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Rocky Shek-Lun Lai PhD

InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentMicrobiology and Physiological Systems
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
368 Plantation Street, AS8-2005
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMicrobiology and Physiological Systems

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    1. Lai R, Williams T, Rakib T, Lee J, Behar SM. Heterogeneity in lung macrophage control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is determined by T cells. bioRxiv. 2023 Dec 01. PMID: 38076803.
    2. Lai R, Ogunsola AF, Rakib T, Behar SM. Key advances in vaccine development for tuberculosis-success and challenges. NPJ Vaccines. 2023 Oct 13; 8(1):158. PMID: 37828070.
    3. Lai R, Gong DN, Williams T, Ogunsola AF, Cavallo K, Lindestam Arlehamn CS, Acolatse S, Beamer GL, Ferris MT, Sassetti CM, Lauffenburger DA, Behar SM. Host genetic background is a barrier to broadly effective vaccine-mediated protection against tuberculosis. J Clin Invest. 2023 07 03; 133(13). PMID: 37200108.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    4. Afkhami S, D'Agostino MR, Vaseghi-Shanjani M, Lepard M, Yang JX, Lai R, Choi MWY, Chacon A, Zganiacz A, Franken KLMC, Ertl HC, Ottenhoff THM, Jeyanathan M, Gillgrass A, Xing Z. Intranasal multivalent adenoviral-vectored vaccine protects against replicating and dormant M.tb in conventional and humanized mice. NPJ Vaccines. 2023 Feb 23; 8(1):25. PMID: 36823425.
    5. D'Agostino MR, Lai R, Afkhami S, Khera A, Yao Y, Vaseghi-Shanjani M, Zganiacz A, Jeyanathan M, Xing Z. Airway Macrophages Mediate Mucosal Vaccine-Induced Trained Innate Immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Early Stages of Infection. J Immunol. 2020 11 15; 205(10):2750-2762. PMID: 32998983.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. Smith CM, Proulx MK, Lai R, Kiritsy MC, Bell TA, Hock P, Pardo-Manuel de Villena F, Ferris MT, Baker RE, Behar SM, Sassetti CM. Functionally Overlapping Variants Control Tuberculosis Susceptibility in Collaborative Cross Mice. mBio. 2019 11 26; 10(6). PMID: 31772048.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Patankar YR, Sutiwisesak R, Boyce S, Lai R, Lindestam Arlehamn CS, Sette A, Behar SM. Limited recognition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected macrophages by polyclonal CD4 and CD8 T cells from the lungs of infected mice. Mucosal Immunol. 2020 01; 13(1):140-148. PMID: 31636345.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    8. Afkhami S, Lai R, D'agostino MR, Vaseghi-Shanjani M, Zganiacz A, Yao Y, Jeyanathan M, Xing Z. Single-Dose Mucosal Immunotherapy With Chimpanzee Adenovirus-Based Vaccine Accelerates Tuberculosis Disease Control and Limits Its Rebound After Antibiotic Cessation. J Infect Dis. 2019 09 13; 220(8):1355-1366. PMID: 31198944.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    9. Lai R, Jeyanathan M, Afkhami S, Zganiacz A, Hammill JA, Yao Y, Kaushic C, Xing Z. CD11b+ Dendritic Cell-Mediated Anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis Th1 Activation Is Counterregulated by CD103+ Dendritic Cells via IL-10. J Immunol. 2018 03 01; 200(5):1746-1760. PMID: 29374077.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Jeyanathan M, Afkhami S, Khera A, Mandur T, Damjanovic D, Yao Y, Lai R, Haddadi S, Dvorkin-Gheva A, Jordana M, Kunkel SL, Xing Z. CXCR3 Signaling Is Required for Restricted Homing of Parenteral Tuberculosis Vaccine-Induced T Cells to Both the Lung Parenchyma and Airway. J Immunol. 2017 10 01; 199(7):2555-2569. PMID: 28827285.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    11. Yao Y, Lai R, Afkhami S, Haddadi S, Zganiacz A, Vahedi F, Ashkar AA, Kaushic C, Jeyanathan M, Xing Z. Enhancement of Antituberculosis Immunity in a Humanized Model System by a Novel Virus-Vectored Respiratory Mucosal Vaccine. J Infect Dis. 2017 07 01; 216(1):135-145. PMID: 28531291.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    12. Khera AK, Afkhami S, Lai R, Jeyanathan M, Zganiacz A, Mandur T, Hammill J, Damjanovic D, Xing Z. Role of B Cells in Mucosal Vaccine-Induced Protective CD8+ T Cell Immunity against Pulmonary Tuberculosis. J Immunol. 2015 Sep 15; 195(6):2900-7. PMID: 26268652.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    13. Damjanovic D, Khera A, Afkhami S, Lai R, Zganiacz A, Jeyanathan M, Xing Z. Age at Mycobacterium bovis BCG Priming Has Limited Impact on Anti-Tuberculosis Immunity Boosted by Respiratory Mucosal AdHu5Ag85A Immunization in a Murine Model. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0131175. PMID: 26098423.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Lai R, Afkhami S, Haddadi S, Jeyanathan M, Xing Z. Mucosal immunity and novel tuberculosis vaccine strategies: route of immunisation-determined T-cell homing to restricted lung mucosal compartments. Eur Respir Rev. 2015 Jun; 24(136):356-60. PMID: 26028646.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
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