Brandon Lewis (Graduate Student, Comparative Biomedical Sciences)
Brandon obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. Brandon also obtained a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. Before joining the lab, Brandon was employed as a GC/MS chemist in the Baton Rouge area.
Brandon joined the lab in January 2015 as a rotation student. Brandon’s conduced his research on early immune responses in muco-obstructive lung diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis. Brandon graduate in 2019. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Awards and Accomplishments:
- 2019 Awarded PhD
- 2017 Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Award
- 2017 Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section Graduate Student Award
- 2017 Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology Charles River Award
- 2017 Second Place Presentation Award CBS Graduate Student Retreat
- 2018 Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Paper of the Year
- 2018 Second Place Presentation Award CBS Graduate Student Retreat
Sonika Patial, Brandon W Lewis, Thao Vo, Ishita Choudhary, Kshitiz Paudel, Yun Mao, Dhruthi Singamsetty, Frank Brombacher, and Yogesh Saini. Myeloid IL-4Ra is an indispensable link in IL-33-ILCs-IL-13-IL4Ra axis of eosinophil recruitment in murine lungs. Accepted for publication in the Scientific Reports (July, 2021).
Brandon W Lewis, Ishita Choudhary, Kshitiz Paudel, Yun Mao, Rahul Sharma, Yong Wang, Jessy S Deshane, Richard C Boucher, Sonika Patial, and Yogesh Saini. Innate lymphoid system is a critical player in the manifestation of muco-inflammatory airway disease in mice (2020). Accepted for publication in The Journal of Immunology.
Brandon W Lewis, Thao Vo, Ishita Choudhary, Allison Kidder, Chandra Bathula, Camille Ehre, Nobuko Wakamatsu, Sonika Patial, and Yogesh Saini. Ablation of IL-33 suppresses Th2 responses but is accompanied by sustained mucus obstruction in the Scnn1b transgenic mouse model (2020). The Journal of Immunology. 204(6): 1650-1660
Yogesh Saini, Brandon Lewis, Kristen Wilkinson, Hong Dang, Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico, Wanda K O’Neal, Richard C Boucher. Pulmonary macrophage depletion alters the lung pathology associated with defective mucus clearance. Physiological Reports, 2018 Apr;6(8):e13677. doi: 10.14814/phy2.13677. (Editor’s Choice Article, May 8, 2018)
Brandon W Lewis, Razia, Sultana, Rahul Sharma, Alexandra Noël, Ingeborg Langohr , Sonika Patial, Arthur L Penn,Yogesh Saini. Early Postnatal Secondhand Smoke Exposure Disrupts Bacterial Clearance and Abolishes Immune Responses in Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease. Journal of Immunology 2017 Aug 1;199(3):1170-1183. (Journal’s Issue Highlight)