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Deborah SullivanDeborah A. Sullivan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Tulane Cancer Center Program Member

Contact Information
1430 Tulane Ave, SL-38, New Orleans, LA 70112-2699

Biographical Information
Dr. Sullivan received her B.S. (1984) and M.S. (1988) degrees in biology/microbiology from Southeastern Louisiana University. She earned her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Tulane University Health Sciences Center in 1999 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, studying the role of HIV Tat-induced angiogenesis in the development of Kaposi's sarcoma in 2001. Dr. Sullivan joined the faculty of Tulane University Health Sciences Center as a research assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in 2001. Her research is focused on the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer in response to inhaled environmental agents. She is also interested in the use of stem cells as cell therapy to aid in the repair of injured lung and as vehicles to deliver therapeutic genes for the treatment of lung cancer.

Recent Publications
Sullivan DE, Dash S, Due H, Hiramatsu N, Aydin F, Kolls J, Blanchard J, Baskin G, Gerber MA. Liver directed gene transfer in non-human primates. Hum Gene Ther, 8:1195-1206, 1997.

Shean MK, Baskin G, Sullivan DE, Cavender D, Shellito JE, Schwarzenberger PO, Kolls JK. Immunomodulation and adenoviral gene transfer to the lungs of non-human primates. Hum Gene Ther, 11:1047, 2000.

Morris CB, Thanawastein A, Sullivan DE, Clements JD. Identification of a peptide capable of inducing an HIV-1 Tat-specific CTL response. Vaccine, 20:12, 2002.

Sullivan DE, Mondelli M, Curiel D, Krasnykh V, Mikheeva G, Gaglio P, Morris C, Dash S, Gerber MA. Construction and characterization of an intracellular single-chain human antibody to hepatitis C virus nonstructural 3 protein. J. Hepatol, 37:660, 2002.

Sullivan DE, Ferris MB, Pociask D, Brody AR. TNF-alpha induces TGF-beta1 expression in lung fibroblasts through the ERK pathway. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol, 32(4): 342, 2005.


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