Dr. Jennifer Ellington

Associate Professor of Biology

jenniferellington@bac.edu

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B.S., Siena College
M.S., University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Ph.D., Wake Forest University
  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechniques
  • Molecular Biology
  • Research Methods
  • Developmental Biology
  • First-Year Symposium
  • Lewis JP, Palmer ND, Ellington JB, Divers J, Ng MC, Lu L, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Analysis of candidate genes on chromosome 20q12-13.1 reveals evidence for BMI mediated association of PREX1 with type 2 diabetes in European Americans. Genomics Oct;96(4):211-9 (2010).
  • Bento JL, Palmer ND, Zhong M, Roh B, Lewis JP, Wing MR, Pandys H, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Rich SS, Bowden DW, Mychaleckyj JC. Heterogeneity in gene loci associated with type 2 diabetes on human chromosome 20q13.1. Genomics Oct;92(4):226-34 (2008).
  • Burdon KP, Bento JL, Langefeld CD, Palmer ND, Campbell JR, Beck SR, Carr JJ, Herrington D Freedman BI, Rich SS, Bowden DW. Association of PTPN1 with coronary artery calcium in the Diabetes Heart Study. Diabetes 55(3):651-8 (2006).
  • Bento JL, Bowden DW, Mychaleckyj JC, Freedman BI, Rich SS, Segade FS. Genetic analysis of SLC2A10 (GLUT10) SNPs with type 2 diabetes in Caucasian Americans. BMC Medical Genetics 6(1):42 (2005).
  • Bagwell AM, Bento JL, Mychaleckyj JC, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Genetic analysis of HNF4A SNPs with type 2 diabetes in Caucasian Americans. Diabetes 54(4):1185-90 (2005).
  • Bento JL, Palmer ND, Mychaleckyj JC, Lange LA, Langefeld CD, Rich SS, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Association of protein-tyrosine phosphatase 1B gene polymorphisms with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes 53(11):3007-12 (2004).
  • Palmer ND, Bento JL, Mychaleckyj JC, Langefeld CD, Campbell JK, Norris JM, Haffner SM, Bergman RN, Bowden DW. Association of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B gene polymorphisms with measures of glucose homeostasis in Hispanic Americans: The IRAS Family Study. Diabetes 53(11):3013-9 (2004).
  • Bento JL, Palmer ND, Mychaleckyj JC, Lange LA, Langefeld CD, Rich SS, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Association of protein tyrosine phosphatase N1 gene polymorphisms with type 2 diabetes. Oral presentation Diabetes 53 (suppl 2): 252-OR, 2004.
  • Palmer ND, Bento JL, Langefeld CD, Norris JM, Haffner SM, Bergman RN, Rich SS, Bowden DW. Association of protein tryosine phosphatase n1 gene polymorphisms with measures of glucose homeostasis in Hispanic Americans: The IRAS Family Study. Abstract Diabetes 53 (Suppl 2): A330, 2004.
  • Bento JL, Mychaleckyj JC, Roh B, Hicks P, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. A SNP map of human chromosome 20q12-13.1. Abstract Am J Hum Genet 73 suppl: 486, 2003
  • Bost KL, Bento JL, Petty CC, Schrum LW, Hudson MC, Marriott I. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression by osteoblasts following infection with Staphylococcus aureus or Salmonella. J Interferon Cytokine Res. May;21(5):297-304 (2001)
  • Alexander EH, Bento JL, Hughes FM Jr, Marriott I, Hudson MC, Bost KL Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enterica serovar Dublin induce tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand expression by normal mouse and human osteoblasts.
    Infect Immun Mar;69(3):1581-6 (2001)
  • Bost KL, Bento JL, Ellington JK, Marriott I, Hudson MC. Induction of colony-stimulating factor expression following Staphylococcus or Salmonella interaction with mouse or human osteoblasts. Infect Immun Sep;68(9):5075-83 (2000)
  • Bost KL, Ramp WK, Nicholson NC, Bento JL, Marriott I, Hudson MC. Staphylococcus aureus infection of mouse or human osteoblasts induces high levels of interleukin-6 and interleukin-12 production. J Infect Dis Dec;180(6):1912-20 (1999)
  • Bento JL, Ramp WK, Hudson MC. The role of fibronectin binding by S. aureus in internalization by osteoblasts. Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology – 1999, p. 252.
  • Sterile microbiological technique;
  • Eukaryotic cell culture utilizing primary and transformed cell lines;
  • Recombinant DNA techniques including library construction, plasmid and chromosomal DNA preparation and purification, cDNA preparation, PCR, gel
    electrophoresis, transformation including electroporation;
  • ELISA essays;
  • Western Blots;
  • Immunohistochemical techniques;
  • Genotyping by SSCP, RFLP, dHPLC, direct sequencing, and Sequenom mass array system; Analysis of genetic data including allelic association, genotypic association, linkage disequilibrium, and haplotypes.