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Sunita Gulati DSC

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
364 Plantation Street, LRB
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-856-3168
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionInfectious Diseases And Immunology


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    University of Yangon, Yangon, , MyanmarBSParasitology
    University of Yangon, Yangon, , MyanmarMSCMicrobiology
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United StatesDSCEnvironmental Health

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    1. Gulati S, Pennington MW, Czerwinski A, Carter D, Zheng B, Nowak NA, DeOliveira RB, Shaughnessy J, Reed GW, Ram S, Rice PA. Preclinical Efficacy of a Lipooligosaccharide Peptide Mimic Candidate Gonococcal Vaccine. MBio. 2019 Nov 05; 10(6). PMID: 31690678.
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    2. Bettoni S, Shaughnessy J, Maziarz K, Ermert D, Gulati S, Zheng B, Mörgelin M, Jacobsson S, Riesbeck K, Unemo M, Ram S, Blom AM. C4BP-IgM protein as a novel therapeutic approach to treat Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections. JCI Insight. 2019 Oct 29. PMID: 31661468.
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    3. Gulati S, Beurskens FJ, de Kreuk BJ, Roza M, Zheng B, DeOliveira RB, Shaughnessy J, Nowak NA, Taylor RP, Botto M, He X, Ingalls RR, Woodruff TM, Song WC, Schuurman J, Rice PA, Ram S. Complement alone drives efficacy of a chimeric antigonococcal monoclonal antibody. PLoS Biol. 2019 Jun 19; 17(6):e3000323. PMID: 31216278.
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    4. Gulati S, Shaughnessy J, Ram S, Rice PA. Targeting Lipooligosaccharide (LOS) for a Gonococcal Vaccine. Front Immunol. 2019; 10:321. PMID: 30873172.
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    5. Gulati S, Rice PA, Ram S. Complement-Dependent Serum Bactericidal Assays for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Methods Mol Biol. 2019; 1997:267-280. PMID: 31119629.
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    6. Shaughnessy J, Lewis LA, Zheng B, Carr C, Bass I, Gulati S, DeOliveira RB, Gose S, Reed GW, Botto M, Rice PA, Ram S. Human Factor H Domains 6 and 7 Fused to IgG1 Fc Are Immunotherapeutic against Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Immunol. 2018 Sep 28. PMID: 30266769.
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    7. Ram S, Gulati S, Lewis LA, Chakraborti S, Zheng B, DeOliveira RB, Reed GW, Cox AD, Li J, St Michael F, Stupak J, Su XH, Saha S, Landig CS, Varki A, Rice PA. A novel sialylation site on Neisseria gonorrhoeae lipooligosaccharide links heptose II lactose expression with pathogenicity. Infect Immun. 2018 May 29. PMID: 29844237.
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    8. Ram S, Shaughnessy J, de Oliveira RB, Lewis LA, Gulati S, Rice PA. Gonococcal lipooligosaccharide sialylation: virulence factor and target for novel immunotherapeutics. Pathog Dis. 2017 Jun 01; 75(4). PMID: 28460033.
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    9. Ketterer MR, Rice PA, Gulati S, Kiel S, Byerly L, Fortenberry JD, Soper DE, Apicella MA. Desialylation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Lipooligosaccharide by Cervicovaginal Microbiome Sialidases: The Potential for Enhancing Infectivity in Men. J Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 1; 214(11):1621-1628. PMID: 27471322.
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    10. Ram S, Shaughnessy J, DeOliveira RB, Lewis LA, Gulati S, Rice PA. Utilizing complement evasion strategies to design complement-based antibacterial immunotherapeutics: Lessons from the pathogenic Neisseriae. Immunobiology. 2016 Oct; 221(10):1110-23. PMID: 27297292.
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    11. Shaughnessy J, Gulati S, Agarwal S, Unemo M, Ohnishi M, Su XH, Monks BG, Visintin A, Madico G, Lewis LA, Golenbock DT, Reed GW, Rice PA, Ram S. A Novel Factor H-Fc Chimeric Immunotherapeutic Molecule against Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Immunol. 2016 Feb 15; 196(4):1732-40. PMID: 26773149.
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    12. Gulati S, Schoenhofen IC, Whitfield DM, Cox AD, Li J, St Michael F, Vinogradov EV, Stupak J, Zheng B, Ohnishi M, Unemo M, Lewis LA, Taylor RE, Landig CS, Diaz S, Reed GW, Varki A, Rice PA, Ram S. Utilizing CMP-Sialic Acid Analogs to Unravel Neisseria gonorrhoeae Lipooligosaccharide-Mediated Complement Resistance and Design Novel Therapeutics. PLoS Pathog. 2015 Dec; 11(12):e1005290. PMID: 26630657.
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    13. Lewis LA, Gulati S, Burrowes E, Zheng B, Ram S, Rice PA. a-2,3-sialyltransferase expression level impacts the kinetics of lipooligosaccharide sialylation, complement resistance, and the ability of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to colonize the murine genital tract. MBio. 2015 Feb 03; 6(1). PMID: 25650401.
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    14. Gulati S, Mu X, Zheng B, Reed GW, Ram S, Rice PA. Antibody to reduction modifiable protein increases the bacterial burden and the duration of gonococcal infection in a mouse model. J Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 15; 212(2):311-5. PMID: 25596304.
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    15. Gulati S, Zheng B, Reed GW, Su X, Cox AD, St Michael F, Stupak J, Lewis LA, Ram S, Rice PA. Immunization against a saccharide epitope accelerates clearance of experimental gonococcal infection. PLoS Pathog. 2013; 9(8):e1003559. PMID: 24009500.
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    16. Gulati S, Agarwal S, Vasudhev S, Rice PA, Ram S. Properdin is critical for antibody-dependent bactericidal activity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae that recruit C4b-binding protein. J Immunol. 2012 Apr 1; 188(7):3416-25. PMID: 22368277.
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    17. van Blitterswijk M, Gulati S, Smoot E, Jaffa M, Maher N, Hyman BT, Ivinson AJ, Scherzer CR, Schoenfeld DA, Cudkowicz ME, Brown RH, Bosco DA. Anti-superoxide dismutase antibodies are associated with survival in patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2011 Nov; 12(6):430-8. PMID: 22023190.
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    18. Ray TD, Lewis LA, Gulati S, Rice PA, Ram S. Novel blocking human IgG directed against the pentapeptide repeat motifs of Neisseria meningitidis Lip/H.8 and Laz lipoproteins. J Immunol. 2011 Apr 15; 186(8):4881-94. PMID: 21402895.
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    19. Agarwal S, Ram S, Ngampasutadol J, Gulati S, Zipfel PF, Rice PA. Factor H facilitates adherence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to complement receptor 3 on eukaryotic cells. J Immunol. 2010 Oct 1; 185(7):4344-53. PMID: 20826755.
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    20. Ngampasutadol J, Tran C, Gulati S, Blom AM, Jerse EA, Ram S, Rice PA. Species-specificity of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection: do human complement regulators contribute? Vaccine. 2008 Dec 30; 26 Suppl 8:I62-6. PMID: 19388167.
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    21. Ngampasutadol J, Ram S, Gulati S, Agarwal S, Li C, Visintin A, Monks B, Madico G, Rice PA. Human factor H interacts selectively with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and results in species-specific complement evasion. J Immunol. 2008 Mar 1; 180(5):3426-35. PMID: 18292569.
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    22. Lewis LA, Ram S, Prasad A, Gulati S, Getzlaff S, Blom AM, Vogel U, Rice PA. Defining targets for complement components C4b and C3b on the pathogenic neisseriae. Infect Immun. 2008 Jan; 76(1):339-50. PMID: 17984207.
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    23. Lu Z, Roche MI, Hui JH, Unal B, Felgner PL, Gulati S, Madico G, Sharon J. Generation and characterization of hybridoma antibodies for immunotherapy of tularemia. Immunol Lett. 2007 Oct 15; 112(2):92-103. PMID: 17764754.
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    24. Ram S, Ngampasutadol J, Cox AD, Blom AM, Lewis LA, St Michael F, Stupak J, Gulati S, Rice PA. Heptose I glycan substitutions on Neisseria gonorrhoeae lipooligosaccharide influence C4b-binding protein binding and serum resistance. Infect Immun. 2007 Aug; 75(8):4071-81. PMID: 17526744.
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    25. Madico G, Ngampasutadol J, Gulati S, Vogel U, Rice PA, Ram S. Factor H binding and function in sialylated pathogenic neisseriae is influenced by gonococcal, but not meningococcal, porin. J Immunol. 2007 Apr 1; 178(7):4489-97. PMID: 17372007.
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    26. Ngampasutadol J, Ram S, Blom AM, Jarva H, Jerse AE, Lien E, Goguen J, Gulati S, Rice PA. Human C4b-binding protein selectively interacts with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and results in species-specific infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Nov 22; 102(47):17142-7. PMID: 16275906.
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    27. Gulati S, Cox A, Lewis LA, Michael FS, Li J, Boden R, Ram S, Rice PA. Enhanced factor H binding to sialylated Gonococci is restricted to the sialylated lacto-N-neotetraose lipooligosaccharide species: implications for serum resistance and evidence for a bifunctional lipooligosaccharide sialyltransferase in Gonococci. Infect Immun. 2005 Nov; 73(11):7390-7. PMID: 16239538.
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    28. Ngampasutadol J, Rice PA, Walsh MT, Gulati S. Characterization of a peptide vaccine candidate mimicking an oligosaccharide epitope of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and resultant immune responses and function. Vaccine. 2006 Jan 12; 24(2):157-70. PMID: 16125281.
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    29. Porter E, Yang H, Yavagal S, Preza GC, Murillo O, Lima H, Greene S, Mahoozi L, Klein-Patel M, Diamond G, Gulati S, Ganz T, Rice PA, Quayle AJ. Distinct defensin profiles in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis urethritis reveal novel epithelial cell-neutrophil interactions. Infect Immun. 2005 Aug; 73(8):4823-33. PMID: 16040996.
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    30. Bash MC, Zhu P, Gulati S, McKnew D, Rice PA, Lynn F. por Variable-region typing by DNA probe hybridization is broadly applicable to epidemiologic studies of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Apr; 43(4):1522-30. PMID: 15814961.
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    31. Ram S, Cox AD, Wright JC, Vogel U, Getzlaff S, Boden R, Li J, Plested JS, Meri S, Gulati S, Stein DC, Richards JC, Moxon ER, Rice PA. Neisserial lipooligosaccharide is a target for complement component C4b. Inner core phosphoethanolamine residues define C4b linkage specificity. J Biol Chem. 2003 Dec 19; 278(51):50853-62. PMID: 14525973.
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    32. Banerjee A, Wang R, Supernavage SL, Ghosh SK, Parker J, Ganesh NF, Wang PG, Gulati S, Rice PA. Implications of phase variation of a gene (pgtA) encoding a pilin galactosyl transferase in gonococcal pathogenesis. J Exp Med. 2002 Jul 15; 196(2):147-62. PMID: 12119340.
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    33. Gulati S, Sastry K, Jensenius JC, Rice PA, Ram S. Regulation of the mannan-binding lectin pathway of complement on Neisseria gonorrhoeae by C1-inhibitor and alpha 2-macroglobulin. J Immunol. 2002 Apr 15; 168(8):4078-86. PMID: 11937567.
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