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David W Mullins, PhD

Title(s):
Associate Professor of Medical Education
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Chair, Geisel Academy of Master Educators

Department(s):
Medical Education
Microbiology and Immunology

Education:
BS, Biology (Microbiology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA
BS, Biochemistry,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA
Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA
Postdoctoral, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, Carter Immunology Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Programs:
Academy of Master Faculty Educators
Immunology Program
Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Programs
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Websites:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mullins-1981785a
Twitter: @dmullinsdms

Contact Information:

Remsen 232
HB7100
Hanover NH 03755

Office: Remsen 232
Phone: 603-650-1208
Email: David.W.Mullins@Dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests:

Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, including 1) Lymphocyte Trafficking and Infiltration of Tumors, 2) Biological Therapies for Cancer, and 3) Innate Immunity in Anti-cancer Therapy.

Undergraduate Medical Education.

Rotations and Thesis Projects:

Lab Alumni:
- Matthew P. Alexander, Ph.D. (Ph.D., November 2017). PA Student, Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
- Amanda Costa, M.S. (Grad Student, 2014-2017).
- Kiah Sanders, Ph.D. (PostDoc 2015-2016). Research Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA
- Kristen Vondrak '16 (Undergraduate Research Scholar, 2015-2016).
- Meagan Dechen, M.S. (Geisel Medical Student Scholar, 2014-15). MD Candidate, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
- Molly Harris-Jenkins, Ph.D. (PostDoc, 2012-2015). Research Scientist, Minerva Biotechnologies, Waltham, MA
- Eleanor Clancy-Thompson, Ph.D. (Ph.D., December 2014). Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
- Tom Perekslis (technician, 2012-14). Jackson Labs, Bar Harbor, ME
Undergrad Research Students:
- Sasha Alcon '15 (Junior/Senior Science Scholar, 2013-15). MD Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
- Julia Bratic '15 (Presidential Science Scholar, 2013-15). MD/MPH student, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
- Julianne Ivy '15 (Presidential Science Scholar, 2013-15).

Grant Information:

Melanoma Research Alliance, Young Investigator Award, 2008
USPHS R01 CA134799, Role of CD8 T cell CXCR3 in the Regulation of Cancer, 2009-2014
Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Research Scholar Fellowship to Eleanor Clancy-Thompson, 2012-13
Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Research Scholar Fellowship to Matthew P. Alexander, 2013-14
Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust, Research Grant 2014-15
USPHS R03 CA188418, Combinatorial therapy of melanoma using T cells and site-specific Immunomodulators, 2015-2017.
USPHS R03 CA216016, Beta-adrenergic mediated suppression of T cell chemotaxis by cancers, 2017-2019.

Courses Taught:

Course Director:
- Medical Immunology and Virology (MICR111)
- Basic Science of Microbial Disease (MICR112)
- Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy (Geisel Enrichment Elective)

Participating Faculty:
- Cellular and Molecular Basis of Immunity (MICR144), Tumor Immunology and Transplantation
- Biochemistry and Genetic Basis of Medicine (BIOC110)


Selected Publications:

 

Beta-glucan-induced inflammatory monocytes mediate antitumor efficacy in the murine lung.
Alexander MP, Fiering SN, Ostroff GR, Cramer RA, Mullins DW
Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2018 Nov;67(11):1731-1742. doi: 10.1007/s00262-018-2234-9. Epub 2018 Aug 23.
PMID: 30167860

Harnessing innate lung anti-cancer effector functions with a novel bacterial-derived immunotherapy.
Bazett M, Costa AM, Bosiljcic M, Anderson RM, Alexander MP, Wong SWY, Dhanji S, Chen JM, Pankovich J, Lam S, Sutcliffe S, Gunn H, Kalyan S, Mullins DW
Oncoimmunology. 2018;7(3):e1398875. doi: 10.1080/2162402X.2017.1398875. Epub 2017 Nov 27.
PMID: 29399400

CXCR3<sup>+</sup> monocytes/macrophages are required for establishment of pulmonary metastases.
Butler KL, Clancy-Thompson E, Mullins DW
Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 30;7:45593. doi: 10.1038/srep45593. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
PMID: 28358049

Systematic Pan-Cancer Analysis Reveals Immune Cell Interactions in the Tumor Microenvironment.
Varn FS, Wang Y, Mullins DW, Fiering S, Cheng C
Cancer Res. 2017 Mar 15;77(6):1271-1282. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-2490. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
PMID: 28126714

Adaptive immunity programmes in breast cancer.
Varn FS, Mullins DW, Arias-Pulido H, Fiering S, Cheng C
Immunology. 2017 Jan;150(1):25-34. doi: 10.1111/imm.12664. Epub 2016 Sep 20.
PMID: 27564847

Topical treatment of melanoma metastases with imiquimod, plus administration of a cancer vaccine, promotes immune signatures in the metastases.
Mauldin IS, Wages NA, Stowman AM, Wang E, Olson WC, Deacon DH, Smith KT, Galeassi N, Teague JE, Smolkin ME, Chianese-Bullock KA, Clark RA, Petroni GR, Marincola FM, Mullins DW, Slingluff CL Jr
Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2016 Oct;65(10):1201-12. doi: 10.1007/s00262-016-1880-z. Epub 2016 Aug 13.
PMID: 27522582

Intratumoral interferon-gamma increases chemokine production but fails to increase T cell infiltration of human melanoma metastases.
Mauldin IS, Wages NA, Stowman AM, Wang E, Smolkin ME, Olson WC, Deacon DH, Smith KT, Galeassi NV, Chianese-Bullock KA, Dengel LT, Marincola FM, Petroni GR, Mullins DW, Slingluff CL Jr
Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2016 Oct;65(10):1189-99. doi: 10.1007/s00262-016-1881-y. Epub 2016 Aug 13.
PMID: 27522581

The mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway plays a critical role in regulating immunological properties of BRAF mutant cutaneous melanoma cells.
Whipple CA, Boni A, Fisher JL, Hampton TH, Tsongalis GJ, Mellinger DL, Yan S, Tafe LJ, Brinckerhoff CE, Turk MJ, Mullins DW, Fadul CE, Ernstoff MS
Melanoma Res. 2016 Jun;26(3):223-35. doi: 10.1097/CMR.0000000000000244.
PMID: 26974965

Integrative analysis of breast cancer reveals prognostic haematopoietic activity and patient-specific immune response profiles.
Varn FS, Andrews EH, Mullins DW, Cheng C
Nat Commun. 2016 Jan 4;7:10248. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10248. Epub 2016 Jan 4.
PMID: 26725977

Site-Specific Immunomodulator: A Novel Treatment for Crohn's Disease.
Bressler B, Bethel KP, Kleef R, Reynolds SL, Sutcliffe S, Mullins DW, Gunn H
Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2015;2015:231243. doi: 10.1155/2015/231243. Epub 2015 May 12.
PMID: 26064087