Aleishia Harris

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Aleishia Harris, BS, PhD candidate
Dept of Surgery/Division of Transplantation and Program in Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine

ACADEMIC PREPARATION:
Ph.D. in Immunology, in progress, PhD candidate
IDP in Immunology, 2007
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Enrollment, Fall 2006
Introductory Biochemistry I
Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences
Graduate school, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
B.S. in Biological Sciences, June 2005
School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine. CA

RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Trainee Award Fellow, 2005 to 2007
Using a cDNA library to identify and characterize genes involved in the growth and death of cells through studying autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome, ALPS, a genetic disorder resulting from defective lymphocyte apoptosis.
Under the direction of M. Lenardo, MD, and mentorship of H. Su, MD, PhD
Molecular Development Section, Laboratory of Immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD

Lab Researcher, June 2002 to June 2005
Characterizing the accessory proteins of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, with the intent of discovering novel targets for drug therapy.
Under the direction and mentorship of W.E. Robinson, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology, University of California, Irvine, CA

Peer Mentor, Fall 2003 to Spring 2005
Academically assisted students in the Department of Biology, through individual and group tutoring and counseling.
Minority Science Programs, University of California, Irvine, CA

Lab Assistant, Fall 1998
Biology Department, Concordia University, Irvine, CA

GRANTS AWARDED:
Minority Diversity supplement, September 2009 to Present
NIH R01 A141769-11A1
FOCIS Travel Award, June 2009.
FOCIS 2009, San Francisco, CA
Keystone Symposia Scholarship, June 2009
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, Keystone, CO
The American Association of Immunologists Trainee Abstract Award, May 2009
96th Annual Meeting of Immunology 2009, Seattle, WA
The American Association of Immunologists Minority Scientist Travel Award, May 2009
96th Annual Meeting of Immunology 2009, Seattle, WA
Intramural Research Training Award, August 2005, renewed August 2006
NIAID, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Minority Biomedical Research Support Program, Fall 2002 to Spring 2005
University of California, Irvine, CA
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, Summer 2002
University of California, Irvine, CA

PUBLICATIONS:
Harris A, Krams SM, Martinez OM. (2010). MicroRNAs as Immune Regulators: Implications for Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 2010; 10: 1–7.

Olszewski A, Sato K, Aron ZD, Cohen F, Harris A, McDougall BR, Robinson WE Jr., Overman LE, Weiss. (2004). Guanidine alkaloid analogs as inhibitors of HIV-1 Nef interactions with p53, actin, and p56lck. Proc Natl Acad Sci 101(39):14079-84.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:
Harris A, Lund PJ, Lambert SL, Krams SM, Martinez OM. (2010). Modulation of Cellular MicroRNA by Latent Membrane Protein 1 of Epstein Barr Virus in B Cell Lymphomas.
XXIII International Congress of The Transplantation Society 2010. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Harris A, Lambert S, Krams SM, Martinez OM. (2009). EBV LMP1 Modulates Host microRNAs in B Cell Lymphomas.
FOCIS 2009. San Francisco, CA.

Harris A, Lambert S, Krams SM, Martinez OM. (2009). EBV LMP1 Modulates Host microRNAs in B Cell Lymphomas.
Keystone Symposia on MicroRNA and Cancer. Keystone, CO.

Harris A, Lambert S, Krams SM, Martinez OM. (2009). EBV LMP1 Modulates Host microRNAs in B Cell Lymphomas.
AAI Immunology 2009. Seattle, WA.

Harris A, Su H, Lenardo M. (2006). Discovering Novel Proteins involved in Apoptosis. Post-baccalaureate IRTA Seminar Series. Bethesda, MD.

Harris A. (2006). From the Bedside to the Bench and Back Again: a Tale of Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome. Intramural NIAID Research Opportunity Program. National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Harris A, Robinson WE Jr. (2004, 2003). Mapping Interactions between Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I and II Vif and Gag Proteins. Minority Biomedical Research Program Summer Symposium, Irvine, CA.

Harris A, Victoria J, Robinson WE Jr. (2002). Constructing a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus that Expresses Human Immunodeficiency Virus Integrase. Bridge to the Baccalaureate Summer Symposium, Irvine, CA.

ABSTRACTS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS:
Harris A, Lambert S, Krams SM, Martinez OM. (2010). EBV LMP1 Modulates Host microRNAs in B Cell Lymphomas.
American Transplant Congress 2010. San Diego, CA.
Harris A, Robinson WE Jr. (2004). Mapping Interactions between Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Vif and Gag Proteins.
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Dallas, TX.
Harris A, Victoria J, Robinson WE Jr. (2003). Constructing a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus that Expresses Human Immunodeficiency Virus Integrase.
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. San Diego, CA.
Harris A, Victoria J, Robinson WE Jr. (2003). Constructing a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus that Expresses Human Immunodeficiency Virus Integrase.
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Denver, CO.

AWARDS RECEIVED:
Participation, Intramural NIAID Research Opportunity Program, 2006
National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Participation, Intramural NIAID Research Opportunity Program, 2005
National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Honors, Minority Science Programs Summer 2004 Research Symposium,
University of California, Irvine, CA
Honors, Minority Science Programs Summer 2003 Research Symposium,
University of California, Irvine, CA
Honorable Mention, AAAS Student Poster Session, February 2003
Denver, CO

CURRENT INTERESTS:
- Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease
- B cell biology
- Immune disorders, especially allergies
- Health Disparities, particularly among minorities

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities Panel Member, February 2010
NIAID, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Teaching Assistant, Graduate Student Journal Club, 2009 to 2010
IDP in Immunology, Stanford University, CA
Volunteer of the Diversity and Outreach Center, August 2008
Stanford University, CA
Social Committee Co-Chair, 2008 to 2009
IDP in Immunology, Stanford University, CA
Panel Member, July 2006
National Hispanic Youth Initiative in Biomedical Research, Bethesda, MD