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Ruth I. Connor, Ph.D.

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:


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

Fecal calprotectin concentrations are higher in exclusively breastfed infants compared to those who are mixed-fed.
Dorosko SM, Mackenzie T, Connor RI
Breastfeed Med. 2008 Jun;3(2):117-9. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2007.0036.
PMID: 18564000