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Ruth I. Connor, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology

Ohio State University

Immunology Program


Contact Information:

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
HB 7556
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon NH 03756

Phone: 603-650-8833
Email: Ruth.I.Connor@Dartmouth.edu

Selected Publications:


Intestinal Immune Responses to Type 2 Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) Challenge in Infants Previously Immunized With Bivalent OPV and Either High-Dose or Standard Inactivated Polio Vaccine.
Brickley EB, Strauch CB, Wieland-Alter WF, Connor RI, Lin S, Weiner JA, Ackerman ME, Arita M, Oberste MS, Weldon WC, Saez-Llorens X, Bandyopadhyay AS, Wright PF
J Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 3; doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix556. Epub 2018 Jan 3.
PMID: 29304199

Safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated whole cell tuberculosis vaccine booster in adults primed with BCG: A randomized, controlled trial of DAR-901.
von Reyn CF, Lahey T, Arbeit RD, Landry B, Kailani L, Adams LV, Haynes BC, Mackenzie T, Wieland-Alter W, Connor RI, Tvaroha S, Hokey DA, Ginsberg AM, Waddell R
PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0175215. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175215. Epub 2017 May 12.
PMID: 28498853

Vaccine-induced mucosal immunity to poliovirus: analysis of cohorts from an open-label, randomised controlled trial in Latin American infants.
Wright PF, Connor RI, Wieland-Alter WF, Hoen AG, Boesch AW, Ackerman ME, Oberste MS, Gast C, Brickley EB, Asturias EJ, Ruttimann R, Bandyopadhyay AS
Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Dec;16(12):1377-1384. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30169-4. Epub 2016 Sep 13.
PMID: 27638357

Correlates of Immunity to Influenza as Determined by Challenge of Children with Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine.
Wright PF, Hoen AG, Ilyushina NA, Brown EP, Ackerman ME, Wieland-Alter W, Connor RI, Jegaskanda S, Rosenberg-Hasson Y, Haynes BC, Luke CJ, Subbarao K, Treanor JJ
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Apr;3(2):ofw108. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw108. Epub 2016 May 23.
PMID: 27419180

Deficiencies of macronutrient intake among HIV-positive breastfeeding women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Kim F, Neke NM, Hendricks K, Wamsele J, Lukmanji Z, Waddell R, Maro I, Connor R, Mackenzie T, Matee M, Bakari M, Pallangyo K, von Reyn CF
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Dec 15;67(5):569-72. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000352.
PMID: 25230293

Nevirapine Inhibits Cell-Free Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 Infection In Vitro More Efficiently Than Cell-Cell HIV Infection at Concentrations Found in Human Breastmilk.
Dorosko SM, Housman ML, Connor RI
Breastfeed Med. 2012 Dec 18; Epub 2012 Dec 18.
PMID: 23249135

Breast milk from Tanzanian women has divergent effects on cell-free and cell-associated HIV-1 infection in vitro.
Lyimo MA, Mosi MN, Housman ML, Zain-Ul-Abideen M, Lee FV, Howell AL, Connor RI
PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043815. Epub 2012 Aug 28.
PMID: 22952771

Primary human mammary epithelial cells endocytose HIV-1 and facilitate viral infection of CD4+ T lymphocytes.
Dorosko SM, Connor RI
J Virol. 2010 Oct;84(20):10533-42. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01263-10. Epub 2010 Aug 11.
PMID: 20702626

Innate factors in human breast milk inhibit cell-free HIV-1 but not cell-associated HIV-1 infection of CD4+ cells.
Lyimo MA, Howell AL, Balandya E, Eszterhas SK, Connor RI
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Jun 1;51(2):117-24. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181a3908d.
PMID: 19346967

Induction of HIV-1 MPR(649-684)-specific IgA and IgG antibodies in caprine colostrum using a peptide-based vaccine.
Dorosko SM, Ayres SL, Connor RI
Vaccine. 2008 Oct 3;26(42):5416-22. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.07.079. Epub 2008 Aug 15.
PMID: 18708113