New York Medical College

Mary Petzke , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Mary PetzkeEmail:

mary_petzke@nymc.edu

Address:

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Sciences Building
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595

Professional Interests:

Research interests include cellular and molecular innate immune responses to bacterial infections, especially Lyme disease; mechanisms of immune subversion; and the use of functional genomics to profile the complex interactions occurring at the host/pathogen interface. Student mentoring is a major focus of the Petzke lab.

Education Profile:

Post Graduate Studies: Harvard Medical School

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration

Graduate Degree:   Ph.D.

Graduate Degree Institution:  Brown University, Providence, RI

Undergraduate Institution:   Boston University, Boston, MA

Selected Bibliography:

Cervantes, JL, SM Dunham-Ems, CJ La Vake, MM Petzke, B Sahay, TJ Sellati, JD Radolf and JC Salazar (2011). Phagosomal signaling by Borrelia burgdorferi in human monocytes involves Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and TLR8 cooperativity and TLR8-mediated induction of IFN-. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(9):3683-3688.

Petzke, MM, A Brooks, MA Krupna, D Mordue and I Schwartz (2009). Recognition of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease spirochete, by TLR7 and TLR9 induces a type I IFN response by human immune cells. The Journal of Immunology 183: 5279-5292.

Wang*, G, MM Petzke*, R Iyer, H Wu and I Schwartz (2008). Pattern of proinflammatory cytokine induction in RAW264.7 mouse macrophages is identical for virulent and attenuated Borrelia burgdorferi. The Journal of Immunology 180: 8306-8315.

* Equal contributions by these authors.