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Kelly Eder

Assistant Professor of Biology

At Briar Cliff since:



PhD, Microbiology & Immunology University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks. 2005.

BA, Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. 1998.


I am an immunologist with an interest in infectious diseases. Before coming to BCU, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Results of my research have been published in Nature Immunology and the Journal of Molecular Medicine.

Published manuscripts:

Zitterkopf NL, Jones QA, Bradley DS, Durick K, Rowland RR, Plagemann PG, Cafruny WA. 2003. Hydrophobic IgG-containing immune complexes in the plasma of autoimmune MRL/lpr mice, lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus-infected mice, and pigs: association with transforming growth factor-beta and pH-dependent amplification. Viral Immunol. 2003;16(4):511-23.

Matson JS, Durick K, Bradley DS and Nilles ML. 2005. Immunization of mice with YscF provides protection from Yersinia pestis infections. BMC Microbiol. 2005 Jun 24;5(1):38.

Holst J, Durick Eder K, Wang H, Workman CJ, Boyd KL, Baquet Z, Singh H, Forbes K, Chruscinski A, Smeyne R, van Oers NSC, Utz PJ, & Vignali DAA. Scalable signaling mediated by T cell antigen receptor CD3 ITAMs ensures effective negative selection and prevents autoimmunity. Nature Immunol. 2008 May; 9:658-66.

Thornton JA, Durick Eder K, and Tuomanen EI. Pneumococcal Pathogenesis: innate invasion yet organ specific damage. J Mol Med. 2010 Feb;88(2):103-7.

Classes Taught:

BIOL 102 — Human Biology
BIOL 102L — Human Biology Laboratory
BIOL 221 — Human Anatomy
BIOL 222 — Human Physiology
BIOL 400 — Immunology


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