Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait
Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology Department
Food Industry Complex
Lincoln, NE 68583-0919

Research Area:
My research interests include understanding how host-microbial interactions, including gastrointestinal infections, contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Over the years, my research has focused on understanding the relationship between host immune responses and the evasion strategies used by pathogens to establish successful infections in their hosts. My current research activities now combine my interests in both immunology and microbiology to gain new insights into the maintenance of gastrointestinal health and homeostasis.

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2012

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Chemistry-dependent adsorption of serum proteins onto polyanhydride microparticles differentially influences dendritic cell uptake and activation, Brenda R. Carrillo-Conde, Amanda E. Ramer-Tait, Michael J. Wannemeuhler, and Balaji Narasimhan

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Tailoring the immune response by targeting C-type lectin receptors on alveolar macrophages using “pathogen-like” amphiphilic polyanhydride nanoparticles, Ana V. Chavez-Santicoy, Rajarshi Roychoudhury, Nicola L.B. Pohl, Michael J. Wannemeuhler, Balaji Narasimhan, and Amanda E. Ramer-Tait

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Harvesting Murine Alveolar Macrophages and Evaluating Cellular Activation Induced by Polyanhydride Nanoparticles, Ana V. Chavez-Santoscoy, Lucas M. Huntlimer, Amanda E. Ramer-Tait, Michael J. Wannemeuhler, and Balaji Narasimhan

2011

Mannose-Functionalized “Pathogen-like” Polyanhydride Nanoparticles Target C-Type Lectin Receptors on Dendritic Cells, Brenda Carrillo-Conde, Eun-Ho Song, Ana Chavez-Santoscoy, Yashdeep Phanse, Amanda E. Ramer-Tait, Nicola L.B. Pohl, Michael J. Wannemeuhler, Bryan H. Bellaire, and Balaji Narasimhan

2010

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Immunologic Indicators of Clinical Progression during Canine Leishmania infantum Infection, Paola M. Boggiatto, Amanda E. Ramer-Tait, Erin E. Kramer, Kyle Metz, Katherine Gibson-Corley, Kathleen Mullin, Jesse M. Hosterner, Jack M. Gallup, Douglas E. Jones, and Christine A. Petersen

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Reduced Hamster Usage and Stress in Propagating Leishmania chagasi Promastigotes Using Cryopreservation and Saphenous Vein Inoculation, Soi Meng Lei, Amanda E. Ramer-Tait, Rebecca R. Dahlin-Laborde, Kathleen Mullin, and Jeffrey K. Beetham

2009

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Altered Dendritic Cell Phenotype in Response to Leishmania amazonensis Amastigote Infection Is Mediated by MAP Kinase, ERK, Paola M. Boggiatto, Fei Jie, Mousumi Ghosh, Katherine N. Gibson-Corley, Amanda E. Ramer-Tait, Douglas E. Jones, and Christine A. Petersen