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Department of Cell Biology Faculty

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Richard Coico, PhD

Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs
Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine

Tel: (718) 613-8702 • Fax: (718) 270-4074

e-mail: richard.coico@downstate.edu

About:

Richard Coico, Ph.D. is Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine, and Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs at SUNY Downstate. Dr. Coico earned his Ph.D. in immunology from New York University. His research has focused on the study of lymphocyte regulation during immune responses including investigation of effective peptide immunization strategies required to establish sustainable immune responses. He has used computational and bioinformatics approaches to identify candidate peptide vaccines for hemorrhagic viruses such as Ebola and Lassa. His group was the first to identify immunogenic Lassa virus peptides capable of stimulating cytotoxic T cell responses in humanized mice. More recently, he has investigated the development and application of immunotherapeutic approaches to treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease using beta-amyloid peptides.

Publications

  1. Lycke N, and Coico, RF ELISPOT Assay for Measurement of Antigen-Specific and Polyclonal Antibody Responses. Current Protocols in Immunology, 7.14.1-7.14.7, 2012 (in press).
  2. Burnett, LC, Lunn, G, and Coico, RF. Biosafety Guidelines for working with Pathogenic and Infectious Microorganisms. Curr. Protocols Microbiol. 1A.1.-1A.14; 2009.
  3. Burnett LC, Lunn G, and Coico, RF. Biosafety Guidelines for Working with Pathogens and Infectious Microorganisms. Current Protocols in Microbiology 1:1A.1.1-1A.1.14; 2009.
  4. Coico, RF and Woodruff-Pak, J. Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's Disease: Harnessing our Knowledge of T Cell Biology Using a Cholesterol-Fed Rabbit Model. J. Alzheimer's Disease 15: 657-671; 2008.
  5. Sundar K, Boesen A, and Coico RF. Computational Prediction and Identification of HLA-A2.1-specific Ebola Virus CTL Epitopes. Virology, 360: 257-263; 2007.
  6. Andrew SM, Titus JS, Amin A and Coico, RF. Purification of human and murine immunoglobulin D (IgD). Current Protocols in Immunology 2:2.9.1-2.9.8; 2007.
  7. Boesen A, Sundar K, and Coico RF. Lassa Virus Peptides Predicted by Computational Analysis induce Epitope-Specific Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Responses in HLA-A2.1-Transgenic Mice. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology; 12: 44-56; 2005.
  8. Boesen A, Sundar K, and Coico RF. Lassa Virus Peptides Predicted by Computational Analysis induce Epitope-Specific Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Responses in HLA-A2.1-Transgenic Mice. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology; 12: 44-56; 2005.
  9. Tamma SL, Wu Y, Toporovsky I, Lima V, and Coico RF. IgD Receptor-Mediated Signal Transduction in T cells. Cellular Immunology. Cellular Immunology; 207:110-117; 2001.