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.
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology
Drake University: B.S., Biology
Areas of Expertise (5)
Industry Expertise (2)
Granulysin-derived pepetides demonstrate antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects against Propionibacterium acnesThe 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.
Activation of Toll-Like Receptor 2 on Human Airway Epithelial Cells Induces the Antimicrobial Peptide Human Beta Defensin-2The 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
Role of Toll-like receptors in Response to Bacterial InfectionContributions to Microbiology
Hertz,CJ. and R.L. Modlin
Microbial lipopeptides stimulate dendritic cell maturation via TLR2The 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
IFN--dependent nitric oxide production is not linked to resistance in experimental African trypanosomiasisCellular Immunology
Hertz, Cheryl J., and John M. Mansfield
Resistance to the African trypanosomes is IFN- dependentThe Journal of Immunology
Hertz, Cheryl J.Hertz, Cheryl J., Hanna I. Filutowicz, and John M. Mansfield