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Kendra Smyth, Graduate Assistant of Nicholas School of the Environment and Evolutionary Anthropology

Kendra Smyth
Contact Info:
Office Location:  Biological Sciences Building
Office Phone:  (919) 684-4666
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page:   http://evolutionaryanthropology.duke.edu/research/drea-lab/people/kendra-smyth

Education:

M.S.University of Maryland2012
Research Interests: Behavioral ecology and ecoimmunology

Neuro-endocrine and behavioral mechanisms of female dominance and reproductive skew in wild meerkats, Suricata suricatta 


Ecological immunology: the causes and consequences of investment in immune function; trade-offs between reproductive effort and immune function
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (search)

  1. Smyth, KN; Greene, LK; Clutton-Brock, T; Drea, CM, Androgens predict parasitism in female meerkats: a new perspective on a classic trade-off., Biology Letters, vol. 12 no. 10 (October, 2016) [doi[abs].
  2. Xiao, Z., Sun, Z., Smyth, K., and Li, L., Wnt signaling inhibits CTL memory programming through suppression of T-bet and mTOR pathways (Submitted, 2012).
  3. Garcia, K., Sun, Z., Smyth, K., Li, L., and Xiao, Z., IL-12 is required for mTOR regulation of memory CTLs during virus infection (Submitted, 2012).
  4. Smyth, K., Garcia, K., Sun, Z., Tuo, W., and Xiao, Z., TLR agonists are highly effective at eliciting functional memory CTLs of effector memory phenotype in peptide immunization, International Immunopharmacology, vol. 15 no. 1 (2012), pp. 67-72.
  5. Smyth, K., Garcia, K., Sun, Z., Tuo, W., and Xiao, Z., Repetitive peptide boosting progressively enhances functional memory CTLs, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol. 424 no. 3 (2012), pp. 635-640.

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