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Heather  L  Clark

Entering Class: 2010
PhD Program: Pathology/Immunology
Advisor: Eric Pearlman, PhD

Undergraduate Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Hometown: Pine City, NY.

Research Interests: Immunology, Infectious Disease

About me:

Comment about the MSTP program: The MSTP at Case is great! The medical school community is really unique and accomodating and the MSTP adminstration and faculty are very supportive and helpful. Not to mention we get A LOT of free food!

Featured Publication:

Clark HL, Jhingran A, Sun Y, Vareechon C, de Jesus Carrion S, Skaar EP, Chazin WJ, Calera JA, Hohl TM, Pearlman E. Zinc and Manganese Chelation by Neutrophil S100A8/A9 (Calprotectin) Limits Extracellular Aspergillus fumigatus Hyphal Growth and Corneal Infection. J Immunol. 2016 Jan 1;196(1):336-44. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1502037. Epub 2015 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 26582948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4684987.

Additional Publications:

Clark HL, Jhingran A, Sun Y, Vareechon C, de Jesus Carrion S, Skaar EP, Chazin WJ, Calera JA, Hohl TM, Pearlman E. Zinc and Manganese Chelation by Neutrophil S100A8/A9 (Calprotectin) Limits Extracellular Aspergillus fumigatus Hyphal Growth and Corneal Infection. J Immunol. 2016 Jan 1;196(1):336-44. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1502037. Epub 2015 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 26582948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4684987.

Leal SM Jr, Roy S, Vareechon C, Carrion Sd, Clark H, Lopez-Berges MS, Di Pietro A, Schrettl M, Beckmann N, Redl B, Haas H, Pearlman E. Targeting iron acquisition blocks infection with the fungal pathogens Aspergillus fumigatus and Fusarium oxysporum. PLoS Pathog. 2013;9(7):e1003436. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003436. Epub 2013 Jul 11. Erratum in: PLoS Pathog. 2013 Jul;9(7). doi:10.1371/annotation/4f388450-90fe-4c65-9b9b-71a2b7935ac0. diPietro, Antonio [corrected to Di Pietro, Antonio]. PubMed PMID: 23853581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3708856.

Clark HL, Banks R, Jones L, Hornick TR, Higgins PA, Burant CJ, Canaday DH. Characterization of MHC-II antigen presentation by B cells and monocytes from older individuals. Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug;144(2):172-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2012.06.005. Epub 2012 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 22797466; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3466105..

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