2000-2004 B.S. Biology
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Dual Major: Visual Arts
Thesis: “Allelopathic Effects of Helianthus annuus on Hordeum vulgare”
2011 –2017 Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Supervisor: Girish Kirimanjeswara
2010 – 2011 Cooperative learning Experience, Merck & Co. (Vaccines Basic Research), West Point, PA
Supervisor: Eberhard Durr
2004 – 2008 Business Manager, Polymics Ltd., State College, PA
Supervisor: Tim Hsu
2002 Research Assistant, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Supervisor: Steven James
1. Goralski TD, Dewan KK, Alumasa JN, Avanzato V, Place DE, Markley RL, Katkere B, Rabadi SM, Bakshi CS, Keiler KC, Kirimanjeswara GS. “Inhibitors of Ribosome Rescue Arrest Growth of Francisella tularensis at All Stages of Intracellular Replication.” Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy vol. 60,6 3276-82. 23 May. 2016, doi:10.1128/AAC.03089-15
2. Sumner SE, Markley RL, Kirimanjeswara GS “Role of Selenoproteins in Bacterial Pathogenesis” Biological Trace Element Research (manuscript submitted June 2019)
3. Markley RL, Williamson DR, Katkere B, Dewan KK, Shay AE, Carlson BA, Prabhu KS, and Kirimanjeswara GS“Macrophage selenoproteins restrict intracellular replication of Francisella tularensis” (manuscript in preparation)
4. Williamson DR, Dewan KD, Patel T, Katkere B, Markley RL, and Kirimanjeswara GS “Intracellular growth of Francisella tularensis requires rgb-P-mediated adaptation to cytosolic pH” (manuscript in preparation)
5. Katkere B, Markley RL, Williamson DR, Place DP, Shay A, Bradson CL, Prabhu KS, and Kirimanjeswara GS “Regulation of B cell receptor mediated functions by selenium” (manuscript in preparation)
● “Macrophage selenoproteins restrict intracellular replication of Francisella tularensis” Presented by Rachel Markley, ASCB General Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA; Dec 3-7, 2016.
● “The Selenium Status of Macrophages Influences In Vitro Francisella Pathogenesis” Presented by Rachel Markley, ASM General Meeting, Boston, MA, USA; May17-20, 2014. The Jackson Laboratory, 55th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics, Bar Harbor, ME, USA; July 20 – Aug 2, 2014. 17th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference, Bolton Landing, NY, USA; Oct 19 – 21, 2014.
● “Modulation of Tularemia Pathogenesis through Selenium Supplementation” Presented by Rachel Markley, 16th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference, Bolton Landing, NY, USA; Oct 20 – 23, 2013.
● “The Role of Selenium in Autophagy: Implications for the Pathogenesis of Tularemia” Presented by Rachel Markley, 32nd Summer Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA; Jun 4 – 6, 2013.
● “Comparative Proteomic Profiling of two Chlamydia trachomatis serovar D Life Cycle Stages using Label Free Shotgun Proteomics” Presented by Eberhard Durr, 60th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Vancouver, BC, Canada; May 20 - 24, 2012
● “Characterization of Chlamydia trachomatis serovar D (strain UW-3/Cx) elementary bodies by shotgun proteomics" Presented by Rachel Markley, Merck & Co., West Point, PA; Dec 2010