Kelly Sullivan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Developmental Biology

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (2004)
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Biology

Recognition & Awards

  • Webb Waring Early Career Researcher, Boettcher Foundation (2019)

Publications

  • Thomas SN, Niemeyer BF, Jimenez-Valdes RJ, Kaiser AJ, Espinosa JM, Sullivan KD, Goodspeed A, Costello JC, Alder JK, Cañas-Arranz R, García-Sastre A, Benam KH. Down syndrome is associated with altered frequency and functioning of tracheal multiciliated cells, and response to influenza virus infection. iScience. 2023 Aug 18;26(8):107361. PubMed PMID: 37554445
  • Galbraith MD, Rachubinski AL, Smith KP, Araya P, Waugh KA, Enriquez-Estrada B, Worek K, Granrath RE, Kinning KT, Paul Eduthan N, Ludwig MP, Hsieh EWY, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. Multidimensional definition of the interferonopathy of Down syndrome and its response to JAK inhibition. Sci Adv. 2023 Jun 28;9(26):eadg6218. PubMed PMID: 37379383
  • Waugh KA, Minter R, Baxter J, Chi C, Galbraith MD, Tuttle KD, Eduthan NP, Kinning KT, Andrysik Z, Araya P, Dougherty H, Dunn LN, Ludwig M, Schade KA, Tracy D, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Busquet N, Khanal S, Anderson RD, Cox LL, Estrada BE, Rachubinski AL, Lyford HR, Britton EC, Fantauzzo KA, Orlicky DJ, Matsuda JL, Song K, Cox TC, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. Triplication of the interferon receptor locus contributes to hallmarks of Down syndrome in a mouse model. Nat Genet. 2023 Jun;55(6):1034-1047. PubMed PMID: 37277650
  • Ludwig MP, Galbraith MD, Eduthan NP, Hill AA, Clay MR, Tellez CM, Wilky BA, Elias A, Espinosa JM, Sullivan KD. Proteasome Inhibition Sensitizes Liposarcoma to MDM2 Inhibition with Nutlin-3 by Activating the ATF4/CHOP Stress Response Pathway. Cancer Res. 2023 Aug 1;83(15):2543-2556. PubMed PMID: 37205634
  • Galbraith MD, Rachubinski AL, Smith KP, Araya P, Waugh KA, Enriquez-Estrada B, Worek K, Granrath RE, Kinning KT, Paul Eduthan N, Ludwig MP, Hsieh EWY, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. Multidimensional definition of the interferonopathy of Down syndrome and its response to JAK inhibition. Sci Adv. 2023 Jun 28;9(26):eadg6218. PubMed PMID: 37379383
  • Szwarc MM, Guarnieri AL, Joshi M, Duc HN, Laird MC, Pandey A, Khanal S, Dohm E, Bui AK, Sullivan KD, Galbraith MD, Andrysik Z, Espinosa JM. FAM193A is a positive regulator of p53 activity. Cell Rep. 2023 Mar 28;42(3):112230. PubMed PMID: 36897777
  • Jewett CE, McCurdy BL, O'Toole ET, Stemm-Wolf AJ, Given KS, Lin CH, Olsen V, Martin W, Reinholdt L, Espinosa JM, Sullivan KD, Macklin WB, Prekeris R, Pearson CG. Trisomy 21 induces pericentrosomal crowding delaying primary ciliogenesis and mouse cerebellar development. Elife. 2023 Jan 19;12. PubMed PMID: 36656118
  • Waugh KA, Minter R, Baxter J, Chi C, Galbraith MD, Tuttle KD, Eduthan NP, Kinning KT, Andrysik Z, Araya P, Dougherty H, Dunn LN, Ludwig M, Schade KA, Tracy D, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Busquet N, Khanal S, Anderson RD, Cox LL, Estrada BE, Rachubinski AL, Lyford HR, Britton EC, Fantauzzo KA, Orlicky DJ, Matsuda JL, Song K, Cox TC, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. Triplication of the interferon receptor locus contributes to hallmarks of Down syndrome in a mouse model. Nat Genet. 2023 Jun;55(6):1034-1047. PubMed PMID: 37277650
  • Ludwig MP, Galbraith MD, Eduthan NP, Hill AA, Clay MR, Tellez CM, Wilky BA, Elias A, Espinosa JM, Sullivan KD. Proteasome Inhibition Sensitizes Liposarcoma to MDM2 Inhibition with Nutlin-3 by Activating the ATF4/CHOP Stress Response Pathway. Cancer Res. 2023 Aug 1;83(15):2543-2556. PubMed PMID: 37205634
  • Araya P, Kinning KT, Coughlan C, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Enriquez-Estrada BA, Worek K, Sullivan KD, Rachubinski AL, Wolter-Warmerdam K, Hickey F, Galbraith MD, Potter H, Espinosa JM. IGF1 deficiency integrates stunted growth and neurodegeneration in Down syndrome. Cell Rep. 2022 Dec 27;41(13):111883. PubMed PMID: 36577365
  • Andrysik Z, Sullivan KD, Kieft JS, Espinosa JM. PPM1D suppresses p53-dependent transactivation and cell death by inhibiting the Integrated Stress Response. Nat Commun. 2022 Dec 1;13(1):7400. PubMed PMID: 36456590
  • Sullivan KD, Galbraith MD, Kinning KT, Bartsch KW, Levinsky NC, Araya P, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Shaw JR, Baxter RM, Jordan KR, Russell SA, Dzieciatkowska ME, Reisz JA, Gamboni F, Cendali FI, Ghosh T, Monte AA, Bennett TD, Miller MG, Hsieh EW, D'Alessandro A, Hansen KC, Espinosa JM. The COVIDome Explorer researcher portal. Cell Rep. 2021 Aug 17;36(7):109527. PubMed PMID: 34348131
  • Galbraith MD, Kinning KT, Sullivan KD, Baxter R, Araya P, Jordan KR, Russell S, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Shaw JR, Dzieciatkowska M, Ghosh T, Monte AA, D'Alessandro A, Hansen KC, Benett TD, Hsieh EW, Espinosa JM. Seroconversion stages COVID19 into distinct pathophysiological states. Elife. 2021 Mar 16;10. PubMed PMID: 33724185
  • Tuttle KD, Waugh KA, Araya P, Minter R, Orlicky DJ, Ludwig M, Andrysik Z, Burchill MA, Tamburini BAJ, Sempeck C, Smith K, Granrath R, Tracy D, Baxter J, Espinosa JM, Sullivan KD. JAK1 Inhibition Blocks Lethal Immune Hypersensitivity in a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome. Cell Rep. 2020 Nov 17;33(7):108407. PubMed PMID: 33207208
  • Powers RK, Culp-Hill R, Ludwig MP, Smith KP, Waugh KA, Minter R, Tuttle KD, Lewis HC, Rachubinski AL, Granrath RE, Carmona-Iragui M, Wilkerson RB, Kahn DE, Joshi M, Lleó A, Blesa R, Fortea J, D'Alessandro A, Costello JC, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. Trisomy 21 activates the kynurenine pathway via increased dosage of interferon receptors. Nat Commun. 2019 Oct 18;10(1):4766. PubMed PMID: 31628327
  • Wheeler LJ, Watson ZL, Qamar L, Yamamoto TM, Sawyer BT, Sullivan KD, Khanal S, Joshi M, Ferchaud-Roucher V, Smith H, Vanderlinden LA, Brubaker SW, Caino CM, Kim H, Espinosa JM, Richer JK, Bitler BG. Multi-Omic Approaches Identify Metabolic and Autophagy Regulators Important in Ovarian Cancer Dissemination. iScience. 2019 Sep 27;19:474-491. PubMed PMID: 31437751
  • Waugh KA, Araya P, Pandey A, Jordan KR, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Khanal S, Butcher ET, Estrada BE, Rachubinski AL, McWilliams JA, Minter R, Dimasi T, Colvin KL, Baturin D, Pham AT, Galbraith MD, Bartsch KW, Yeager ME, Porter CC, Sullivan KD, Hsieh EW, Espinosa JM. Mass Cytometry Reveals Global Immune Remodeling with Multi-lineage Hypersensitivity to Type I Interferon in Down Syndrome. Cell Rep. 2019 Nov 12;29(7):1893-1908.e4. PubMed PMID: 31722205
  • Araya P, Waugh KA, Sullivan KD, Núñez NG, Roselli E, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Rachubinski AL, Enriquez Estrada B, Butcher ET, Minter R, Tuttle KD, Bruno TC, Maccioni M, Espinosa JM. Trisomy 21 dysregulates T cell lineages toward an autoimmunity-prone state associated with interferon hyperactivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31699819
  • Sullivan KD, Galbraith MD, Andrysik Z, Espinosa JM. Mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by p53. Cell Death Differ. 2018 Jan;25(1):133-143. PubMed PMID: 29125602
  • Liang K, Volk AG, Haug JS, Marshall SA, Woodfin AR, Bartom ET, Gilmore JM, Florens L, Washburn MP, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM, Cannova J, Zhang J, Smith ER, Crispino JD, Shilatifard A. Therapeutic Targeting of MLL Degradation Pathways in MLL-Rearranged Leukemia. Cell. 2017 Jan 12;168(1-2):59-72.e13. PubMed PMID: 28065413
  • Galbraith MD, Andrysik Z, Pandey A, Hoh M, Bonner EA, Hill AA, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. CDK8 Kinase Activity Promotes Glycolysis. Cell Rep. 2017 Nov 7;21(6):1495-1506. PubMed PMID: 29117556
  • Sullivan KD, Evans D, Pandey A, Hraha TH, Smith KP, Markham N, Rachubinski AL, Wolter-Warmerdam K, Hickey F, Espinosa JM, Blumenthal T. Trisomy 21 causes changes in the circulating proteome indicative of chronic autoinflammation. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 1;7(1):14818. PubMed PMID: 29093484
  • Andrysik Z, Galbraith MD, Guarnieri AL, Zaccara S, Sullivan KD, Pandey A, MacBeth M, Inga A, Espinosa JM. Identification of a core TP53 transcriptional program with highly distributed tumor suppressive activity. Genome Res. 2017 Oct;27(10):1645-1657. PubMed PMID: 28904012
  • Sullivan KD, Lewis HC, Hill AA, Pandey A, Jackson LP, Cabral JM, Smith KP, Liggett LA, Gomez EB, Galbraith MD, DeGregori J, Espinosa JM. Trisomy 21 consistently activates the interferon response. Elife. 2016 Jul 29;5. PubMed PMID: 27472900
  • Andrews FH, Tong Q, Sullivan KD, Cornett EM, Zhang Y, Ali M, Ahn J, Pandey A, Guo AH, Strahl BD, Costello JC, Espinosa JM, Rothbart SB, Kutateladze TG. Multivalent Chromatin Engagement and Inter-domain Crosstalk Regulate MORC3 ATPase. Cell Rep. 2016 Sep 20;16(12):3195-207. PubMed PMID: 27653685
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General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Colorado State University (CO) (2004)
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Biology
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