Veterinary Sciences Building, Room 239C
1971 Commonwealth Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
PhD – Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2000
B.S. – Biology, Drake University, 1993
I am interested in examining the differential gene expression in porcine intestinal tissues in response to challenge by various organisms. We have begun by examing differential gene expression of different tissues by microarray. Those genes that are differentially expressed are now being further examined to determine their role in the gut immune response.
Dvorak CM, Hardstedt M, Xie H, Wang M, Papas KK, Hering BJ, Murtaugh MP, Fahrenkrug SC. Transcriptional profiling of stress response in cultured porcine islets.Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 May 25;357(1):118-25.
Dvorak CM, Hirsch GN, Hyland KA, Hendrickson JA, Thompson BS, Rutherford MS, Murtaugh MP. Genomic dissection of mucosal immunobiology in the porcine small intestine. Physiol Genomics. 2006 Dec 13;28(1):5-14.
Dvorak CM, Flickinger GH, Hendrickson JA, Fahrenkrug SC, Murtaugh MP, Rutherford MS. Mapping of genes expressed in activated porcine Peyer's patch. Anim Genet. 2006 Feb;37(1):62-5.
Machado JG, Hyland KA, Dvorak CM, Murtaugh MP. Gene expression profiling of jejunal Peyer's patches in juvenile and adult pigs. Mamm Genome. 2005 Aug;16(8):599-612.
Chang CC, Yoon KJ, Zimmerman JJ, Harmon KM, Dixon PM, Dvorak CM, Murtaugh MP. Evolution of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus during Sequential Passages in Pigs. J Virol. 2002 May;76(10):4750-63.
Dvorak CM, Hall DJ, Hill M, Riddle M, Pranter A, Dillman J, Deibel M, Palmenberg AC. Leader protein of encephalomyocarditis virus binds zinc, is phosphorylated during viral infection, and affects the efficiency of genome translation. Virology. 2001 Nov 25;290(2):261-71.
Honors and Awards:
PharmacoNeuro Immunology training grant recipient 2000
Molecular biosciences training grant recipient 1996 - 1998
Interests and Other Activities:
My main outside activity is playing with my daughter and son. However, I also enjoy reading, crafts, playing soccer, kickboxing, and biking.