Biography

Biography and Expertise

Professional Memberships

Credentials

Degrees

  1. PhD, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1986.
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
  2. BS, University of Louisiana-Monroe, 1972.
    Major: Physics
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Mathematics

Licensure

Certifications

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

Awards and Honors

  1. Excellence in Teaching Award, Student Government Association Executive Council, UTHSC. (2017 - 2018).

Teaching

Scheduled Teaching

  • UTHSC Fall 2019

    1. COM 10120, Molecular Basis Nor Body Funct. 7 credit hours. 171 enrolled.
  • UTHSC Spring 2019

    1. IP 805, Essentials of Molecular Bio. 3 credit hours. 11 enrolled.
    2. PDSC 823, Oral Sciences II. 1 credit hours. 16 enrolled.
  • UTHSC Fall 2018

    1. COM 10120, Molecular Basis Nor Body Funct. 7 credit hours. 176 enrolled.
  • UTHSC Spring 2018

    1. MSCI 930, Mol & Cellular Basis of Patho. 3 credit hours. 3 enrolled.
  • UTHSC Fall 2017

    1. COM 10120, Molecular Basis Nor Body Funct. 7 credit hours. 171 enrolled.
    2. MSCI 935, TechniquesII:Nucleic Acids. 2 credit hours. 14 enrolled.
  • UTHSC Spring 2017

    1. MSCI 930, Mol & Cellular Basis of Patho. 3 credit hours. 5 enrolled.
  • UTHSC Fall 2016

    1. COM 1012, Mol Basis of Normal Body Funct. 8 credit hours. 172 enrolled.
    2. MSCI 935, TechniquesII:Nucleic Acids. 2 credit hours. 3 enrolled.
  • UTHSC Spring 2016

    1. MSCI 930, Mol & Cellular Basis of Patho. 3 credit hours. 3 enrolled.
  • UTHSC Spring 2015

    1. MSCI 930, Mol & Cellular Basis of Patho. 3 credit hours. 4 enrolled.

Directed Student Learning (e.g., theses, dissertations)

  1. Doctoral Faculty Committee Member. (2017 - Present).
    Advised: Jasper Lee
  2. Doctoral Faculty Committee Member. (2016 - Present).
    Advised: Carolina Torres Rojas
  3. Master's Faculty Committee Member. (2017 - 2018).
    Advised: Scott Armstrong
  4. Master's Faculty Committee Chair. (2016 - 2017).
    Advised: Hallie Norman
  5. Master's Faculty Committee Member. (2016 - 2017).
    Advised: Warner Thomas
  6. Master's Faculty Committee Member. (2015 - 2016).
    Advised: Andres Anibal Lopez
  7. Master's Faculty Committee Member. (2015 - 2016).
    Advised: Charles Hurt Flint Yarn
  8. Doctoral Faculty Committee Member, "Dissecting the Novel Roles of TRIM56 in Antiviral Innate Immunity." (2012 - 2016).
    Advised: Baoming Liu
  9. Master's Faculty Committee Member. (2014 - 2015).
    Advised: Lauren D'Surney

Clinical Teaching

Other Instructional Activities

  1. Developed a new Team Based Learning module for M1 and M2 students, Office of Student Affairs, College of Medicine, UTHSC. (2019).
  2. Participation in Student Seminar/Journal Club, MPII Track of the graduate IPBS Program. (2019).
  3. Guest Lecture, Student Life and Health Career Programs, 5 participants. (June 2019 - August 2019).
  4. Instructor, College of Graduate Health Sciences. (January 2019 - April 2019).
  5. Course Director, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 176 participants. (January 23, 2018 - April 2019).
  6. Course Director, College of Graduate Health Sciences, 0 participants. (January 2019).
  7. Guest Lecture, Department of Medical Education, 176 participants. (2018).
  8. Lab Instruction, College of Graduate Health Sciences; Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. (August 2018 - November 2018).
  9. Guest Lecture, Student Life and Health Career Programs. (June 2018 - August 2018).

Teaching at Other Institutions

Research

Awards

  1. Albritton, L. (Investigator), Radic, M. (Investigator), Rosloniec, E. (Lead Principal Investigator), "Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy for autoimmune arthritis," Sponsored by HHS - NIH - NIAMS - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Federal. (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).
  2. Albritton, L. (Investigator), Radic, M. (Investigator), Rosloniec, E. (Lead Principal Investigator), "Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy for autoimmune arthritis," Sponsored by HHS - NIH - NIAMS - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Federal. (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018).

Scholarship

Publications

  1. Kansal, R., Richardson, N., Neeli, I., Khawaja, S., Chamberlain, D., Ghani, M., … Radic, M. Z. (2019). Sustained B cell depletion by CD19-targeted CAR T cells is a highly effective treatment for murine lupus. SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 11(482). https://doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.aav1648
  2. Albritton, L. (2018). Retrovirus Receptor Interactions and Entry. In Retrovirus-Cell Interactions (pp. 1–49). https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-811185-7.00001-7
  3. Hewgley, W. P., Layman, D. R., Waddey, K. A., Guerrero, W., Premji, A., Speaks, T., … Fleming, M. D. (2018). Surgeons in Value-Based Medicine: The Melanoma Care Cycle. In JOURNAL of the AMERICAN COLLEGE of SURGEONS (227, E143–E144).
  4. Pluta, A., Albritton, L., Rola-Luszczak, M., & Kuzmak, J. (2018). Computational analysis of envelope glycoproteins from diverse geographical isolates of bovine leukemia virus identifies highly conserved peptide motifs. RETROVIROLOGY, 15. Published. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12977-017-0383-0
  5. Adelman, Z. N., Albritton, L., Boris-Lawrie, K., Buchmeier, M. J., Cannon, P., Cho, M., … Zoloth, L. (2018). Protect NIH's DNA advisory committee. In SCIENCE (6413th ed., pp. 409–410). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aav2483
  6. Kansal, R. G., McCravy, M. S., Basham, J. H., Earl, J. A., McMurray, S. L., Starner, C. J., … Albritton, L. (2016). Inhibition of melanocortin 1 receptor slows melanoma growth, reduces tumor heterogeneity and increases survival. ONCOTARGET, 7(18), 26331–26345. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.8372
  7. Li, K., Jia, R., Li, M., Zheng, Y., Miao, C., Yao, Y., … Liu, S. (2015). A Sorting Signal Suppresses IFITM1 Restriction of Viral Entry. JOURNAL of BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 290(7), 4248–4259. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M114.630780

Presentations

  1. Albritton, L. (PI), Kansal, R. G. (researcher), Whitt, M. A. (co-PI), International Workshop on Retroviral Pathogenesis, "Adaptation of ectoropic MLV envelope glycoprotein to entry targeting of oncolytic replicating vesicular stomatitis virus.," New Orleans. (2016).
  2. Albritton, L., St. Jude Virology Workshop, "No record." (2015).

Clinical Care

Clinical Leadership

Clinical Care and Other Practice Experience

Service

  1. Assistant Director, West Cancer Research Institute Medical Student Summer Research Program. (June 2017 - Present).
  2. Co-Director, Peer Coaching for Educators. (2016 - Present).
  3. Committee member, Department Grant Review Committee. (2013 - Present).
  4. Committee member, Department Space and Facilities Committee. (2003 - Present).
  5. Judge, Graduate Student Research Day. (2015).
  6. Presenter, Department Promotion and Tenure committee. (2015).
  1. Committee Member, Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee (NExTRAC) to the Director of NIH, Bethesda, MD. (2018 - Present).
  2. Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Virology. (2008 - Present).
  3. Committee Member, Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) for the Director of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. (August 1, 2016 - 2018).
  1. Volunteer, Wolfe River Conservancy, Memphis. (February 2020).