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Elizabeth H. Schwartz
Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor

Office: 304 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.

101 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-1631
Fax: (334) 844-1645



Ph.D. - Emory University
B.S. - Auburn University

Research and Teaching Interests

Host/microbe interaction; Antigen presenting cell biology, development, and function; Dynamics of dendritic cell gene expression during maturation; Bacterial biofilm impact on food borne infection; Immunology, Microbiology.

Selected Publications

NOTE: Dr. Schwartz continues to publish using her maiden name, Elizabeth M. Hiltbold. View Dr. Schwartz's Google Scholar page for more publications.

  1. Westcott MM, Ahmed M, Smedberg JR, Rajani KR, Hiltbold EM, Lyles DS. Preservation of Dendritic Cell Function during Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Infection Reflects both Intrinsic and Acquired Mechanisms of Resistance to Suppression of Host Gene Expression by Viral M Protein.  J Virol. 2013 Nov; 87(21):11730-40.
  2. Protection to respiratory challenge of Brucella abortus strain 2308 in the lung. Surendran N, Sriranganathan N, Boyle SM, Hiltbold EM, Tenpenny N, Walker M, Zimmerman K, Werre S, Witonsky SG. Vaccine. 2013 Aug 28;31(38):4103-10 
  3. Brzoza-Lewis, Kristina L, Hoth, JJ, Hiltbold, EM. 2012. Type I interferon signaling regulates the composition of inflammatory infiltrates upon infection with Listeria monocytogenes.  Cell Immunol. 273(1):41-51.  
  4. Mitchell, LM, Henry, CJ, Grayson, JM, Westcott, MM, Hiltbold, EM. 2011. Distinct responses of splenic dendritic cell subsets to infection with Listeria monocytogenes: maturation phenotype, level of infection and T cell priming capacity ex vivo. Cell Immunol. 268(2):79-86.
  5. Surendran, N, Sriranganathan N, Boyle SM, Hiltbold, EM, Zimmerman K, Witonsky SG. 2012. Role of TLRs in Brucella-mediated murine DC activation in vitro and clearance of infection in vivo. In press, Vaccine
  6. Hoth, JJ, Wells, JD, Hiltbold, EM, McCall CE, Yoza BK. 2011. Mechanism of neutrophil recruitment to the lung after pulmonary contusion. Shock 35(6):604-609.
  7. Olex, AL, Hiltbold, EM, Leng I, Fetrow, JS. 2010. Dynamics of Dendritic Cell Maturation are Identified through a Novel Filtering Method of Biological Replicate Time-course Microarray Data. BMC Immunology 11:41.
  8. Westcott, MM, Henry CJ, Amis JE, Hiltbold, EM. 2010. Dendritic cells inhibit the progression of Listeria monocytogenes intracellular infection by retaining bacteria in MHC II-rich phagosomes and by limiting cytosolic growth. Infect Immun. 78(7):2956-65. 


Undergraduate Graduate
Perspectives in Immunology - BIOL3500
Host/Microbe Interactions - BIOL6270

Last updated: 06/26/2016