Mary Petzke , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Sciences Building
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
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.
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
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.