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Faculty Directory » Elizabeth D. Kilpatrick


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Monday 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Wednesday 10:45AM - 11:45AM

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 224
Phone: 978-665-3620

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, Boston, MA

Ph.D. Immunology and Virology, University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Worcester, MA

B.A. Biology, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

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:

American Association for the Advancement of Science.