Laura Luque de Johnson | Assistant Professor
Office: 142 Frazier Jelke E | Phone: (901) 843-3562 | Email: luquedejohnsonl@rhodes.edu

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Microbiology, Parasitology

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Education
Ph.D. 2005 Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (Molecular and Cell Biology)
MS 2001 Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (Molecular and Cell Biology)\
BS 1996 Florida International University, Miami, FL (Biology)


Courses
Biology 130 – BIOLOGY I
Biology 301 – MICROBIOLOGY
Biology 365 - TOPICS IN BIOLOGY: BIOLOGY OF HUMAN PARASITES
Biology 380 – TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Biology 451 – RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY


Selected Publications

Zhan X, Slobod KS, Krishnamurthy S, Luque LE, Takimoto T, Jones B, Surman S, Russell CJ, Portner A, Hurwitz JL. Sendai virus recombinant vaccine expressing hPIV-3 HN or F elicits protective immunity and combines with a second recombinant to prevent hPIV-1, hPIV-3 and RSV infections. Vaccine, Jun. 2008; 26(27-28): 3480-3488

Luque LE, Russell CJ. Spring-loaded heptad repeat residues regulate the expression and activation of the paramyxovirus fusion (F) protein. Journal of Virology, Apr. 2007:3130-3141

Russell CJ, Luque LE. The structural basis of paramyxovirus invasion. Trends in Microbiology, Jun. 2006; 14(6):243-6

Luque LE, Grape KP, Junker M. A highly conserved arginine is critical for the functional folding of inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) BIR domains. Biochemistry. Nov. 2002; 41(46):13663-71