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.