Wendy Puryear
Senior Research Associate
Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts University

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I have over twelve years of research experience in both basic and applied research, encompassing skills in Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Virology, and Vaccinology. My work to date has deepened my dedication to a career in applied science. I am intrigued by the complexities of virus-host interactions and drawn to the challenge of developing ways to safely and efficiently modulate the immune system to protect against infectious disease.

Specialties:
- Viral pathogenesis and vaccine development
- Cell based assays, molecular biology, and bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Fellow (previously held)
Boston University School of Medicine
Microbiology



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. Estrin MA, Hussein ITM, Puryear WB, Kuan AC, Artim SC, Runstadler JA. Host-directed combinatorial RNAi improves inhibition of diverse strains of influenza A virus in human respiratory epithelial cells. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197246. PMID: 29775471.
     
  2. Desforges JP, Bandoro C, Shehata L, Sonne C, Dietz R, Puryear WB, Runstadler JA. Environmental contaminant mixtures modulate in vitro influenza infection. Sci Total Environ. 2018 Sep 01; 634:20-28. PMID: 29626767.
     
  3. Lerner JE, Ono K, Hernandez KM, Runstadler JA, Puryear WB, Polito MJ. Evaluating the use of stable isotope analysis to infer the feeding ecology of a growing US gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) population. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0192241. PMID: 29466372.
     
  4. Spivey TJ, Lindberg MS, Meixell BW, Smith KR, Puryear WB, Davis KR, Runstadler JA, Stallknecht DE, Ramey AM. Maintenance of influenza A viruses and antibody response in mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) sampled during the non-breeding season in Alaska. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0183505. PMID: 28837606.
     
  5. Hill NJ, Hussein IT, Davis KR, Ma EJ, Spivey TJ, Ramey AM, Puryear WB, Das SR, Halpin RA, Lin X, Fedorova NB, Suarez DL, Boyce WM, Runstadler JA. Reassortment of Influenza A Viruses in Wild Birds in Alaska before H5 Clade 2.3.4.4 Outbreaks. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 04; 23(4):654-657. PMID: 28322698.
     
  6. Puryear WB, Keogh M, Hill N, Moxley J, Josephson E, Davis KR, Bandoro C, Lidgard D, Bogomolni A, Levin M, Lang S, Hammill M, Bowen D, Johnston DW, Romano T, Waring G, Runstadler J. Prevalence of influenza A virus in live-captured North Atlantic gray seals: a possible wild reservoir. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2016 Aug 03; 5(8):e81. PMID: 27485496.
     
  7. Puryear WB, Akiyama H, Geer SD, Ramirez NP, Yu X, Reinhard BM, Gummuluru S. Interferon-inducible mechanism of dendritic cell-mediated HIV-1 dissemination is dependent on Siglec-1/CD169. PLoS Pathog. 2013; 9(4):e1003291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23593001; PMCID: PMC3623718; DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003291;.
     
  8. Runstadler J, Hill N, Hussein IT, Puryear W, Keogh M. Connecting the study of wild influenza with the potential for pandemic disease. Infect Genet Evol. 2013 Jul; 17:162-87. PMID: 23541413; PMCID: PMC3685205.
     
  9. Puryear WB, Gummuluru S. Role of glycosphingolipids in dendritic cell-mediated HIV-1 trans-infection. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013; 762:131-53.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22975874; PMCID: PMC3686569; DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4433-6_5;.
     
  10. Puryear WB, Yu X, Ramirez NP, Reinhard BM, Gummuluru S. HIV-1 incorporation of host-cell-derived glycosphingolipid GM3 allows for capture by mature dendritic cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 8; 109(19):7475-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22529395; PMCID: PMC3358844; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1201104109;.
     
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