Our full list of publications can be accessed from My NCBI Collections via this link. Please note that this list also contains publications outside of our lab which reference our P30 Vision Core grant (P30 EY021725, Callegan PI).

A running list of our publications include:

Zhao H, Clevenger AL, Coburn PS, Callegan M, Rybenkov V. Condensins are essential for Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneal virulence through their control of phenotypic programs. Mol Microbiol. 2022 Jan 24. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14883. PMID:35072315

Mursalin MH, Coburn PS, Miller FC, Livingston ET, Astley R, Callegan MC. CXC chemokines influence intraocular inflammation during Bacillus endophthalmitis Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021 Nov 1;62(14):14. PMID: 34784411 PMCID: PMC8606850

Livingston ET, Mursalin MH, Coburn PS, Astley R, Miller FC, Amayem O, Lereclus D, Callegan MC. Immune Inhibitor A Metalloproteases Contribute to Virulence in Bacillus Endophthalmitis. Infect Immun. 2021 Jun 7:IAI0020121. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00201-21. PMID: 34097460

Coburn PS, Miller FC, Enty MA, Land C, LaGrow AL, Mursalin MH, Callegan MC. The Bacillus virulome in endophthalmitis. Microbiology (Reading). 2021 May;167(5). doi: 10.1099/mic.0.001057. PMID: 34032564

Mursalin MH, Livingston E, Coburn PS, Miller FC, Astley R, Callegan MC.  Intravitreal Injection and Quantitation of Infection Parameters in a Mouse Model of Bacterial Endophthalmitis. J Vis Exp. 2021 Feb 6;(168):10.3791/61749. doi: 10.3791/61749. PMID: 33616100

Mursalin MH, Coburn PS, Miller FC, Livingston ET, Astley R, Callegan MC. Innate Immune Interference Attenuates Inflammation In Bacillus Endophthalmitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2020 Nov 2;61(13):17. doi: 10.1167/iovs.61.13.17. PMID: 33180117 PMCID: PMC7671874

Muhammad F, Avalos PN, Mursalin MH, Ma JX, Callegan MC, Lee DJ. Kallistatin attenuates experimental autoimmune uveitis by inhibiting activation of T cells. Front Immunol. 2020 May 21;11:975. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00975. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32508841 PMCID: PMC7253575

Coburn PS, Miller FC, Enty MA, Land C, LaGrow AL, Mursalin MH, Callegan MC. Expression of Bacillus cereus Virulence-Related Genes in an Ocular Infection-Related Environment. Microorganisms. 2020 Apr 22;8(4). pii: E607. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8040607. PMID: 32331252 PMCID: PMC7232466

Mursalin MH, Livingston ET, Callegan MC. The cereus matter of Bacillus endophthalmitis. Exp Eye Res2020 Apr;193:107959doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2020.107959. Epub 2020 Feb 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 32032628; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7113113.

Mursalin MH, Coburn PS, Livingston E, Miller FC, Astley R, Flores-Mireles AL, Callegan MC. Bacillus S-Layer-Mediated Innate Interactions During Endophthalmitis. Front Immunol2020;11:215doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00215. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32117322; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7028758.

Livingston ET, Mursalin MH, Callegan MC. A Pyrrhic Victory: The PMN Response to Ocular Bacterial Infections. Microorganisms2019 Nov 7;7(11)doi: 10.3390/microorganisms7110537. Review. PubMed PMID: 31703354; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6920826.

Miller FC, Coburn PS, Huzzatul MM, LaGrow AL, Livingston E, Callegan MC. Targets of immunomodulation in bacterial endophthalmitisProg Retin Eye Res2019 Nov;73:100763doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2019.05.004. Epub 2019 May 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 31150824; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6881541.

Mursalin MH, Coburn PS, Livingston E, Miller FC, Astley R, Fouet A, Callegan MC. S-layer Impacts the Virulence of Bacillus in EndophthalmitisInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci2019 Sep 3;60(12):3727-3739doi: 10.1167/iovs.19-27453. PubMed PMID: 31479113; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6719748.

Astley R, Miller FC, Mursalin MH, Coburn PS, Callegan MC. An Eye on Staphylococcus aureus Toxins: Roles in Ocular Damage and Inflammation. Toxins 2019, 11(6), 356; https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins11060356. Link

Montgomery ML, Callegan MC, Fuller KK, Carr DJJ. Ocular Glands become Infected Secondary to Infectious Keratitis and Play a Role in Corneal Resistance to Infection. J Virol. 2019 Jun 5. pii: JVI.00314-19. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00314-19. Link

Miller FC, Coburn PS, Huzzatul MM, LaGrow AL, Livingston E, Callegan MC. Targets of immunomodulation in bacterial endophthalmitis. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2019 May 28. pii: S1350-9462(19)30027-8. Link

Coburn PS, Miller FC, LaGrow AL, Land C, Mursalin H, Livingston E, Amayem O, Chen Y, Gao W, Zhang L, Callegan MC. Disarming Pore-Forming Toxins with Biomimetic Nanosponges in Intraocular Infections. mSphere. 2019 May 15;4(3). pii: e00262-19. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00262-19. Link

Coburn PS, Miller FC, LaGrow AL, Parkunan SM, Randall CB, Staats RL, Callegan MC. TLR4 modulates inflammatory gene targets in the retina during Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis. BMC Ophthalmology BOPH-D-17-00549R4 Accepted 4/3/18. Online 4/17/18.


LaGrow AL, Coburn PS, Miller FC, Land C, Parkunan SM, Luk BT, Gao W, Zhang L, Callegan MC. A novel biomimetic nanosponge protects the retina from the Enterococcus faecalis cytolysin. mSphere 2017;e00335-17.


Callegan MC, Parkunan SM, Randall CB, Coburn PS, Miller FC, LaGrow AL, Astley RA, Land C, Oh S-Y, Schneewind O. The Role of Pili in Bacillus cereus Intraocular Infection. Exp Eye Res 159:69-76, 2017. PMID:28336259 PMCID: PMC5492386


Parkunan SM, Randall CB, Astley RA, Furtado GC, Lira SA, Callegan MC. CXCL1, but not IL-6, significantly impacts intraocular inflammation during infection. J Leukocyte Biol 2016. Jun 10. pii: jlb.3A0416-173R. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27286792. PMCID: PMC5069095

Coburn PS, Wiskur BJ, Miller FC, LaGrow AL, Astley RA, Elliott MH, Callegan MC. Bloodstream-To-Eye Infections Are Facilitated by Outer Blood-Retinal Barrier Dysfunction. Plos One May 19;11(5):e0154560. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154560. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27195776; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4873292.

Astley RA, Coburn PS, Parkunan SM, Callegan MC. Modeling intraocular bacterial infections. Prog Retina Eye Res2016 May 3. pii: S1350-9462(16)30023-4. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2016.04.007. Review. PubMed PMID: 27154427.

Parkunan SM and Callegan MC. The Pathogenesis of Bacterial Endophthalmitis. In Endophthalmitis, Durand, Miller, and Young eds. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. 2016


Venincasa VD, Callegan MC, Astley RA, Siatkowski RM. Contact Lens-related Polymicrobial Keratitis from Pantoea agglomerans and Escherichia vulneris. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 1:5-7;2016, Link. PMCID: PMC4857712.

Coburn PS, Wiskur BJ, Astley RA, Callegan MC. Blood-retinal barrier compromise and endogenous Staphylococcus aureus endophthalmitis. Investig Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56:7303-7311;2015 PMID:26559476 PMCID:PMC4642607

Parkunan SM, Randall CB, Coburn PS, Astley RA, Staats RL, Callegan MC. Unexpected Roles for Toll-Like Receptor 4 and TRIF in Intraocular Infections with Gram-Positive Bacteria.  Infect Immun. 2015 Oct;83(10):3926-36. PMID:26195555 PMCID:PMC4567632

Parkunan SM, Astley R, Callegan MC. Role of TLR5 and flagella in Bacillus intraocular infection. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 24;9(6):e100543. PMID:24959742 PMCID:PMC4068998

Li X, Gu X, Boyce TM, Zheng M, Reagan AM, Qi H, Mandal N, Cohen AW, Callegan MC, Carr DJ, Elliott MH. Caveolin-1 increases the pro-inflammatory chemoattractants and blood-retinal barrier breakdown but decreases leukocyte recruitment in inflammation. Investig Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2014 Aug 26;55(10):6224-34. PMID 25159208 PMCID:PMC4183075

Hunt JJ, Astley R, Wheatley N, Wang JT, Callegan MC. TLR4 Contributes to the Host Response to Klebsiella Intraocular Infections. Curr Eye Res 2014 Aug;39(8):790-802. PMID:24588082 PMCID:PMC4144821