Moriah L Szpara

Moriah L Szpara

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Neurovirology, genomics of pathogen variation, neuron-virus relationships

Most Recent Papers

Genome-Wide Surveillance of Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 From Multiple Anatomic Sites Over Time

Mackenzie M. Shipley, Daniel W. Renner, Mariliis Ott, David C. Bloom, David M. Koelle, Christine Johnston, Moriah L. Szpara, 2018, Journal of Infectious Diseases on p. 595-605

Expression of the purine biosynthetic enzyme phosphoribosyl formylglycinamidine synthase in neurons

Colleen A. Mangold, Pamela J. Yao, Mei Du, Willard M. Freeman, Stephen J. Benkovic, Moriah L. Szpara, 2018, Journal of neurochemistry on p. 723-735

Experimental oral herpes simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) co-infection in Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV)-infected rhesus macaques

Meropi Aravantinou, Olga Mizenina, Giulia Calenda, Jessica Kenney, Ines Frank, Jeffrey D. Lifson, Moriah Szpara, Lichen Jing, David M. Koelle, Natalia Teleshova, Brooke Grasperge, James Blanchard, Agegnehu Gettie, Elena Martinelli, Nina Derby, 2017, Frontiers in Microbiology

Inferred father-to-son transmission of herpes simplex virus results in near-perfect preservation of viral genome identity and in vivo phenotypes

Utsav Pandey, Daniel W. Renner, Richard L. Thompson, Moriah L. Szpara, Nancy M. Sawtell, 2017, Scientific Reports

A phylogenomic analysis of Marek's disease virus reveals independent paths to virulence in Eurasia and North America

Jakob Trimpert, Nicole Groenke, Maria Jenckel, Shulin He, Dusan Kunec, Moriah L. Szpara, Stephen J. Spatz, Nikolaus Osterrieder, Dino P. McMahon, 2017, Evolutionary Applications on p. 1091-1101

Differentiated human SHSY5Y cells provide a reductionist model of herpes simplex virus 1 neurotropism

Mackenzie M. Shipley, Colleen A. Mangold, Chad V. Kuny, Moriah L. Szpara, 2017, Journal of virology

A model of genital herpes simplex virus Type 1 infection in Rhesus Macaques

Meropi Aravantinou, Ines Frank, Geraldine Arrode-Bruses, Moriah Szpara, Brooke Grasperge, James Blanchard, Agegnehu Gettie, Nina Derby, Elena Martinelli, 2017, Journal of Medical Primatology on p. 121-128

DNA from dust

Utsav Pandey, Andrew S. Bell, Daniel W. Renner, David A. Kennedy, Jacob T. Shreve, Chris L. Cairns, Matthew J. Jones, Patricia A. Dunn, Andrew F. Read, Moriah L. Szpara, 2016, mSphere

Viral forensic genomics reveals the relatedness of classic herpes simplex virus strains KOS, KOS63, and KOS79

Christopher D. Bowen, Daniel W. Renner, Jacob T. Shreve, Yolanda Tafuri, Kimberly M. Payne, Richard D. Dix, Paul R. Kinchington, Derek Gatherer, Moriah L. Szpara, 2016, Virology on p. 179-186

Differentiation of the SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cell line

Mackenzie M. Shipley, Colleen A. Mangold, Moriah L. Szpara, 2016, Journal of Visualized Experiments

Recent High-Impact Papers

Sequence variability in clinical and laboratory isolates of herpes simplex virus 1 reveals new mutations

Moriah L. Szpara, Lance Parsons, L. W. Enquist, 2010, Journal of Virology on p. 5303-5313

A wide extent of inter-strain diversity in virulent and vaccine strains of Alphaherpesviruses

Moriah L. Szpara, Yolanda R. Tafuri, Lance Parsons, S. Rafi Shamim, Kevin J. Verstrepen, Matthieu Legendre, L. W. Enquist, 2011, PLoS Pathogens

Evolution and diversity in human herpes simplex virus genomes

Moriah L. Szpara, Derek Gatherer, Alejandro Ochoa, Benjamin Greenbaum, Aidan Dolan, Rory J. Bowden, Lynn W. Enquist, Matthieu Legendre, Andrew J. Davison, 2014, Journal of virology on p. 1209-1227

Herpes simplex virus 1 pUL34 plays a critical role in cell-to-cell spread of virus in addition to its role in virus replication

Alison C. Haugo, Moriah L. Szpara, Lance Parsons, Lynn W. Enquist, Richard J. Roller, 2011, Journal of Virology on p. 7203-7215

Fluorescence-based monitoring of in vivo neural activity using a circuit-tracing pseudorabies virus

Andrea E. Granstedt, Moriah L. Szpara, Bernd Kuhn, Samuel S.H. Wang, Lynn W. Enquist, 2009, PLoS One

Differentiation of the SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cell line

Mackenzie M. Shipley, Colleen A. Mangold, Moriah L. Szpara, 2016, Journal of Visualized Experiments

Preparation of viral DNA from nucleocapsids

Moriah L. Szpara, Yolanda R. Tafuri, L. W. Enquist, 2011, Journal of Visualized Experiments

Rapid genome assembly and comparison decode intrastrain variation in human alphaherpesviruses

Lance R. Parsons, Yolanda R. Tafuri, Jacob T. Shreve, Christopher D. Bowen, Mackenzie M. Shipley, L. W. Enquist, Moriah L. Szpara, 2015, mBio

VirAmp

Yinan Wan, Daniel W. Renner, Istvan Albert, Moriah L. Szpara, 2015, GigaScience

Viral forensic genomics reveals the relatedness of classic herpes simplex virus strains KOS, KOS63, and KOS79

Christopher D. Bowen, Daniel W. Renner, Jacob T. Shreve, Yolanda Tafuri, Kimberly M. Payne, Richard D. Dix, Paul R. Kinchington, Derek Gatherer, Moriah L. Szpara, 2016, Virology on p. 179-186