Heather Parrish

Post-doc, Kuhns Lab

Heather graduated from Westmont College in 2006 and joined the UA graduate program in 2011. For her thesis work, she aims to understand the molecular basis of MHC restriction as well as the role of the CD4 coreceptor in TCR signaling. Outside the lab, Heather likes to walk in the desert with her dog. 

Recent Publications

2018

Glassman, C. R., H. L. Parrish, M. S. Lee, and M. S. Kuhns, "Reciprocal TCR-CD3 and CD4 Engagement of a Nucleating pMHCII Stabilizes a Functional Receptor Macrocomplex.", Cell Rep, vol. 22, issue 5, pp. 1263-1275, 2018 Jan 30. PMCID: PMC5813697  PMID: 29386113

2016

Glassman, C. R., H. L. Parrish, N. R. Deshpande, and M. S. Kuhns, "The CD4 and CD3δε Cytosolic Juxtamembrane Regions Are Proximal within a Compact TCR-CD3-pMHC-CD4 Macrocomplex.", J Immunol, vol. 196, issue 11, pp. 4713-22, 2016 06 01. PMCID: PMC4875830  PMID: 27183595
Parrish, H. L., N. R. Deshpande, J. Vasic, and M. S. Kuhns, "Functional evidence for TCR-intrinsic specificity for MHCII.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2016 Feb 1. PMID: 26831112

2015

Lee, M. S., C. R. Glassman, N. R. Deshpande, H. B. Badgandi, H. L. Parrish, C. Uttamapinant, P. S. Stawski, A. Y. Ting, and M. S. Kuhns, "A Mechanical Switch Couples T Cell Receptor Triggering to the Cytoplasmic Juxtamembrane Regions of CD3ζζ.", Immunity, vol. 43, issue 2, pp. 227-39, 2015 Aug 18. PMCID: PMC4545397  PMID: 26231119
Deshpande, N. R., H. L. Parrish, and M. S. Kuhns, "Self-recognition drives the preferential accumulation of promiscuous CD4(+) T-cells in aged mice.", Elife, vol. 4, pp. e05949, 2015. PMCID: PMC4501121  PMID: 26173205
Parrish, H. L., C. R. Glassman, M. M. Keenen, N. R. Deshpande, M. P. Bronnimann, and M. S. Kuhns, "A Transmembrane Domain GGxxG Motif in CD4 Contributes to Its Lck-Independent Function but Does Not Mediate CD4 Dimerization.", PLoS One, vol. 10, issue 7, pp. e0132333, 2015. PMCID: PMC4493003  PMID: 26147390