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EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

November 2019 – current: Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
November 2018 – August 2019:
 Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Davis
January 2017 – October 2018: Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
May 2012 – December 2016: Ph.D. in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University
June 2009 – April 2012: M.Sc. in Plant Biology and Biotechnology, North Carolina State University
August 2005 – May 2009: B.Sc. in Biology/Chemistry, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

PUBLICATIONS

[11] Kong W, Rivera-Serrano EE, Neidleman JA, Zhu J. (2019) HIV-1 replication benefits from the RNA epitranscriptomic code (Review). J Mol Biol. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2019.09.021 | PDF

[10] Yamane D, Feng H, Rivera-Serrano EE, Selitsky SR, Hirai-Yuki A, Das A, McKnight KL, Misumi I, Hensley L, Lovell W, González-López O, Suzuki R, Matsuda M, Nakanishi H, Ohto-Nakanishi T, Hishiki T, Wauthier E, Oikawa T, Morita K, Reid LM, Sethupathy P, Kohara M, Whitmire JK, Lemon SM. (2019) Basal expression of interferon regulatory factor 1 drives intrinsic hepatocyte resistance to multiple RNA viruses. Nat Microbiol. DOI: 10.1038/s41564-019-0425-6 | PDF

[9] Li Y, Wang L, Rivera-Serrano EE, Chen X, Lemon SM. (2019) TNRC6 proteins modulate hepatitis C virus replication by spatially regulating the binding of miR-122/Ago2 complexes to viral RNA. Nucleic Acids Res. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkz278 | PDF

[8] Rivera-Serrano EE, González-López O, Das A, and Lemon SM (2019). Cellular entry and uncoating of naked and quasi-enveloped human hepatoviruses. eLife. 8:e43983 | PDF

[7] González-López O, Rivera-Serrano EE, Hu F, Hensley L, McKnight KL, Ren J, Stuart DI, Fry EF, Lemon SM. (2018) Redundant late domain functions of tandem VP2 YPX3L motifs in cellular egress of quasi-enveloped hepatitis A virus. J Virol. 92(23): e01308-18 | PDF

[6] McKnight KL, Xie L, González-López O, Rivera-Serrano EE, Chen X, Lemon SM. (2017) Protein composition of the hepatitis A virus quasi-envelope. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 114(25): 6587-6592 | PDF

[5] Rivera-Serrano EE, DeAngelis N, and Sherry B. (2017) Spontaneous activation of a MAVS-dependent antiviral signaling pathway determines high basal interferon-β expression in cardiac myocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 111: 102-113 | PDF

  • Selected for Journal Cover

[4] Rivera-Serrano EE, Fritch EJ, Scholl EH, Sherry B. (2017) A cytoplasmic RNA virus alters the function of the cell splicing protein SRSF2. J. Virol. 91(7): e02488-16 | PDF

  • Selected as a ‘JVI Spotlight’ article by the Editors and Journal Cover

[3] Rivera-Serrano EE and Sherry B. (2017) NF-κB activation is cell type-specific in the heart. Virology. 502: 133-143 | PDF

[2] Stebbing RE, Irvin SC, Rivera-Serrano EE, Boehme KW, Ikizler M, Yoder JA, Dermody TS, Sherry B. (2014). An ITAM in a nonenveloped virus regulates activation of NF-κB, induction of beta interferon, and viral spread. J Virol. 88(5): 2572-2583 | PDF

[1] Rivera-Serrano EE, Rodriguez-Welsh MF, Hicks GR, Rojas-Pierce M. (2012) A small molecule inhibitor partitions two distinct pathways for trafficking of tonoplast intrinsic proteins in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE. 7(9): e44735 | PDF

Journal Covers

J Virol, Volume 91, Issue 9                                           J Mol Cell Cardiol, Volume 111