Choudari Kommineni, D.V.M., Ph.D. Professor of Pathology (2014)
Host-pathogen interactions, immunology, neuroimmunology, translational therapeutics
Dr. Kielian's laboratory for more details of her research.
Education and Training
B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE (Biological Sciences), 1991
M.S., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (Immunology), 1994
Ph.D., Univ. Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (Microbiology), 1998
Post-doctoral training, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH (Neuroimmunology), 1998-2001
Graduate students- Graduate student mentor
Advanced Immunology (PATH 955)
Bacterial Pathogenesis (PAMM 950)
Receptors and Cell Signaling (PHAR 901)
Program Committee, 3rd Americas School of Neuroimmunology (ASNI), University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, Canada, 2019
Scientific Program Committee, 2020 American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN) Annual meeting, St. Louis, MO, 2019
Co-Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Staphylococcal Diseases, Lucca (Barga), Italy, 2017
Chair, FASEB Scientific Research Conference on Neuroimmunology, Big Sky, MT, 2016
Scientific Program Committee, 17th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI), Seoul, Korea, 2016
Chair, NIH/NINDS NST-2 review panel for MD/PhD and K99/R00 applications, 2014-2016 and Full Member 2011-2014
Deputy Chief Editor and Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Neurochemistry
Editorial Board, Journal of Neuroinflammation
Jordi Folch Pi Memorial Award from the American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN) for outstanding contributions to Neuroscience Research
Department of Pathology and Microbiology Outstanding Mentor of Junior Research Faculty Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2019
11th Science Laureate, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
Graduate Student Association Distinguished Mentor Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2015
UNeMed Innovator of the Year Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2015
UNeMed Emerging Inventor award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2012
UNMC Distinguished Scientist award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2010
Recent Published Work (from a total of 121 publications)
Yamada, K.J., Heim, C.E., Xi, X., Attri, K.S., Wang, D., Zhang, W., Singh, P.K., Bronich, T.K., and Kielian, T. Monocyte metabolic reprogramming promotes pro-inflammatory activity and Staphylococcus aureus biofilm clearance, PLoS Path., 16(3):e1008354, 2020. PMID: 32142554
Aldrich A., Kuss, M., Duan, B., and Kielian, T. 3D bioprinted scaffolds containing viable macrophages and antibiotics promote clearance of Staphylococcus aureus craniotomy-associated biofilm infection, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11:12298-12307, 2019.
Yamada, K.J. and Kielian, T. Biofilm-leukocyte cross-talk: impact on immune polarization and immunometabolism. J. Innate Immun., 11:280-288, 2019.
Heim, C.E., West, S.C., Ali, H., and Kielian, T. Heterogeneity of Ly6G+Ly6C+ myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC) infiltrates during S. aureus biofilm infection, Infect. Immun., 86(12). pii:e00684-18, 2018.
Yamada, K.J., Heim, C.E., Aldrich, A.L., Gries, C.M., Staudacher, A.G., and Kielian, T. Arginase-1 expression in myeloid cells regulates S. aureus planktonic but not biofilm infection, Infect. Immun., 86: pii: e00206-18, 2018.
Heim, C.E., Vidlak, D., Odvody, J., Hartman, C.W., Garvin, K.L., and Kielian, T. Human prosthetic joint infections are associated with myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs): implications for infection persistence, J. Orthopaedic Res., 36: 1605-1613, 2018.