Terianne Wong

Terianne Wong, M.Sc

Ph.D Candidate/Research Assistant, Translational Medicine

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs BLVD
MDC 2513
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: twong@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 974-8574


  • M.Sc., Medical Sciences, University of South Florida, 2011
  • B.Sc., Microbiology, College of Arts and Sciences, USF, 2007

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

Research Interests

  • For my dissertation research project, I am studying RSV-induced mucogenic responses in an aged mouse model and we are currently testing a number of promising antivirals for prophylactic and/or therapeutic use.


  • National Academy of Inventors (Ph.D-in training Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (PhD Fellow-In Training, 2010 - Present)
  • American Society of Microbiology (PhD Student Member, 2007 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Boyapalle S, Wong T, Garay J, Teng M, San Juan-Vergara H, Mohapatra S, Mohapatra S. Respiratory Syncytial Virus NS1 Protein Colocalizes with Mitochondrial Antiviral Signaling Protein MAVS following Infection. PloS one. 7(2) : e29386, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22383950
  • San-Juan-Vergara H, Sampayo-Escobar V, Reyes N, Cha B, Pacheco-Lugo L, Wong T, Peeples ME, Collins PL, CastaƱo ME, Mohapatra SS. Cholesterol-rich microdomains as docking platforms for respiratory syncytial virus in normal human bronchial epithelial cells. Journal of virology. 86(3) : 1832-43, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22090136
  • Wong T, Hellermann G, Mohapatra S. The infectious march: the complex interaction between microbes and the immune system in asthma. Immunology and allergy clinics of North America. 30(4) : 453-80, v, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21029932


  • AAAAI Travel Grant (AAAAI - 2012)
  • USF Signature Research Dissertation Fellowship (USF Graduate School - 2011)
  • AAAAI Travel Grant (AAAAI - 2011)