Microbiology lecture and lab Instructor at Blinn College, a Community College located in Bryan, TX August 2011- Dec. 2011 General Biology Laboratory Course Instructor at Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, LA. Jan. 1999-May 1999
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An Exceptional Presentation Award Southeast Regional Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Meeting. “OspC is a dissemination-facilitating factor of Borrelia burgdorferi”. Charleston, SC. November 9-10, 2009 One of Three Excellent Oral Presentations 4th Pathobiological Sciences (PBS) Graduate Student Symposium-LSU-SVM. “Outer Surface Protein C is involved in self-regulation in Borrelia burgdorferi during murine infection”. Baton Rouge, LA. May 23, 2008 McClesky Award for Ph.D. Student for Excellent Oral Presentation Bacteriology and Mycobacteriology Session, South Central Branch American Society for Microbiology Meeting. “Constitutive expression of unlipidated outer surface protein C abrogates infectivity of Borrelia burgdorferi in the murine model”. Lafayette (ULL), LA. March 3-4, 2006 ASM Sustaining Member Student Travel Award, Poster presentation One among 75 outstanding students invited for an Oral presentation Special Student Session, ASM 98th General Meeting. “The status of the cellular protein p53 in human cytomegalovirus infected permissive and non-permissive cells”. Atlanta, GA. May 7-12, 1998 Travel Award, Oral Presentation University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) “The status of the cellular protein p53 in human cytomegalovirus infected permissive and non-permissive cells”. Galveston, TX. February 25-27, 1998 3rd Place Award among Graduate Student’s Presentations 54th Annual Beta Kappa Chi Meeting “The status of the cellular protein p53 in human cytomegalovirus infected permissive and non-permissive cells”. Baton Rouge, LA. April 3-6, 1997
Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Sciences May 2010 School of Veterinary Medicine Louisiana State University (LSU) Baton Rouge, LA. M.S. in Biological Sciences July 1998 Southern University (SU) Baton Rouge, LA Degree of Medicine (equivalent to U.S. M.D. Degree) March 1994 Center for Biological and Health Sciences, Federal University of Paraiba, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil.
Seemanapalli SV, Xu Q, McShan K, Liang FT. 2010. Outer surface protein C is a dissemination-facilitating factor of Borrelia burgdorferi during mammalian infection. PLoS ONE Dec 31, 5(12) e15830 pp 1-8 Shi Y, Xu Q, Seemanapalli SV, McShan K, Liang FT. 2008. Common and unique contributions of decorin-binding proteins A and B to the overall virulence of Borrelia burgdorferi. PLoS ONE Oct 3, 3(10) e3340 pp 1-11 Xu Q, Seemanapalli SV, McShan K, Liang FT. 2007. Increasing the interaction of Borrelia burgdorferi with host decorin significantly reduces 50% infectious dose but severely impairs spirochetal dissemination. Infect. Immun. 75(9) 4272-4281. Xu Q, Seemanapalli SV, Reef KE, Brown CR, Liang FT. 2007. Increasing the recruitment of neutrophils to the site of infection dramatically attenuates Borrelia burgdorferi infectivity. J Immunol. 178: 5109-5115. Shi Y, Xu Q, Seemanapalli SV, McShan K, Liang FT. 2006. The dbpBA locus of Borrelia burgdorferi is not essential for infection of mice. Infect. Immun. 74: 6509-6512. Xu Q, Seemanapalli SV, McShan K, Liang FT. 2006. Constitutive expression of outer surface protein C diminishes the ability of Borrelia burgdorferi to evade humoral immunity. Infect. Immun. 74: 5177-5184. Xu Q, Seemanapalli SV, Lomax L, McShan K, Li X, Fikrig E, Liang FT. 2005. Association of linear plasmid 28-1 with an arthritic phenotype of Borrelia burgdorferi. Infect. Immun. 73: 7208-7215.
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