John H. Connor, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology

John Connor
617.638.0339
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Biography

My laboratory studies the virus-host interaction. We take a variety of approaches from genetic to systems biology to biochemistry and molecular biology. We are studying how viruses take over the cellular protein synthesis apparatus, how cells effectively fight virus infection, and how the host responds to infection with viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever.

Other Positions

  • Faculty, National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab, Boston University
  • Member, Genome Science Institute, Boston University
  • Member, Bioinformatics Graduate Program, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • Duke University, PhD
  • Swarthmore College, BA

Classes Taught

  • GMSFC702
  • GMSMI823

Publications

  • Published on 9/17/2021

    Bouton TC, Lodi S, Turcinovic J, Schaeffer B, Weber SE, Quinn E, Korn C, Steiner J, Schechter-Perkins EM, Duffy E, Ragan EJ, Taylor BP, Miller N, Davidoff R, Hanage WP, Connor J, Pierre C, Jacobson KR. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine Impact on Rates of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cases and Postvaccination Strain Sequences Among Health Care Workers at an Urban Academic Medical Center: A Prospective Cohort Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Oct; 8(10):ofab465. PMID: 34646910.

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  • Published on 9/9/2021

    Chen DY, Khan N, Close BJ, Goel RK, Blum B, Tavares AH, Kenney D, Conway HL, Ewoldt JK, Chitalia VC, Crossland NA, Chen CS, Kotton DN, Baker SC, Fuchs SY, Connor JH, Douam F, Emili A, Saeed M. SARS-CoV-2 Disrupts Proximal Elements in the JAK-STAT Pathway. J Virol. 2021 09 09; 95(19):e0086221. PMID: 34260266.

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  • Published on 9/9/2021

    Shelton SM, Soucy AR, Kurzion R, Zeldich E, Connor JH, Haydar TF. Forebrain Neural Precursor Cells Are Differentially Vulnerable to Zika Virus Infection. eNeuro. 2021 Sep-Oct; 8(5). PMID: 34272257.

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  • Published on 2/17/2021

    Zhang Y, Yurdakul C, Devaux AJ, Wang L, Xu XG, Connor JH, Ünlü MS, Cheng JX. Vibrational Spectroscopic Detection of a Single Virus by Mid-Infrared Photothermal Microscopy. Anal Chem. 2021 03 02; 93(8):4100-4107. PMID: 33596049.

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  • Published on 2/1/2021

    Bhattacharya B, Xiao S, Chatterjee S, Urbanowski M, Ordonez A, Ihms EA, Agrahari G, Lun S, Berland R, Pichugin A, Gao Y, Connor J, Ivanov AR, Yan BS, Kobzik L, Koo BB, Jain S, Bishai W, Kramnik I. The integrated stress response mediates necrosis in murine Mycobacterium tuberculosis granulomas. J Clin Invest. 2021 02 01; 131(3). PMID: 33301427.

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  • Published on 1/20/2021

    Strampe J, Asogun DA, Speranza E, Pahlmann M, Soucy A, Bockholt S, Pallasch E, Becker-Ziaja B, Duraffour S, Bhadelia N, Ighodalo Y, Oyakhilome J, Omomoh EO, Olokor T, Adomeh DI, Ikponwonsa O, Aire C, Tobin E, Akpede N, Okokhere PO, Okogbenin SA, Akpede GO, Muñoz-Fontela C, Ogbaini-Emovon E, Günther S, Connor JH, Oestereich L. Factors associated with progression to death in patients with Lassa fever in Nigeria: an observational study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 06; 21(6):876-886. PMID: 33484646.

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  • Published on 1/11/2021

    Seymour E, Ünlü NL, Carter EP, Connor JH, Ünlü MS. Configurable Digital Virus Counter on Robust Universal DNA Chips. ACS Sens. 2021 01 22; 6(1):229-237. PMID: 33427442.

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  • Published on 1/8/2021

    Ma Q, Srivastav SP, Gamez S, Dayama G, Feitosa-Suntheimer F, Patterson EI, Johnson RM, Matson EM, Gold AS, Brackney DE, Connor JH, Colpitts TM, Hughes GL, Rasgon JL, Nolan T, Akbari OS, Lau NC. A mosquito small RNA genomics resource reveals dynamic evolution and host responses to viruses and transposons. Genome Res. 2021 03; 31(3):512-528. PMID: 33419731.

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  • Published on 1/7/2021

    Hekman RM, Hume AJ, Goel RK, Abo KM, Huang J, Blum BC, Werder RB, Suder EL, Paul I, Phanse S, Youssef A, Alysandratos KD, Padhorny D, Ojha S, Mora-Martin A, Kretov D, Ash PEA, Verma M, Zhao J, Patten JJ, Villacorta-Martin C, Bolzan D, Perea-Resa C, Bullitt E, Hinds A, Tilston-Lunel A, Varelas X, Farhangmehr S, Braunschweig U, Kwan JH, McComb M, Basu A, Saeed M, Perissi V, Burks EJ, Layne MD, Connor JH, Davey R, Cheng JX, Wolozin BL, Blencowe BJ, Wuchty S, Lyons SM, Kozakov D, Cifuentes D, Blower M, Kotton DN, Wilson AA, Mühlberger E, Emili A. Actionable Cytopathogenic Host Responses of Human Alveolar Type 2 Cells to SARS-CoV-2. Mol Cell. 2021 Jan 07; 81(1):212. PMID: 33417854.

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  • Published on 11/19/2020

    Hekman RM, Hume AJ, Goel RK, Abo KM, Huang J, Blum BC, Werder RB, Suder EL, Paul I, Phanse S, Youssef A, Alysandratos KD, Padhorny D, Ojha S, Mora-Martin A, Kretov D, Ash PEA, Verma M, Zhao J, Patten JJ, Villacorta-Martin C, Bolzan D, Perea-Resa C, Bullitt E, Hinds A, Tilston-Lunel A, Varelas X, Farhangmehr S, Braunschweig U, Kwan JH, McComb M, Basu A, Saeed M, Perissi V, Burks EJ, Layne MD, Connor JH, Davey R, Cheng JX, Wolozin BL, Blencowe BJ, Wuchty S, Lyons SM, Kozakov D, Cifuentes D, Blower M, Kotton DN, Wilson AA, Mühlberger E, Emili A. Actionable Cytopathogenic Host Responses of Human Alveolar Type 2 Cells to SARS-CoV-2. Mol Cell. 2020 12 17; 80(6):1104-1122.e9. PMID: 33259812.

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