Associate Professor
Dept of Micr, Immun, & Biochem
Associate Professor
Medical Education

MEMPHIS TN 381630000
Tel: (901) 448-6752


  • PostDoc, Emory University School of Med, Atlanta, GA, Immunology
  • PostDoc, U. of Pittsburgh School of Med, Pittsburgh, PA, Retrovirology
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Microbiology
  • B.S., West Texas State University, Canyon, TX, Biology/Chemistry


  1. Bina, XR, Lavine, CL, Miller, MA, Bina, JE. The AcrAB RND efflux system from the live vaccine strain of Francisella tularensis is a multiple drug efflux system that is required for virulence in mice. FEMS Microbiol Lett, 279 (2), 226-33, 2008.
  2. Thakran, S, Li, H, Lavine, CL, Miller, MA, Bina, JE, Bina, XR, Re, F. Identification of Francisella tularensis Lipoproteins That Stimulate the Toll-like Receptor (TLR) 2/TLR1 Heterodimer. J Biol Chem, 283 (7), 3751-60, 2008.
  3. Lavine, CL, Clinton, SR, Angelova-Fischer, I, Marion, TN, Bina, XR, Bina, JE, Whitt, MA, Miller, MA. Immunization with heat-killed Francisella tularensis LVS elicits protective antibody-mediated immunity. Eur J Immunol, 37 (11), 3007-20, 2007.
  4. Bina, XR, Wang, C, Miller, MA, Bina, JE. The Bla2 beta-lactamase from the live-vaccine strain of Francisella tularensis encodes a functional protein that is only active against penicillin-class beta-lactam antibiotics. Arch Microbiol, 186 (3), 219-28, 2006.
  5. Klas, SD, Lavine, CL, Whitt, MA, Miller, MA. IL-12-assisted immunization against Listeria monocytogenes using replication-restricted VSV-based vectors. Vaccine, 24 (9), 1451-61, 2006.
  6. Miller, MA, Lavine, CL, Klas, SD, Pfeffer, LM, Whitt, MA. Recombinant replication-restricted VSV as an expression vector for murine cytokines. Protein Expr Purif, 33 (1), 92-103, 2004.
  7. Miller, MA, Skeen, MJ, Lavine, CL, Kirk Ziegler, H. IL-12-assisted immunization generates CD4+ T cell-mediated immunity to Listeria monocytogenes. Cell Immunol, 222 (1), 1-14, 2003.
  8. Klas, SD, Robison, CS, Whitt, MA, Miller, MA. Adjuvanticity of an IL-12 fusion protein expressed by recombinant deltaG-vesicular stomatitis virus. Cell Immunol, 218 (1-2), 59-73, 2002.
  9. Miller, MA, Skeen, MJ, Ziegler, HK. Long-lived protective immunity to Listeria is conferred by immunization with particulate or soluble listerial antigen preparations coadministered with IL-12. Cell Immunol, 184 (2), 92-104, 1998.
  10. Miller, MA, Skeen, MJ, Ziegler, HK. A synthetic peptide administered with IL-12 elicits immunity to Listeria monocytogenes. J Immunol, 159 (8), 3675-9, 1997.
  11. Miller, MA, Skeen, MJ, Ziegler, HK. Protective immunity to Listeria monocytogenes elicited by immunization with heat-killed Listeria and IL-12. Potential mechanism of IL-12 adjuvanticity. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 797, 207-27, 1996.
  12. Skeen, MJ, Miller, MA, Ziegler, HK. Interleukin-12 as an adjuvant in the generation of protective immunity to an intracellular pathogen. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 795, 416-9, 1996.
  13. Skeen, MJ, Miller, MA, Shinnick, TM, Ziegler, HK. Regulation of murine macrophage IL-12 production. Activation of macrophages in vivo, restimulation in vitro, and modulation by other cytokines. J Immunol, 156 (3), 1196-206, 1996.
  14. Miller, MA, Skeen, MJ, Ziegler, HK. Nonviable bacterial antigens administered with IL-12 generate antigen-specific T cell responses and protective immunity against Listeria monocytogenes. J Immunol, 155 (10), 4817-28, 1995.
  15. Tencza, SB, Miller, MA, Islam, K, Mietzner, TA, Montelaro, RC. Effect of amino acid substitutions on calmodulin binding and cytolytic properties of the LLP-1 peptide segment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 transmembrane protein. J Virol, 69 (8), 5199-202, 1995.
  16. Miller, MA, Mietzner, TA, Cloyd, MW, Robey, WG, Montelaro, RC. Identification of a calmodulin-binding and inhibitory peptide domain in the HIV-1 transmembrane glycoprotein. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses, 9 (11), 1057-66, 1993.
  17. Miller, MA, Cloyd, MW, Liebmann, J, Rinaldo, CR, Islam, KR, Wang, SZ, Mietzner, TA, Montelaro, RC. Alterations in cell membrane permeability by the lentivirus lytic peptide (LLP-1) of HIV-1 transmembrane protein. Virology, 196 (1), 89-100, 1993.
  18. Miller, MA, Murphey-Corb, M, Montelaro, RC. Identification of broadly reactive continuous antigenic determinants of simian immunodeficiency virus glycoproteins. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses, 8 (6), 1153-64, 1992.
  19. Murphey-Corb, M, Montelaro, RC, Miller, MA, West, M, Martin, LN, Davison-Fairburn, B, Ohkawa, S, Baskin, GB, Zhang, JY, Miller, GB. Efficacy of SIV/deltaB670 glycoprotein-enriched and glycoprotein-depleted subunit vaccines in protecting against infection and disease in rhesus monkeys. AIDS, 5 (6), 655-62, 1991.
  20. Miller, MA, Garry, RF, Jaynes, JM, Montelaro, RC. A structural correlation between lentivirus transmembrane proteins and natural cytolytic peptides. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses, 7 (6), 511-9, 1991.
  21. Fontenot, JD, Ball, JM, Miller, MA, David, CM, Montelaro, RC. A survey of potential problems and quality control in peptide synthesis by the fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl procedure. Pept Res, 4 (1), 19-25, 1991.
  22. Lo, WC, Miller, MA, Montelaro, RC. Analysis of antibody reactivities in ELISA using protein blots as antigen substrates: S-ELISA. J Immunol Methods, 128 (1), 17-25, 1990.
  23. Rwambo, PM, Issel, CJ, Adams, WV, Hussain, KA, Miller, M, Montelaro, RC. Equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV) humoral responses of recipient ponies and antigenic variation during persistent infection. Arch Virol, 111 (3-4), 199-212, 1990.
  24. Murphey-Corb, M, Martin, LN, Davison-Fairburn, B, Montelaro, RC, Miller, M, West, M, Ohkawa, S, Baskin, GB, Zhang, JY, Putney, S. A formalin inactivated whole SIV vaccine and a glycoprotein-enriched subunit vaccine confers protection against experimental challenge with pathogenic live SIV in rhesus monkeys. Dev Biol Stand, 72, 273-85, 1990.
  25. Murphey-Corb, M, Martin, LN, Davison-Fairburn, B, Montelaro, RC, Miller, M, West, M, Ohkawa, S, Baskin, GB, Zhang, JY, Putney, SD. A formalin-inactivated whole SIV vaccine confers protection in macaques. Science, 246 (4935), 1293-7, 1989.