Moriah Szpara

Moriah Szpara

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Most Recent Papers

Herpes Simplex Virus Disease Management and Diagnostics in the Era of High-Throughput Sequencing

Utsav Pandey, Moriah Louise Szpara, 2019, Clinical Microbiology Newsletter on p. 41-48

Comparison of herpes simplex virus 1 strains circulating in Finland demonstrates the uncoupling of whole-genome relatedness and phenotypic outcomes of viral infection

Christopher D. Bowen, Henrik Paavilainen, Daniel W. Renner, Jussi Palomäki, Jenni Lehtinen, Tytti Vuorinen, Peter Norberg, Veijo Hukkanen, Moriah Louise Szpara, 2019, Journal of virology

Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of herpes simplex virus 2 within the infected neonatal population

Lisa N. Akhtar, Christopher D. Bowen, Daniel W. Renner, Utsav Pandey, Ashley N. Della Fera, David W. Kimberlin, Mark N. Prichard, Richard J. Whitley, Matthew D. Weitzman, Moriah Louise Szpara, 2019, mSphere

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 Louise 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 Benkovic, Moriah Louise 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 Louise 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 Louise 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 Louise 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 Louise 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 Louise Szpara, Brooke Grasperge, James Blanchard, Agegnehu Gettie, Nina Derby, Elena Martinelli, 2017, Journal of Medical Primatology on p. 121-128

Recent High-Impact Papers

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

Moriah Louise 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 Louise 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 Louise 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

Differentiation of the SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cell line

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

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

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

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 Louise Szpara, Lance Parsons, Lynn W. Enquist, Richard J. Roller, 2011, Journal of Virology on p. 7203-7215

Preparation of viral DNA from nucleocapsids

Moriah Louise 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 Louise Szpara, 2015, mBio


Yinan Wan, Daniel W. Renner, Istvan Albert, Moriah Louise 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 Louise Szpara, 2016, Virology on p. 179-186