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Jennifer Edwards, PhD


700 Childrens Dr
Ctr for Microbial Pathogenesis
Columbus, OH 43205

Phone: (614) 722-2915

Email: edwards.629@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Associate Professor, SBS-Microbial Infectn/Immunity

 

Published Works

Highlighted Manuscripts and Abstracts:

Editor Selected Spotlight, Highlighted, and Recommended Manuscripts:

1. Jennings, M. P., F. Jen, L. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2011) Pilin glycosylation modulates CR3-meidated Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells.
a. Subject of editor-invited commentary: Kahler, CM (2011) Sticky and Sweet: The role of post-translational modifications on neisserial pili. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2011.00087.
b. Denoted as a “top article” by Cellular Microbiology Online Early website

2. Edwards, JL (2010) Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival during primary, human, cervical epithelial cell infection requires nitric oxide and is augmented by progesterone. Infect. Immun. 78:1202-1213. (Spotlight)

3. Lim, KHL. et al. (2008) Metal binding specificity of the MntABC permease system of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and its role in cell growth and survival. Infect. Immun. 76:3569-3576. (Spotlight)

4. Edwards, JL (2008) The role of complement in gonococcal infection of cervical epithelia. Vaccine 26S:156-161. (Recommended by the BioInfoBank Institute)

5. Edwards, JL and MA Apicella. (2006) Neisseria gonorrhoeae PLD directly interacts with Akt kinase upon infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells. Cell. Microbiol. 8:1253-1271. (Cover Highlight)

6. Edwards JL and MA Apicella. Neisseria gonorrhoeae: The molecular mechanisms that initiate infection differ between men and women. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 17:965-981. (Recommended by the BioInfoBank Institute)

7. Edwards, JL et al. (2001) The role of complement receptor 3 (CR3) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of human cervical epithelia. Cell. Microbiol. 3:611-622. (Cover Highlight)

Abstracts Selected for Plenary Session Presentations:

1. Edwards, J. L. (2011) The effect of steroid hormones and oxygen availability on complement-mediated infection of primary cervical cells. The 7th Immunology Congress Vaccines and Adjuvants Workshop dedicated to Neisseria Vaccines. Havana, Cuba.

2. Edwards, J. L. (2011) Nitric oxide promotes Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary cervical epithelial cells. The 7th Immunology Congress Vaccines and Adjuvants Workshop dedicated to Neisseria Vaccines. Havana, Cuba.

3. Jennings, M.P., F. Jen, L. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2011) Complement receptor 3 activation during cervical infection requires an interaction with the Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilin glycan. 1st European Conference of Microbiology and Immunology. Budapest, Hungary.

4. Edwards, J. L. (2011) Gonococcal challenge of primary human epithelial cells: steroid hormones and nitric oxide, friends or foes? 1st European Conference of Microbiology and Immunology. Budapest, Hungary.

5. Edwards, J. L. Gonococcal cervical and amniochorionic infections as potential factors contributing to adverse pregnancy outcomes (2010) Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. *Selected for Cellular Microbiology Section pleanary presentation

6. Jennings, M. P., F. E.-C. Jen, L. F. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2010) The gonococcal pilin glycan mediates primary cervical epithelial cell challenge. Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. *Selected for Surface Structures Section plenary presentation

7. McEwan, A., K. Djoko, N. Chen, J. Franiek, M. J. Jennings, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2010) The NmlR regulon and stress defense in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. *Selected for Genetics, Physiology, and Metabolism Section pleanary presentation

8. Warren, M. J., F. E. Jen, J. L. Edwards, B. L. Schulz, C. E. Jones, J. T. Blanchfield, P. M. Power, W. E. Swords, J. N. Weiser, M. A. Apicella, and M. P. Jennings (2010) Accessibility to pili-linked phosphorylcholine of N. meningitides is influenced by phase-variation of the pili-linked glycan and both factors are required for efficient cell association via the PAF receptor on human airway epithelial cells. Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. *Selected for Surface Structures Section pleanary presentation

9. Edwards JL (2006) Hormonal modulation of CR3-mediated Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells. Fifteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Cairns, QLD Australia.

10. Edwards JL and MA Apicella (2004) Gonococcal PLD and signaling events triggered by Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary cervical epithelial cells. Fourteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Milwaukee, WI USA.

11. Edwards JL and MA Apicella (2002) Neisseria gonorrhoeae directly binds to the I-domain of complement receptor 3 on primary cervical epithelial cells. Thirteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Oslo, Norway.

12. Edwards, JL and MA Apicella (2000) Cellular studies on the invasion of primary cervical epithelial cells by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Twelfth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Galveston, TX. USA.

Invited Press Release:

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella. (2000) Ruffles and ribbons: studies of gonococcal infection in a model of the lower female genital tract. Press Release for the 100th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Los Angeles, CA.


Journal Articles

Djoko¬, K. Y., J. A. Franiek¬, J. L. Edwards, M. L. Falsetta, S. P. Kidd, A. J. Potter¬, N. H. Chen¬, M. A. Apicella, M. P. Jennings, and A. G. McEwan. Phenotypic characterization of a copA mutant of Neisseria gonorrhoeae identifies a link between copper and nitrosative stress. Infect. Immun. doi:10.1128/IAI.06163-11.

Butler, E. K. and J. L. Edwards (2011) The pathobiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lower female genital tract infection. Front in Cell Infect Microbiol. 2(120): 1-12. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00102 (Invited review)

Jennings, M.P., F. Jen, L. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2011) Pilin glycosylation modulates CR3- mediated Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells. Cell Microbiol 13:885-896.

Edwards, J. L. (2010) Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival during primary, human, cervical epithelial cell infection requires nitric oxide and is augmented by progesterone. Infect. Immun. 78:1202-1213.

Wu, H.-J., K. L. Seib, Y. N. Srikhanta, J. L. Edwards, S. P. Kidd, T. L. Maguire, A. Hamilton, K.-T. Pan, H.-H. Hsiao, C.-W. Yao, S. M. Grimmond, M. A. Apicella, A. G. McEwan, A. H-J. Wang, and M. P. Jennings (2010) Systematic analysis of manganese regulation of virulence factors and oxidative stress resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J. Proteomics 73:899-916.

Achard, M. E. S., A. J. Hamilton, T. Dankowski, B. Heras, M. S. Schembri, J. L. Edwards, M. P. Jennings, and A. G. McEwan (2009) A periplasmic thioredoxin-like protein plays a role in defense against oxidative stress in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Infect. Immun. 77:4934-4939.

Srikhanta,Y.N., S.J. Dowideit, J.L. Edwards, M.L. Falsetta, O.B. Harrison, K.L. Fox, K.L. Seib, T.L. Maguire, M.C. Maiden, S.M. Grimmond, M.A. Apicella, and M.P. Jennings (2009) Phasevarions mediate random switching of gene expression in pathogenic Neisseria. PLoS Pathogens 5(4): e1000400. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000400

Potter, A. J., S. P. Kidd, J. L. Edwards, M. Falsetta, M. A. Apicella, M. P. Jennings and A. G. McEwan (2009) Esterase D is essential for protection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae against nitrosative stress and for bacterial growth during interaction with cervical epithelial cells. J. Infect. Dis. 200:273-278.

Potter, A. J., S. P. Kidd, J. L. Edwards, M. Falsetta, M. A. Apicella, M. P. Jennings and A. G. McEwan (2009) Thioredoxin reductase is essential for defense of Neisseria gonorrhoeae against oxidative stress and for survival of the pathogen during interactions with cervical epithelial cells. J. Infect. Dis. 199:227-235

Edwards, J. L. (2008) The role of complement in gonococcal infection of cervical epithelia. Vaccine 26S:156-161.

Lim, K. H. L, C. E. Jones, R. N. vanden Hoven, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, M. P. Jennings and A. G. McEwan (2008) Metal binding specificity of the MntABC permease system of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and its role in cell growth and survival. Infect. Immun. 76:3569-3576.

Seib, K. L., H.-J.Wu, Y. Srikhanta, J. L. Edwards, M. L. Falsetta, A. J. Hamilton, T. L. Maguire, S. M. Grimmond, M. A. Apicella, A. G. McEwan, and M. P. Jennings (2007) Characterization of the OxyR regulon of N. gonorrhoeae. Mol. Microbiol. 63:54-68

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella. (2006) Neisseria gonorrhoeae PLD directly interacts with Akt kinase upon infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells. Cell. Microbiol. 8:1253-1271.

Wu, H.-J. , K. L. Seib, Y. N. Srikhanta, S. P. Kidd, J. L. Edwards, T. L. Maguire, S. M. Grimmond, M. A. Apicella, A. G. McEwan, and M. P. Jennings (2006) The PerR regulon controls Mn-dependent resistance to oxidative stress in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Mol. Microbiol. 60:401-416.

Wu, H.-J. , K. L. Seib, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, A. G. McEwan, and M. P. Jennings (2005) Azurin of pathogenic Neisseria is involved in defense against hydrogen peroxide and survival within cervical epithelial cells. Infect. Immun. 73:8444-8448.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella. (2005) I-domain-containing integrins serve as pilus receptors for Neisseria gonorrhoeae adherence to human epithelial cells. Cell. Microbiol. 7:1197-1211.

L. L. Greiner, J. L. Edwards, C. A. Rabinak, J. Q. Shao, and M. A. Apicella. (2005) Biofilm formation by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Infect. Immun. 73:1964-1970. (Greiner and Edwards contributed equally to this work and are co-first authors)

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella (2004) Neisseria gonorrhoeae: The molecular mechanisms that initiate infection differ between men and women. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 17:965-981.

Edwards, J. L., D. D. Entz, and M. A. Apicella (2003) Gonococcal phospholipase D modulates the expression and function of complement receptor 3 in primary cervical epithelial cells. Infect. Immun. 71:6381-6391.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella (2002) The role of lipooligosaccharide in Neisseria gonorrhoeae pathogenesis of cervical epithelia: lipid A serves as a C3 acceptor molecule. Cell. Microbiol. 4:584-598.

Edwards, J. L., E. J. Brown, S. Uk-Nham, J. G. Cannon, M. S. Blake, and M. A. Apicella (2002) A co-operative interaction between Neisseria gonorrhoeae and complement receptor 3 mediates infection of primary cervical epithelial cells. Cell. Microbiol. 4: 571-584.

Edwards, J. L., E. J. Brown, K. A. Ault, and M. A. Apicella (2001) The role of complement receptor 3 (CR3) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of human cervical epithelia. Cell. Microbiol. 3:611-622.

Edwards, J. L., J. Q. Shao, K. A. Ault, and M. A. Apicella (2000) Neisseria gonorrhoeae elicits membrane ruffling and cytoskeletal rearrangements upon infection of primary human endocervical and ectocervical cells. Infect. Immun. 68: 5354-5363.

Wen, K.-K., P. C. Giardina, M. S. Blake, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and P. A. Rubenstein (2000) Interaction of the gonococcal porin P.IB with G- and F-actin. Biochem. 39: 8638-8647.




Abstracts and Short Entries

Jennings, M.P., Jen, F.E., M.J. Warren, B.L. Schulz, P.M. Power, W.E. Swords, J.N. Weiser, M.A. Apicella, and J.L. Edwards. (2012) Pili-linked phosphorylcholine of N. meningitidis is influence by phase-variation of the pili-linked glycan, and both factors are required for efficient cell association via the platelet activating factor receptor on human airway epithelial cells. Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: G Protein-Coupled Receptors. Banff, Alberta Canada.

Butler, E. K. and J. L. Edwards (2011) Characterization of gonococcal GdhA and investigation of its potential role in Neisseria gonorrhoeae pathogenesis. The Center for Microbial Interface Biology Retreat, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus OH

Jennings, M.P., F. Jen, L. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2011) A Requirement for the Neisseria gonorrhoeae Pilin Glycan in Triggering Complement Receptor 3 Activation During Primary Cervical Epithelial Cell Challenge. FASEB Summer Research Conference: Microbial Pathogenesis: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease. Snowmass, CO.

Edwards, J. L. (2011) The effect of steroid hormones and oxygen availability on complement-mediated infection of the primary cervical cells. The 7th Immunology Congress Vaccines and Adjuvants Workshop dedicated to Neisseria Vaccines. Havana, Cuba. *Selected for pleanary session presentation

Edwards, J. L. (2011) Nitric oxide promotes Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary cervical epithelial cells. The 7th Immunology Congress Vaccines and Adjuvants Workshop dedicated to Neisseria Vaccines. Havana, Cuba. *Selected for pleanary session presentation

Jennings, M.P., F. Jen, L. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2011) Complement receptor 3 activation during cervical infection requires an interaction with the Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilin glycan. 1st European Conference of Microbiology and Immunology. Budapest, Hungary. *Selected for pleanary session presentation

Edwards, J. L. (2011) Gonococcal challenge of primary human epithelial cells: steroid hormones and nitric oxide, friends or foes? 1st European Conference of Microbiology and Immunology. Budapest, Hungary. *Selected for pleanary session presentation

Tann, T. and J. L. Edwards (2011) The role of steroid hormone receptors in gonococcal infection. The Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Butler, E. K. and J. L. Edwards (2011) Engineering of reporter and complementation vectors for use in N. gonorrhoeae infection studies. The Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Spring Meeting. Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Tann, T. and J. L. Edwards (2011) The role of steroid hormone receptors in gonococcal infection. The Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Spring Meeting. Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Edwards, J. L. Gonococcal cervical and amniochorionic infections as potential factors contributing to adverse pregnancy outcomes (2010) Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. *Selected for pleanary session presentation (Cellular Microbiology section)

Jennings, M. P., F. E.-C. Jen, L. F. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2010) The gonococcal pilin glycan mediates primary cervical epithelial cell challenge. Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. *Selected for pleanary session presentation (Surface Structures section)

McEwan, A., K. Djoko, N. Chen, J. Franiek, M. J. Jennings, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards (2010) The NmlR regulon and stress defense in Neisseria gonorrhoeae Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. *Selected for pleanary session presentation (Genetics, Physiology, and Metabolism section)

Srikhanta, Y. N., J. L. Edwards, M. Falsetta, O. B. Harrison, S. J. Dowideti, H.-J. Wu, T. Maguire, A. H.-J. Wang, M. C. Maiden, S. Grimmond, M. A. Apicella, and M. P. Jennings (2010)
Phasevarions mediate random switching of gene expression in pathogenic Neisseria. Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada.

Warren, M. J., F. E. Jen, J. L. Edwards, B. L. Schulz, C. E. Jones, J. T. Blanchfield, P. M. Power, W. E. Swords, J. N. Weiser, M. A. Apicella, and M. P. Jennings (2010) Accessibility to pili-linked phosphorylcholine of N. meningitides is influenced by phase-variation of the pili-linked glycan and both factors are required for efficient cell association via the PAF receptor on human airway epithelial cells. Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. *Selected for pleanary session presentation (Surface Structures section)

Butler, E. K., and J. L. Edwards (2010) Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection as a potential factor contributing to adverse pregnancy outcomes. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus OH.

McEwan A.G., A. J. Potter, S. P. Kidd, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and M. P. Jennings. (2008) The NmlR regulon and defense against nitrosative stress in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Sixteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Srikhanta, Y. N., J. L. Edwards, M. L. Falsetta, T. L. Maguire, S. M. Grimmond, M. A. Apicella, and M. P. Jennings (2008) Phasevarion mediated differentiation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Sixteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Edwards, J. L. (2006) Hormonal Modulation of CR3-mediated Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection of Primary, Human, Cervical Epithelial Cells. 13th Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.

Dominguez, N. M., H. L. Hamilton, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and J. P. Dillard (2005) Integration and Excision of the Gonococcal Genetic Island of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. 105th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella. (2004) I-domain-containing alpha integrins serve as pilin receptors for Neisseria gonorrhoeae adherence to human epithelial cells. Fourteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Dominquez, N. M., H. L. Hamilton, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and J. P. Dillard (2004) The gonococcal genetic island of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: a mobile genetic element. Fourteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Hamilton, H. L., J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and J. P. Dillard (2004) The gonococcal genetic island-encoded type IV secretion system is involved in infection. Fourteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella. (2004) Signal Transduction Events Triggered by Neisseria gonorrhoeae Engagement of CR3 on Cervical Epithelia are Modulated by Gonococcal PLD. 104th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.

Hamilton, H. L., N. M. Dominquez, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and J. P. Dillard (2004) Interactions of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with the host: a role for the gonococcal genetic island-encoded type IV secretion system in infection. 104th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.

Edwards, J. L., D. Entz, and M. A. Apicella (2003) The modulatory role of Neisseria gonorrhoeaePLD in complement receptor 3-mediated pathogenesis of primary, human, cervical epithelia. Tenth Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Iowa City, IA.

Hamilton, H. L., J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and J. P. Dillard (2003) The type IV secretion system of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is involved in DNA secretion and bacteria-host cell interactions. Tenth Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Iowa City, IA.

Hamilton, H. L., J. M. Skarie, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and J. P. Dillard (2003) The Type IV secretion system of Neisseria gonorrhoeae secretes DNA and is involved in host cell interactions. 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.

Edwards, J. L., D. Entz, and M. A. Apicella (2002) Neisseria gonorrhoeae specifically release a phospholipase D homolog that augments CR3-mediated cervical cell infection. Ninth Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Hamilton, H. L., J. M. Skarie, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, and J. P. Dillard (2002) Type IV secretion system mutants of Neisseria gonorrhoeae are deficient in DNA secretion and show altered interactions with host cells. Thirteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Edwards, J. L., E. J. Brown, S. Uk-Nham, J. G. Cannon, M. S. Blake, and M. A. Apicella (2002) Opsonic and non-opsonic interactions occur between Neisseria gonorrhoeae and complement receptor 3 on primary cervical epithelial cells. 102nd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dillard, J. P., H. L. Hamilton, K. A. Cloud, K. J. Schwartz, J. L. Edwards, and M. A. Apicella (2002) Sequence and mutational analysis of the 60 kb gonococcal genetic island. Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Annual Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella (2001) The specific interaction of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with complement receptor type 3 (CR3) on primary cervical epithelial cells. Eighth Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Champaign/Urbana, IL.

Edwards, J. L., J. Shao, K. Ault, E. J. Brown, M. A. Apicella (2001) Complement receptor type 3 (CR3) on primary cervical epithelial cells serves as a receptor for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. 101st General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL.

Edwards, J. L., J. Shao, K. Ault, and M. A. Apicella (2000) Studies on the invasion of primary human cervical epithelial cells by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. 100th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Los Angeles, CA.

Zenni, M. K., J. L. Edwards, J. Q. Shao, M. R. Ketterer, R. D. Williams, and M. A. Apicella (1999) CD66 carcinoembryonic antigens as receptors for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in human urethral epithelial cell systems. 94th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association,
Dallas, TX

Academic Advising

2011 - present A. R., The Ohio State University.
2006 L. Rivers, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2006.
2008 A. J., The Ohio State University. Graduated 2008.
2009 G. Beamer, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2009.
 

Chapters in Books

Edwards, J. L., H. A. Harvey, and M. A. Apicella.. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae: The varying mechanism of pathogenesis in males and females." In Bacterial Invasion of Host Cells. Edited by Richard Lamont. 203-238. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, January 2004.

Edwards JL. "Gender Differences in Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Pathogenesis." In Virulence Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogens, 4th Ed.. Edited by Brogden K. -. Washington DC: American Society for Microbiology Press, January 2007.

 

Degrees

1996 B.S., Bemidji State University

1997 M.A., Bemidji State University

2002 Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

Editorial Activities

2004 - present Infection and Immunity
2005 - present Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
2006 - present Journal of Clinical Microbiology
2007 - present Cellular Microbiology
2009 - present PLOS Pathogens
2009 - present PLoS One
2009 - present Journal of General Microbiology
2010 - present The Application of Clinical Genetics
2010 - present Journal of Inflammation Research
2010 - present Molecular Microbiology
2010 - present Journal of Basic Microbiology
2010 - present Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
2011 - present Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
2011 - present Infection and Drug Resistance
 

Journal Articles

Edwards, J.L., J.Q. Shao, K.A. Ault, and M.A. Apicella. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae elicits membrane ruffling and cytoskeletal rearrangements upon infection of primary human endocervical and ectocervical cells." Infect Immun. Vol. 68, no. 9. (September 2000.): 5354-5363.

Wen, K.-K., P.C. Giardina, M.S. Blake, J.L. Edwards, M.A. Apicella, and P.A. Rubenstein. "Interaction of the gonococcal porin P.IB with G- and F-actin.." Biochem. Vol. 39, (January 2000.): 8638-8647.

Edwards, J.L., E.J. Brown, K.A. Ault, M.A. Apicella. "The role of complement receptor 3(CR3) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of human cervical epithelia." Cell Microbiol. Vol. 3, no. 9. (September 2001.): 611-622.

Edwards, J.L., E.J. Brown, S. Uk-Nham, J.G. Cannon, M.S. Blake, and M.A. Apicella. "A co-operative interaction between Neisseria gonorrhoeae and complement receptor 3 mediates infection of primary cervical epithelial cells.." Cell Microbiol. Vol. 4, (January 2002.): 571-584.

Edwards, J.L., and M.A. Apicella. "The role of lipooligosaccharide in Neisseria gonorrhoeae pathogenesis of cervical epithelia: lipid A serves as a C3 acceptor molecule." Cell Microbiol. Vol. 4, no. 9. (September 2002.): 585-598.

Edwards,J,L; Brown,E,J; Uk-Nham,S; Cannon,J,G; Blake,M,S; Apicella,M,A. "A co-operative interaction between Neisseria gonorrhoeae and complement receptor 3 mediates infection of primary cervical epithelial cells." CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY. Vol. 4, no. 9. (September 2002.): 571-584.

Edwards,J,L; Apicella,M,A. "The role of lipooligosaccharide in Neisseria gonorrhoeae pathogenesis of cervical epithelia: lipid A serves as a C3 acceptor molecule." CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY. Vol. 4, no. 9. (September 2002.): 585-598.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella. "The role of lipooligosaccharide in Neisseria gonorrhoeae pathogenesis of cervical epithelia: lipid A serves as a C3 acceptor molecule.." Cell. Microbiol.. Vol. 4, (January 2002.): 584-598.

Edwards,J,L; Entz,D,D; Apicella,M,A. "Gonococcal phospholipase D modulates the expression and function of complement receptor 3 in primary cervical epithelial cells." INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. Vol. 71, no. 11. (November 2003.): 6381-6391.

Edwards, J. L., D. D. Entz, and M. A. Apicella. "Gonococcal phospholipase D modulates the expression and function of complement receptor 3 in primary cervical epithelial cells.." Infect. Immun.. Vol. 71, (January 2003.): 6381-6391.

Edwards, J.L., D.D. Entz, and M.A. Apicella. "Gonococcal phospholipase D modulates the expression and function of complement receptor 3 in primary cervical epithelial cells." Infect Immun. Vol. 71, no. 11. (November 2003.): 6381-6391.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae: The molecular mechanisms that initiate infection differ between men and women.." Clin. Microbiol. Rev.. Vol. 17, (January 2004.): 965-981.

Edwards, J.L., and M.A. Apicella. "The molecular mechanisms used by Neisseria gonorrhoeae to initiate infection differ between men and women." Clin Microbiol Rev. Vol. 17, no. 4. (October 2004.): 965-981.

Wu, H.-J. , K. L. Seib, J. L. Edwards, M. A. Apicella, A. G. McEwan, and M. P. Jennings. "Azurin of pathogenic Neisseria is involved in defense against hydrogen peroxide and survival within cervical epithelial cells.." Infect. Immun.. Vol. 73, (January 2005.): 8444-8448.

L. L. Greiner, J. L. Edwards, C. A. Rabinak, J. Q. Shao, and M. A. Apicella. "Biofilm formation by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.." Infect. Immun.. Vol. 73, (January 2005.): 1964-1970.

Wu,H,J; Seib,K,L; Edwards,J,L; Apicella,M,A; McEwan,A,G; Jennings,M,P. "Azurin of pathogenic Neisseria spp. is involved in defense against hydrogen peroxide and survival within cervical epithelial cells." INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. Vol. 73, no. 12. (December 2005.): 8444-8448.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella.. "I-domain-containing integrins serve as pilus receptors for Neisseria gonorrhoeae adherence to human epithelial cells.." Cell. Microbiol.. Vol. 7, (January 2005.): 1197-1211.

Edwards, J.L., and M.A. Apicella. "I-domain-containing integrins serve as pilus receptors for Neisseria gonorrhoeae adherence to human epithelial cells." Cell Microbiol. Vol. 7, no. 8. (August 2005.): 1197-1211.

Greiner,L.L., J.L. Edwards, J.Q. Shao, C.A. Rabinak, D. Entz, and M.A. Apicella. "Biofilm formation by Neisseria gonorrhoeae." Infect Immun. Vol. 73, no. 4. (April 2005.): 1964-1970.

Wu, H.-J., K.L. Seib, J.L. Edwards, M.A. Apicella, A.G. McEwan, and M.P. Jennings. "Azurin of pathogenic Neisseria spp. is involved in defense against hydrogen peroxide and survival within cervical epithelial cells." Infect Immun. Vol. 73, no. 12. (December 2005.): 8444-8448.

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella.. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae PLD directly interacts with Akt kinase upon infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells.." Cell. Microbiol.. Vol. 8, (January 2006.): 1253-1271.

Wu, H.-J. , K. L. Seib, Y. N. Srikhanta, S. P. Kidd, J. L. Edwards, T. L. Maguire, S. M. Grimmond, M. A. Apicella, A. G. McEwan, and M. P. Jennings. "The PerR regulon controls Mn-dependent resistance to oxidative stress in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.." Mol. Microbiol.. Vol. 60, (January 2006.): 401-416.

Wu, H.-J., K.L. Seib, Y.N. Srikhanta, S.P. Kidd, J.L. Edwards, T.L. Maguire, S.M. Grimmond, M.A. Apicella, A.G. McEwan, and M.P. Jenning. "PerR controls Mn-dependent resistance to oxidative stress in Neisseria gonorrhoeae." Mol Microbiol. Vol. 60, no. 2. (April 2006.): 401-416.

Edwards, J.L. and M.A. Apicella. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae PLD directly interacts with Akt kinase upon infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells." Cell Microbiol. Vol. 8, no. 8. (August 2006.): 1253-1271.

Edwards,Jennifer,L; Apicella,Michael,A. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae PLD directly interacts with Akt kinase upon infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells." CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY. Vol. 8, no. 8. (August 2006.): 1253-1271.

Seib, K.L., H.-J. Wu, Y.N. Srikhanta, J.L. Edwards, M.L. Falsetta, A.J. Hamilton, T.L. Maguire, S.M. Grimmond, M.A. Apicella, A.G. McEwan, and M.P. Jennings. "Characterization of the OxyR regulon of Neisseria gonorrhoeae." Mol Microbiol. Vol. 63, no. 1. (January 2007.): 54-68.

Seib, K. L., H.-J.Wu, Y. Srikhanta, J. L. Edwards, M. L. Falsetta, A. J. Hamilton, T. L. Maguire, S. M. Grimmond, M. A. Apicella, A. G. McEwan, and M. P. Jennings. "Characterization of the OxyR regulon of N. gonorrhoeae.." Mol. Microbiol.. Vol. 63, (January 2007.): 54-68.

Edwards, JL. "The role of complement in gonococcal infection of cervical epithelia." Vaccine. Vol. S, (December 2008.): 156-161.

Edwards, J. L.. "The role of complement in gonococcal infection of cervical epithelia.." Vaccine. Vol. 26, no. S8. (December 2008.): 156-161.

Lim, K.H.L., C.E. Jones, R.N. vanden Hoven, J.L. Edwards, M.L. Falsetta, M.A. Apicella, M.P. Jennings, and A.G. McEwan. "Metal binding specificity of the MntABC permease of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and its influence on bacterial growth and interaction with cervical epithelial cells." Infect Immun. Vol. 76, no. 8. (August 2008.): 3569-3576.

Lim KH, Jones CE, vanden Hoven RN, Edwards JL, Falsetta ML, Apicella MA,Jennings MP, McEwan AG. "Metal binding specificity of the MntABC permease of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and its influence on bacterial growth and interaction with cervical epithelial cells." Infect Immun. Vol. 76, no. 8. (August 2008.): 3569-3576.

Potter AJ, Kidd SP, Edwards JL, Falsetta ML, Apicella MA, Jennings MP, McEwan AG. "Thioredoxin Reductase Is Essential for Protection of Neisseria gonorrhoeaeagainst Killing by Nitric Oxide and for Bacterial Growth during Interaction with Cervical Epithelial Cells." J Infect Dis. Vol. 199, (January 2009.): 227-235.

Achard, M.E., A. J. Hamilton, T. Dankowski, B. Heras, M. S. Schembri, J. L. Edwards, M. P. Jennings, and A. G. McEwan. "A periplasmic thioredoxin-like protein plays a role in defense against oxidative stress in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.." Infect. Immun.. Vol. 77, (November 2009.): 4934-4939.

Srikhanta,Y.N., S.J. Dowideit, J.L. Edwards, M.L. Falsetta, O.B. Harrison, K.L. Fox, K.L. Seib, T.L. Maguire, M.C. Maiden, S.M. Grimmond, M.A. Apicella, and M.P. Jennings. "Phasevarions mediate random switching of gene expression in pathogenic Neisseria.." PLOS Pathogens MS#08-PLPA-RA-1188.. Vol. 5, no. 4. (April 2009.): e1000400; doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000400-.

Potter, A. J., S. P. Kidd, J. L. Edwards, M. Falsetta, M. A. Apicella, M. P. Jennings and A. G. McEwan. "Esterase D is essential for protection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae against nitrosative stress and for bacterial growth during interaction with cervical epithelial cells.." J. Infect. Dis.. Vol. 200, (July 2009.): 273-278.

Srikhanta, Y.N., S.J. Dowideit, J.L. Edwards, M.L. Falsetta, H.-J. Wu, O.B. Harrison, K.L. Fox, K.L. Seib, T.L. Maguire, A.H.-J. Wang, M.C. Maiden, S.M. Grimmond, M.A. Apicella, and M.P. Jennings. "Phasevarions Mediate Random Switching of Gene Expression in Pathogenic Neisseria." PLoS Pathogens. Vol. 5, no. 4. (April 2009.): e1000400-.

Achard, M.E.S., A.J. Hamilton, T. Dankowski, B. Heras, M.A. Schembri, J.L. Edwards, M.P. Jennings, and A.G. McEwan. "A Periplasmic Thioredoxin-Like Protein Plays a Role in Defense against Oxidative Stress in Neisseria gonorrhoeae." Infect Immun. Vol. 77, no. 11. (November 2009.): 4934-4939.

Potter, A.J., S.P. Kidd, J.L. Edwards, M.L. Falsetta, M.A. Apicella, M.P. Jennings, and A.G. McEwan. "Esterase D Is Essential for Protection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae against Nitrosative Stress and for Bacterial Growth during Interaction with Cervical Epithelial Cells." J Infect Dis. Vol. 200, no. 2. (July 2009.): 273-278.

Potter, A.J., S.P. Kidd, J.L. Edwards, M.L. Falsetta, M.A. Apicella, M.P. Jennings, and A.G. McEwan. "Thioredoxin reductase is essential for protection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae against killing by nitric oxide and for bacterial growth during interaction with cervical epithelial cells." J Infect Dis. Vol. 199, no. 2. (January 2009.): 227-235.

Wu, H.-J., K.L Seib, Y.N. Srikhanta, J.L. Edwards, S.P., Kidd, T.L. Maguire, A. Hamilton, K.-T. Pan, H.-H. Hsiao, C.-W. Yao, S.M. Grimmond, M.A. Apicella, A.G. McEwan, A.H.-J.Wang, and M.P. Jennings. "Manganese regulation of virulence factors and oxidative stress resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae." J Proteomics. Vol. 73, no. 5. (March 2010.): 899-916.

Edwards, J.L.. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival during primary human cervical epithelial cell infection requires nitric oxide and is augmented by progesterone." Infect Immun. Vol. 78, no. 3. (March 2010.): 1202-1213.

Edwards,Jennifer,L. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae Survival during Primary Human Cervical Epithelial Cell Infection Requires Nitric Oxide and Is Augmented by Progesterone." INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. Vol. 78, no. 3. (March 2010.): 1202-1213.

Edwards JL. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival during primary human cervical epithelial cell infection requires nitric oxide and is augmented by progesterone.." Infection And Immunity. Vol. 78, no. 3. (March 2010.): 1202-.

Jennings,Michael,P; Jen,Freda,EC; Roddam,Louise,F; Apicella,Michael,A; Edwards,Jennifer,L. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilin glycan contributes to CR3 activation during challenge of primary cervical epithelial cells." CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY. Vol. 13, no. 6. (June 2011.): 885-896.

Butler, E. K. and J. L. Edwards. "The pathobiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lower female genital tract infection.." Front in Cell Infect Microbiol.. Vol. 0, no. Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2011.00102. (January 2011.): 0-.

Jennings, M. P., F. Jen, L. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilin glycan contributes to CR3 activation during challenge of primary cervical epithelial cells." Cell Microbiol. Vol. 13, no. 6. (June 2011.): 885-896.

Butler, E. K. and J. L. Edwards. "The pathobiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lower female genital tract infection.." Front in Cell Infect Microbiol. Vol. 2, no. 120. (March 2011.): 1-12.

Kidd, S. P., J. A. Franiek¬, A. J. Potter¬, K. Y. Djoko¬, J. L. Edwards, M. L. Falsetta, N. H. Chen¬, M. A. Apicella, M. P. Jennings, and A. G. McEwan.. "The copA gene of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is required for copper tolerance and survival of the gonococcus within cervical epithelial cells.." Infect Immun. Vol. 0, no. doi:10.1128/IAI.06163-11. (January 2011.): 0-.

Jennings, M.P., F. Jen, L. Roddam, M. A. Apicella, and J. L. Edwards. "Pilin glycosylation modulates CR3- mediated Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells.." Cell. Microbiol.. Vol. 13, (January 2011.): 885-896.

Djoko, KY, J.A. Franiek, J.L. Edwards, M.L. Falsetta, S.P. Kidd, A.J. Potter, N.H. Chen, M.A. Apicella, M.P. Jennings, and A.G. McEwan. "Phenotypic Characterization of a copA Mutant of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Identifies a Link between Copper and Nitrosative Stress.." Infect Immun. Vol. 80, no. 3. (March 2012.): 1065-1071.

Atack, J. M., Y. N. Srikantha, J. P. Welch, C. T. Steichen, R. N. vanden Hoven, S. M. Grimmond, D. S. M. P. Othman, U. Kappler, M. A. Apicella, M. P. Jennings, J. L. Edwards, and A. G. McEwan. "Characterization of an ntrX mutant of Neisseria gonorrhoeae reveals a response regulator that controls expression of respiratory enzymes in oxidase positive proteobacteria.." J Bacteriol. Vol. 195, no. 11. (June 2013.): 2632-41.

Jen, F. E.-C., M. J. Warren, B. L. Schulz, P. M. Power, W. E. Swords, J. N. Weiser, M. A. Apicella, J. L. Edwards, and M. P. Jennings.. "Dual pili post-translational modifications synergize to mediate meningococcal adherence to platelet activating factor receptor on human airway cells." PLoS Pathogens. Vol. 9, no. 5. (May 2013.): e1003377-.

Atack, J. M., I. Ibranovitch, C.-L. Y. Ong, K. Y. Djoko, N. H. Chen, R. vanden Hoven, M. P. Jennings, J. L. Edwards, and A. G. McEwan. "A role for lactate dehydrogenases in the survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in human polymorphonuclear leukocytes and cervical epithelial cells.." J Infect Dis.. Vol. 210, (October 2014.): 1311-1318.

Gawthorne, J. A., Edwards, T. J., A. Folley, and J. L. Edwards.. "Neisseria gonorrhoeae adhere to and invade primary amniochorionic epithelial cells by a complement receptor 4 (CR4)-mediated mechanism.." Infect Immun. -.

 

Reference Works

May 2000 Edwards, J. L., J. Shao, K. Ault, and M. A. Apicella."Studies on the invasion of primary human cervical epithelial cells by Neisseria gonorrhoeae." Washington DC.
May 2001 Edwards, J. L., J. Shao, K. Ault, E. J. Brown, M. A. Apicella."Complement receptor type 3 (CR3) on primary cervical epithelial cells serves as a receptor for Neisseria gonorrhoeae." Washington DC.

Presentations

"Studies of the interaction of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with primary human cervical epithelial cells.." Presented at Iowa Microscopy Society Annual Meeting, Iowa City, IA, US|USA. (September 1999)

"Cellular studies on the invasion of primary cervical epithelial cells by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.." Presented at Twelfth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Galveston, TX, US|USA. (November 2000)

"Neisseria gonorrhoeae directly binds to the I-domain of complement receptor 3 on primary cervical epithelial cells.." Presented at Thirteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Oslo, NO|NOR. (September 2002)

"Gonococcal PLD modulates CR3-dependent infection of cervical epithelia.." Rochester, NY, US|USA. (July 2003)

"Complement opsonization and direct adherence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to complement receptor 3 mediate cervical cell invasion.." Pearl River, NY, US|USA. (August 2003)

"Gonococcal PLD and signaling events triggered by Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary cervical epithelial cells.." Presented at Fourteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Milwaukee, WI, US|USA. (September 2004)

"Challenges associated with the study of gonococcal disease.." Columbus, OH, US|USA. (December 2005)

"Estrogen and Akt kinase contribute to CR3-mediated Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells.." Columbus, OH. (April 2005)

"Hormonal Aktions in gonococcal cervicitis.." Presented at Children’s Research Institute Annual Retreat., Newark, OH. (January 2005)

"Gonococcal cervicitis: an intimate host-pathogen interplay.." Presented at Center for Microbial Pathogenesis Work in Progress, Columbus, OH. (November 2005)

"Gonococcal PLD plays a direct role in pilfering signaling events triggered upon infection of primary cervical epithelial cells, in part, through a direct association with Akt kinase.." Presented at Center for Microbial Interface Biology Work in Progress, Columbus, OH. (February 2005)

"Hormonal Modulation of CR3-mediated Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection of Primary, Human, Cervical Epithelial Cells.." Presented at Fifteenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Cairns, Queensland, AU|AUS. (September 2006)

"Hormonal modulation of CR3-mediated Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary, human, cervical epithelial cells.." Presented at Center for Microbial Interface Biology Work in Progress, Columbus, OH. (August 2006)

"Progesterone and Nitric oxide promote Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary cervical epithelial cells.." Presented at 14th Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Chicago, IL. (October 2007)

"Progesterone and nitric oxide augment gonococcal cervical infection.." Columbus, OH. (October 2007)

"Gonococcal nitric oxide respiratory and detoxification mechanisms contribute to infection of primary cervical epithelial cells.." East Lansing, MI. (October 2007)

"The role of complement in gonococcal infection of cervical epithelia.." Presented at Complement: The First Barrier of Innate Immunity Workshop., Siena, IT|ITA. (September 2008)

"Pilus glycosylation modulates CR3-mediated Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of cervical epithelial cells.." Presented at Center for Microbial Pathogenesis Work in Progress, Columbus, OH. (July 2008)

"The role of Neisseria gonorrhoeae PLD in cervical cell infection.." New Haven, CT, US|USA. (July 2008)

"Gonococcal infections in adolescent women.." Columbus, OH, US|USA. (October 2008)

"Cellular studies of primary cervical and placental epithelial cell infection by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.." Presented at Center for Microbial Interface Biology Work in Progress, Columbus, OH, US|USA. (April 2009)

"Clap on, clap off: remote control of gonococcal pathogenicity of primary amniochorionic epithelial cells.." Presented at Center for Microbial Pathogenesis Work in Progress Monthly Meeting, Columbus, OH, US|USA. (September 2009)

"The Glycan on Neisseria gonorrhoeae Pilin triggers CR3 activation during challenge of primary cervical epithelial cells." Gold Coast, Queensland, AU|AUS. (October 2009)

"Host-derived Nitric Oxide is required for Neisseria gonorrhoeae Survival during Cervical Infection." Brisbane, Queensland, AU|AUS. (October 2009)

"Neisseria gonorrhoeae cervical infection and beyond.." Presented at Center for Microbial Pathogenesis Work in progress, Columbus, OH. (January 2009)

"The gonococcal pilin glycan mediates primary cervical epithelial cell challenge.." Presented at Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff. (January 2010)

"Gonococcal cervical and amniochorionic infections as potential factors contributing to adverse pregnancy outcomes." Presented at Seventeenth International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada., Banff. (January 2010)

"Neisseria gonorrhoeae phospholipases in chorioamniotic infection.." Presented at FASEB Summer Research Conference: Phospholipid Metabolism: Disease, Signal Transduction, and Membrane Dynamics., Steamboat Springs, CO, US|USA. (June 2010)

"Gonococcal challenge of primary human epithelial cells: steroid hormones and nitric oxide, friends or foes?." Presented at 1st European Conference of Microbiology and Immunology., Budapest, HU|HUN. (May 2011)

"Complement receptor 3 activation during cervical infection requires an interaction with the Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilin glycan." Presented at 1st European Conference of Microbiology and Immunology, Budapest, HU|HUN. (May 2011)

"The effect of steroid hormones and oxygen availability on complement-mediated infection of primary cervical cells.." Presented at The 7th Immunology Congress Vaccines and Adjuvants Workshop dedicated to Neisseria Vaccines., Havana, CU|CUB. (June 2011)

"Nitric oxide promotes Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection of primary cervical epithelial cells.." Presented at 7th Immunology Congress Vaccines and Adjuvants Workshop dedicated to Neisseria Vaccines., Havana, CU|CUB. (June 2011)

"Insights into the gonococcal-cervical dynamic as determined using a primary human epithelial cell model of infection.." Brisbane, Queensland, AU|AUS. (December 2011)

"Gonococcal infection of primary cervical epithelial cells: the complement system and beyond.." Brisbane, Queensland, AU|AUS. (September 2011)

"Cellular analyses of gonococcal infection of primary human cervical epithelial cells under conditions reflective of the in vivo environment.." Presented at BacPath 11: Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Pathogens, The Australian Society for Microbiology, New South Wales, AU|AUS. (September 2011)

"Biofilm develoment by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.." Presented at Biofilms in Human Disease Group, The Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (January 2011)

 

Professional Activities

2010 - present RFA-OD-10-005 (RC4) Director's Opportunity in 5 Themes. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Endocrinology, Metabolism and Digestive and Urological Systems - Pregnancy and NeonatologyStudy Section: Cellular, Molecular and Integrative Reproduction (CMIR).
2009 RFA OD-09-003 Challenge Grants Panel 15. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition, and Reproductive Sciences - Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section: Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes (INMP).
 

Technical Reports

Edwards, J. L. and M. A. Apicella, "Ruffles and ribbons: studies of gonococcal infection in a model of the lower female genital tract.". Edited by American Society for Microbiology. Washington DC: (2000)(Published)