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Mohan Somasundaran PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
373 Plantation Street
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-856-4151
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPediatrics
    DivisionPediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases


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    University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, KL, IndiaBSChemistry
    University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, KL, IndiaMSBiochemistry
    University of Calcutta, Calcutta, , IndiaPHDBiochemistry

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    1. Koupenova M, Corkrey HA, Vitseva O, Tanriverdi K, Somasundaran M, Liu P, Soofi S, Bhandari R, Godwin M, Parsi KM, Cousineau A, Maehr R, Wang J, Cameron SJ, Rade JJ, Finberg RW, Freedman JE. SARS-CoV-2 Initiates Programmed Cell Death in Platelets. Circ Res. 2021 Jul 23. PMID: 34293929.
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    2. Lockbaum GJ, Henes M, Talledge N, Rusere LN, Kosovrasti K, Nalivaika EA, Somasundaran M, Ali A, Mansky LM, Kurt Yilmaz N, Schiffer CA. Inhibiting HTLV-1 Protease: A Viable Antiviral Target. ACS Chem Biol. 2021 03 19; 16(3):529-538. PMID: 33619959.
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    3. Harshbarger WD, Deming D, Lockbaum GJ, Attatippaholkun N, Kamkaew M, Hou S, Somasundaran M, Wang JP, Finberg RW, Zhu QK, Schiffer CA, Marasco WA. Unique structural solution from a VH3-30 antibody targeting the hemagglutinin stem of influenza A viruses. Nat Commun. 2021 01 25; 12(1):559. PMID: 33495478.
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    4. Prachanronarong KL, Canale AS, Liu P, Somasundaran M, Hou S, Poh YP, Han T, Zhu Q, Renzette N, Zeldovich KB, Kowalik TF, Kurt-Yilmaz N, Jensen JD, Bolon DNA, Marasco WA, Finberg RW, Schiffer CA, Wang JP. Mutations in influenza A virus neuraminidase and hemagglutinin confer resistance against a broadly neutralizing hemagglutinin stem antibody. J Virol. 2018 Oct 31. PMID: 30381484.
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    5. Silvas TV, Hou S, Myint W, Nalivaika E, Somasundaran M, Kelch BA, Matsuo H, Kurt Yilmaz N, Schiffer CA. Substrate sequence selectivity of APOBEC3A implicates intra-DNA interactions. Sci Rep. 2018 May 14; 8(1):7511. PMID: 29760455.
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    6. Brese RL, Gonzalez-Perez MP, Koch M, O'Connell O, Luzuriaga K, Somasundaran M, Clapham PR, Dollar JJ, Nolan DJ, Rose R, Lamers SL. Ultradeep single-molecule real-time sequencing of HIV envelope reveals complete compartmentalization of highly macrophage-tropic R5 proviral variants in brain and CXCR4-using variants in immune and peripheral tissues. J Neurovirol. 2018 Apr 23. PMID: 29687407.
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    7. Quitadamo B, Peters PJ, Repik A, O'Connell O, Mou Z, Koch M, Somasundaran M, Brody R, Luzuriaga K, Wallace A, Wang S, Lu S, McCauley S, Luban J, Duenas-Decamp M, Gonzalez-Perez MP, Clapham PR. HIV-1 R5 Macrophage-Tropic Envelope Glycoprotein Trimers Bind CD4 with High Affinity, while the CD4 Binding Site on Non-macrophage-tropic, T-Tropic R5 Envelopes Is Occluded. J Virol. 2018 Jan 15; 92(2). PMID: 29118121.
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    8. Weiss ER, Lamers SL, Henderson JL, Melnikov A, Somasundaran M, Garber M, Selin L, Nusbaum C, Luzuriaga K. Early EBV genomic diversity and convergence towards the B95.8 genome in primary infection. J Virol. 2017 Nov 01. PMID: 29093087.
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    9. Kouno T, Silvas TV, Hilbert BJ, Shandilya SMD, Bohn MF, Kelch BA, Royer WE, Somasundaran M, Kurt Yilmaz N, Matsuo H, Schiffer CA. Crystal structure of APOBEC3A bound to single-stranded DNA reveals structural basis for cytidine deamination and specificity. Nat Commun. 2017 Apr 28; 8:15024. PMID: 28452355.
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    10. Weiss ER, Alter G, Ogembo JG, Henderson JL, Tabak B, Bakis Y, Somasundaran M, Garber M, Selin L, Luzuriaga K. High Epstein-Barr Virus Load and Genomic Diversity Are Associated with Generation of gp350-Specific Neutralizing Antibodies following Acute Infectious Mononucleosis. J Virol. 2017 Jan 01; 91(1). PMID: 27733645.
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    11. McManus M, Mick E, Hudson R, Mofenson LM, Sullivan JL, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga K. Early Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Limits Exposure to HIV-1 Replication and Cell-Associated HIV-1 DNA Levels in Infants. PLoS One. 2016; 11(4):e0154391. PMID: 27104621.
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    12. Sanborn KB, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga K, Leitner T. Recombination elevates the effective evolutionary rate and facilitates the establishment of HIV-1 infection in infants after mother-to-child transmission. Retrovirology. 2015 Nov 16; 12:96. PMID: 26573574.
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    13. Greenough TC, Straubhaar JR, Kamga L, Weiss ER, Brody RM, McManus MM, Lambrecht LK, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga KF. A Gene Expression Signature That Correlates with CD8+ T Cell Expansion in Acute EBV Infection. J Immunol. 2015 Nov 01; 195(9):4185-97. PMID: 26416268.
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    14. Bohn MF, Shandilya SM, Silvas TV, Nalivaika EA, Kouno T, Kelch BA, Ryder SP, Kurt-Yilmaz N, Somasundaran M, Schiffer CA. The ssDNA Mutator APOBEC3A Is Regulated by Cooperative Dimerization. Structure. 2015 May 5; 23(5):903-11. PMID: 25914058.
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    15. Luzuriaga K, Gay H, Ziemniak C, Sanborn KB, Somasundaran M, Rainwater-Lovett K, Mellors JW, Rosenbloom D, Persaud D. Viremic relapse after HIV-1 remission in a perinatally infected child. N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 19; 372(8):786-8. PMID: 25693029.
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    16. Renzette N, Somasundaran M, Brewster F, Coderre J, Weiss ER, McManus M, Greenough T, Tabak B, Garber M, Kowalik TF, Luzuriaga K. Epstein-Barr virus latent membrane protein 1 genetic variability in peripheral blood B cells and oropharyngeal fluids. J Virol. 2014 Apr; 88(7):3744-55. PMID: 24429365.
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    17. Bohn MF, Shandilya SM, Albin JS, Kouno T, Anderson BD, McDougle RM, Carpenter MA, Rathore A, Evans L, Davis AN, Zhang J, Lu Y, Somasundaran M, Matsuo H, Harris RS, Schiffer CA. Crystal structure of the DNA cytosine deaminase APOBEC3F: the catalytically active and HIV-1 Vif-binding domain. Structure. 2013 Jun 4; 21(6):1042-50. PMID: 23685212.
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    18. Wang S, Kishko M, Wan S, Wang Y, Brewster F, Gray GE, Violari A, Sullivan JL, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga K, Lu S. Pilot study on the immunogenicity of paired Env immunogens from mother-to-child transmitted HIV-1 isolates. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2012 Nov 1; 8(11):1638-47. PMID: 23151449.
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    19. Li M, Shandilya SM, Carpenter MA, Rathore A, Brown WL, Perkins AL, Harki DA, Solberg J, Hook DJ, Pandey KK, Parniak MA, Johnson JR, Krogan NJ, Somasundaran M, Ali A, Schiffer CA, Harris RS. First-in-class small molecule inhibitors of the single-strand DNA cytosine deaminase APOBEC3G. ACS Chem Biol. 2012 Mar 16; 7(3):506-17. PMID: 22181350.
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    20. Auclair JR, Somasundaran M, Green KM, Evans JE, Schiffer CA, Ringe D, Petsko GA, Agar JN. Mass spectrometry tools for analysis of intermolecular interactions. Methods Mol Biol. 2012; 896:387-98. PMID: 22821539.
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    21. Kishko M, Somasundaran M, Brewster F, Sullivan JL, Clapham PR, Luzuriaga K. Genotypic and functional properties of early infant HIV-1 envelopes. Retrovirology. 2011 Aug 15; 8:67. PMID: 21843318.
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    22. Greenough TC, Campellone SC, Brody R, Jain S, Sanchez-Merino V, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga K. Programmed Death-1 expression on Epstein Barr virus specific CD8+ T cells varies by stage of infection, epitope specificity, and T-cell receptor usage. PLoS One. 2010 Sep 23; 5(9):e12926. PMID: 20886079.
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    23. Shandilya SM, Nalam MN, Nalivaika EA, Gross PJ, Valesano JC, Shindo K, Li M, Munson M, Royer WE, Harjes E, Kono T, Matsuo H, Harris RS, Somasundaran M, Schiffer CA. Crystal structure of the APOBEC3G catalytic domain reveals potential oligomerization interfaces. Structure. 2010 Jan 13; 18(1):28-38. PMID: 20152150.
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    24. Sophan S, Meng CY, Pean P, Harwell J, Hutton E, Trzmielina S, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga K, Pugatch D. Virologic and immunologic outcomes in HIV-infected Cambodian children after 18 months of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2010 Jan; 41(1):126-37. PMID: 20578491.
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    25. Mehta N, Trzmielina S, Nonyane BA, Eliot MN, Lin R, Foulkes AS, McNeal K, Ammann A, Eulalievyolo V, Sullivan JL, Luzuriaga K, Somasundaran M. Low-cost HIV-1 diagnosis and quantification in dried blood spots by real time PCR. PLoS One. 2009 Jun 05; 4(6):e5819. PMID: 19503790.
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    26. Mitchell C, Jennings C, Brambilla D, Aldrovandi G, Amedee AM, Beck I, Bremer JW, Coombs R, Decker D, Fiscus S, Fitzgibbon J, Luzuriaga K, Moye J, Palumbo P, Reichelderfer P, Somasundaran M, Stevens W, Frenkel L. Diminished human immunodeficiency virus type 1 DNA yield from dried blood spots after storage in a humid incubator at 37 degrees C compared to -20 degrees C. J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Sep; 46(9):2945-9. PMID: 18614660.
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    27. Sanchez-Merino V, Farrow MA, Brewster F, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga K. Identification and characterization of HIV-1 CD8+ T cell escape variants with impaired fitness. J Infect Dis. 2008 Jan 15; 197(2):300-8. PMID: 18177249.
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    28. Auclair JR, Green KM, Shandilya S, Evans JE, Somasundaran M, Schiffer CA. Mass spectrometry analysis of HIV-1 Vif reveals an increase in ordered structure upon oligomerization in regions necessary for viral infectivity. Proteins. 2007 Nov 1; 69(2):270-84. PMID: 17598142.
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    29. Gibson L, Dooley S, Trzmielina S, Somasundaran M, Fisher D, Revello MG, Luzuriaga K. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IE1- and pp65-specific CD8+ T cell responses broaden over time after primary CMV infection in infants. J Infect Dis. 2007 Jun 15; 195(12):1789-98. PMID: 17492595.
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    30. Greenough TC, Carville A, Coderre J, Somasundaran M, Sullivan JL, Luzuriaga K, Mansfield K. Pneumonitis and multi-organ system disease in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) infected with the severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus. Am J Pathol. 2005 Aug; 167(2):455-63. PMID: 16049331.
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    31. Farrow MA, Somasundaran M, Zhang C, Gabuzda D, Sullivan JL, Greenough TC. Nuclear localization of HIV type 1 Vif isolated from a long-term asymptomatic individual and potential role in virus attenuation. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2005 Jun; 21(6):565-74. PMID: 15989462.
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    32. Greenough TC, Babcock GJ, Roberts A, Hernandez HJ, Thomas WD, Coccia JA, Graziano RF, Srinivasan M, Lowy I, Finberg RW, Subbarao K, Vogel L, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga K, Sullivan JL, Ambrosino DM. Development and characterization of a severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus-neutralizing human monoclonal antibody that provides effective immunoprophylaxis in mice. J Infect Dis. 2005 Feb 15; 191(4):507-14. PMID: 15655773.
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    33. Li W, Greenough TC, Moore MJ, Vasilieva N, Somasundaran M, Sullivan JL, Farzan M, Choe H. Efficient replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus in mouse cells is limited by murine angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. J Virol. 2004 Oct; 78(20):11429-33. PMID: 15452268.
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    34. Li W, Moore MJ, Vasilieva N, Sui J, Wong SK, Berne MA, Somasundaran M, Sullivan JL, Luzuriaga K, Greenough TC, Choe H, Farzan M. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 is a functional receptor for the SARS coronavirus. Nature. 2003 Nov 27; 426(6965):450-4. PMID: 14647384.
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    35. Precopio ML, Sullivan JL, Willard C, Somasundaran M, Luzuriaga K. Differential kinetics and specificity of EBV-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells during primary infection. J Immunol. 2003 Mar 1; 170(5):2590-8. PMID: 12594286.
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    36. Somasundaran M, Sharkey M, Brichacek B, Luzuriaga K, Emerman M, Sullivan JL, Stevenson M. Evidence for a cytopathogenicity determinant in HIV-1 Vpr. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Jul 9; 99(14):9503-8. PMID: 12093916.
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    37. Haran JP, Greenough TC, Luzuriaga K, Sullivan JL, Flanigan T, Somasundaran M. Enhanced culture method for detection of replication-competent virus in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of HIV type 1-infected individuals. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2002 May 20; 18(8):577-83. PMID: 12036487.
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