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Ragin, Melanie J.

Public Health
Warner Robins Center, 151 Osigian Blvd, Suite A, Office 105 CTC
(478) 953-0160

Professional Experience:
Health Commissioner, Chester, PA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medical School/University

Faculty Bio

The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.
Whittier College, B.A.


Ragin MJ, Sahu N, August A. 2006. Differential regulation of cytokine production by CD1d-restricted NKT cells in response to superantigen staphylococcal enterotoxin B exposure. Infect Immun. Jan; 74(1):282-8.

Ragin MJ, Hu J, Henderson AJ, August A. 2005. A role for the Tec family kinase ITK in regulating SEB-induced interleukin-2 production in vivo via c-jun phosphorylation. BMC Immunol. Jul 22; 6:19.

Jason C. Mercer, Melanie J. Ragin, and Avery August. 2005. Natural Killer T cells: Rapid responders controlling immunity and disease. Int. J. Biochem. Cell Bio. Jul; 37(7):1337-43

Avery August, Angela Fischer, Shengli Hao, Cynthia Mueller, Melanie Ragin. 2002. The Tec family of tyrosine kinases in T cells, amplifiers of T cell receptor signals. Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 1321:1-6

Angela Fischer, Jason Mercer, Archana Iyer, Melanie Ragin, Avery August. 2004. Regulation of CXC chemokine receptor 4-mediated migration by the Tec family tyrosine kinase ITK. J. Biol. Chem. 279:29816-20.

Research Interests: 

The environmental effects of dioxins on neonates and aging individuals.

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