Smita Iyer

Smita Iyer

Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor in Residence

Center for Comparative Medicine
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

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Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Targeting CD4 TFH cells to enhance HIV vaccine-induced humoral immunity , (Principal Investigator), NIAID, NIH
Principal Investigator, Role of vaginal microbiome and metabolome on HIV vaccine efficacy, (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator, Investigating the Role of T cells in Age-related Neurodegeneration in HIV Infection , (Principal Investigator), Office of AIDS Research, NIH (Administrative Supplement)
Honors and Awards
2008 Pulmonary Fellow Research Award for Best Oral Presentation, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Emory University
2008 Strategic Training in Allergy Research (STAR) Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
2008 American Federation for Medical Research/Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Student Research Award
2009 Donald B. McCormick Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nutrition Research, Emory University
2016 Early Investigator Travel Award, 34th Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2010 Rojas M, Iyer S, Co C, Brigham K : Animal models of Lung Injury: Role for Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Stem Cells in the Respiratory System, Appasani K, Appansani RK, (ed), Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, . 141-158.
Ten Recent Publications

Mylvaganam GH, Rios D, Abdelaal HM, Iyer S, Tharp G, Mavinger M, Hicks S, Chahroudi A, Ahmed R, Bosinger SE, Williams IR, Skinner PJ, Velu V, Amara RR
Dynamics of SIV-specific CXCR5+ CD8 T cells during chronic SIV infection

Rahman K, Desai C, Iyer SS, Thorn NE, Kumar P, Liu Y, Smith T, Neish AS, Li H, Tan S, Wu P, Liu X, Farris AB, Nusrat A, Parkos C, Anania F
Loss of Junctional Adhesion Molecule A Promotes Severe Steatohepatitis in Mice on a Diet High in Saturated Fat, Fructose, and Cholesterol

Iyer SS, Gangadhara S, Victor B, Shen Xiaoying, Chen Xuemin, Kasturi S, Sabula M, Labranche C, Reddy P, Tomaras G, Montefiori D, Moss B, Spearman P, Pulendran B, Kozlowski P and Amara R.
Virus-like particles displaying trimeric SIV envelope gp160 enhance the breadth of DNA/MVA SIV vaccine induced antibody responses in rhesus macaques

Iyer SS, Gangadhara S, Victor B, Gomez R, Basu R, Hong JJ, Labranche C, Montefiori DC, Villinger F, Moss B, Amara RR
Codelivery of Envelope Protein in Alum with MVA Vaccine Induces CXCR3-Biased CXCR5+ and CXCR5- CD4 T Cell Responses in Rhesus Macaques

Kwa S, Sadagopal S, Shen X, Hong JJ, Gangadhara S, Basu R, Victor B, Iyer SS, LaBranche CC, Montefiori DC, Tomaras GD, Villinger F, Moss B, Kozlowski PA, Amara RR
CD40L-Adjuvanted DNA/MVA SIV Vaccine Enhances Protection Against Neutralization Resistant Mucosal SIV Infection

Iyer SS, Amara RR
DNA/MVA Vaccines for HIV/AIDS