CURRICULUM VITAE

ERIN ELIZABETH MCCLELLAND

PERSONAL DATA: Email: Erin.McClelland@m.cc.utah.edu

CAREER OBJECTIVE:

To teach and conduct research at an academic institution.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Biology, University of Utah July, 2003

Advanced Course in Immunology July, 2002

American Association of Immunologists, Stanford University

Graduate Course at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Summer 1992

Station: Ecophysiology and Molecular Biology of Marine Macrophytes

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Aquatic Biology June, 1992

University of California, Santa Barbara

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

University of Utah Thesis Work 1998-2003

Thesis research on the evolution of MHC diversity by testing the following pathogen-mediated hypotheses: MHC-heterozygote advantage and MHC-pathogen adaptation.

Dr. Wayne Potts, Primary Investigator

University of Utah Rotation Spring 1998

Tested four m -conotoxins from four different Cone snail species for binding to a rat sodium gated ion channel using electrophysiology techniques.

Dr. Baldomero (Toto) Olivera

University of Utah Rotation Fall 1997

Isolated a potential mutant from a RecF mutant screen in a RecBC deficient LT2 strain of Salmonella Typhimurium.

Dr. John Roth

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

ERIN ELIZABETH MCCLELLAND

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Mercator Genetics, Inc. 1994-1997

Helped clone the Hereditary Hemochromatosis Gene (July 1996). Was involved in sequencing, genotyping and mutation analysis of HH patients and controls.

David Ruddy, Supervisor

Final Project in Stanford Graduate Course: 1992

Used DNA Fingerprinting to study genetic recombination in the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera.

Stanford Hopkins Marine Station - Dr. Smith and Dr. Alberte

Undergraduate Senior Honors Project: 1991-1992

Identification, isolation and attempted sequencing of the ornithine transcarbamylase gene in C. congregatus.

University of California, Santa Barbara - Dr. Ian Ross

Undergraduate Independent Research: 1990

Created a viable mutant of the fungus Coprinus congregatus.

University of California, Santa Barbara - Dr. Ian Ross

PRESENTATIONS:

American Society of Microbiology May 19-23, 2002

Presented poster on "The Murine Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Affects Resistance to Cryptococcus neoformans".

American Association of Immunologists Meeting April 20-24, 2002

Presented poster on "Infection-Dependent Heterosis in MHC-congenic F1 mice is not due to MHC: can we trust congenic animals?"

International Congress of Immunology July 22-27, 2001

Presented poster and research talk on "MHC Heterozygote Advantage During Coinfection by and Theilerís Virus".

Invited Speaker Research Seminar November, 2000

University of California, Santa Barbara

American Association of Immunologists Meeting May 12-16, 2000

Presented poster on "MHC Heterozygote Advantage During Coinfection by and Theilerís Virus".

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

ERIN ELIZABETH MCCLELLAND

HONORS:

Recipient of a Genetics Training Grant 2000-2003

University of Utah

$2,500 Scholarship for graduate course 1992

Stanfordís Hopkins Marine Station

President's Undergraduate Fellowship Recipient 1991 & 1992

University of California, Santa Barbara

PUBLICATIONS:

MHC-Heterozygote Superiority During Coinfection. McClelland, Penn and Potts. (Infection and Immunity, v71(4):2079-2086, 2003)

MHC-Dependent Susceptibility to Cryptococcus neoformans in mice. McClelland, Granger and Potts. (submitted to Infection and Immunity, 2003)

Infection-Dependent Heterosis in MHC-congenic F1 mice is not due to MHC: can we trust congenic animals? McClelland, Damjanovich, Gardner, Groesbeck, Ma, Nibley, Richardson, Riehl, Wilkinson, Morrison, Bernhardt, and Potts. (submitted to Journal of Immunology, 2003)

A Haplotype and Linkage Disequilibrium Analysis of the Hereditary Hemochromatosis Gene Region. Thomas, Fullan, Loeb, McClelland, Bacon and Wolff. (Human Genetics, v102:517-525, 1998)

HLA Class II Haplotype and Sequence Analysis Support a Role for DQ in Narcolepsy. Ellis, Hetisimer, Ruddy, Hansen, Kronmal, McClelland, Quintana, Drayna, Aldrich and Mignot. (Immunogenetics, v46:410-417, 1997)

A 1.1 Megabase Transcript Map of the Hereditary Hemochromatosis Locus. Ruddy, Lee, Kronmal, Mintier, Quintana, Domingo, Meyer, Basava, McClelland, Fullan, Mapa, Moore, Thomas, Loeb, Harmon, Tsuchihashi, Wolff, Schatzman and Feder (Genome Research, v7:441-456, 1997)

A Novel MHC Class I-like Gene is Mutated in Patients with Hereditary Haemochromatosis. Feder, Gnirke, Thomas, Tsuchihashi, Ruddy, Basava, Dormishian, Domingo, Ellis, Fullan, Hinton, Jones, Kimmel, Kronmal, Lauer, Lee, Loeb, Mapa, McClelland, Meyer, Mintier, Moeller, Moore, Morikang, Prass, Quintana, Starnes, Schatzman, Brunke, Drayna, Risch, Bacon and Wolff (Nature Genetics, v13:399-409, 1996)