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Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology Ph.D. Program at Wake Forest University

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Karen M Haas, Ph.D.

Karen M Haas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Education & Training
BA St Mary's University of Minnesota 1995
PhD University of Missouri-Columbia 2000
Immunology Duke University School of Medicine 2006


  • Haas, K. M.*, Pang, B., Swords, W. E., High, K. P., Blevins, M. W. and R.D. Yammani. Aging promotes B-1b cell responses to native, but not protein-conjugated, pneumococcal polysaccharides: implications for vaccine protection in older adults. 2014. J. Infect. Dis., 209: 87-97. *corresponding author.
  • Yammani, R. D., Leyva, M. A., Jennings, R. N., and K. M. Haas. C4 deficiency is a predisposing factor for Streptococcus pneumoniae-induced autoantibody production. 2014. J. Immunol. 193:5434-43.
  • Shaikh, S. R., Haas, K. M., Beck, M., and H. Teague. The role of B cells in inflammatory and humoral immune responses in diet-induced obesity. 2015. Clin.  Exp. Immunol., 179:90-99.
  • McKay, J. T., Egan, R.P., Yammani, R. Chen, L., Shin, T., Yagita, H., and K. M. Haas. PD-1 regulates protection against S. pneumoniae infection through a B cell-intrinsic mechanism. 2015. J. Immunol. 194(5):2289-99.
  • M. Haas. B-1b cell responses in mice and non-human primates. 2015. Ann. NY Acad. Sci. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12760. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Haro, M. A., Littrell, C. A., Yin, Z., Huang, X., and K. M. Haas. PD-1 suppresses B cell responses to Tn antigen and protection against Tn-expressing tumors. Under review.
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  • Yammani RD, Haas KM. Primate B-1 cells generate antigen-specific B cell responses to T cell-independent type 2 antigens. J Immunol. 2013;190(7):3100-3108.
  • Crump KE, Juneau DG, Poole LB, Haas KM, Grayson JM. The reversible formation of cysteine sulfenic acid promotes B-cell activation and proliferation. Eur J Immunol. 2012;42(8):2152-2164.
  • Poe JC, Minard-Colin V, Kountikov EI, Haas KM, Tedder TF. A c-Myc and surface CD19 signaling amplification loop promotes B cell lymphoma development and progression in mice. J Immunol. 2012;189(5):2318-2325.
  • Haas K. PD-1:PD-1 ligand interactions suppress B-1b cell responses to T cell-independent type 2 antigens [abstract]. J Immunol. 2011;186(1 Meeting Abstracts):61.7.
  • Crump K, Liu C, Konopitski A, Poole L, Haas K, Grayson J. The role of reactive oxygen intermediates in B cell activiation and differentiation [abstract]. J Immunol. 2011;186(1 Meeting Abstracts):45.12.
  • Haas KM. Programmed cell death 1 suppresses B-1b cell expansion and long-lived IgG production in response to T cell-independent type 2 antigens. J Immunol. 2011;187(10):5183-5195.
  • Tracy ET, Haas KM, Gentry T, Danko M, Roberts JL, Kurtzberg J, Rice HE. Partial splenectomy but not total splenectomy preserves immunoglobulin M memory B cells in mice. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(9):1706-1710.
  • Smith SH, Haas KM, Poe JC, Yanaba K, Ward CD, Migone T-S, Tedder TF. B-cell homeostasis requires complementary CD22 and BLyS/BR3 survival signals. Int Immunol. 2010;22(8):681-691.


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