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Nicholas Burdash,  Ph.D.
Professor , Molecular Medicine


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Email: nburdash@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-7016
Office: MDC, 2164
Mailing address 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC 7
Tampa, FL 33612
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  • PHD, Microbiology, Ohio State University , Columbus, United States - 1969.
    Interdisciplinary & Emerging Signature Programs
    Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease.
    Research Summary

    Immunological aspects of infectious disease Selected articles Rogers, J., Perkins, I., van Olphen, A. Burdash, N., Klein, T.W. and Friedman, H. Epigallocatechin Gallate Modulates Cytokine Production by Bone Marrow Derived Dendritic Cells Stimulated with Lipopolysaccharide or Muramylpeptide, or Infected with Legionella pneumophila, Exp Biol Med, 9:645-651, 2005. Rogers, J., Perkins, I., van Olphen, A., Burdash, N., Klein, T.W., and Freidman, H. Legionella Infection of Bone Marrow Dendritic Cells Induces Modulation by Catechins. Chap 78. In Legionella: State of the Art 30 Years after its Recognition, Ed. Cianciooto, N.P., ASM Press, Washington, D.C. 2006. Mamata,Y., Hakki, A., Newton, C., Burdash, N., Klein, T.W., and Friedman, H. Differential Effects of Chlamydia pneumonia infection on cytokine levels in human T lymphocyte and monocyte-derived cell cultures. Int J Med Micro, doi:10.1016/ijmm.2006.11.004, 2007 Rogers, J., Hakki, A., Perkins, I., Newton, C., Widen, R., Burdash, N. Klein, T., and Friedman, H. Legionella pneumphila Infection Up-regulates Dendritic Cell TLR 2/4 Expression and Key Maturation Markers. Inf & Immun 75:3205-3208, 2007 Rogers,J., Friedman, H., Hakki, A., Boyd, T., Perkins, I., Widen, R., Burdash, N., and Klein, TW. Major Green Tea Catechin Inhibits Cell Maturation and TLR2/TLR4 Expression Induced by Legionella pneumophila Infection, Submitted to Int J of Med Micro


    Selected Publications
  • Manos, JP.Botting, AJ.Burdash, NM.Mason, MH.West, ME. Evaluation of a bioassay method for serum amikacin concentrations. Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 11(5): 411-5, .
  • Burdash, NM.Teti, G.Papadopoulos, V. The Crithidia luciliae and Farr assays for the detection of systemic lupus erythematosus. Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 13(1): 49-54, .
  • Burdash, NM.Brunson, P.Fortuna, P.West, M.Bannister, E. Identification of clinically significant anaerobic bacteria. Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 11(1): 19-24, .
  • Brown, EW.Burdash, NM.Manos, JP.Duncan, RC. MIF-like activity in non-stimulated and virus infected cell cultures. Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 8(5): 419-24, .
  • Burdash, NM.Ponzio, AD.Loadholt, CB. A quantitative immunofluorescence assay for IgM rheumatoid factor. The Journal of rheumatology. 8(5): 837-40, .
  • Fu, ES.Norman, JG.Scharf, JE.Burdash, N. Effect of type of anesthesia and lower-abdominal laparotomy in mice on the cytokine response to acute stress. Regional anesthesia. 21(5): 470-3, .
  • Jacobs, PF.Burdash, NM.Manos, JP.Duncan, RC. Immunologic parameters in Down's syndrome. Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 8(1): 17-22, .
  • Teti, G.Burdash, NM.Corey, K.Fava, C. Detection of group B streptococci by agglutination testing from selective broth cultures. Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 15(4): 292-8, .
  • Burdash, NM.Teti, G.Hund, P. Streptococcal antibody tests in rheumatic fever. Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 16(2): 163-70, .
  • Rogers, J.Hakki, A.Perkins, I.Newton, C.Widen, R.Burdash, N.Klein, T.Friedman, H. Legionella pneumophila infection up-regulates dendritic cell Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2)/TLR4 expression and key maturation markers. Infection and immunity. 75(6): 3205-8, 2007.
  • Mamata, Y.Hakki, A.Newton, C.Burdash, N.Klein, TW.Friedman, H. Differential effects of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection on cytokine levels in human T lymphocyte- and monocyte-derived cell cultures. International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM. 297(2): 109-15, 2007.
  • Rogers, J.Perkins, I.van Olphen, A.Burdash, N.Klein, TW.Friedman, H. Epigallocatechin gallate modulates cytokine production by bone marrow-derived dendritic cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide or muramyldipeptide, or infected with Legionella pneumophila. Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.). 230(9): 645-51, 2005.
  • Thrush, DN.Austin, D.Burdash, N. Cardiopulmonary bypass temperature does not affect postoperative euthyroid sick syndrome? Chest. 108(6): 1541-5, 1995.
  • Bosek, V.Janssen, WE.Burdash, N.Nolan, J.Patel, M. General anesthesia and bone marrow harvesting procedure have no effect on the concentration of CD34 stem cells in peripheral venous blood. Bone marrow transplantation. 13(4): 498, 1994.
  • Burdash, N.Fernandes, JJ. Hepatitis testing update. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 92(8): 1028, 1037-8, 1992.
  • Burdash, N.Fernandes, JJ. Group A Streptococcus detection: office versus reference laboratory. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 92(2): 231-3, 1992.
  • Burdash, N.Fernandes, J. Lyme borreliosis: detecting the great imitator. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 91(6): 573-4, 577-8, 1991.
  • Mathur, S.Burdash, NM.Williamson, HO. White cell subpopulations in autoimmune infertile men and their wives with cytotoxic sperm antibodies. Autoimmunity. 6(3): 183-93, 1990.
  • Uri, JV.Bendas, CM.Burdash, N. Phosphorus/phosphonic acid-containing antimicrobial antibiotics (a review). Acta microbiologica Hungarica. 35(3): 221-57, 1988.
  • Uri, JV.Burdash, N.Bendas, CM. The aminothiazol-oxyimino cephalosporin antibiotics with quaternary ammonium substituents at the 3-position (a review). Acta microbiologica Hungarica. 35(4): 327-59, 1988.
  • Burdash, NM.Hinds, KK.Finnerty, JA.Manos, JP. Evaluation of the syphilis Bio-EnzaBead assay for detection of treponemal antibody. Journal of clinical microbiology. 25(5): 808-11, 1987.
  • Clarke, MC.Carr, R.Burdash, NM.Chen, ZY.Ainsworth, SK. A comparison of three anti-double stranded DNA antibody assays on sera from SLE and other diseases. Diagnostic immunology. 4(6): 288-93, 1986.
  • Self, SE.Burdash, NM.Ponzio, AD.Lavia, MF. Lymphocyte subsets in lymph node hyperplasias and B cell neoplasms as determined by fluoresceinated antibodies and flow cytometry. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 468(): 195-210, 1986.
  • West, TE.Cantey, JR.Burdash, NM.Apicella, MA. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of immunoglobulin G and M antibodies to teichoic acid in intravascular staphylococcal disease. European journal of clinical microbiology. 4(3): 286-90, 1985.
  • Burdash, NM.Welborn, AL.Teti, G.Bannister, ER.Manos, JP. Identification of gram-negative bacilli using the Autobac IDX. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease. 3(1): 59-64, 1985.
  • Katikaneni, LD.La Via, MF.Burdash, NM. Lymphocyte phenotype changes in congenital and acquired perinatal cytomegalovirus infections. Diagnostic immunology. 3(1): 38-42, 1985.
  • La Via, MF.Hurtubise, PE.Parker, JW.Rubin, RH.Burdash, NM.Spencer-Green, G.Bishop, DA.Dziurzynski, B. T-lymphocyte subset phenotypes: a multisite evaluation of normal subjects and patients with AIDS. Diagnostic immunology. 3(2): 75-82, 1985.
  • Ponzio, AD.Self, SE.Runey, DH.Burdash, NM.La Via, MF. Are lymphocyte subset determinations affected by storage conditions? Diagnostic immunology. 2(3): 188-90, 1984.
  • Teti, G.Burdash, NM.Zamboni, C.Fava, C.Tomasello, F.Mastroeni, P. Evaluation of a rapid method to exclude the presence of certain enteric pathogens in stool specimens. Journal of clinical microbiology. 20(6): 1049-52, 1984.
  • Lazarchick, J.Genco, PV.Hall, SA.Ponzio, AD.Burdash, NM. Detection of platelet antibodies by flow cytometric analysis. Diagnostic immunology. 2(4): 238-41, 1984.
  • Burges, GE.Holley, HP.Burdash, NM.Virella, G. Immunological diagnosis of systemic candidiasis by counterimmunoelectrophoresis and quantitative immunofluorescence using purified antigens. Diagnostic immunology. 1(4): 295-302, 1983.
  • West, TE.Burdash, NM.Boehm, AM.West, ME. Evaluation of a commercial counterimmunoelectrophoresis kit for detection of Staphylococcus aureus teichoic acid antibodies. Journal of clinical microbiology. 17(4): 567-70, 1983.
  • Burdash, NM.Blackburn, BB.Farrar, WE. Meningococcal meningitis and complement (C6) deficiency. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975). 79(8): 440-1, 1983.
  • West, TE.Cantey, JR.Apicella, MA.Burdash, NM. Detection of anti-teichoic acid immunoglobulin G antibodies in experimental Staphylococcus epidermidis endocarditis. Infection and immunity. 42(3): 1020-6, 1983.
  • Burdash, NM.Manos, JP.Bannister, ER.Welborn, AL. Acridine orange staining and radiometric detection of microorganisms in blood cultures. Journal of clinical microbiology. 17(3): 463-5, 1983.
  • Burdash, NM.Smith, KA.Welborn, AL. Rapid detection of Haemophilus influenzae type b in cerebrospinal fluid by commercial coagglutination and latex agglutination kits. European journal of clinical microbiology. 1(3): 131-3, 1982.
  • Burdash, NM.West, ME. Identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae by the Phadebact coagglutination test. Journal of clinical microbiology. 15(3): 391-4, 1982.
  • Manos, JP.Novy, CM.Condon, EV.Burdash, NM. Mycobacterial disease and the acid-fast smear. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975). 78(1): 41-3, 1982.
  • Burdash, NM.West, ME. Effect of refrigeration on inoculated Micro-ID strips. Journal of clinical microbiology. 14(3): 350-1, 1981.
  • Burdash, NM.Teti, G.West, ME.Bannister, ER.Manos, JP. Evaluation of an automated, computerized system (automicrobic system) for Enterobacteriaceae identification. Journal of clinical microbiology. 13(2): 331-4, 1981.
  • Burdash, N.Ponzio, A.Papadopoulos, V.Loadholt, CB. Methods for immunoglobulin quantitation compared. Clinical chemistry. 27(2): 345-7, 1981.
  • Burdash, NM.West, ME.Newell, RT.Teti, G. Group identification of streptococci. Evaluation of three rapid agglutination methods. American journal of clinical pathology. 76(6): 819-22, 1981.
  • Estes, GB.Muñoz, M.Burdash, NM.Virella, G. A quantitative immunofluorescence test for the detection of anti-Candida antibodies. Journal of immunological methods. 35(1-2): 105-13, 1980.
  • Burdash, NM.Bannister, ER.Manos, JP.West, ME. A comparison of four commercial systems for the identification of nonfermentative gram-negative bacilli. American journal of clinical pathology. 73(4): 564-9, 1980.
  • Wilson, GB.Newell, RT.Burdash, NM. Bovine dialyzable lymph node extracts have antigen-dependent and antigen-independent effects on human cell-mediated immunity in vitro. Cellular immunology. 47(1): 1-18, 1979.
  • Roof, BS.Weinstein, R.Vujic, I.Burdash, NM. Immuno-heterogeneity of the calcitonins of hypercalcemia, breast and lung cancers and medullary carcinoma of thyroid. Biomedicine / [publiée pour l'A.A.I.C.I.G.]. 30(2): 82-90, 1979.
  • Burdash, NM.West, ME.Bannister, ER.Manos, JP. An identification scheme for gram-negative nonfermentative bacilli. Health laboratory science. 15(2): 95-103, 1978.
  • Burdash, NM.Bennett, CE.Glassman, AB. Bacterial gram staining by conventional and strip methods. Health laboratory science. 14(4): 282-3, 1977.
  • West, M.Burdash, NM.Freimuth, F. Simplified silver-plating stain for flagella. Journal of clinical microbiology. 6(4): 414-9, 1977.
  • Burdash, NM.Manos, JP.Ross, D.Bannister, ER. Evaluation of the acid-fast smear. Journal of clinical microbiology. 4(2): 190-1, 1976.
  • Arnaud, P.Burdash, NM.Wilson, GB.Fudenberg, HH. Alpha-1-antitrypsin (Pi) types in Down's syndrome. Clinical genetics. 10(4): 239-43, 1976.
  • Burdash, NM.West, ME.Bannister, ER.Dyar, C.Duncan, RC. Evaluation of a dual-staining method for acid-fast bacilli. Journal of clinical microbiology. 2(2): 149-50, 1976.
  • Burdash, NM.West, ME.Bannister, ER. Automatic gram-staining with the microstainer II. Health laboratory science. 13(1): 20-2, 1976.
  • Wilson, GB.Burdash, NM.Arnaud, P.Monsher, MT.Fudenberg, HH. Carcinoembryonic antigen and cystic fibrosis protein in blood from cystic fibrosis homozygotes and heterozygote carriers. Scandinavian journal of immunology. 5(6-7): 829-36, 1976.
  • Burdash, NM.Blake, JM.Hester, LL. Immunoglobulin levels and liver function tests in normal and toxemic pregnancies. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 116(6): 827-30, 1973.
  • Burdash, NM.Ehrlich, MA.Ehrlich, HG.Parisi, JT. Electron microscopy of Proteus vulgaris exposed to cephalothin. Journal of bacteriology. 95(5): 1956-60, 1968.

  • Positions Held
  • Professor & Chairman (Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1986 - 1990)
  • Professor (Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina 1985 - 1986)
  • Associate Director (Microbiology and Diagnostic Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina 1981 - 1986)
  • Associate Professor (Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina 1979 - 1985)
  • Assistant Director (Clinical Microbiology, Medical University of South Carolina 1976 - 1981)
  • Assistant Director (Diagnostic Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina 1975 - 1981)
  • Chief of Research and Development (Division of Clinical Microbiology, Medical University of South Carolina 1974 - 1979)
  • Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine (Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina 1974 - 1979)
  • Assistant Professor (Department of Microbiology, Medical University of South Carolina 1969 - 1974)

  • Profile last modified on 09/16/2013