Deanna S. Robbins, PhD

Courtesy Faculty Professor

Office: 1601 SW Archer Road, Gainesville
Phone: (352) 376-1611, Ext. 5222
Email: Deanna.robbins2@va.gov

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Courses Taught
  • Pathobiology, Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Immunopathology Laboratory, Sophomore Pathology Course, Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Microbiology Laboratory, Sophomore Medical students, Department of Microbiology, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of
    Medicine, Hershey, PA
Current Research Interests
  • Neurobiology, Neuroimmunology: mechanisms underlying infectious disease of the brain following retrovirus infection
  • T lymphocyte function and cytokine activities affecting progression or prevention of neurodegenerative disease, laboratory acquired infections
Education
  • B.S., Biology, University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 1964
  • Ph.D., Immunology & Microbiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 1982

Professional Experience (Academic)

2006 – Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Aging & Geriatrics, University of Florida, School of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

2001 – 2005 Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL

1995 – 2005 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology,
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1992 -1995 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology,
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1985 – 1992 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience (Government)

January, 2010 Associate Director, National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazaqrds, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, North Florida South Georgia Healthcare System, Gainesville, FL

2006-Present Director, VA Research Infrastructure Evaluation and Improvement Project, Office of Research and Development, Veterans Healthcare Administration, North Florida South Georgia Healthcare System, Gainesville, FL

2005 ( July 1-December 1,2005) Special Assistant to the ACOS/R&D Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

2005 (April 1-June 30, 2005) Detail from Baltimore VA Medical Center to Gainesville VA Medical Center Research & Development Service to participate in the development of a translational research program in neuroscience, neuroinflammation, and emerging pathogens

2003- 2005 Research Microbiologist and Research Biosafety Officer, VA Medical Center,
Baltimore, MD

2001 – 2003 Research Microbiologist, VA Medical Center, Miami, FL

1991 – 2003 Chief Biological Safety Officer, Research & Development
Service, Washington, D.C.

1988 – 1993 Director, Viral Immunology Section, UMAB-VA Retrovirus Research Center

1986 – 2001 Research Microbiologist, VA Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Selected Publications

  • Butts, C., Zubkoff, I., Robbins, D.S., Cao, S, Sarzotti, M. DNA Immunization of
    infants: potential and limitations. Vaccine, 1998, 16:1444-1449.
  • Masuda, M., Hanson, C.A., Dugger, N.V., Robbins, D.S. et al.: Capillary endothelial
    cell tropism of PVC-211murine leukemia virus and its application for gene
    transplantation. J.Virol, 1997, 71(8): 6168-6173.
  • Sarzotti, M., Dean, T.A., Remington, M., Ly, C.D., Furth, P.A., Robbins, D.S.:
    Induction of CTL responses in newborn mice by DNA immunization. Vaccine,
    1997, 15:795-797.
  • Sarzotti, M., Robbins, D.S., Hoffman, P.M.: Induction of protective CTL responses in
    newborn mice by a murine retrovirus. Science, 1996, 271:1726-1728.
  • Robbins, D.S., Remington, M., Sarzotti, M., St.Louis, D., et al.: Immunogenic
    determinants of a neuropathogenic murine leukemia virus. J. Virol, 1995, 69 (11):6847- 6851.
  • Sarzotti, M., Robbins, D.S., Hoffman, P.M.: IFN-y production in response to neuropathogenic
    Cas-Br-M murine leukemia virus infection. Viral Immunology, 1993, 6(3):207-217.
  • Hoffman, P.M., Dhib-Jalbut, S., Mikovits, J.A., Robbins, D.S., et al: Human T-cell leukemia virus type I infection of monocytes and microglial cells in primary human cultures. Proc Natl
    Acad Sci, USA, 1992, 89:11784-11788.
  • Hoffman, P.M., Cimino, E.F., Robbins, D.S., et al.: Cellular tropism and localization in the rodent nervous system of a neuropathogenic variant of Friend murine leukemia virus. Lab Invest, 1992, 67(3):313-321.
  • Sarzotti, M., Robbins, D.S.: Induction of CTL response to Cas-Br-M MuLV in newborn NFS/N mice. In Vaccines 1991, Brown, F., Chanock, R., Ginsburg, H., Lerner, R. (Ed.), Cold Spring Harbor, NY, p. 355.
  • Hoffman, P.M., Cimino, E.F., Robbins, D.S.: Effects of viral specific cytotoxic lymphocytes on the expression of murine leukemia virus induced neurologic disease.
    J. Neuroimmunol, 1991, 33:157-165.
  • Robbins, D.S. Hoffman, P.M.: Virus specific cytotoxic lymphocyte response in a neurotropic murine leukemia virus infection. J. Neuroimmunol, 1991, 31:9-17.Roberts SM, Mejia J, Mauro LM, Munson JW, Elgart GW, Connelly EA, Chen Qu, Zou