John Meyers, PhD

DEFENDED Summer 2009


  • 2010    PhD Program – Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Dr. Adam Lerner Lab – Advisor:
    Thesis Title: Unique Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Represents a Potential Novel Therapeutic Target.
  • 2005:    M.A. –  Boston University School of Medicine
    Thesis Title: The Effects of Continuous Type I Interferon Exposure On T Helper Cell  Responses
  • 2002:    A.B.  Biochemistry with Honors; Minor, Computer Scienc
    Thesis Title:  The Immunology of Natural Parasite Resistance in Sheep: An Honors Paper for the Program of Biochemistry
    Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME


  • Meyers JA, Su DW, Lerner A.  CLL, B and T cells differ in their response to cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase inhibitors. J. Immunol.; 2009; 182: 5400 – 5411
  • Meyers JA, Taverna J, Chaves J, Makkinje A, Lerner A.  PDE4 inhibitors augment levels of glucocorticoid receptor in B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia but not in normal circulating hematopoietic cells.  Clin. Cancer Res.;  2007: 13:4920-4927
  • Mineva ND, Rothstein TL, Meyers JA, Lerner A, Sonenshein GE. CD40 ligand mediated activation of the de novo RelB NF-kappa B synthesis pathway in transformed B cells promotes rescue from apoptosis. J Biol Chem. 2007.
  • Everett PC, Meyers JA, Makkinje A, Rabbi M, Lerner A. Preclinical assessment of curcumin as a potential therapy for B-CLL. Am J Hematol. 2007;82:23-30.
  • Alyson J. Mangini, John A. Meyers, Taro Nagai, Gijs van Seventer, and Jean Maguire van Seventer. Type I interferon regulation of Th cell responses in SLE. J. Immunol., 2007; 178: B84
  • Meyers JA, Mangini AJ, Nagai T, et al. Blockade of TLR9 agonist-induced type I interferons promotes inflammatory cytokine IFN-gamma and IL-17 secretion by activated human PBMC. Cytokine. 2006;35:235-246.
  • Ronald L. Christensen, Arij Faksh, John A. Meyers, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Phillip Wood, Richard R. Schrock, and Kai C. Hultzsch. Optical Spectroscopy of Long Polyenes. J. Phys. Chem. A; 2004; 108(40) pp 8229 – 8236


  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science


  • Predoctoral Trainee 2006-2009
    Hematology Training Program (NIH Grant #T32 HL007501)
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
    Adam Lerner MD, Program Director
  • Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Award
    First Prize 2009
    Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
    Boston University School of Medicine