Greta Volpedo

Greta Volpedo

Greta Volpedo

PhD Candidate

room 357-358 Hamilton Hall
1645 Neil Ave,
Columbus, OH 43210

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  • B.S. in Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Advisor: Abhay Satoskar

Program: Microbiology

Term Joined: Autumn 2016


  • Microbiology Travel Award, OSU Department of Microbiology, 2019
  • Grand Prize Award for Poster Presentation, Pathology Department Retreat, 2019
  • First Place Award for Oral Presentation, Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, 2019
  • Mote Memorial Teaching Award, OSU Department of Microbiology, 2018


Anderson K, Ryan N, Siddiqui A, Pero T, Volpedo G, Cooperstone JL, Oghumu S. 2020. Black Raspberries and Protocatechuic Acid Mitigate DNFB-Induced Contact Hypersensitivity by Down-Regulating Dendritic Cell Activation and Inhibiting Mediators of Effector Responses. Nutrients 12: E1701.

Ryan N, Anderson K, Volpedo G, Varikuti S, Satoskar M, Satoskar S, Oghumu S. 2020. The IL-33/ST2 Axis in Immune Responses Against Parasitic Disease: Potential Therapeutic Applications. Front Cell Infect Microbiol 10: 153.

Jha BK, Varikuti S, Seidler GR, Volpedo G, Satoskar AR, McGwire BS. 2020. MicroRNA-155 Deficiency Exacerbates Trypanosoma cruzi Infection.  Infect Immun IAI.00948-19.

Varikuti S, Singh B, Volpedo G, Ahirwar DK, Jha BK, Saljoughian N, Viana AG, Verma C, Hamza O, Halsey G, Holcomb EA, Maryala RJ, Oghumu S, Ganju RK, Satoskar AR. 2020. Ibrutinib Treatment Inhibits Breast Cancer Progression and Metastasis by Inducing Conversion of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells to Dendritic Cells. Br J Cancer 122: 1005-1013.

Anderson K, Ryan N, Volpedo G, Varikuti S, Satoskar AR, Oghumu S. 2020. Immune Suppression Mediated by STAT4 Deficiency Promotes Lymphatic Metastasis in HNSCC. Front Immunol 10: 3095.

Ryan N, Anderson K, Volpedo G, Hamza O, Varikuti S, Satoskar AR, Oghumu S. 2020. STAT1 Inhibits T-cell Exhaustion and Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cell Accumulation to Promote Antitumor Immune Responses in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Int J Cancer 146: 1717-1729.

Singh B, Varikuti S, Halsey G, Volpedo G, Hamza OM, Satoskar AR. 2019. Host-directed therapies for parasitic diseases. Future Med Chem 11: 1999-2018.

Oghumu S, Varikuti S, Stock JC, Volpedo G, Saljoughian N, Terrazas CA, Satoskar AR. 2019. Cutting Edge: CXCR3 Escapes X Chromosome Inactivation in T Cells During Infection: Potential Implications for Sex Differences in Immune Responses. J Immunol 203: 789-794.

Varikuti S, Natarajan G, Volpedo G, Singh B, Hamza O, Messick GV, Guerau-de-Arellano M, Papenfuss TL, Oghumu S, Satoskar AR. 2019. MicroRNA 155 Contributes to Host Immunity Against Leishmania Donovani but Is Not Essential for Resolution of Infection. Infect Immun 87: e00307-19.

Volpedo G, Costa L, Ryan N, Halsey G, Satoskar A, Oghumu S. 2019. Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Neglected Tropical Protozoan Diseases. J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis 25: e144118.

Varikuti S, Jha BK, Volpedo G, Ryan NM, Halsey G, Hamza OM, McGwire BS, Satoskar AR. 2018. Host-Directed Drug Therapies for Neglected Tropical Diseases Caused by Protozoan Parasites. Front Microbiol 9: 2655.

Varikuti S, Volpedo G, Saljoughian N, Hamza OM, Halsey G, Ryan NM, Sedmak BE, Seidler GR, Papenfuss TL, Oghumu S, Satoskar AR. 2019. The Potent ITK/BTK Inhibitor Ibrutinib Is Effective for the Treatment of Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis Caused by Leishmania Donovani. J Infect Dis 219: 599-608.

Varikuti S, Oghumu S, Elbaz M, Volpedo G, Ahirwar DK, Alarcon PC, Sperling RH, Moretti E, Pioso MS, Kimble J, Nasser MW, Ganju RK, Terrazas C, Satoskar AR. 2017. STAT1 Gene Deficient Mice Develop Accelerated Breast Cancer Growth and Metastasis Which Is Reduced by IL-17 Blockade. Oncoimmunology 6: e1361088.

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