Education

Medical School
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1983), Medicine
Fellowship
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg, FL (1988), Research
Residency
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg, FL (1991), Pediatrics
Fellowship
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg, FL (1993), Allergy & Immunology
Fellowship
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg, FL (1995), Immunology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
  • Research Interest

    • Discovery of novel genes associated with primary immunodeficiency syndromes
    • Long term clinical outcomes of patients with chronic granulomatous disease
    • Long term clinical outcomes of patients with X-linked Hyper IgM syndrome
    • MicroRNAs in primary immunodeficiency disorders

    Publications

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    Methylotroph Infections and Chronic Granulomatous Disease.
    Falcone EL, Petts JR, Fasano MB, Ford B, Nauseef WM, Neves JF, Simões MJ, Tierce ML, de la Morena MT, Greenberg DE, Zerbe CS, Zelazny AM, Holland SM Emerging Infect. Dis. 2016 Mar 22 3 404-9
    DNA polymerase-a regulates the activation of type I interferons through cytosolic RNA:DNA synthesis.
    Starokadomskyy P, Gemelli T, Rios JJ, Xing C, Wang RC, Li H, Pokatayev V, Dozmorov I, Khan S, Miyata N, Fraile G, Raj P, Xu Z, Xu Z, Ma L, Lin Z, Wang H, Yang Y, Ben-Amitai D, Orenstein N, Mussaffi H, Baselga E, Tadini G, Grunebaum E, Sarajlija A, Krzewski K, Wakeland EK, Yan N, de la Morena MT, Zinn AR, Burstein E Nat. Immunol. 2016 Mar
    RNA sequencing reveals the consequences of a novel insertion in dedicator of cytokinesis-8.
    Khan S, Kuruvilla M, Hagin D, Wakeland B, Liang C, Vishwanathan K, Gatti RA, Torgersen TR, Abraham RS, Wakeland EK, van Oers NS, de la Morena MT J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2016 Feb
    ICON: Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorders.
    Bonilla FA, Barlan I, Chapel H, Costa-Carvalho BT, Cunningham-Rundles C, de la Morena MT, Espinosa-Rosales FJ, Hammarström L, Nonoyama S, Quinti I, Routes JM, Tang ML, Warnatz K J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2015 Nov
    Newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency in 11 screening programs in the United States.
    Kwan A, Abraham RS, Currier R, Brower A, Andruszewski K, Abbott JK, Baker M, Ballow M, Bartoshesky LE, Bonilla FA, Brokopp C, Brooks E, Caggana M, Celestin J, Church JA, Comeau AM, Connelly JA, Cowan MJ, Cunningham-Rundles C, Dasu T, Dave N, De La Morena MT, Duffner U, Fong CT, Forbes L, Freedenberg D, Gelfand EW, Hale JE, Hanson IC, Hay BN, Hu D, Infante A, Johnson D, Kapoor N, Kay DM, Kohn DB, Lee R, Lehman H, Lin Z, Lorey F, Abdel-Mageed A, Manning A, McGhee S, Moore TB, Naides SJ, Notarangelo LD, Orange JS, Pai SY, Porteus M, Rodriguez R, Romberg N, Routes J, Ruehle M, Rubenstein A, Saavedra-Matiz CA, Scott G, Scott PM, Secord E, Seroogy C, Shearer WT, Siegel S, Silvers SK, Stiehm ER, Sugerman RW, Sullivan JL, Tanksley S, Tierce ML, Verbsky J, Vogel B, Walker R, Walkovich K, Walter JE, Wasserman RL, Watson MS, Weinberg GA, Weiner LB, Wood H, Yates AB, Puck JM JAMA 2014 Aug 312 7 729-38
    Association of skin necrosis with subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy.
    Datta R, Kuruvilla M, Gill M, de la Morena MT Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Aug 113 2 232-3
    Successful hematopoietic cell transplantation in patients with unique NF-?B essential modulator (NEMO) mutations.
    Abbott JK, Quinones RR, de la Morena MT, Gelfand EW Bone Marrow Transplant. 2014 Jul
    ICON: The Early Diagnosis of Congenital Immunodeficiencies.
    Routes J, Abinun M, Al-Herz W, Bustamante J, Condino-Neto A, De La Morena MT, Etzioni A, Gambineri E, Haddad E, Kobrynski L, Le Deist F, Nonoyama S, Oliveira JB, Perez E, Picard C, Rezaei N, Sleasman J, Sullivan KE, Torgerson T J. Clin. Immunol. 2014 Mar
    Antibiotic prophylaxis in primary immune deficiency disorders.
    Kuruvilla M, de la Morena MT J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2013 Nov-Dec 1 6 573-82
    Transgenic expression of microRNA-185 causes a developmental arrest of T cells by targeting multiple genes including Mzb1.
    Belkaya S, Murray SE, Eitson JL, de la Morena MT, Forman JA, van Oers NS J. Biol. Chem. 2013 Sep

    Books

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    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (2014)
    • Clinical Immunology Society (2012)
    • Dallas County Medical Association (2005)
    • Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas (2005)
    • Texas Medical Association (2005)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (1999)
    • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (1999-2005)
    • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (1997)