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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Recent Publications from the Ward Lab

Cardenas D, Bhalchandra S, Lamisere H, Chen Y, Zeng XL, Ramani S, Karandikar UC, Kaplan DL, Estes MK, Ward HD. 2019. Two- and three-dimensional bioengineered human intestinal tissue models for Cryptosporidium. Methods Mol Biol. 2052:373-402. Abstract

Bhalchandra S, Cardenas D, Ward HD. 2018. Recent breakthroughs and ongoing limitations in Cryptosporidium research. F1000Res. pii: F1000 Faculty Rev-1380. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.15333.1. Abstract

DeCicco RePass MA, Bhat N, Molinaro JH, Bunnell S, Cummings RD, Ward HD. 2018. Molecular cloning, expression, and characterization of UDP N-acetyl-α-D-galactosamine: polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 4 from Cryptosporidium parvum. Mol Biochem Parasitol. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Cruz MS, AlarconFalconi TM, Hartwick MA, Venkat A, Ehrlich HY, Anandan S, Ward HD, Veeraraghavan B, Naumova EN. 2017. From hospitalization records to surveillance: The use of local patient profiles to characterize cholera in Vellore, India. PLoS One 12: e0182642. Abstract

Ward HD. 2017. New tools for Cryptosporidium lead to new hope for Cryptosporidiosis. Trends Parasitol. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Vong M, Ludington JG, Ward HD, Nibert ML. 2017. Complete cryspovirus genome sequences from Cryptosporidium parvum isolate Iowa. Arch Virol. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

DeCicco RePass MA, Chen Y, Lin Y, Zhou W, Kaplan DL, Ward HD. 2017. A novel bioengineered 3D human intestinal model for long-term infection of Cryptosporidium parvum. Infect Immun. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Kattula D, Jeyavelu N, Prabhakaran AD, Premkumar PS, Velusamy V, Venugopal S, Geetha JC, Lazarus RP, Das P, Nithyanandhan K, Gunasekaran C, Muliyil J, Sarkar R, Wanke C, Ajjampur SS, Babji S, Naumova EN, Ward HD, Kang G. 2016. Natural history of cryptosporidiosis in a birth cohort in southern India. Clin Infect Dis. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Dinh DM, Ramadass B, Kattula D, Sarkar R, Braunstein P, Tai A, Wanke CA, Hassoun S, Kane AV, Naumova EN, Kang G, Ward HD. 2016. Longitudinal analysis of the intestinal microbiota in persistently stunted young children in South India. PLoS One 11: e0155405.  Abstract

Ludington JG, Ward HD. 2016. The Cryptosporidium parvum C-type lectin CpClec mediates infection of intestinal epithelial cells via interactions with sulfated proteoglycans. Infect Immun. 84: 1593-1602.  Abstract

Kulinkina AV, Mohan VR, Francis MR, Kattula D, Sarkar R, Plummer JD, Ward H, Kang G, Balraj V, Naumova EN. 2016. Seasonality of water quality and diarrheal disease counts in urban and rural settings in south India. Sci Rep. 6: 20521.  Abstract

Rogawski ET, Meshnick SR, Becker-Dreps S, Adair LS, Sandler RS, Sarkar R, Kattula D, Ward HD, Kang G, Westreich DJ. 2016. Reduction in diarrhoeal rates through interventions that prevent unnecessary antibiotic exposure early in life in an observational birth cohort. J Epidemiol Community Health 70: 500-505.  Abstract

Rogawski ET, Westreich DJ, Adair LS, Becker-Dreps S, Sandler RS, Sarkar R, Kattula D, Ward HD, Meshnick S, Kang G. 2015. Early life antibiotic exposure Is not associated with growth in young children of Vellore, India. J Pediatr. 167: 1096-102.e3.  Abstract

Lazarus RP, Ajjampur SS, Sarkar R, Geetha JC, Prabakaran AD, Velusamy V, Naumova EN, Ward HD, Kang G. 2015. Serum anti-Cryptosporidial gp15 antibodies in mothers and children less than 2 years of age in India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 95: 931-938.  Abstract

Ludington JG, Ward HD. 2015. Systemic and mucosal immune responses to Cryptosporidium-vaccine development. Curr Topics Med Rep. 2: 171-180.  Abstract

Collinet-Adler S, Babji S, Francis M, Kattula D, Premkumar PS, Sarkar R, Mohan VR, Ward H, Kang G, Balraj V, Naumova EN. 2015. Environmental factors associated with high fly densities and diarrhea in Vellore, India. Appl Environ Microbiol. 81: 6053-6058. Abstract

Rogawski ET, Westreich DJ, Becker-Dreps S, Adair LS, Sandler RS, Sarkar R, Kattula D, Ward HD, Meshnick SR, Kang G. 2015. Antibiotic treatment of diarrhoea is associated with decreased time to the next diarrhoea episode among young children in Vellore, India.Int J Epidemiol. 44: 978-987. Abstract

Rogawski ET, Westreich D, Becker-Dreps S, Adair LS, Sandler RS, Sarkar R, Kattula D, Ward HD, Meshnick SR, Kang G. 2015. The effect of early life antibiotic exposures on diarrheal rates among young children in Vellore, India. Pediatr Infect Dis. 34: 583-588. Abstract

Dinh DM, Volpe GE, Duffalo C, Bhalchandra S, Tai AK, Kane AV, Wanke CA, Ward HD. 2015. The intestinal microbiota, microbial translocation and systemic inflammation in chronic HIV infection. J Infect Dis. 211: 19-27. Abstract

Kattula D, Francis MR, Kulinkina A, Sarkar R, Mohan VR, Babji S, Ward HD, Kang G, Balraj V, Naumova EN. 2015. Environmental predictors of diarrhoeal infection for rural and urban communities in south India in children and adults. Epidemiol Infect. 143: 3036-3047. Abstract

Checkley W, White AC Jr, Jaganath D, Arrowood MJ, Chalmers RM, Chen XM, Fayer R, Griffiths JK, Guerrant RL, Hedstrom L, Huston CD, Kotloff KL, Kang G, Mead JR, Miller M, Petri WA Jr, Priest JW, Roos DS, Striepen B, Thompson RC, Ward HD, Van Voorhis WA, Xiao L, Zhu G, Houpt ER. 2015. A review of the global burden, novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccine targets for cryptosporidium. Lancet Infect Dis. 15: 85-94. Abstract

Kane AV, Dinh DM, Ward HD. 2014. Childhood malnutrition and the intestinal microbiome. Pediatr Res. 77: 256-262. Abstract

Kattula D, Sarkar R, Sivarathinaswamy P, Velusamy V, Venugopal S, Naumova EN, Muliyil J, Ward H, Kang G. 2014. The first 1000 days of life: prenatal and postnatal risk factors for morbidity and growth in a birth cohort in southern India. BMj Open 4: e005404. Abstract

Sarkar R, Kattula D, Francis MR, Ajjampur SS, Prabakaran AD, Jayavelu N, Muliyil J, Balraj V, Naumova EN, Ward HD, Kang G. 2014. Risk factors for cryptosporidiosis among children in a semi urban slum in Southern India: A nested case-control study. Am J Trop Med. 91: 1128-1137. Abstract

Kattula D, Sarkar R, Sivarathinaswamy P, Velusamy V, Venugopal S, Naumova EN, Muliyil J, Ward H, Kang G. 2014. The first 1000 days of life: prenatal and postnatal risk factors for morbidity and growth in a birth cohort in southern India. BMJ Open 4: e005404. Abstract

Sarkar R, Tate JE, Ajjampur SS, Kattula D, John J, Ward HD, Kang G. 2014. Burden of diarrhea, hospitalization and mortality due to cryptosporidial infections in Indian children. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 8:e3042. Abstract

Wanyiri JW, Kanyi H, Maina S, Wang DE, Steen A, Ngugi P, Kamau T, Waithera T, O'Connor R, Gachuhi K, Wamae CN, Mwamburi M, Ward HD. 2014. Cryptosporidiosis in HIV/AIDS patients in Kenya: Clinical features, epidemiology, molecular characterization and antibody responses. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 91: 319-328. Abstract

Wanyiri JW, Kanyi H, Maina S, Wang DE, Ngugi P, O'Connor R, Kamau T, Waithera T, Kimani G, Wamae CN, Mwamburi M, Ward HD. 2013. Infectious diarrhoea in antiretroviral therapy-naive HIV/AIDS patients in Kenya. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 107: 631-638. Abstract