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TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
364 Plantation Street
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-856-3596
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionInfectious Diseases And Immunology

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentImmunology and Microbiology Program

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMD/PhD Program

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentTranslational Science


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    Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United StatesBSBiology
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United StatesMD

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    For information about our work, please visit the Pukkila-Worley lab website (http://www.umassmed.edu/pukkila-worleylab).



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    1. Peterson ND, Icso JD, Salisbury JE, Rodríguez T, Thompson PR, Pukkila-Worley R. Pathogen infection and cholesterol deficiency activate the C. elegans p38 immune pathway through a TIR-1/SARM1 phase transition. Elife. 2022 01 31; 11. PMID: 35098926.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    2. Njie AB, Mitchell M, Pukkila-Worley R. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-Associated Nocardia nova Endocarditis in a Patient Receiving Intravenous Antibiotics for Chronic Lyme Disease. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Mar; 8(3):ofab041. PMID: 33728358.
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    3. Anderson SM, Pukkila-Worley R. Immunometabolism in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Pathog. 2020 10; 16(10):e1008897. PMID: 33031414.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Foster KJ, Cheesman HK, Liu P, Peterson ND, Anderson SM, Pukkila-Worley R. Innate Immunity in the C. elegans Intestine Is Programmed by a Neuronal Regulator of AWC Olfactory Neuron Development. Cell Rep. 2020 04 07; 31(1):107478. PMID: 32268082.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. Foster KJ, McEwan DL, Pukkila-Worley R. Measurements of Innate Immune Function in C. elegans. Methods Mol Biol. 2020; 2144:145-160. PMID: 32410032.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. Nhan JD, Turner CD, Anderson SM, Yen CA, Dalton HM, Cheesman HK, Ruter DL, Uma Naresh N, Haynes CM, Soukas AA, Pukkila-Worley R, Curran SP. Redirection of SKN-1 abates the negative metabolic outcomes of a perceived pathogen infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 10 29; 116(44):22322-22330. PMID: 31611372.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    7. Anderson SM, Cheesman HK, Peterson ND, Salisbury JE, Soukas AA, Pukkila-Worley R. The fatty acid oleate is required for innate immune activation and pathogen defense in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Pathog. 2019 06; 15(6):e1007893. PMID: 31206555.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    8. Deng P, Uma Naresh N, Du Y, Lamech LT, Yu J, Zhu LJ, Pukkila-Worley R, Haynes CM. Mitochondrial UPR repression during Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection requires the bZIP protein ZIP-3. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 03 26; 116(13):6146-6151. PMID: 30850535.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Peterson ND, Cheesman HK, Liu P, Anderson SM, Foster KJ, Chhaya R, Perrat P, Thekkiniath J, Yang Q, Haynes CM, Pukkila-Worley R. The nuclear hormone receptor NHR-86 controls anti-pathogen responses in C. elegans. PLoS Genet. 2019 01; 15(1):e1007935. PMID: 30668573.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Ding W, Higgins DP, Yadav DK, Godbole AA, Pukkila-Worley R, Walker AK. Stress-responsive and metabolic gene regulation are altered in low S-adenosylmethionine. PLoS Genet. 2018 11; 14(11):e1007812. PMID: 30485261.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    11. Peterson ND, Pukkila-Worley R. Caenorhabditis elegans in high-throughput screens for anti-infective compounds. Curr Opin Immunol. 2018 10; 54:59-65. PMID: 29935375.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    12. Pukkila-Worley R. Surveillance Immunity: An Emerging Paradigm of Innate Defense Activation in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Pathog. 2016 09; 12(9):e1005795. PMID: 27631629.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    13. Cheesman HK, Feinbaum RL, Thekkiniath J, Dowen RH, Conery AL, Pukkila-Worley R. Aberrant Activation of p38 MAP Kinase-Dependent Innate Immune Responses Is Toxic to Caenorhabditis elegans. G3 (Bethesda). 2016 Jan 27; 6(3):541-9. PMID: 26818074.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Pukkila-Worley R. Case 28-2014: A man with a rash, headache, fever, nausea, and photophobia. N Engl J Med. 2014 12 04; 371(23):2239. PMID: 25470710.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    15. Pukkila-Worley R, Nardi V, Branda JA. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 28-2014. A 39-year-old man with a rash, headache, fever, nausea, and photophobia. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 11; 371(11):1051-60. PMID: 25207769.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. Pukkila-Worley R, Feinbaum RL, McEwan DL, Conery AL, Ausubel FM. The evolutionarily conserved mediator subunit MDT-15/MED15 links protective innate immune responses and xenobiotic detoxification. PLoS Pathog. 2014 May; 10(5):e1004143. PMID: 24875643.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Tan X, Fuchs BB, Wang Y, Chen W, Yuen GJ, Chen RB, Jayamani E, Anastassopoulou C, Pukkila-Worley R, Coleman JJ, Mylonakis E. The role of Candida albicans SPT20 in filamentation, biofilm formation and pathogenesis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e94468. PMID: 24732310.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    18. Chan BT, Hohmann E, Barshak MB, Pukkila-Worley R. Treatment of listeriosis in first trimester of pregnancy. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 May; 19(5):839-41. PMID: 23697599.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Uppuluri P, Chaturvedi AK, Jani N, Pukkila-Worley R, Monteagudo C, Mylonakis E, Köhler JR, Lopez Ribot JL. Physiologic expression of the Candida albicans pescadillo homolog is required for virulence in a murine model of hematogenously disseminated candidiasis. Eukaryot Cell. 2012 Dec; 11(12):1552-6. PMID: 23104566.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    20. Pukkila-Worley R, Feinbaum R, Kirienko NV, Larkins-Ford J, Conery AL, Ausubel FM. Stimulation of host immune defenses by a small molecule protects C. elegans from bacterial infection. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(6):e1002733. PMID: 22719261.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Pukkila-Worley R, Ausubel FM. Immune defense mechanisms in the Caenorhabditis elegans intestinal epithelium. Curr Opin Immunol. 2012 Feb; 24(1):3-9. PMID: 22236697.
      Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    22. Pukkila-Worley R, Ausubel FM, Mylonakis E. Candida albicans infection of Caenorhabditis elegans induces antifungal immune defenses. PLoS Pathog. 2011 Jun; 7(6):e1002074. PMID: 21731485.
      Citations: 75     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Pukkila-Worley R, Mylonakis E. From the outside in and the inside out: Antifungal immune responses in Caenorhabditis elegans. Virulence. 2010 May-Jun; 1(3):111-2. PMID: 21178428.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    24. Pukkila-Worley R, Peleg AY, Tampakakis E, Mylonakis E. Candida albicans hyphal formation and virulence assessed using a Caenorhabditis elegans infection model. Eukaryot Cell. 2009 Nov; 8(11):1750-8. PMID: 19666778.
      Citations: 91     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    25. Means TK, Mylonakis E, Tampakakis E, Colvin RA, Seung E, Puckett L, Tai MF, Stewart CR, Pukkila-Worley R, Hickman SE, Moore KJ, Calderwood SB, Hacohen N, Luster AD, El Khoury J. Evolutionarily conserved recognition and innate immunity to fungal pathogens by the scavenger receptors SCARF1 and CD36. J Exp Med. 2009 Mar 16; 206(3):637-53. PMID: 19237602.
      Citations: 116     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Pukkila-Worley R, Mylonakis E. Epidemiology and management of cryptococcal meningitis: developments and challenges. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2008 Mar; 9(4):551-60. PMID: 18312157.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    27. Fraser JA, Huang JC, Pukkila-Worley R, Alspaugh JA, Mitchell TG, Heitman J. Chromosomal translocation and segmental duplication in Cryptococcus neoformans. Eukaryot Cell. 2005 Feb; 4(2):401-6. PMID: 15701802.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    28. Pukkila-Worley R, Gerrald QD, Kraus PR, Boily MJ, Davis MJ, Giles SS, Cox GM, Heitman J, Alspaugh JA. Transcriptional network of multiple capsule and melanin genes governed by the Cryptococcus neoformans cyclic AMP cascade. Eukaryot Cell. 2005 Jan; 4(1):190-201. PMID: 15643074.
      Citations: 96     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    29. Pukkila-Worley R, Alspaugh JA. Cyclic AMP signaling in Cryptococcus neoformans. FEMS Yeast Res. 2004 Jan; 4(4-5):361-7. PMID: 14734016.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    30. Alspaugh JA, Pukkila-Worley R, Harashima T, Cavallo LM, Funnell D, Cox GM, Perfect JR, Kronstad JW, Heitman J. Adenylyl cyclase functions downstream of the Galpha protein Gpa1 and controls mating and pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans. Eukaryot Cell. 2002 Feb; 1(1):75-84. PMID: 12455973.
      Citations: 111     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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