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Caitlin Mattos Briggs


Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, Wa ke Forest University School of M edicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2011

Current position

Research Scientist, Arbovax, Inc., Raleigh, NC (January 2012-present)


  1. Piper, A., Ribeiro, M., Smith, K. M., Briggs, C. M., Huitt, E., Nanda, K., Spears, C. J., Quiles, M., Cullen, J., Thomas, M. E., Brown, D. T. and Hernandez, R. (2013). Chikungunya virus host range E2 transmembrane deletion mutants induce protective immunity against challenge in C57BL/6J mice. J Virol 87(12): 6748-6757.
  2. Smith, K. M., Nanda, K., Spears, C. J., Piper, A., Ribeiro, M., Quiles, M., Briggs, C. M., Thomas, G. S., Thomas, M. E., Brown, D. T., Hernandez, R. and McCarl, V. (2012). Testing of novel dengue virus 2 vaccines in African green monkeys: safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy. Am J Trop Med Hyg 87(4): 743-753.
  3. Briggs, C. M., Mayer, A. E. and Parks, G. D. (2012). Mumps virus inhibits migration of primary human macrophages toward a chemokine gradient through a TNF-alpha dependent mechanism. Virology 433(1): 245-252.
  4. Briggs, C. M., Holder, R. C., Reid, S. D. and Parks, G. D. (2011). Activation of human macrophages by bacterial components relieves the restriction on replication of an interferon-inducing parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5) P/V mutant. Microbes Infect 13(4): 359-368.
  5. Manuse, M. J., Briggs, C. M. and Parks, G. D. (2010). Replication-independent activation of human plasmacytoid dendritic cells by the paramyxovirus SV5 Requires TLR7 and autophagy pathways. Virology 405(2): 383-389.
  6. Mattos, C., Stiller, J. W., Postava-Davignon, M. and Rosengaus, R. (2006). Estimation and identification of bacterial and fungal loads in the termite species Nasutitermes corniger using molecular methods. Explorations: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina. 1:107-21.
Protocols by Caitlin Mattos Briggs
  1. Chikungunya ELISA Protocol