Shelby Steinmeyer

Entry Year: 2010
Currently: M4
Email Address: steinmeyer@medicine.tamhsc.edu
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science, applied math
Research Interests: Infectious Disease, Bioinformatics

Abstracts and Presentations

  • S.H. Steinmeyer, M.P. Katepalli, C.L. Mueller, S. Maiti, A. Jayaraman, R.C. Alaniz. Microbiota metabolite regulation of pattern recognition receptor activation in dendritic cells. American Association of Immunologists 2013 Annual Meeting. Honolulu, HI. 2013.
  • Steinmeyer, S.H. and C.O. Wilke. Lethal Mutagenesis in a Structured Environment. University of Texas Undergraduate Research Forum. Austin, TX. 2009.
  • Steinmeyer, S.H., C.O. Wilke, and K.M. Pepin. Methods of modeling viral disease dynamics across the within- and between-host scales: The impact of virus dose on host population immunity. University of Texas Undergraduate Research Forum. Austin, TX. 2010.
  • S.H. Steinmeyer, A. Jayaraman, R.C. Alaniz. Microbiota metabolites regulate T cell differentiation: a tale of two indoles. Texas A&M University College of Medicine Graduate Student Organization Symposium 2015. Bryan, TX. 2015.
  • S.H. Steinmeyer, C. Hunt, A. Jayaraman, R.C. Alaniz. Novel communication between the microbiota and its host is mediated by discrete metabolites. Texas A&M University Immunology Consortium Retreat 2015. Bryan, TX. 2015.
  • D. Howsmon, J. Hahn, S. H. Steinmeyer, A. Jayaraman, R. C. Alaniz. Neural networks elucidate T cell priming conditions for adoptive transfer. Biomedical Engineering Conference (NEBEC), 2015 41st Annual Northeast. IEEE, 2015.

Publications

  • S.H. Steinmeyer, D.P. Howsmon, R.C. Alaniz, J. Hahn, A. Jayaraman. Empirical Modeling of T Cell Activation Predicts Interplay of Host Cytokines and Bacterial Indole. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. In Press.
  • Steinmeyer, S.H. and C.O. Wilke. Lethal Mutagenesis in a Structured Environment. Journal of Theoretical Biology 261(1):67-73. 2009.
  • Steinmeyer, S.H., C.O. Wilke, and K.M. Pepin. Methods of modeling ciral disease dynamics across the within- and between-host scales: The impact of virus dose on host population immunity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 365:1931-1941. 2010.
  • Steinmeyer, S.H., K. Lee, A. Jayaraman and R.C. Alaniz. Microbiota Metabolite Regulation of Host Immune Homeostasis: A Mechanistic Missing Link. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 15: 24. 2015.

Awards

  • Travel grant, American Association of Immunologists’ Annual Conference, 2013.
  • Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology Pre-Doctoral Stipend Award, 9/2013-8/2014
  • College of Natural Sciences Award for Excellence in Mathematics. 2009 Undergraduate Research Forum at UT Austin.
  • Life Technologies Award for Excellence in Bioinformatics Research. 2010 Undergraduate Research Forum at UT Austin.
  • 2010 Williams Scholar for Applied Math and Distinguished Research. Department of Mathematics at UT Austin.

"I chose the Texas A&M MD/PhD program because of the friendly environment of both the medical school and graduate program."

"At this time, my research project is microbiota-derived metabolite regulation of T cell differentiation ... immunity is important for the whole body, but the microbiota in the GI tract appears to have important effects coordinating the host's systemic immune characteristics."