Karla Lightfield

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  • Senior Lecturer
  • Biology
  • Biology Education
153A JSB
Research Interests:

Postdoctoral Training, Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, 2010-2013
PhD, Infectious Disease and Immunology, University of California at Berkeley 2010
BS, Chemistry, Music, Beloit College, 2004

Selected Publications: 

Chambers MC, Lightfield KL and Schneider DS.  (2012) How the Fly Balances Its Ability to Combat Different Pathogens. PLoS Pathogens. 8(12): e1002970

Lightfield KL, Persson J,  Trinidad N,  Brubaker S, Kofoed E, Sauer JD, Dunipace E, Warren S, Miao E, and Vance RE. (2011).Differential Requirements for NAIP5 in Activation of the NLRC4 Inflammasome. Infect. Immun. 79: 1606-1614

Lightfield KL, Persson J, Brubaker SW, Witte CE, von Moltke J, Dunipace EA, Henry T, Sun YH, Cado D, Dietrich WF, Monack DM, Tsolis RM, Vance RE (2008) Critical function for Naip5 in inflammasome activation by a conserved carboxy-terminal domain of flagellin. Nature Immunology 9:1171-8