Education

Graduate School
(2010), Biology

Research Interest

  • Dysbiosis of the Gut Microbiota
  • Gut Microbiota Imbalance and Colorectal Cancer
  • Host-Microbe Interactions During Episodes of Inflammation
  • Metabolism and Virulence During Salmonella Infection
  • Pathogenesis of Non-typhoidal Salmonella Infections

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Endocannabinoids Inhibit the Induction of Virulence in Enteric Pathogens.
Ellermann M, Pacheco AR, Jimenez AG, Russell RM, Cuesta S, Kumar A, Zhu W, Vale G, Martin SA, Raj P, McDonald JG, Winter SE, Sperandio V, Cell 2020 Sep
l-Arginine sensing regulates virulence gene expression and disease progression in enteric pathogens.
Menezes-Garcia Z, Kumar A, Zhu W, Winter SE, Sperandio V, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2020 May
Infection-Induced Intestinal Dysbiosis Is Mediated by Macrophage Activation and Nitrate Production.
Wang S, El-Fahmawi A, Christian DA, Fang Q, Radaelli E, Chen L, Sullivan MC, Misic AM, Ellringer JA, Zhu XQ, Winter SE, Hunter CA, Beiting DP, MBio 2019 May 10 3

Honors & Awards

  • BWF Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2018)
  • Research Scholar
    American Cancer Society (2017)
  • ICAAC Young Investigator Award
    American Society for Microbiology (2014)
  • Becton Dickinson Research Award
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Editorial Board, Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (2015-2017)
  • Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity (2012-2020)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) (2011)
  • American Society for Microbiology (2006)