Ana Gervassi

Staff Scientist, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

CFAR ROLE:
Specialized Immunity Subcore Director

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Cellular Immunology, Vaccines

EDUCATION:
PhD, Department of Pathobiology and Global Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004
MS, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1992
Maîtrise in Cell Biology and Human Physiology,  Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, France, 1989
License in Animal Physiology and Cell Biology,  Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Paris, France, 1988

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
§  Gervassi AL, Horton H. 2013.
Is infant immunity actively suppressed or immature? 2013.  J Virol. Submitted for publication.

§  Gervassi AL, Lejarcegui N, Dross S, Jacobson A, Kidzeru E, Gantt S, Jaspan H, Horton H. 2013.
Myeloid derived suppressor cells are present at high frequency in neonates and suppress in vitro T cell responses.  Eu J Immunol. Submitted for publication.

§  Gervassi AL, Collins L, Britschgi TB.  2010.
GLOBAL HEALTH: A Successful Context for Precollege Training and Advocacy.  PLoS ONE 5(11): e13814.

§  Gervassi AL, Probst P, Grabstein KH, Hess B, Alderson MR, and Fling SP. 2004.
Human CD8+ T cells recognize the 60KD cysteine-rich outer membrane protein from Chlamydia trachomatis. J Immunol; 173(11):6905-13.

§  Gervassi AL, Probst P, Grabstein KH, Maisonneuve JF, Alderson MR. 2004.
Differential regulation of inflammatory cytokine secretion by human dendritic cells upon Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Infect Immun; 72(12):7231-9.

§  Gervassi AL, Probst P, Stamm W, Marrazzo J, Grabstein KH, Alderson MR. 2003.
Functional characterization of class Ia and non-class Ia-restricted Chlamydia-reactive CD8+ T cell responses in humans.  J Immunol, 171(8):4278-86.

§  Probst P, Skeiky YA, Steeves M, Gervassi AL, Grabstein KH, Reed SG. 1997.
A Leishmania protein that modulates interleukin (IL)-12, IL-10 and tumor necrosis factor-a production and expression of B7-1 in human monocyte-derived antigen presenting cells.  Eur J Immunol, 27(10): 2634-42.

§  Kalhs P, White JS, Gervassi AL, Storb R, Bean MA. 1995.
In vitro recall of proliferative and cytolytic responses to minor histocompatibility antigens by dendritic cell enriched canine peripheral blood mononuclear cells.  Transplantation, 59(1): 112-8.

§  Hagopian WA, Karlsen AE, Petersen JS, Gervassi AL, Jiang J, Fujimoto W, Lernmark A. 1993.
Regulation of glutamic acid decarboxylase diabetes autoantigen expression in highly purified isolated islets from Macaca nemestrina.  Endocrinology, 132(6): 2674-81.

CONTACT
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
307 Westlake Ave N, Suite 500
Seattle, WA  98109
206-256-7198
ana.gervassi at seattlebiomed.org