Headshot of Amelia Haj

Undergraduate education

University of Minnesota - BS (2013)

Years in MSTP

2013-

PhD program

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Mentor

David O'Connor, PhD

Research interest

Macaque monkey immunogenetics, with a focus on the major histocompatibility complex, in the context of simian immunodeficiency virus infection

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Schulz WL, Haj AK, Schiff LA. Reovirus uses multiple endocytic pathways for cell entry. J Virol. 2012 Dec;86(23):12665-75. PMID: 22973022; PMCID: PMC3497677.

PhD publications

Aliota MT, Dudley DM, Newman CM, Weger-Lucarelli J, Stewart LM, Koenig MR, Breitbach ME, Weiler AM, Semler MR, Barry GL, Zarbock KR, Haj AK, Moriarty RV, Mohns MS, Mohr EL, Venturi V, Schultz-Darken N, Peterson E, Newton W, Schotzko ML, Simmons HA, Mejia A, Hayes JM, Capuano S 3rd, Davenport MP, Friedrich TC, Ebel GD, O'Connor SL, O'Connor DH. Molecularly barcoded Zika virus libraries to probe in vivo evolutionary dynamics. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Mar 28;14(3):e1006964. PMID: 29590202. PMCID: PMC5891079

Heffron AS, Mohr EL, Baker D, Haj AK, Buechler CR, Bailey A, Dudley DM, Newman CM, Mohns MS, Koenig M, Breitbach ME, Rasheed M, Stewart LM, Eickhoff J, Pinapati RS, Beckman E, Li H, Patel J, Tan JC, O'Connor DH. Antibody responses to Zika virus proteins in pregnant and non-pregnant macaques. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Nov 27;12(11):e0006903. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30481182.

Haj AK, Arbanas JM, Yamniuk AP, Karl JA, Bussan HE, Drinkwater KY, Graham ME, Ericsen AJ, Prall TM, Moore K, Cheng L, Gao M, Graziano RF, Loffredo JT, Wiseman RW, O'Connor DH. Characterization of Mauritian Cynomolgus Macaque FcγR Alleles Using Long-Read Sequencing. J Immunol. 2018 Dec 10. pii: ji1800843.[Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30530595.