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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Margaret E. Conner, Ph.D.

Margaret E. Conner

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Phone: 713-798-3590
Fax: 713-798-3586


  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Postdoctoral, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Research Interests

  • Rotovirus pathogenesis
  • Mucosal immunity
  • Animal models

Selected Publications

  • Blutt SE, Warfield KL, Estes MK, Conner ME. Differential requirement for T cells in virus-like particle- and rotavirus-induced protective immunity. J. Virol. 2008. 82:3135-38.
  • Blutt SE, Matson DO, Crawford SE, Staat MA, Azimi P, Bennett BL, Piedra PA, Conner ME. Rotavirus antigenemia in children is associated with viremia. Plos Med. 2007. 4:e121.
  • Blutt SE, Feneaux M, Warfield KL, Greenberg HB, Conner ME. Active viremia in rotavirus-infected mice. J Virol. 2006. 80:1170-9.
  • Warfield KL, Blutt SE, Crawford SE, Kang G, Conner ME. Rotavirus infection enhances lipopolysaccharide-induced intussusception in a mouse model. J Virol. 2006. 80:12377-86.
  • Blutt SE, Warfield KL, O'Neal CM, Estes MK, Conner ME. Host, viral, and vaccine factors that determine protective efficacy induced by rotavirus and virus-like particles (VLPs). Vaccine. 2005. 24:1170-9.
  • Blutt SE, Crawford SE, Warfield KL, Lewis DE, Estes MK, Conner ME. The VP7 outer capsid protein of rotavirus induces polyclonal B-cell activation. J Virol. 2004 78:6974-81.
  • Blutt SE, Kirkwood CD, Parreno V, Warfield KL, Ciarlet M, Estes MK, Bok K, Bishop RF, Conner ME. Rotavirus antigenaemia/viraemia: A common event? Lancet. 2003. 362:1445-9.

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