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Megan Horn Orzalli PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
364 Plantation Street
Worcester MA 01605
Phone774-455-6583
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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
    DepartmentMD/PhD Program


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    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United StatesBSMicrobiology
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United StatesPHDVirology

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    1. Maeda K, Zachos NC, Orzalli MH, Schmieder SS, Chang D, Bugda Gwilt K, Doucet M, Baetz NW, Lee S, Crawford SE, Estes MK, Kagan JC, Turner JR, Lencer WI. Depletion of the apical endosome in response to viruses and bacterial toxins provides cell-autonomous host defense at mucosal surfaces. Cell Host Microbe. 2022 02 09; 30(2):216-231.e5. PMID: 35143768.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    2. Orzalli MH, Prochera A, Payne L, Smith A, Garlick JA, Kagan JC. Virus-mediated inactivation of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members promotes Gasdermin-E-dependent pyroptosis in barrier epithelial cells. Immunity. 2021 07 13; 54(7):1447-1462.e5. PMID: 33979579.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    3. de Oliveira Mann CC, Orzalli MH, King DS, Kagan JC, Lee ASY, Kranzusch PJ. Modular Architecture of the STING C-Terminal Tail Allows Interferon and NF-?B Signaling Adaptation. Cell Rep. 2019 04 23; 27(4):1165-1175.e5. PMID: 31018131.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    4. Orzalli MH. Human Skin Explants Recapitulate Key Features of HSV-1 Infections. J Invest Dermatol. 2019 03; 139(3):519-521. PMID: 30797319.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Orzalli MH, Smith A, Jurado KA, Iwasaki A, Garlick JA, Kagan JC. An Antiviral Branch of the IL-1 Signaling Pathway Restricts Immune-Evasive Virus Replication. Mol Cell. 2018 09 06; 71(5):825-840.e6. PMID: 30100266.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. Merkl PE, Orzalli MH, Knipe DM. Mechanisms of Host IFI16, PML, and Daxx Protein Restriction of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Replication. J Virol. 2018 05 15; 92(10). PMID: 29491153.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Orzalli MH, Kagan JC. Apoptosis and Necroptosis as Host Defense Strategies to Prevent Viral Infection. Trends Cell Biol. 2017 11; 27(11):800-809. PMID: 28642032.
      Citations: 75     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. Kurt-Jones EA, Orzalli MH, Knipe DM. Innate Immune Mechanisms and Herpes Simplex Virus Infection and Disease. Adv Anat Embryol Cell Biol. 2017; 223:49-75. PMID: 28528439.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    9. Orzalli MH, Broekema NM, Knipe DM. Relative Contributions of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 ICP0 and vhs to Loss of Cellular IFI16 Vary in Different Human Cell Types. J Virol. 2016 09 15; 90(18):8351-9. PMID: 27412599.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Orzalli MH, Kagan JC. A one-protein signaling pathway in the innate immune system. Sci Immunol. 2016 Aug 19; 1(2):eaah6184. PMID: 28783697.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    11. Orzalli MH, Broekema NM, Diner BA, Hancks DC, Elde NC, Cristea IM, Knipe DM. cGAS-mediated stabilization of IFI16 promotes innate signaling during herpes simplex virus infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 07; 112(14):E1773-81. PMID: 25831530.
      Citations: 138     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    12. Orzalli MH, Knipe DM. Cellular sensing of viral DNA and viral evasion mechanisms. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2014; 68:477-92. PMID: 25002095.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    13. Bonham KS, Orzalli MH, Hayashi K, Wolf AI, Glanemann C, Weninger W, Iwasaki A, Knipe DM, Kagan JC. A promiscuous lipid-binding protein diversifies the subcellular sites of toll-like receptor signal transduction. Cell. 2014 Feb 13; 156(4):705-16. PMID: 24529375.
      Citations: 107     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Orzalli MH, Conwell SE, Berrios C, DeCaprio JA, Knipe DM. Nuclear interferon-inducible protein 16 promotes silencing of herpesviral and transfected DNA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 19; 110(47):E4492-501. PMID: 24198334.
      Citations: 98     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Orzalli MH, DeLuca NA, Knipe DM. Nuclear IFI16 induction of IRF-3 signaling during herpesviral infection and degradation of IFI16 by the viral ICP0 protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 30; 109(44):E3008-17. PMID: 23027953.
      Citations: 246     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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