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Ruth I. Connor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology

Ohio State University

Immunology Program

NIH Biosketch:


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:


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
Brief Report: Deficiencies of Macronutrient Intake Among HIV-Positive Breastfeeding Women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2014 Dec 15; 67(5):569-72
PMID: 25230293

Dorosko SM, Housman ML, Connor RI
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.
Breastfeed Med 2012 Dec 18;
PMID: 23249135

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

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

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

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

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