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InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    DivisionMolecular Virology & Microbiology

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    K22AI091652     (LOPEZ, JOB E)Feb 15, 2012 - Jan 31, 2014
    Identifying Borrelia turicatae genes needed for colonization and transmission fro
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AI103724     (LOPEZ, JOB E)May 24, 2013 - Apr 30, 2016
    Relapsing Fever Spirochete Protein Production within the Vector
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03AI123652     (LOPEZ, JOB E)Apr 15, 2016 - Mar 31, 2019
    Understanding the ecology of tick-borne relapsing fever spirochetes in Panama
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03AI123651     (LOPEZ, JOB E)Aug 19, 2017 - Jul 31, 2019
    Identifying molecular events occurring during the life cycle of tick-born relapsing fever spirochetes
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI137412     (LOPEZ, JOB E)Mar 1, 2018 - Feb 28, 2023
    Identification of essential factors contributing to vector colonization and transmission of relapsing fever spirochetes
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03AI144187     (LOPEZ, JOB E)Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
    Defining the ecology of tick-borne relapsing fever Borrelia turicatae in Austin, Texas.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Lopez J, Hovius JW, Bergström S. Pathogenesis of Relapsing Fever. Curr Issues Mol Biol. 2021; 42:519-550. PMID: 33372163.
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    2. Filatov S, Krishnavajhala A, Armstrong BA, Kneubehl AR, Nieto NC, Pérez De León AA, Lopez JE. Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Borrelia Infecting Ornithodoros (Pavlovskyella) verrucosus Ticks Collected in Ukraine. J Infect Dis. 2020 02 18; 221(5):804-811. PMID: 31573602.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    3. Kim HJ, Krishnavajhala A, Armstrong BA, Pérez de León AA, Filatov S, Teel PD, Lopez JE. Humoral immune response of pigs, Sus scrofa domesticus, upon repeated exposure to blood-feeding by Ornithodoros turicata Duges (Ixodida: Argasidae). Parasit Vectors. 2020 Feb 12; 13(1):66. PMID: 32051021.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Gettings JR, Lopez JE, Krishnavahjala A, Armstrong BA, Thompson AT, Yabsley MJ. Antibodies to Borrelia turicatae in Experimentally Infected Dogs Cross-React with Borrelia burgdorferi Serologic Assays. J Clin Microbiol. 2019 09; 57(9). PMID: 31270181.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. Jackson-Litteken CD, Zalud AK, Ratliff CT, Latham JI, Bourret TJ, Lopez JE, Blevins JS. Assessing the Contribution of an HtrA Family Serine Protease During Borrelia turicatae Mammalian Infection. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019; 9:290. PMID: 31456953.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Vázquez-Guerrero E, Adan-Bante NP, Mercado-Uribe MC, Hernández-Rodríguez C, Villa-Tanaca L, Lopez JE, Ibarra JA. Case report: A retrospective serological analysis indicating human exposure to tick-borne relapsing fever spirochetes in Sonora, Mexico. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 04; 13(4):e0007215. PMID: 30973877.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Williamson BN, Fischer RJ, Lopez JE, Ebihara H, Schwan TG. Prevalence and Strains of Colorado Tick Fever Virus in Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2019 09; 19(9):694-702. PMID: 30939106.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    8. Embers ME, Krishnavajhala A, Armstrong BA, Curtis MW, Pahar B, Wilder HK, Allen MS, Beare PA, Hasenkampf NR, Lopez JE. Immunological Responses to the Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia turicatae in Infected Rhesus Macaques: Implications for Pathogenesis and Diagnosis. Infect Immun. 2019 04; 87(4). PMID: 30642902.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    9. Krishnavajhala A, Armstrong BA, Lopez JE. Erratum for Krishnavajhala et al., "Vector Competence of Geographical Populations of Ornithodoros turicata for the Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia turicatae". Appl Environ Microbiol. 2019 Mar 01; 85(5). PMID: 30787072.
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    10. Bourret TJ, Boyle WK, Zalud AK, Valenzuela JG, Oliveira F, Lopez JE. The relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia turicatae persists in the highly oxidative environment of its soft-bodied tick vector. Cell Microbiol. 2019 02; 21(2):e12987. PMID: 30489694.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    11. Bissett JD, Ledet S, Krishnavajhala A, Armstrong BA, Klioueva A, Sexton C, Replogle A, Schriefer ME, Lopez JE. Detection of Tickborne Relapsing Fever Spirochete, Austin, Texas, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 11; 24(11):2003-2009. PMID: 30160650.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    12. Mans BJ, Featherston J, Kvas M, Pillay KA, de Klerk DG, Pienaar R, de Castro MH, Schwan TG, Lopez JE, Teel P, Pérez de León AA, Sonenshine DE, Egekwu NI, Bakkes DK, Heyne H, Kanduma EG, Nyangiwe N, Bouattour A, Latif AA. Argasid and ixodid systematics: Implications for soft tick evolution and systematics, with a new argasid species list. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2019 01; 10(1):219-240. PMID: 30309738.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    13. Luo Z, Kelleher AJ, Darwiche R, Hudspeth EM, Shittu OK, Krishnavajhala A, Schneiter R, Lopez JE, Asojo OA. Crystal Structure of Borrelia turicatae protein, BTA121, a differentially regulated  gene in the tick-mammalian transmission cycle of relapsing fever spirochetes. Sci Rep. 2017 11 10; 7(1):15310. PMID: 29127407.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    14. Christensen AM, Pietralczyk E, Lopez JE, Brooks C, Schriefer ME, Wozniak E, Stermole B. Diagnosis and Management of Borrelia turicatae Infection in Febrile Soldier, Texas, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 05; 23(5):883-884. PMID: 28418310.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Bermúdez SE, Castillo E, Pohlenz TD, Kneubehl A, Krishnavajhala A, Domínguez L, Suárez A, López JE. New records of Ornithodoros puertoricensis Fox 1947 (Ixodida: Argasidae) parasitizing humans in rural and urban dwellings, Panama. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017 06; 8(4):466-469. PMID: 28196664.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    16. Bermúdez SE, Gottdenker N, Krishnvajhala A, Fox A, Wilder HK, González K, Smith D, López M, Perea M, Rigg C, Montilla S, Calzada JE, Saldaña A, Caballero CM, Lopez JE. Synanthropic Mammals as Potential Hosts of Tick-Borne Pathogens in Panama. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0169047. PMID: 28060928.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    17. Schwan TG, Lopez JE, Safronetz D, Anderson JM, Fischer RJ, Maïga O, Sogoba N. Fleas and trypanosomes of peridomestic small mammals in sub-Saharan Mali. Parasit Vectors. 2016 10 11; 9(1):541. PMID: 27724960.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    18. Donaldson TG, Pèrez de León AA, Li AY, Castro-Arellano I, Wozniak E, Boyle WK, Hargrove R, Wilder HK, Kim HJ, Teel PD, Lopez JE. Correction: Assessment of the Geographic Distribution of Ornithodoros turicata (Argasidae): Climate Variation and Host Diversity. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Mar; 10(3):e0004538. PMID: 26953571.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    19. Donaldson TG, Pèrez de León AA, Li AY, Li AI, Castro-Arellano I, Wozniak E, Boyle WK, Hargrove R, Wilder HK, Kim HJ, Teel PD, Lopez JE. Assessment of the Geographic Distribution of Ornithodoros turicata (Argasidae): Climate Variation and Host Diversity. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Feb; 10(2):e0004383. PMID: 26829327.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    20. Krajacich BJ, Lopez JE, Raffel SJ, Schwan TG. Vaccination with the variable tick protein of the relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia hermsii protects mice from infection by tick-bite. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Oct 21; 8:546. PMID: 26490040.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Wack AN, Holland CJ, Lopez JE, Schwan TG, Bronson E. SUSPECTED LYME BORRELIOSIS IN A CAPTIVE ADULT CHIMPANZEE (PAN TROGLODYTES). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2015 Jun; 46(2):423-6. PMID: 26056910.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    22. Lopez JE, Vinet-Oliphant H, Wilder HK, Brooks CP, Grasperge BJ, Morgan TW, Stuckey KJ, Embers ME. Real-time monitoring of disease progression in rhesus macaques infected with Borrelia turicatae by tick bite. J Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 15; 210(10):1639-48. PMID: 24879799.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Boyle WK, Wilder HK, Lawrence AM, Lopez JE. Transmission dynamics of Borrelia turicatae from the arthropod vector. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Apr; 8(4):e2767. PMID: 24699275.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    24. Safronetz D, Sogoba N, Lopez JE, Maiga O, Dahlstrom E, Zivcec M, Feldmann F, Haddock E, Fischer RJ, Anderson JM, Munster VJ, Branco L, Garry R, Porcella SF, Schwan TG, Feldmann H. Geographic distribution and genetic characterization of Lassa virus in sub-Saharan Mali. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(12):e2582. PMID: 24340119.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    25. Lopez JE, Wilder HK, Hargrove R, Brooks CP, Peterson KE, Beare PA, Sturdevant DE, Nagarajan V, Raffel SJ, Schwan TG. Development of genetic system to inactivate a Borrelia turicatae surface protein selectively produced within the salivary glands of the arthropod vector. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(10):e2514. PMID: 24205425.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Lopez JE, Wilder HK, Boyle W, Drumheller LB, Thornton JA, Willeford B, Morgan TW, Varela-Stokes A. Sequence analysis and serological responses against Borrelia turicatae BipA, a putative species-specific antigen. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(9):e2454. PMID: 24069498.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    27. Schwan TG, Anderson JM, Lopez JE, Fischer RJ, Raffel SJ, McCoy BN, Safronetz D, Sogoba N, Maïga O, Traoré SF. Endemic foci of the tick-borne relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia crocidurae in Mali, West Africa, and the potential for human infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(11):e1924. PMID: 23209863.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    28. Marcsisin RA, Campeau SA, Lopez JE, Barbour AG. Alp, an arthropod-associated outer membrane protein of Borrelia species that cause relapsing fever. Infect Immun. 2012 May; 80(5):1881-90. PMID: 22354035.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    29. Lopez JE, Mccoy BN, Krajacich BJ, Schwan TG. Acquisition and subsequent transmission of Borrelia hermsii by the soft tick Ornithodoros hermsi. J Med Entomol. 2011 Jul; 48(4):891-5. PMID: 21845950.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    30. McCoy BN, Raffel SJ, Lopez JE, Schwan TG. Bloodmeal size and spirochete acquisition of Ornithodoros hermsi (Acari: Argasidae) during feeding. J Med Entomol. 2010 Nov; 47(6):1164-72. PMID: 21175068.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    31. Safronetz D, Lopez JE, Sogoba N, Traore' SF, Raffel SJ, Fischer ER, Ebihara H, Branco L, Garry RF, Schwan TG, Feldmann H. Detection of Lassa virus, Mali. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Jul; 16(7):1123-6. PMID: 20587185.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    32. Lopez JE, Schrumpf ME, Nagarajan V, Raffel SJ, McCoy BN, Schwan TG. A novel surface antigen of relapsing fever spirochetes can discriminate between relapsing fever and Lyme borreliosis. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2010 Apr; 17(4):564-71. PMID: 20147497.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    33. Sutten EL, Norimine J, Beare PA, Heinzen RA, Lopez JE, Morse K, Brayton KA, Gillespie JJ, Brown WC. Anaplasma marginale type IV secretion system proteins VirB2, VirB7, VirB11, and VirD4 are immunogenic components of a protective bacterial membrane vaccine. Infect Immun. 2010 Mar; 78(3):1314-25. PMID: 20065028.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    34. Lopez JE, Porcella SF, Schrumpf ME, Raffel SJ, Hammer CH, Zhao M, Robinson MA, Schwan TG. Identification of conserved antigens for early serodiagnosis of relapsing fever Borrelia. Microbiology (Reading). 2009 Aug; 155(Pt 8):2641-2651. PMID: 19443544.
      Citations: 10     Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    35. Lopez JE, Schrumpf ME, Raffel SJ, Policastro PF, Porcella SF, Schwan TG. Relapsing fever spirochetes retain infectivity after prolonged in vitro cultivation. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008 Dec; 8(6):813-20. PMID: 18637723.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    36. Lopez JE, Beare PA, Heinzen RA, Norimine J, Lahmers KK, Palmer GH, Brown WC. High-throughput identification of T-lymphocyte antigens from Anaplasma marginale expressed using in vitro transcription and translation. J Immunol Methods. 2008 Mar 20; 332(1-2):129-41. PMID: 18243240.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    37. Lopez JE, Palmer GH, Brayton KA, Dark MJ, Leach SE, Brown WC. Immunogenicity of Anaplasma marginale type IV secretion system proteins in a protective outer membrane vaccine. Infect Immun. 2007 May; 75(5):2333-42. PMID: 17339347.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    38. Lopez JE, Siems WF, Palmer GH, Brayton KA, McGuire TC, Norimine J, Brown WC. Identification of novel antigenic proteins in a complex Anaplasma marginale outer membrane immunogen by mass spectrometry and genomic mapping. Infect Immun. 2005 Dec; 73(12):8109-18. PMID: 16299305.
      Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
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