T.WanningerTimothy Wanninger
Year in Program: GY1
Undergrad University: Regis University
Mentor: TBD
Graduate Program: TBD

Timothy Wanninger

I characterize the molecular/cellular pathogenesis of, and develop novel vaccines against, emerging and epidemic viral pathogens.
  • Dean's List, Regis University, 2011-2015
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honors Society, 2014-Present
  • Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society, 2011-Present
  • Zhou, T., Doria-Rose, N.A., Cheng, C., Stewart-Jones, G.B.E., Chuang, G.Y., Chambers, M., Druz, A., Geng, H., McKee, K., Kwon, Y.D., O’Dell, S., Sastry, M., Schmidt, S.D., Xu, K., Chen, L., Chen, R.E., Louder, M.K., Pancera, M., Wanninger, T.G., Zhang, B., Zheng, A., Farney, S.K., Foulds, K.E., Georgiev, I.S., Joyce, M.G., Lemmin, T., Narpala, S., Rawi, R., Soto, C., Todd, J.P., Shen, C.H., Tsybovsky, Y., Yang, Y., Zhao, P., Haynes, B.F., Stamatatos, L., Tiemeyer, M., Wells, L., Scorpio, D.G., Shapiro, L., McDermott, A.B., Mascola, J.R., & Kwong, P.D. (2017). Quantification of the impact of the HIV-1-glycan shield on antibody elicitation. Cell Reports, 19(4), 719-732. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.04.013
  • Chuang, G.Y., Geng, H., Pancera, M., Xu, K., Cheng, C., Acharya, P., Chambers, M., Druz, A., Tsybovsky, Y., Wanninger, T.G., Yang, Y., Doria-Rose, N.A., Georgiev, I.S., Gorman, J., Joyce, M.G., O’Dell, S., Zhou, T., McDermott, A.B., Mascola, J.R., & Kwong, P.D. (2017). Structure-based design of a soluble prefusion-closed HIV-1 Env trimer with reduced CD4 affinity and improved immunogenicity. Journal of Virology, 91(10), e02268-16. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.02268-16
  • Georgiev, I.S., Joyce, M.G., Chen, R.E., Leung, K., McKee, K., Druz, A., Van Galen, J.G., Kanekiyo, M., Tsybovsky, Y., Yang, E.S., Yang, Y., Acharya, P., Pancera, M., Thomas, P.V., Wanninger, T., Yassine, H., Baxa, U., Doria-Rose, N., Cheng, C., Graham, B.S., Mascola, J.R., Kwong, P.D. (2018). Two-component ferritin nanoparticles for multimerization of diverse trimeric antigens. ACS Infectious Diseases. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00192
  • Wanninger TG, Pancera, M, Chen RE, Schmidt SD, Chen X, Druz A, Chambers M,…& Mascola JR. (2017). Construction of chimeric Envelope trimers based on BG505 SOSIP.664 and their use in prime/boost immunization. (Poster Presentation) Keystone HIV Vaccines Meeting, Steamboat Springs.
  • Wanninger T, Cheng C, Joyce MG, Georgiev I, Chen R, Yang Y, Kong W-P, Kwong PD, Mascola JR. (2016). Membrane-anchored HIV-1 Envelope immunogens with native trimer antigenicity for DNA vaccines. (Poster Presentation) HIVR4P Meeting, Chicago.
  • Wanninger T, Zhou T, Cheng C, O’Dell S, McKee K, Doria-Rose N, Chen R,...& Mascola J. (2016). Immunization with CD4-binding site-deglycosylated HIV-1 BG505 Envelope trimer generates extremely high titers of autologous, neutralizing antibodies in rhesus macaques. (Poster Presentation) Postbac Poster Day, National Institutes of Health.
  • Wanninger T, Penheiter K. (2015). Intracellular infection of U251 and BT16 brain tumor cells by Salmonella typhimurium: An alternative anti-cancer therapy. (Thesis Defense) Department of Biology, Regis University.
  • Wanninger T, Knox A, Penheiter K. (2014) Intracellular infection of U251 human glioblastoma cells by Salmonella typhimurium: A bacterial cancer therapy. (Poster Presentation) Celebration of Student Learning, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Regis University.
  • Wanninger T, Penheiter K. (2013). Salmonella typhimurium as a bacterial anticancer agent. (Research Talk) Celebration of Student Learning, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Regis University.
  • Wanninger T, Mitchell M, Lee K. (2013). Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection and Autophagy. (Poster Presentation) Rocky Mountain Virology Club Conference, Pingree Park, CO.
  • Wanninger T, Penheiter K. (2013). Increased cell death of atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid brain tumor cells in the presence of Salmonella typhimurium. (Poster Presentation) Department of Biology, Regis University.