User:Melanie L Conrad

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Melanie L Conrad, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Biomedical Research Centre (BMFZ)
Philipps University
Hans-Meerweinstrasse 2
Marburg, Germany 35043
phone:+49 (0)6421 28 66036
email: conradml^at^gmail^dot^com

  • I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Professor Harald Renz's lab at Phillips University in Marburg, Germany


  • PhD, Department of Biology, University of Victoria
  • BSc, Biology, University College of the Cariboo

Research interests

  1. Asthma and the hygiene hypothesis
  2. Adjuvant free murine asthma models
  3. Immunological aspects of prenatal transfer of allergy protection from mother to child


  1. Conrad ML, Renz H, Blaser K. Immunological approaches for tolerance induction in allergy. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology: Vaccination against allergy. Edited by R. Valenta and R.Coffman. Invited review. In press.

  2. Sonar SS, Schwinge D, Kilic A, Yildirim AO, Conrad ML, Seidler K, Müller B, Renz H, Nockher WA. Nerve growth factor enhances Clara cell proliferation after lung injury. Eur Respir J. Accepted, In press.

  3. Conrad ML, Ferstl R, Teich R, Brand S, Blümer N, Yildirim AO, Patrascan CC, Hanuszkiewicz A, Akira S, Wagner H, Holst O, von Mutius E, Pfefferle PI, Kirschning CJ, Garn H, and Renz H. Maternal TLR signaling is required for prenatal asthma protection by the nonpathogenic microbe Acinetobacter lwoffii F78. J Exp Med. 2009 Dec 21;206(13):2869-77. DOI:10.1084/jem.20090845 | PubMed ID:19995952 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Conrad ML, Yildirim AO, Sonar SS, Kiliç A, Sudowe S, Lunow M, Teich R, Renz H, and Garn H. Comparison of adjuvant and adjuvant-free murine experimental asthma models. Clin Exp Allergy. 2009 Aug;39(8):1246-54. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2222.2009.03260.x | PubMed ID:19438585 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Yazawa R, Cooper GA, Hunt P, Beetz-Sargent M, Robb A, Conrad M, McKinnel L, So S, Jantzen S, Phillips RB, Davidson WS, and Koop BF. Striking antigen recognition diversity in the Atlantic salmon T-cell receptor alpha/delta locus. Dev Comp Immunol. 2008;32(3):204-12. DOI:10.1016/j.dci.2007.05.002 | PubMed ID:17604101 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Conrad ML, Davis WC, and Koop BF. TCR and CD3 antibody cross-reactivity in 44 species. Cytometry A. 2007 Nov;71(11):925-33. DOI:10.1002/cyto.a.20435 | PubMed ID:17654651 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Conrad ML, Mawer MA, Lefranc MP, McKinnell L, Whitehead J, Davis SK, Pettman R, and Koop BF. The genomic sequence of the bovine T cell receptor gamma TRG loci and localization of the TRGC5 cassette. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2007 Feb 15;115(3-4):346-56. DOI:10.1016/j.vetimm.2006.10.019 | PubMed ID:17141331 | HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Conrad ML, Pettman R, Whitehead J, McKinnel L, Davis SK, and Koop BF. Genomic sequencing of the bovine T cell receptor beta locus. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2002 Sep 10;87(3-4):439-41. DOI:10.1016/s0165-2427(02)00093-4 | PubMed ID:12072270 | HubMed [Paper8]

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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