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Cheryl Hertz - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Cheryl Hertz Cheryl Hertz

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Biography

Dr. Cheryl Hertz is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Drake University, Cheryl pursued graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she established academic interests in both Microbiology and Immunology, earning a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology. The subject of her dissertation was Host Immune Responses to African Trypanosomes, the causative agent of African Sleeping Sickness. She then completed a Postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, where her research examined the role of Toll-like receptors in the activation of Innate and Adaptive immune responses to bacterial pathogens.

Dr. Hertz has taught at LMU since 2004, primarily teaching courses in Immunology, General Microbiology, and Medical Microbiology. In recent years, she has been an instructor for the introductory Biology Laboratory courses, Genetics, as well as courses in Infectious Diseases that she has developed for both majors and non-majors.

Education (2)

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology

Drake University: B.S., Biology

Areas of Expertise (5)

Infectious Disases Microbiology Immunology Biology Genetics

Industry Expertise (2)

Research Education/Learning

Articles (6)

Granulysin-derived pepetides demonstrate antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects against Propionibacterium acnes The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

McInturff JE, Wang, SJ, Machleidt T, Lin TR, Oren A, Hertz CJ, Krutzik SR, Hart S, Zeh K, Anderson DH, Gallo RL, Modlin RL, Kim J.

2005

Activation of Toll-Like Receptor 2 on Human Airway Epithelial Cells Induces the Antimicrobial Peptide Human Beta Defensin-2 The Journal of Immunology

Hertz, Cheryl J., Qi Wu, Edith Martin Porter, Yan J. Zhang, Karl-Heinz Weisműller, Paul J. Godowski, Tomas Ganz, Scott H. Randell, Robert L. Modlin

2003

Role of Toll-like receptors in Response to Bacterial Infection Contributions to Microbiology

Hertz,CJ. and R.L. Modlin

2003

Microbial lipopeptides stimulate dendritic cell maturation via TLR2 The Journal of Immunology

Hertz, Cheryl J., Sylvia M. Kiertscher, Paul J. Godowski, Deborah A. Bouis, Michael V. Norgard, Michael D. Roth and Robert L. Modlin

2001

IFN--dependent nitric oxide production is not linked to resistance in experimental African trypanosomiasis Cellular Immunology

Hertz, Cheryl J., and John M. Mansfield

1999

Resistance to the African trypanosomes is IFN- dependent The Journal of Immunology

Hertz, Cheryl J.Hertz, Cheryl J., Hanna I. Filutowicz, and John M. Mansfield

1998

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