Current Students—Tiffany Telarico

Tiffany Telarico


Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Advisor: A. Perl, MD/PhD

Research Interests

  • T cell signaling abnormalities involved in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Formation of immunological synapses and lymphocyte activation
  • The role of Rab GTPases and vesicle traffic in T cell activation and immunological synapse formation


  • Nagy G, Ward J, Mosser, DD, Koncz, A, Gergely P JR, Stancato C, Oian Y, Fernandez, D, Niland,B, Grossman CE, Telarico, T, Banki K, Perl A. Regulation of CD4 expression via recycling by HRES-1RAB4 controls susceptibility to HIV infection. J Biol Chem 281:34574-34591, 2006.
  • Perl, A., Nagy, G., Koncz, A., Gergely, P., Fernandez, D., Doherty, E., Telarico, T., Bonilla, E. and Phillips, P.E. (2008) Molecular mimicry and immunomodulation by the HRES-1 endogenous retrovirus in SLE. Autoimmunity,41(4):287-97, 2008.


Tiffany is the recipient of a grant from the American College of Rheumatology, 2009.

Hans Kim

Hans Kim

Dr. Arthur Kornberg (a Nobel prize winner in medicine in 1959) once said, "basic research is the lifeline of medicine." And if I could extend his comment, I would add, "and publication is the lifeline of medical research." I think publishing one's work serves two important roles. The first is to communicate your work to the larger scientific community, and the second is to serve as a landmark for the completion of one aspect of your work, thus providing direction for the future scientific work. As a future physician scientist here at Upstate, I have numerous opportunities to get involved in activities and trainings to improve our skills needed for publications.

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