Pathology

M. A. Julie Westerink, M.D.


Professor
University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus
Departments of Medicine and Pathology
3000 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43614-2598

Medical Education and Training:
    M.D. Vrije Universiteit at Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Resident in Internal Medicine at SUNY Buffalo, NY
    Fellow in Infectious Diseases at SUNY Buffalo, NY

Board Certification:
    Internal Medicine
    Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests:
    Infectious diseases
    Microbiology

Research Interests:
    Antibody responses to pneumococcal vaccination in the elderly
    Development of novel vaccine adjuvants

Representative recent publications:
    Smithson SL, Kolibab K, Shriner AK, Srivastava N, Khuder S, Westerink MA:  Immune response to pneumococcal polysaccharides 4 and 14 in elderly and young adults: analysis of the variable light chain repertoire.  Infect Immun 73:7477-84, 2005
    Kolibab K, Smithson SL, Rabquer B, Khuder S, Westerink MA:  Immune response to pneumococcal polysaccharides 4 and 14 in elderly and young adults: analysis of the variable heavy chain repertoire.  Infect Immun 73:7465-76, 2005
    Prinz DM, Smithson SL, Westerink MA:  Two different methods result in the selection of peptides that induce a protective antibody response to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C.  J Immunol Meth 285:1-14, 2004

Last Updated: 6/26/15