Laboratory Staff- Vaccine Center

Center for Vaccine Development

Tamara Blevins, BA
Tamara Blevins, BA
Tamara Blevins, BA
Tammy Blevins is the Immunovirology Research Lab Manager for the Center of Vaccine Development. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree in 1998 and her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry degree in 1999. She is skilled in research and diagnostic techniques in virology and immunology, and has extensive experience in HAI, ELISA, and serum antibody neutralization assays. She has provided lab support for vaccine trials at the Vaccine Center since 1999. 
Kathleen Lottenbach, MA
Kathleen Lottenbach, MA
Kathleen Lottenbach, MA

Kathleen Lottenbach is the Bacterial Pathogens Laboratory Supervisor and has a Masters degree in Biotechnology from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked at the Center for Vaccine Development for 21 years, providing laboratory support for vaccine evaluation trials for Bordetella pertussis, Yersinia pestis, Group B Streptococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae and for Influenza, Vaccinia and Vaccinia Membrane Protein immunogenicity studies. She is skilled in the development and validation of immunological methods for quantitative and functional assessments of immune responses to both bacterial and viral vaccines, including flow-based, intracellular cytokine staining assays, ELISA, ELISPOT, bactericidal assays, avidity assays, opsonophagocytic assays, and the infant rat model of passive protection.

Rebecca Silvey, BS

Rebecca Silvey, BS

Rebecca Silvey is a Research Assistant in the Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology Division at Saint Louis University. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and minored in Forensic Science. Rebecca currently works on projects related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) vaccine research in Dr. Hoft's laboratory. Her areas of work include processing and preservation of study specimens (PBMCs, sera, PAXGene), various assays such as acid-fast and auramine-rhodamine staining, QuanitFERON-TB Gold ELISA and Q-PCR, as well as qualitative and quantitative evaluations of mycobacterial growth (culture plating, MGIT assay). Additionally, Rebecca is experienced in culture and isolation of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) as part of a SA and MRSA surveillance study.

 
Yinyi Yu
Yinyi Yu, BS
Yinyi Yu, BS
Yinyi Yu is a Senior Research Assistant and earned her Clinic Laboratory Science degree in China. She joined the ImmunoVirology Laboratory in 2002, and performs routine laboratory procedures and assists with vaccine research projects. Her expertise includes HAI antibody assays; plaque reduction neutralization assay for vaccinia and modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA); ELISA; ELISPOT; virus isolation; plaque assay; IFA stain; making MVA and vaccinia antigens and inactivating for use in ELISA and other serological assays.

 

 

 

 

Higher purpose. Greater good.
© 1818 - 2017  SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY   |   Disclaimer   |  Mobile Site
St. Louis   |   Madrid