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Immune Responses to Cryptococcus: Insights from HIV- and HIV+ Populations

Session: Symposium: Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii: The Evolution of a Model Fungal Pathogen
Wednesday, October 8, 2014: 3:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 115-ABC
Stuart Levitz, MD, FIDSA, Infectious Disease and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
NAME
Levitz, Stuart M.
POSITION TITLE
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
EDUCATION/TRAINING
New York University, NY
B.A.
1971-5
Psychology, Chemistry
New York University School of Medicine, NY
M.D.
1975-9
Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
1979-82
Internal Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
1982-86
Infectious Diseases
A. Positions and Honors.
Positions and Employment
1982-86 Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Boston University Medical Center
1984-86 Instructor in Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
1984-2006 Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center
1986-91 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
1991-97 Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
1994-97 Associate Professor of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine
1997-2006 Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine
2006- Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School
Honors, Other Experience and Professional Memberships
1975
Phi Beta Kappa, New York University
1979
Alpha Omega Alpha, New York University School of Medicine
1984-86 Gilbert Dalldorf Fellow in Medical Mycology, Infectious Diseases Soc. of America
1984-86 Individual National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health
1985-90 Individual Physician-Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health
1985
American Society for Microbiology/ICAAC Young Investigator Award
1991-94; 2000-03 Ad Hoc Member, Bacteriology & Mycology II Study Section, NIH
1995-99 Charter Member, Bacteriology & Mycology II Study Section, NIH
1993-95 Chair-Elect/Chair, Div. F, Medical Mycology, Amer. Society for Microbiology
1997-
Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity
1-3
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholar Award in Pathogenic Mycology
2002
Division F speaker, General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology
2005
Conference Organizer. 6th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis
2006-08 Ad Hoc Member, Vaccines Against Microbial Diseases Study Section, NIH
2006
Editorial Boards: Journal of Infectious Diseases, FEMS Yeast Research, Open Microbiology Journal 2006
Chair, Special Emphasis Panel Study Section, NIH.
2007
Section Editor: Current Fungal Infection Reports
2009-13
Charter member, Vaccines Against Microbial Diseases Study Section, NIH
B. Selected peer-reviewed publications (from >130 publications).
1.
Dan JM, Kelly RM, Lee CK, Levitz SM. The Role of the Mannose Receptor in a Murine Model of Cryptococcus neoformans Infection. Infect Immun. 76(6):2362-7, 2008.
2.
Dan JM, Wang JP, Lee CK, Levitz SM. Cooperative Stimulation of Dendritic Cells by Cryptococcus neoformans Mannoproteins and CpG Oligodeoxynucleotides. PLoS One 3:e2046, 2008.
3.
Ramirez-Ortiz ZG, Specht CA, Wang JP, Lee CK, Bartholomeu DC, Gazzinelli RT, Levitz SM. Toll-Like Receptor 9-Dependent Immune Activation by Unmethylated CpG Motifs in Aspergillus fumigatus DNA. Infect Immun. 76:2123-9, 2007.
4.
Specht CA, Nong S, Dan JM, Lee C, Levitz SM. Contribution of glycosylation to T cell responses stimulated by recombinant Cryptococcus neoformans mannoprotein. J Infect Dis. 196:796-800, 2007.
5.
Lam JS, Levitz SM. Effect of differential N-linked and O-linked mannosylation on recognition of fungal antigens by dendritic cells. PLoS One. 2:e1009, 2007.
6.
Levitz SM. Genetic Predisposition to Fungal Infections: Role of Mutations and Polymorphisms in Imm



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