Kristie Hilliard
Pre-Doctoral Trainee
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
Dept of Microbiology




Boston University, School of Medicine June 2010-May 2015
PhD Research in Dr. Lee Quinton’s laboratory

-Determine the functional link between liver activation and pulmonary inflammation during respiratory infections to better develop systemic treatments for localized respiratory diseases
-Optimize murine models utilizing cell biology and histological techniques to study the role of the hepatic acute phase response in respiratory inflammatory conditions
-Employ problem solving skills to adapt flow cytometry, sorting, and dissecting techniques to purify and/or culture neutrophils and alveolar macrophages for ex vivo assays
-Manage collaborations across multiple laboratories, and trained over 4 graduate students, post docs and technicians in mouse dissection and surgical procedures.

Pre-Doctoral Trainee
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
Immunology Training Program



2014 Boston University School of Medicine: First Prize, Russek Student Achievement Day
2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Department of Microbiology Corwin Award
2013 Boston University School of Medicine: Second Place, Department of Microbiology Travel Award
2012-2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Competitive appointment to NIH T32- Pulmonary Center Training Program
2011-2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Division of Graduate Medical Sciences Travel Award, 3 consecutive awards
2010-2012 Boston University School of Medicine: Competitive appointment to NIH T32- Immunology Training Program
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Traber KE, Symer EM, Allen E, Kim Y, Hilliard KL, Wasserman GA, Stewart CL, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. Myeloid-epithelial crosstalk coordinates synthesis of the tissue protective cytokine leukemia inhibitory factor during pneumonia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 May 18; ajplung.00482.2016.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28522567.
  2. Traber KE, Hilliard KL, Allen E, Wasserman GA, Yamamoto K, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. Induction of STAT3-Dependent CXCL5 Expression and Neutrophil Recruitment by Oncostatin-M during Pneumonia. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 Oct; 53(4):479-88.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25692402; PMCID: PMC4742898; DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2014-0342OC;.
  3. Hilliard KL, Allen E, Traber KE, Yamamoto K, Stauffer NM, Wasserman GA, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. The Lung-Liver Axis: A Requirement for Maximal Innate Immunity and Hepatoprotection during Pneumonia. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 Sep; 53(3):378-90.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25607543; PMCID: PMC4566062; DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2014-0195OC;.
  4. Hilliard KL, Allen E, Traber KE, Kim Y, Wasserman GA, Jones MR, Mizgerd JP, Quinton LJ. Activation of Hepatic STAT3 Maintains Pulmonary Defense during Endotoxemia. Infect Immun. 2015 Oct; 83(10):4015-27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26216424; PMCID: PMC4567648; DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00464-15;.
  5. Hyatt LD, Wasserman GA, Rah YJ, Matsuura KY, Coleman FT, Hilliard KL, Pepper-Cunningham ZA, Ieong M, Stumpo DJ, Blackshear PJ, Quinton LJ, Mizgerd JP, Jones MR. Myeloid ZFP36L1 does not regulate inflammation or host defense in mouse models of acute bacterial infection. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e109072.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25299049; PMCID: PMC4192124; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109072;.
  6. Quinton LJ, Mizgerd JP, Hilliard KL, Jones MR, Kwon CY, Allen E. Leukemia inhibitory factor signaling is required for lung protection during pneumonia. J Immunol. 2012 Jun 15; 188(12):6300-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22581855; PMCID: PMC3370070; DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1200256;.
  7. Quinton LJ, Blahna MT, Jones MR, Allen E, Ferrari JD, Hilliard KL, Zhang X, Sabharwal V, Algül H, Akira S, Schmid RM, Pelton SI, Spira A, Mizgerd JP. Hepatocyte-specific mutation of both NF-?B RelA and STAT3 abrogates the acute phase response in mice. J Clin Invest. 2012 May 1; 122(5):1758-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22466650; PMCID: PMC3336975; DOI: 10.1172/JCI59408;.

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Bar chart showing 7 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2015

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