Crystal Boudreaux, Ph.D.
Dr. Crystal Boudreaux's research interests include innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infection and molecular virology. In the McDonald Lab, she uses her molecular virology training to answer questions that address understanding the mechanism of gene reassortment in rotaviruses.
Education and Training
- Mississippi State University: Ph.D., Microbiology
- Nicholls State University: B.S., Biology
Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, Dr. Karen Coats: Placental Immunopathology in the FIV-infected Cat Model
Awards and Honors
- McCleskey Award, Best oral presentation by a doctoral student, South Central Branch American Society for Microbiology (2011)
- Outstanding Research Assistant of the Year, Mississippi State University, Department of Biological Sciences (2009-2010)
- Strawinski Award, Best oral presentation by a master’s student, South Central Branch American Society for Microbiology (2009)
- Donald Zacharias Teaching Assistant of the Year – Master’s Level, Graduate Student Association, Mississippi State University (2008)
- Strawinski Award, Best oral presentation by a master’s student, South Central Branch American Society for Microbiology (2007)
- Second Place Abstract Award, Nicholls State University Research Week (2006)
- Boudreaux CE, Kelly DF, McDonald SM. (2015). Electron microscopic analysis of rotavirus assembly-replication intermediates. Virology 477, 32-41.
- Scott VL, Boudreaux CE, Lockett NN, Clay BT, Coats KS. (2012). Imbalance of placental regulatory T cell and Th17 cell population dynamics in the FIV-infected pregnant cat. Virology Journal 9, 88.
- Gilmore BL, McKell AO, Boudreaux CE, Dukes MJ, McDonald SM, Kelly DF. (2012). Microdevices to monitor viral processes. Micromachines.
- Boudreaux CE, Vile DC, Gilmore BL, Tanner JR, Kelly DF, McDonald SM. (2012). Rotavirus core shell subdomains that mediate specific polymerase encapsidation into virus-like particles. Journal of General Virology.
- Scott VL, Boudreaux CE, Lockett NN, Clay BT, Coats KS. (2011). Cytokine dysregulation in early- and late-term placentas from feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)-infected cats. Am J Reprod Immunol 65, 480-91.
- Lockett NN, Scott VL, Boudreaux CE, Clay BT, Pruett SB, Ryan PL, Coats, KS. (2010). Expression of regulatory T cell (Treg) activation markers in endometrial tissues from early and late pregnancy in the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)-infected cat. Placenta 31(9), 796-802.