Perkins LA, Garvin AJ, Geisinger KR. Evaluation of renal neoplasms by FNA and core biopsy: benefits of a combined approach to sampling during radiofrequency ablation as demonstrated by 215 consecutive cases [abstract]. Mod Pathol. 2009;22(1 Suppl):93A.

Gainey MD, Dillon PJ, Clark KM, Manuse MJ, Parks GD. Paramyxovirus-induced shutoff of host and viral protein synthesis: role of the P and V proteins in limiting PKR activation. J Virol. 2008;82(2):828-839.

Arimilli S, Johnson JB, Clark KM, Graff AH, Alexander-Miller MA, Mizel SB, Parks GD. Engineered expression of the TLR5 ligand flagellin enhances paramyxovirus activation of human dendritic cell function. J Virol. 2008;82(22):10975-85.

Lamb RA, Parks GD. Paramyxoviridae: the viruses and their replication In: Knipe DM, Howley PM, Griffin DE, Lamb RA, Straus SE, Martin MA, Roizman B, eds. Fields virology. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2007: 1449-1496.

Connor JH, McKenzie MO, Parks GD, Lyles DS. Antiviral activity and RNA polymerase degradation following Hsp90 inhibition in a range of negative strand viruses. Virology. 2007;362(1):109-119.

Pejawar-Gaddy S, Gitiban-Vaghefi N, Parks GD, Alexander-Miller MA. Distinct pathways for signaling maturation in macrophages and dendritic cells after infection with paramyxovirus simian virus 5. Viral Immunol. 2007;20(1):76-87.

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