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Justin Joseph Pollara, PhD

Associate Professor in Surgery
Office: 116 Sorf Building, Box 2926 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC 116 Sorf Building, Box 2926 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2010

Selected Grants

Publications

Mielke, Dieter, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Shalini Jha, Taylor Keyes, Adam Zalaquett, Brooke Dunn, Nicole Rodgers, et al. “Development of flow cytometry-based assays to assess the ability of antibodies to bind to SARS-CoV-2-infected and spike-transfected cells and mediate NK cell degranulation.” Cytometry A 101, no. 6 (June 2022): 483–96. https://doi.org/10.1002/cyto.a.24552.

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Curtis, Alan D., Pooja T. Saha, Maria Dennis, Stella J. Berendam, Pratamesh Ramasubramanian, Kaitlyn A. Cross, S Munir Alam, et al. “Vaccine-Induced, High-Magnitude HIV Env-Specific Antibodies with Fc-Mediated Effector Functions Are Insufficient to Protect Infant Rhesus Macaques against Oral SHIV Infection.” Msphere 7, no. 1 (February 23, 2022): e0083921. https://doi.org/10.1128/msphere.00839-21.

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Wang, Shixia, Nicole L. Yates, Justin Pollara, Yegor Voronin, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Dong Han, Guangnan Hu, et al. “Broadly binding and functional antibodies and persisting memory B cells elicited by HIV vaccine PDPHV.” Npj Vaccines 7, no. 1 (February 9, 2022): 18. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41541-022-00441-9.

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Mielke, Dieter, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Bhavesh Borate, Leigh H. Fisher, Katelyn Faircloth, Marina Tuyishime, Kelli Greene, et al. “Selection of HIV Envelope Strains for Standardized Assessments of Vaccine-Elicited Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity-Mediating Antibodies.” J Virol 96, no. 2 (January 26, 2022): e0164321. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01643-21.

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Mitchell, Julie L., Justin Pollara, Kenneth Dietze, R Whitney Edwards, Junsuke Nohara, Kombo F. N’guessan, Michelle Zemil, et al. “Anti-HIV antibody development up to 1 year after antiretroviral therapy initiation in acute HIV infection.” J Clin Invest 132, no. 1 (January 4, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI150937.

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Vijayan, KK Vidya, Kaitlyn A. Cross, Alan D. Curtis, Koen K. A. Van Rompay, Justin Pollara, Christopher B. Fox, Mark Tomai, et al. “Early Post-Vaccination Gene Signatures Correlate With the Magnitude and Function of Vaccine-Induced HIV Envelope-Specific Plasma Antibodies in Infant Rhesus Macaques.” Front Immunol 13 (2022): 840976. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2022.840976.

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Abraham, Nader, Min Zhang, Paul Cray, Qimeng Gao, Kannan P. Samy, Ryan Neill, Greta Cywinska, et al. “Two Compartment Evaluation of Liver Grafts During Acellular Room Temperature Machine Perfusion (acRTMP) in a Rat Liver Transplant Model.” Front Med (Lausanne) 9 (2022): 804834. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2022.804834.

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Pino, Maria, Talha Abid, Susan Pereira Ribeiro, Venkata Viswanadh Edara, Katharine Floyd, Justin C. Smith, Muhammad Bilal Latif, et al. “A yeast expressed RBD-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine formulated with 3M-052-alum adjuvant promotes protective efficacy in non-human primates.” Sci Immunol 6, no. 61 (July 15, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciimmunol.abh3634.

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Halpern, Samantha E., Caroline K. Rush, R Whitney Edwards, Todd V. Brennan, Andrew S. Barbas, and Justin Pollara. “Systemic Complement Activation in Donation After Brain Death Versus Donation After Circulatory Death Organ Donors.” Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : Official Journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation 19, no. 7 (July 2021): 635–44. https://doi.org/10.6002/ect.2020.0425.

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Pollara, Justin, Matthew Zirui Tay, R Whitney Edwards, Derrick Goodman, Andrew R. Crowley, Robert J. Edwards, David Easterhoff, et al. “Functional Homology for Antibody-Dependent Phagocytosis Across Humans and Rhesus Macaques.” Front Immunol 12 (2021): 678511. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.678511.

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