Martha Collier

Martha Collier, Research Associate, received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. She worked for some time developing vaccines with a startup company associated with that department. Later, she worked with Marshall Edgell. Since joining this lab, she has worked on expression and solubilization of a series of Leucyl-tRNA synthetase Urzymes. Martha raises horses.


1. Timothy Sheahan, Alan Whitmore, Kristin Long, Martin Ferris, Barry Rockx, William Funkhouser, Eric Donaldson, Lisa Gralinski, Martha Collier, Mark Heise, Nancy Davis, Robert Johnston, Ralph S. Baric, Successful Vaccination Strategies That Protect Aged Mice from Lethal Challenge from Influenza Virus and Heterologous Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus J Virol. 2011 January; 85(1): 217–230.

2.  Hoyin Mok, Sujin Lee, Thomas J. Utley, Bryan E. Shepherd, Vasiliy V. Polosukhin, Martha L. Collier, Nancy L. Davis, Robert E. Johnston, James E. Crowe, Jr. Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Replicon Particles Encoding Respiratory Syncytial Virus Surface Glycoproteins Induce Protective Mucosal Responses in Mice and Cotton Rats (2007) J Virol. December; 81(24): 13710–13722.

3.  Karl Ljungberg, Alan C. Whitmore, Meagan E. Fluet, Timothy P. Moran, Reed S. Shabman, Martha L. Collier, Annette A. Kraus, Joseph M. Thompson, David C. Montefiori, Clayton Beard, Robert E. Johnston. (2007) Increased Immunogenicity of a DNA-Launched Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus-Based Replicon DNA Vaccine. J Virol. 81(24): 13412–13423.

4.  Natalie J. Thornburg, Caroline A. Ray, Martha L. Collier, Hua-Xin Liao, David J. Pickup, Robert E. Johnston  (2008) Vaccination with Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Replicons Encoding Cowpox Virus Structural Proteins Protects Mice from Intranasal Cowpox Virus Challenge. Virology, 362(2): 441–452.

5.  Chad Cecil, Ande West, Martha Collier, Christy Jurgens, Victoria Madden, Alan Whitmore, Robert Johnston, Dominic T. Moore, Ronald Swanstrom, Nancy L. Davis. (2008) Structure and Immunogenicity of Alternative Forms of the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Gag Protein Expressed Using Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Replicon Particles. Virology, 362(2): 362–373.

6.  Joseph M. Thompson, Alan C. Whitmore, Jennifer L. Konopka, Martha L. Collier, Erin M. B. Richmond, Nancy L. Davis, Herman F. Staats, Robert E. Johnston. (2006) Mucosal and systemic adjuvant activity of alphavirus replicon particles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103(10): 3722–3727.

7.  Steven J. Lahr, Anne Broadwater, Charles W. Carter, Jr., Martha L. Collier, Lucinda Hensley, Jennifer C. Waldner, Gary J. Pielak, Marshall Hall Edgell  (1999) Patterned library analysis: A method for the quantitative assessment of hypotheses concerning the determinants of protein structure. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 96(26): 14860–14865.