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Journal Articles



Atypical chemokine receptor ACKR2-V41A has decreased CCL2 binding, scavenging, and activation, sustaining inflammation and increasing Alzheimer's disease risk

Gonzalez Murcia JD, Weinert A, Freitas CMT, Arens DK, Ferrel M, Grose JH, Wilson E, Kauwe JSK*, Weber KS* (2020) Scientific Reports


Novel monoclonal antibodies against thymidine kinase 1 and their potential use for immunotargeting of lung, breast, and colon cancer cells

Velazquez EJ, Brindley TD, Shrestha G, Bitter EE, Cress JD, Townsend MH, Berges BK, Robison RA, Weber KS and O’Neill KL (2020) Cancer Cell International. doi: 10.1186/s12935-020-01198-8


Hypoxanthine Guanine Phosphoribosyltansferase expression is negatively correlated with immune activity through its regulation of purine synthesis

Townsend MH, Freitas CMT, Larsen D, Piccolo SR, Weber KS, Robison RA, and O’Neill KL (2020) Immunobiology. doi: 10.1016/j.imbio.2020.151931


Obesity and CD8 T cell Metabolism: Implications for anti-tumor immunity and cancer immunotherapy outcomes

Turbitt WJ, Weber KS, and Norian LA (2020) Immunological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/imr.12849


Genomics Education in the Era of Personal Genomics: Academic, Professional, and Public Considerations

Tueller JA, Whitley KV, and Weber KS. (2020) International Journal of Molecular Sciences. doi: 10.3390/ijms21030768


A Full Semester Flow Cytometry Course Improves Graduate and Undergraduate Student Confidence and Interest

Tueller JA, Whitley KV, and Weber KS. (2019) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. doi: 10.1002/bmb.21318


Associations between evaporative cooling and dust mite allergens, endotoxins, and β-(1-3)-D-glucans in house dust:

A study of low income homes.

Johnston JD*, Cowger AE*, Graul RJ, Nash R, Tueller JA, Hendrickson NR, Robinson DR, Beard J, Weber KS. (2019) Indoor Air. doi: 10.1111/ina.12600


The nuclear variant of bone morphogenic protein 2 (nBMP2) is expressed in macrophages and alters calcium response

   Freitas CMT, Burrell HR, Valdoz JC, Hamblin GJ, Raymond CM, Cox TD, Johnson DK, Anderson JL, Weber KS, and Bridgewater LC (2019) Scientific Reports.


Common microbial metabolites of dietary flavonoids exert potent anti-diabetes activities in β-cell and skeletal muscle cell models

   Bitner BF, Ray JD, Kener KB, Herring JA, Tueller JA, Johnson DK, Freitas CMT, Weber KS, Allen M, Thompson A, Fausnacht D, McMillian RP, Hulver MW Brown DA, Tessem JS, and Neilson AP (2018) Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.09.004


 Membrane expression of thymidine kinase 1 and potential clinical relevance in lung, breast, and colorectal malignancies

  Weagel EG, Burrup W, Kovtun R, Velazquez EJ, Felsted AM, Townsend MH, Ence ZE, Suh E, Piccolo SR, Weber KS, Robison RA, and O’Neill KL (2018) Cancer Cell International. 18(135); doi: 10.1186/s12935-018-0633-9


T cell calcium signaling regulation by the CD5 co-receptor

  Freitas CMT, Johnson DK, and Weber KS. (2018) International Journal of Molecular Science. 19(5), 1295; doi: 10.3390/ijms19051295


Personal microbiome analysis increases engagement & interest in Immunology, Genomics, & Molecular Biology undergrad courses

   Weber KS, Bridgewater LC, Jensen JL, Breakwell D, Nielsen B, and Johnson SM. (2018) PLoS ONE. 13(4); e0193696. https//


Using Backward Design in Education Research

Jensen J, Bailey E, Kummer T, and Weber KS. (2017) Journal of Microbiology and Biological Education. December 201718(3): DOI:


Biomarker analysis and clinical relevance of TK1 on the cell membrane of Burkitt's lymphoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  Weagel EG, Meng W, Townsend MH, Velazquez EJ, Brog RA, Boyer MW, Weber KS, Robison RA, and O'Neill KL (2017) OncoTargets and Therapy. September 6, 2017. 10:4355-4367


Naive T helper cell with high CD5 levels has improved calcium mobilization

  Freitas CMT, Hamblin GJ, Raymond CM, and Weber KS (2017) PLoS ONE. 12(5): e0178799


Method to Increase Undergraduate Laboratory Student Confidence in Performing Independent Research

Kempton CE, Weber KS, and Johnson SM (2017) Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. April 21, 2017 18(1) DOI:


Non-small-cell lung cancer cell lines A549 and NCI-H460 express hypoxanthine guanine

Townsend MH, Anderson MD, Weagel EG, Velazquez EJ, Weber KS, Robison RA, and O'Neill KL (2017) OncoTargets and Therapy. Mar 30, 2017. 10:1921-1932 doi: 10.2147/OTT.S128416

Evaluation of indoor dust endotoxin levels in homes with evaporative coolers compared to homes using central air conditioners in a semi-arid climateJohnston JD, Kruman BA, Nelson MC, Merrill RM, Graul RJ, Hoyberg TG, Tuttle SC, Myers S, Cook RB, Weber KS (2017) Indoor Air. Jan 31, 2017 doi:10.1111/ina.12369
Dust mite allergens in low-income homes with evaporative coolers in a semi-arid climateJohnston JD, Barney T, Crandall J, Brown M, Westover T, Paulson S, Smith M, and Weber KS.(2017) Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. Jan 18:0. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1282846

Evaporative Cooler Use Influences Temporal Indoor Relative Humidity but Not Dust Mite Allergen Levels in Homes in a Semi-Arid Climate​

​Johnston JD, Tuttle SC, Nelson MC, Bradshaw RK, Hoybjerg TG, Johnson JB, Kruman BA, Orton TS, Cook RB, Eggett DL, Weber KS (2016) PLoS ONE. 11(1): e0147105. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147105


Pharmacologic immunosuppression of mononuclear phagocyte phagocytosis by caffeine

Steck R, Hill S, Weigel E, Weber KS, Robison R, O’Neill K. (2015) Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. 3(6), e00180, doi: 10.1002/prp2.180


Targeted Mutation of Nuclear Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 Impairs Secondary Immune Response in a Mouse Model

Olsen DS, Goar WA, Nichols BA, Bailey KT, Christensen SL, Merriam KR, Reynolds PR, Wilson E, Weber KS, and Bridgewater LC​. (2015) BioMed Research International. Volume 2015, Article ID 975789


Anticipation of Personal Genomics Data Enhances Interest and Learning Environment in Genomics and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Classrooms

Weber KS, Jensen JL, and Johnson SM. (2015) PLoS ONE. 10(8)e0133486


Intrinsic CD4+ T cell sensitivity and response to a pathogen are set and sustained by avidity for thymic and peripheral complexes of self peptide and MHC

Persuad SP, Parker CR, Lo WL, Weber KS, and Allen PM. (2014) Nature Immunology. 15(3):266-274. 

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Subtle changes in TCRa CDR1 profoundly increases th​e sensitivity of CD4 T cells

Lynch JN, Donermeyer DL, Weber KS, Kranz DM, and Allen PM. (2013) Molecular Immunology. 53(3):283-294.


Dynamics of CD4+ T cell responses against Listeria monocytogenes

Graw F, Weber KS, Allen PM and Perelson AS. (2012) Journal of Immunology. 189(11):5250-5256.


Distinct CD4+ helper T cells involved in primary and secondary responses to infection

Weber KS, Li QJ, Persaud SP, Campbell JD, Davis MD, and Allen PM. (2012)  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. U S A . 109(24):9511-9516  Faculty of 1000 recommended.


Trpm4 differentially regulates Th1 and Th2 function by altering calcium signaling and NFAT localization

Weber KS, Hildner K, Murphy KM, and Allen PM. (2010) Journal of Immunology. 185(5):2836-46


High-affinity T cell receptor differentiates cognate peptide-MHC and altered peptide ligands with distinct kinetics and thermodynamics

Persaud SP, Donermeyer DL, Weber KS, Kranz DM, and Allen PM. (2010)  Molecular Immunology. 47(9):1793-801.


Protein kinase C-theta is required for efficient positive selection

Morley, SC, Weber KS, Kao H, and Allen PM. (2008) Journal of Immunology. 181(7):4696-4708.


Th17 cells exhibit a distinct calcium profile from Th1 and Th2 cells and have Th1-like motility and NFAT nuclear localization

Weber KS, Miller MJ, and Allen PM. (2008) Journal of Immunology. 180(3):1442-1450.


The study of high affinity TCRs reveals duality in T cell recognition of antigen: specificity and degeneracy

Donermeyer DL*, Weber KS*, Kranz DM, and Allen PM. (2006) Journal of Immunology. 177(10):6911-6919. (*co-authors).


Development of a novel strategy for engineering high-affinity proteins by yeast display

Richman SA, Healan SJ, Weber KS, Donermeyer DL, Dossett ML, Greenberg PD, Allen PM, and Kranz DM. (2006) Protein Engineering, Design, and Selection. 19(6):255-264.


Class II-restricted T cell receptor engineered in vitro for higher affinity retains peptide specificity and function

Weber KS, Donermeyer DL, Allen PM, and Kranz DM. (2005)  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 102(52):19033-19038.


Neurobehavioral effects of dietary soy phytoestrogens

Lephart ED, West TW, Weber KS, Rhees RW, Setchell, KD, Adlercreutz H, and Lund TD.  (2002) Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 24(1), 5-16.


Genetic control of susceptibility to experimental Lyme arthritis is polygenic and exhibits consistent linkage to multiple loci on chromosome 5 in four independent mouse crosses

Roper RJ, Weis JJ, McCracken BA, Green CB, Ma Y, Weber KS, Fairbairn D, Butterfield RJ, Potter MR, Zachary JF, Doerge RW and Teuscher C. (2001) Genes and Immunity. 2 (7), 388-397.


Dietary soy-phytoestrogens decrease testosterone levels and prostate weight, without altering LH, prostate 5a-reductase or testicular StAR levels in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats

Weber KS, Setchell KD, Stocco DM and Lephart ED. (2001) Journal of Endocrinology. 170(3), 591-599.


Maternal and perinatal brain aromatase: Effects of dietary soy phytoestrogens

Weber KS, Setchell KD and Lephart ED. (2001) Developmental Brain Research. 126(2), 217-221.


Neuroendocrine regulation of sexually dimorphic brain structure and associated sexual behavior in male rats is genetically controlled

Lephart ED, Call SB, Rhees RW, Jacobson NA, Weber KS, Bledsoe J and Teuscher C. (2001) Biology of Reproduction. 64(2), 571-578.


Phytoestrogens decrease brain calcium‑binding proteins but do not alter hypothalamic androgen metabolizing enzymes in adult male rats

Lephart ED, Thompson JM, Setchell KD, Adlercreutz H and Weber KS. (2000) Brain Research. 859(1), 123-131.


Brain aromatase and 5 alpha‑reductase, regulatory behaviors and testosterone levels in adult rats on phytoestrogen diets

Weber KS, Jacobson NA, Setchell KD and Lephart ED. (1999) Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. 221(2), 131-135.

Book Chapters

Calcium signaling in Human Health and Disease - T cell calcium signaling regulation by the CD5 coreceptor

Freitas CMT, Johnson DK, and Weber KS (2019). International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 292-312

Engineering High-Affinity T Cell Receptor/ Cytokine Fusions for Therapeutic Targeting

Stone JD, Yin Y, Mo M, Weber KS, Donermeyer DL, Allen PM, Mariuzza RA, and Kranz DM. (2012). Protein Engineering, ISBN: 978-953-51-0037-9, InTech.