Stephanie Fraser

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Endothelial cell death induced by cytotoxic T cells is a key initiating event in the development of transplant vascular disease (TVD), the leading cause of late solid organ transplant failure. We studied the role of the granzyme B (GrB) pathwaye, which is one of the main mechanisms by which T cells induce apoptosis of allogeneic targets, in the pathogenesis(More)
The 2015 9th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (9th WRIB) took place in Miami, Florida with participation of 600 professionals from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, contract research organizations and regulatory agencies worldwide. WRIB was once again a 5 day, week-long event - A Full Immersion Bioanalytical(More)
After obtaining her PhD in Cellular and Molecular biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, Stephanie has spent the last 15 years in the field of bioanalysis. She has held positions in academia, biotech, contract research and large pharma where she has managed ligand binding assay (discovery to Phase IIb clinical) and flow cytometry (preclinical)(More)
The 2014 8th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (8th WRIB), a 5-day full immersion in the evolving field of bioanalysis, took place in Universal City, California, USA. Close to 500 professionals from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and regulatory agencies worldwide convened to share, review, discuss and(More)
Over the last few years, numerous ligand binding assay technologies that utilize real-time measurement have been introduced; however, an assemblage and evaluation of these technologies has not previously been published. Herein, we describe six emerging real-time measurement technologies: Maverick™, MX96 SPR™, NanoDLSay™, AMMP®/ViBE®, SoPrano™, and two(More)
INTRODUCTION Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-related hospital-acquired infection (HAI) in surgical patients is associated with high morbidity, mortality and financial cost. The identification and characterisation of populations of patients who are at high risk of developing MRSA infection or colonisation could inform the design of more(More)
There are a wide variety of ligand binding assay platforms available for implementation in present day bioanalytical laboratories. Selecting the platform that best suits a particular project's needs is highly dependent upon multiple assay characteristics. The active form of glucagon-like protein (GLP-1) is a biomarker of interest for type 2 diabetes (T2DM),(More)
The 2013 7th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis was held in Long Beach, California, USA, where close to 500 professionals from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, CROs and regulatory agencies convened to discuss current topics of interest in bioanalysis. These 'hot' topics, which covered both small and large molecules, were the starting(More)
It is widely accepted that naïve T cells require two signals, antigen recognition and co-simulation, to become cytotoxic over the course of 3-5days. However, we observed that freshly isolated murine splenocytes without exposure to antigen become cytotoxic within 24h after culture with IL-15. IL-15 is a cytokine that promotes homeostatic proliferation,(More)
Perforin, a membrane-permeabilizing protein, is important to T cell cytotoxic action. Perforin has potential to damage the T cell in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), is sequestered in granules, and later is exocytosed to kill cells. In the ER and after exocytosis, calcium and pH favor perforin activity. We found a novel perforin inhibitor associated with(More)