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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:


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
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