Christina Gardner, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Christina Gardner


Fax: 412-624-4440

9026 Biomedical Science Tower 3

3501 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15261


PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport, 2009

BSc in Microbiology (major) and Chemistry (minor), Louisiana Tech University, 2004


Gardner, C. L; Burke, C. W; Higgs, S. T; Klimstra, W. B; and Ryman, K. D. (2012) Interferon-alpha/beta deficiency greatly exacerbates arthritogenic disease in mice infected with wild-type chikungunya virus but not with the cell culture-adapted live-attenuated 181/25 vaccine candidate. Virology. 425: 103-112. |  View Abstract

Gardner, C. L; Ebel, G. D; Ryman, K. D; and Klimstra, W. B. (2011) Heparan sulfate binding by natural eastern equine encephalitis viruses promotes neurovirulence. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 108: 16026-16031. |  View Abstract

Gardner, C. L; and Ryman, K. D. (2010) Yellow fever: a reemerging threat. Clin Lab Med. 30: 237-260. |  View Abstract

Meier, K. C; Gardner, C. L; Khoretonenko, M. V; Klimstra, W. B; and Ryman, K. D. (2009) A mouse model for studying viscerotropic disease caused by yellow fever virus infection. PLoS Pathog. 5: e1000614. |  View Abstract

Burke, C. W; Gardner, C. L; Steffan, J. J; Ryman, K. D; and Klimstra, W. B. (2009) Characteristics of alpha/beta interferon induction after infection of murine fibroblasts with wild-type and mutant alphaviruses. Virology. 395: 121-132. |  View Abstract

Yin, J; Gardner, C. L; Burke, C. W; Ryman, K. D; and Klimstra, W. B. (2009) Similarities and differences in antagonism of neuron alpha/beta interferon responses by Venezuelan equine encephalitis and Sindbis alphaviruses. J Virol. 83: 10036-10047. |  View Abstract

Gardner, C. L; Yin, J; Burke, C. W; Klimstra, W. B; and Ryman, K. D. (2009) Type I interferon induction is correlated with attenuation of a South American eastern equine encephalitis virus strain in mice. Virology. 390: 338-347. |  View Abstract