Diane McMahon-Pratt PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): MicrobiologyInfectious Diseases

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | Global Health Concentration | Parasitology Program

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Research Interests

Immune Response to Infectious Disease; Immunotherapy; Vaccine more...


  • B.S., University of Southern California, 1969
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1978

Selected Publications

  • Dawn M. Wetzel, D.M., McMahon-Pratt, D.M. and Koleske, A.J. 2012. The Abl and Arg kinases mediate distinct modes of phagocytosis and are required for maximal Leishmania infection. Mol. Cell. Biol., Mol Cell Biol. 32(15):3176-86. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00086-12. Epub 2012 Jun 4.
  • Ramírez, C. Díaz,Y,. Tellez, J., Castilho, TM, Rojas, R., Ettinger, NA, Tikhonova, I., Alexander,NA, Hager, J., Wilson, ME, Lin, A., Zhao, H., Saravia, NG, and McMahon- Pratt, . 2012. Human Macrophage Response to L. (Viannia) panamensis Infection: Microarray Evidence for an Early Inflammatory Response PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 6(10):e1866. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001866. Epub 2012 Oct 25
  • Jayakumar, A., Park, E., Castilho, T., Goldsmith-Pestana, K., Blackwell, J. and McMahon-Pratt, D. 2010. The TLR1/2 agonist Pam3CSK4 enhances specific CD8+ responses in heterologous prime-boost vaccination and provides protection against chronic Leishmania (Viannia) panamensis infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jun;5(6):e1204. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001204.



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