Natural rodent model of viral transmission reveals biological features of virus population dynamics

Fay EJ*, Balla KM*, Roach SN*, Sheperd FK*, Putri DS, Wiggen TD, Goldstein SA, Pierson MJ, Ferris MT, Thefaine CE, Tucker A, Salnikov M, Cortez V, Compton SR, Kotenko SV, Hunter RC, Masopust D, Elde NC, Langlois RA. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2022. PMID: 34958350

*Equal contribution

Linking virus discovery to immune responses visualized during zebrafish infections

Balla KM, Rice MC, Gagnon JA, Elde NC. Current Biology. 2020. PMID: 32413307

Natural variation in the roles of C. elegans autophagy components during microsporidia infection

Balla KM, Lažetić V, Troemel ER. PLoS One. 2019. PMID: 31013330

Identification of microsporidia host-exposed proteins reveals a repertoire of rapidly evolving proteins

Reinke AW, Balla KM, Bennett EJ, Troemel ER. Nature Communications. 2017. PMID: 28067236

Cell-to-cell spread of microsporidia causes Caenorhabditis elegans organs to form syncytia

Balla KM, Luallen RJ, Bakowski MA, Troemel ER. Nature Microbiology. 2016. PMID: 27782144

A wild C. elegans strain has enhanced epithelial immunity to a natural microsporidian parasite

Balla KM, Andersen EC, Kruglyak L, Troemel ER. PLoS Pathogens. 2015. PMID: 25680197

Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for intracellular pathogen infection

Balla KM and Troemel ER. Cellular Microbiology. 2013. PMID: 23617769

C. elegans detects pathogen-induced translational inhibition to activate immune signaling

Dunbar TL, Yan Z, Balla KM, Smelkinson MG, Troemel ER. Cell Host and Microbe. 2012. PMID: 22520465

Small molecule-mediated activation of the integrin CD11b/CD18 reduces inflammatory disease

Maiguel D, Faridi MH, Wei C, Kuwano Y, Balla KM, Hernandez D, Barth CJ, Lugo G, Donnelly M, Nayer A, Moita LF, Schürer S, Traver D, Ruiz P, Vazquez-Padron RI, Ley K, Reiser J, Gupta V. Science Signaling. 2011. PMID: 21900205

Clonal analysis of hematopoietic progenitor cells in the zebrafish

Stachura DL, Svoboda O, Lau RP, Balla KM, Zon LI, Bartunek P, Traver D. Blood. 2011. PMID: 21415264

Eosinophils in the zebrafish: prospective isolation, characterization, and eosinophilia induction by helminth determinants

Balla KM*, Lugo-Villarino G*, Spitsbergen JM, Stachura DL, Hu Y, Bañuelos K, Romo-Fewell O, Aroian RV, Traver D. Blood. 2010. PMID: 20713961

*Equal contribution

Identification of dendritic antigen-presenting cells in the zebrafish

Lugo-Villarino G*, Balla KM*, Stachura DL, Bañuelos K, Werneck MB, Traver D. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2010. PMID: 20733076

*Equal contribution