A. Marijke Keestra-Gounder, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology and Microbiology


  • Sweet LA, Kuss-Duerkop SK, Keestra-Gounder AM. IRE1a-driven inflammation promotes clearance of Citrobacter rodentium infection. Infect Immun. 2021 Nov 8;:IAI0048121. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34748367
  • Villarreal R, Manzer HS, Keestra-Gounder AM, Doran KS. Vimentin Regulates Chemokine Expression and NOD2 Activation in Brain Endothelium during Group B Streptococcal Infection. Infect Immun. 2021 Nov 16;89(12):e0034021. PubMed PMID: 34491787
  • Pham OH, Lee B, Labuda J, Keestra-Gounder AM, Byndloss MX, Tsolis RM, McSorley SJ. NOD1/NOD2 and RIP2 Regulate Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-Induced Inflammation during Chlamydia Infection. mBio. 2020 Jun 2;11(3). PubMed PMID: 32487756
  • Kuss-Duerkop SK, Keestra-Gounder AM. NOD1 and NOD2 Activation by Diverse Stimuli: a Possible Role for Sensing Pathogen-Induced Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress. Infect Immun. 2020 Jun 22;88(7). PubMed PMID: 32229616
  • Mendez JM, Keestra-Gounder AM. NF-?B-dependent Luciferase Activation and Quantification of Gene Expression in Salmonella Infected Tissue Culture Cells. J Vis Exp. 2020 Jan 12;(155). PubMed PMID: 31984953
  • Mendez JM, Kolora LD, Lemon JS, Dupree SL, Keestra-Gounder AM. Activation of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response Impacts the NOD1 Signaling Pathway. Infect Immun. 2019 Aug;87(8). PubMed PMID: 31109951
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Department: Immunology and Microbiology
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