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Marlena Moors Westcott, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Marlena Moors Westcott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

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Department: 336-716-2011

Email: mwestcot@wakehealth.edu

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  • B.S., Dickinson College, 1985
  • Ph.D., Temple University School of Medicine, 1987
Marlena Moors Westcott, Ph.D.

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Marlena Moors Westcott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

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Academic: 336-716-2207 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: mwestcot@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Westcott MM, Liu J, Rajani K, D'Agostino R Jr, Lyles DS, Porosnicu M. Interferon beta and interferon alpha 2a differentially protect head and neck cancer cells from vesicular stomatitis virus-induced oncolysis. J Virol. 2015;89(15):7944-7954.

Smedberg JR, Westcott MM, Ahmed M, Lyles DS. Signaling pathways in murine dendritic cells that regulate the response to vesicular stomatitis virus vectors that express flagellin. J Virol. 2014;88(2):777-785.

Westcott MM, Ahmed M, Smedberg JR, Rajani KR, Hiltbold EM, Lyles DS. Preservation of dendritic cell function during vesicular stomatitis virus infection reflects both intrinsic and acquired mechanisms of resistance to suppression of host gene expression by viral M protein. J Virol. 2013;87(21):11730-40.

Zhu X, Westcott MM, Bi X, Liu M, Gowdy KM, Seo J, Cao Q, Gebre AK, Fessler MB, Hiltbold EM, Parks JS. Myeloid cell-specific ABCA1 deletion protects mice from bacterial infection. Circ Res. 2012;111(11):1398-1409.

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 K, Mitchell LM, Westcott MM, Cook AS, 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.

Westcott MM, Henry CJ, Amis JE, Hiltbold EM. Dendritic cells inhibit the progression of Listeria monocytogenes intracellular infection by retaining bacteria in major histocompatibility complex class II-rich phagosomes and by limiting cytosolic growth. Infect Immun. 2010;78(7):2956-2965.

Westcott MM, Henry CJ, Cook AS, Grant KW, Hiltbold EM. Differential susceptibility of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells and macrophages to productive infection with Listeria monocytogenes. Cell Microbiol. 2007;9(6):1397-1411.

Cook AS, Westcott M, Hiltbold E. Establishing the relationship between Listeria monocytogenes infection and dendritic cell maturation [abstract]. J Immunol. 2006;176(Suppl):S110.

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Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Marlena Moors Westcott, Ph.D.

Marlena Moors Westcott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

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