Microscopy Facility Assistant Director
B.S., University of Rochester (2008)
Ph.D., University of Florida (2013)
2806 Wake Downtown
Areas of Interest
Host-pathogen interactions, cell cycle
My main interest is understanding how intracellular pathogens interrupt the host cell cycle for the pathogen’s benefit. Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide as well as epidemiologically linked to cervical cancer. Chlamydia is difficult to genetically manipulate, so my study of Chlamydia relies heavily on host cell inhibitors and microscopy.
Heather M. Brown, Andrea E. Knowlton, Emily Snavely, Bidong D. Nguyen, Theresa S. Richards, Scott S. Grieshaber. 2014. Multinucleation during C. trachomatis Infection Is Caused by the Contribution of Two Effector Pathways. PLoS One
Heather M. Brown, Andrea E. Knowlton, Scott S. Grieshaber. 2012. Chlamydial Infection Induces Host Cytokinesis Failure at Abscission. Cellular Microbiology, 1462-5822.
Andrea E. Knowlton, Heather M. Brown, Theresa S. Richards, Lauren A. Andreolas, Rahul K. Patel, and Scott S. Grieshaber. 2011. Chlamydia trachomatis infection causes mitotic spindle pole defects independently from its effects on centrosome amplification. Traffic (Copenhagen, Denmark), no. 1 (April 7).