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Faculty Directory » Elizabeth D. Kilpatrick


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2020
Monday 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Office Information:

Room Number: SCI 224
Phone: 978.665.3620
Email: ekilpatr@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

General Biology (BIOL 1800, BIOL 1900)
Anatomy & Physiology I and II (BIOL 1200, BIOL 1300)


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Immunology and Virology)
B.A., Macalester College (Biology)

Research Interests:

Human T lymphocyte responses to viral infection
Virus-induced immunopathology during hemorrhagic fevers
Human lymphocyte responses to influenza vaccination

Representative Publications:

Co, M.D., E.D. Kilpatrick, A.L Rothman, 2009. "Dynamics of the CD8 T-cell response following yellow fever virus 17D immunization," Immunology 128 (1 Suppl.): e718-27.

Yu, G., X.Xu, M.D. Vu, E.D. Kilpatrick, X.C. Li, 2006. "NK cells promote transplant tolerance by killing donor antigen-presenting cells," J. Exp. Med. 203(8): 1851-1858.

Kilpatrick, E.D., M. Terajima, F.T. Koster, M.D. Catalina, J. Cruz, F.A. Ennis, 2004. "Role of specific CD8+ T cells in the severity of a fulminant zoonotic viral hemorrhagic fever, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome," J. Immunol. 172(5): 3297-3304.

Terajima, M., J. Cruz, G. Raines, E.D. Kilpatrick, J.S. Kennedy, A.L. Rothman, F.A. Ennis, 2003. "Quantitation of CD8+ T cell responses to newly identified HLA-A*0201-restricted T cell epitopes conserved among vaccinia and variola (smallpox) viruses," J. Exp. Med. 197(7): 927-932.

Cusson, N., S. Oikemus, E.D. Kilpatrick, L. Cunningham, M. Kelliher, 2002. "The death domain kinase RIP protects thymocytes from tumor necrosis factor receptor type 2-induced cell death," J. Exp. Med. 196: 15-26.

Kilpatrick, E.D., and R.P. Robertson, 1998. "Differentiation between glucose-induced desensitization of insulation secretion and beta-cell exhaustion in the HIT-T15 cell line," Diabetes 47(4): 606-611.

Professional Affiliations:

AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science