Undergraduate education

University of Minnesota, BS, 2010

Years in MSTP



Cellular and molecular pathology, 2015


Jim Gern, MD

Thesis title

The Rhinovirus C: Capsid Stability, Virion Purification, and Identification of Cellular and Tissue Tropism


Internal Medicine, University of Illinois – Chicago, College of Medicine, 2017-

Current position

Resident, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois – Chicago, College of Medicine

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Johnson CR, Griggs TF, Gnanandarajah J, Murtaugh MP. Novel structural protein in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus encoded by an alternative ORF5 present in all arteriviruses. J Gen Virol. 2011 May;92(Pt 5):1107-16. PMID: 21307222; PMCID: PMC3139420.

Puvanendiran S, Stone S, Yu W, Johnson CR, Abrahante J, Jimenez LG, Griggs T, Haley C, Wagner B, Murtaugh MP. Absence of porcine circovirus type 1 (PCV1) and high prevalence of PCV 2 exposure and infection in swine finisher herds. Virus Res. 2011 Apr;157(1):92-8. PMID: 21352865.

PhD publications

Griggs TF, Bochkov YA, Basnet S, Pasic TR, Brockman-Schneider RA, Palmenberg AC, Gern JE. Rhinovirus C targets ciliated airway epithelial cells. Respir Res. 2017 May 4;18(1):84. PMID: 28472984; PMCID: PMC5418766.

Griggs TF, Bochkov YA, Nakagome K, Palmenberg AC, Gern JE. Production, purification, and capsid stability of rhinovirus C types. J Virol Methods. 2015 Jun 1;217:18-23. PMID: 25724434; PMCID: PMC4389691.

Bochkov YA, Watters K, Ashraf S, Griggs TF, Devries MK, Jackson DJ, Palmenberg AC, Gern JE. Cadherin-related family member 3, a childhood asthma susceptibility gene product, mediates rhinovirus C binding and replication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 28;112(17):5485-90. PMID: 25848009; PMCID: PMC4418890.