Lauren Fuess

Lauren Fuess

Lauren Fuess, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., 2018, University of Texas at Arlington
B.S., 2012, College of Charleston



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Research Interests

Ecological Immunology; Symbioses; Host-Parasite Dynamics

Selected Publications

Fuess LE, Butler CC, Brandt ME, Mydlarz LD. 2020. Investigating the roles of transforming growth factor-beta in immune response of Orbicella faveolata, a scleractinian coral. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 107: 103639.

Ricci CA, Kamal AHM, Chakrabarty JK, Fuess LE, Mann, WT, Jinks LR, Brinkhuis V, Chowdhury SM, Mydlarz LD. 2019. Proteomic investigation of a diseased gorgonian coral indicated disruption of essential cell function and investment in inflammatory and immune processes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. icz107.

Dimos BA, Mahmud SA, Fuess LE, Mydlarz LD, Pellegrino MW. 2019. Uncovering a mitochondrial unfolded protein response in corals and its role in adapting to a change world. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 286: 1905.

Williams LM, Fuess LE, et al. 2018. Characterization of Toll-like receptor-to-NF-κB signaling pathway components in the endangered coral Orbicella faveolata. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 79: 128-136

Fuess LE, Mann WT, Jinks LR, Brinkhuis V, Mydlarz LD. 2018. Transcriptional analyses provide new insight into the late stage immune response of a Caribbean coral to disease. Royal Society Open Science. 5: 172062.

Fuess LE, Pinzon JC, Weil E, Mydlarz LD.(2017. Life or death: Disease resistant coral species activate autophagy following immune challenge. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 284: 20170771. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0771.

Mydlarz LD, Fuess LE, Mann WT, Pinzon JC, and Gochfeld, DJ. 2016. Cnidarian immunity: from genomes to phenomes. In: The Cnidaria, past, present and future. The world of Medusa and her sisters. Editors: S. Goffredo and Z. Dubinsky. Springer.

Fuess LE, Pinzon JC, Weil E, Mydlarz LD. 2016. Associations between transcriptional changes and protein phenotypes provide insights into immune regulation in corals. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 62: 17-28.

Fuess LE, Eisenlord ME, Closek CJ, Tracy AM, Mauntz R, Gignoux-Wolfsohn S, et al. 2015. Up in Arms: Immune and Nervous System Response to Sea Star Wasting Disease. PLoS ONE 10: e0133053. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133053.

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