Johanna Porter-Kelley, PhD is an associate professor of microbiology, in the Department of Life Sciences at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). She received her BS degree in Biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD in Microbiology (Molecular Parasitology) from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. Porter-Kelley serves her Department as the General Microbiology Course Coordinator and Biology Program Co-coordinator and a member of the Scholarship Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Molecular/Biotech Committee. She serves on the University Tenure Promotion Committee and as a freshman advisor. In the community, she serves her local church as financial secretary and mass choir director. She is also an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. serving as advisor to Winston-Salem State Chapter and SGR rep in National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Representative. In addition, participates in March of Dimes walks, Youth Symposium, and Habitat for Humanity.
- PhD Microbiology, Meharry Medical College
- BS Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Porter-Kelley, JM., Cofie, J., Jean, S. Brooks, ME., Lassiter, M., and Mayer D.C. G. (2010). Acquired resistance of malarial parasites against artemisinin-based drugs: Social and economic impact. Infection and Drug Resistance 3:87-94.
Porter-Kelley, J., Seay, Michael, Singh, Promod K., and Chaudhuri, Gautam (2007) Bio-available Zn2+ in the growth medium as a cue for Leishmania to express its protective surface protease. Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol. 101:89-93.
Porter-Kelley, J.M., Dinglasan, R.R., Alam, U., Ndeta, G.A., Sacci, Jr., J.B., Azad, A.F. (2005)Plasmodium yoelii: Axenic Development of the Parasite Mosquito Stages. Experimental Parasitology,112:99-108.
Dinglasan, R. R., Porter-Kelley, J.M., Alam, U. and Azad, A.F. (2005) Peptide mimics as surrogate immunogens of mosquito midgut carbohydrate malaria transmission blocking targets. Vaccine23:2717-2724.
Porter-Kelley, J. M., Gerald, N., Engel, J., Ghedin, E., and Dwyer, D. M., (2004) LdARF1: trafficking and structural maintenance of the trans-Golgi network in the protozoan pathogen Leishmania donovani. Traffic5:868-883.
Mishra, M., Porter-Kelley, J. M., Singh, P., Bennett, J., and Chaudhuri, G., (2001) Enhanced activity of antisense phosphorothioate oligos against Leishmania amastigotes: augmented uptake of oligo, ribonuclease H activation, and efficient target intervention under altered growth conditions. Biochemical Pharmacology 62:569-580.