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Nicole  Fortenbery Penichet

Nicole Fortenbery Penichet

Nicole Fortenbery Penichet




Dr. Nicole Fortenbery, pictured above with her committee, successfully defended her dissertation on April 6, 2012. From left to right: Committee member Julie Djeu; Dissertation Chair Robert Wiltrout, Scientific Director for Basic Science Director, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH; Nicole Fortenbery; Committee members Dmitry Gabrilovich and P.K. Epling-Burnette; Major Professor Sheng Wei. Following a brief postdoc in the lab of Dr. Peter Forsyth, chair of the Department of Neuro-Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and working as a clinical trial coordinator at USF, Dr. Fortenbery joined Geosyntec, a firm providing geoenvironmental consulting and testing services for engineering, earth science and environmental projects.

Dr. Fortenbery's publication record while in the Program:

Yamaguchi H, Woods NT, Dorsey JF, Takahashi Y, Gjertsen NR, Yeatman T, Wu J, Wang HG. SRC directly phosphorylates Bif-1 and prevents its interaction with Bax and the initiation of anoikis. J Biol Chem. 2008 Jul 4;283(27):19112-8.

Gjertsen N, Collazo M, Kerr WG. Lymphoid Development. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. Epub 2008 Dec 15.

Fortenbery NR, Paraiso KH, Taniguchi M, Brooks C, Ibrahim L, Kerr WG. SHIP influences signals from CD48 and MHC class I ligands that regulate NK cell homeostasis, effector function, and repertoire formation. J Immunol. 2010 May 1;184(9):5065-74.

Zhou JM, Eksioglu E, Fortenbery NR, Chen X, Wang H, Epling- Burnette PK, Dong J, Djeu JD, Wei S. Bone marrow mononuclear cells up-regulate toll-like receptor expression and produce inflammatory mediators in response to cigarette smoke extract. PloS One 2011;6(6):e21173

Zhou JM, Wu J, Chen X, Fortenbery NR, Eksioglu E, Kodumudi, K, Epling- Burnette PK, Dong J, Djeu JD , Wei SW. Icariin and its derivative, ICT, exert anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor effects, and modulate myeloid derived suppressive cell (MDSCs) functions. Int Immunopharmacol 2011 Jul;11(7):890-8.

Wu J, Zhou J, Chen X, Fortenbery N, Eksioglu EA, Wei S, Dong J. Attenuation of LPS-induced inflammation by ICT, a derivate of icariin, via inhibition of the CD14/TLR4 signaling pathway in human monocytes.Int Immunopharmacol. 2012 Jan;12(1):74-9.

Dr. Fortenbery's publication record since graduation:

Chen X, Eksioglu EA, Carter JD, Fortenbery N, Donatelli SS, Zhou J, Liu J, Yang L, Gilvary D, Djeu J, Wei S. Inactivation of DAP12 in PMN inhibits TREM1-mediated activation in rheumatoid arthritis. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 2;10(2):e0115116. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115116. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25642940

Chen X, Eksioglu EA, Zhou J, Zhang L, Djeu J, Fortenbery N, Epling-Burnette P, Van Bijnen S, Dolstra H, Cannon J, Youn JI, Donatelli SS, Qin D, De Witte T, Tao J, Wang H, Cheng P, Gabrilovich DI, List A, Wei S. Induction of myelodysplasia by myeloid-derived suppressor cells.J Clin Invest. 2013 Nov; 123(11):4595-611. PMID: 24216507

Wu J, Xu J, Eksioglu EA, Chen X, Zhou J, Fortenbery N, Wei S, Dong J. Icariside II induces apoptosis of melanoma cells through the downregulation of survival pathways. Nutr Cancer. 2013;65(1):110-7. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2013.741745. PMID: 23368920

Wei S, Chen X, McGraw K, Zhang L, Komrokji R, Clark J, Caceres G, Billingsley D, Sokol L, Lancet J, Fortenbery N, Zhou J, Eksioglu EA, Sallman D, Wang H, Epling-Burnette PK, Djeu J, Sekeres M, Maciejewski JP, List A. Lenalidomide promotes p53 degradation by inhibiting MDM2 auto-ubiquitination in myelodysplastic syndrome with chromosome 5q deletion. Oncogene. 2013 Feb 28;32(9):1110-20. doi: 10.1038/onc.2012.139. Epub 2012 Apr 23. PMID: 22525275