Amy Masi, M.S.



M.S. in Biology, Florida Institute of Technology

Courses Taught at ACPHS

Microbiology Lab 
Cell Biology 
Microbial Genetics

Selected Publications

Green BA, Zhang Y, Masi AW, Barniak V, Wetherell M, Smith RP, Reddy MS, and D.Zhu, PppA, a surface-exposed protein of Streptococcus pneumoniae, elicits cross-reactive antibodies that reduce colonization in a murine intranasal immunization and challenge model. Infection and Immunity. 2005;73(2):981-9.

Zhang, Y., Masi, A.W., Barniak, V., Mountzouros, K., Hostetter, M.K., and B.A.Green, Recombinant PhpA protein, a unique histidine motif-containing protein from Streptococcus pneumoniae, protects mice against intranasal pneumococcal challenge. Infection & Immunity. 2001; 69(6):3827-36.

Jun.Chen, D., McMichael, J.C., VanDerMeid, K.R., Masi, A.W., Bortell. E., Caplan. J.D., Chakravarti, D.N., and V.L. Barniak, Evaluation of a 74-kDa transferrin-binding protein from Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis as a vaccine candidate. Vaccine. 1999;18(1-2):109-18

Baker, S.M., Masi, A.W., Liu, D.F., Novitsky, B.K., and R.A. Deich, Pertussis toxin export genes are regulated by the ptx promoter and may be required for efficient translation of ptx mRNA in Bordetella pertussis. Infection & Immunity. 1995; 63(10):3920-6.


Masi, A.W., and B.A. Green, Differential Expression of Protein Antigens from Streptococcus pneumonia Cultured In Vivo. Presented at: 3rd International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, Anchorage, AK, 2002.

Masi, A.W., K. Mountzouros, M. Hostetter, Y. Zhang, V. Barniak, and B.A. Green, Evaluation of Recombinant Protein with Conserved Histidine Motif from Streptococcus pneumonia as a Vaccine Candidate. Presented at: 2nd International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, Sun City, South Africa, 2000.


WO2002083855, NOVEL STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE OPEN READING FRAMES ENCODING POLYPEPTIDE ANTIGENS AND USES THEREOF AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY Inventor(s): ZAGURSKY, Robert, John; MASI, Amy, Wadhams; GREEN, Bruce, Arthur; CHAKRAVARTI, Deb, Narayan; RUSSELL, David, Parrish; WOOTERS, Joseph, Lawrence. Application No. US0211524, Filed 20020412, A2 Published 20021024 PATENT 7,384,775 GRANTED June 10, 2008.

WO2002053761, RECOMBINANT PROTECTIVE PROTEIN FROM (STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE) WYETH Inventor(s): GREEN, Bruce, A.; MASI, Amy, W. Application No. US0149650 , Filed 20011228 , A2 Published 20020711 PATENT 7,118,756 GRANTED October 10, 2006.

Department of Basic and Social Sciences