Michelle Krogsgaard

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Michelle Krogsgaard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor;
Departments of Pathology and Perlmutter Cancer Center (Research-Fac)

Contact Info

522 First Ave
Floor 13th floor Room 1311
Smilow Research Building
New York, NY 10016


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1996-1999 — University of Copenhagen, Graduate Education
1999-2002 — Stanford University SoM, PostDoctoral Training

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Research Summary

The goal of the Krogsgaard laboratory is to understand the molecular and cellular events that contribute to T-cell sensitivity to `self' (cancer) antigens. To accomplish this we employ advanced and highly innovative methods that combine state-of-the-art biophysical methods for characterizing protein-protein interactions e.g. surface plasmon resonance (SPR), X-ray crystallography, infrared (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with imaging methods (single molecule imaging and FRET) and transgenic TCR technologies which makes our research highly interdisciplinary in its nature. Our research is important not only for understanding the activation of signaling pathways important for T cell function but also for the purpose of modulating signaling through the TCR pharmacologically in new and innovative approaches. This is with the purpose of increasing the sensitivity of T-cells in patients with cancer or HIV or decreasing the sensitivity in patients with autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis or diabetes). Supported by the Pew Trust, Cancer Research Institute (CRI), The Arthritis Foundation; New York Chapter, American Cancer Society (ACS), NCI/NIH and NIGMS/NIH.

Research Interests

T-cell recognition and sensitivity, cancer immunology, autoimmunity, receptor signaling

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


TCR Microclusters Pre-Exist and Contain Molecules Necessary for TCR Signal Transduction
Crites, Travis J; Padhan, Kartika; Muller, James; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Gudla, Prabhakar R; Lockett, Stephen J; Varma, Rajat
2014 Jul;193(1):56-67, Journal of immunology
— id: 1051812, year: 2014, vol: 193, page: 56, stat: Journal Article,

Imprinting of the mature T cell response by self
Krogsgaard, Michelle
2014 Apr;35(4):141-143, Trends in immunology
— id: 883542, year: 2014, vol: 35, page: 141, stat: Journal Article,

2D TCR-pMHC-CD8 kinetics determines T-cell responses in a self-antigen-specific TCR system
Liu, Baoyu; Zhong, Shi; Malecek, Karolina; Johnson, Laura A; Rosenberg, Steven A; Zhu, Cheng; Krogsgaard, Michelle
2014 Jan;44(1):239-250, European journal of immunology
— id: 782802, year: 2014, vol: 44, page: 239, stat: Journal Article,

Specific Increase in Potency via Structure-Based Design of a TCR
Malecek, Karolina; Grigoryan, Arsen; Zhong, Shi; Gu, Wei Jun; Johnson, Laura A; Rosenberg, Steven A; Cardozo, Timothy; Krogsgaard, Michelle
2014 Jul;:2587-2599 CD004345, Journal of immunology
— id: 1089952, year: 2014, vol: , page: 2587, stat: Journal Article,

Vitellogenin recognizes cell damage through membrane binding and shields living cells from reactive oxygen species
Havukainen, Heli; Munch, Daniel; Baumann, Anne; Zhong, Shi; Halskau, Oyvind; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Amdam, Gro V
2013 Sep;288(39):28369-28381, Journal of biological chemistry
— id: 932712, year: 2013, vol: 288, page: 28369, stat: Journal Article,

Engineering improved T cell receptors using an alanine-scan guided T cell display selection system
Malecek, Karolina; Zhong, Shi; McGary, Katelyn; Yu, Connie; Huang, Kevin; Johnson, Laura A; Rosenberg, Steven A; Krogsgaard, Michelle
2013 Jun;392(1-2):1-11, Journal of immunological methods
— id: 315962, year: 2013, vol: 392, page: 1, stat: Journal Article,

Correction: Probing the Effector and Suppressive Functions of Human T Cell Subsets Using Antigen-Specific Engineered T Cell Receptors
Wan, Qi; Kozhaya, Lina; Imberg, Keren; Mercer, Frances; Zhong, Shi; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Unutmaz, Derya
2013 ;8(10):?-?, PLoS one
— id: 908422, year: 2013, vol: 8, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Probing the effector and suppressive functions of human T cell subsets using antigen-specific engineered T cell receptors
Wan, Qi; Kozhaya, Lina; Imberg, Keren; Mercer, Frances; Zhong, Shi; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Unutmaz, Derya
2013 ;8(2):e56302-e56302 e56302, PLoS one
— id: 287192, year: 2013, vol: 8, page: e56302, stat: Journal Article,

Strength of PD-1 signaling differentially affects T-cell effector functions
Wei, Fang; Zhong, Shi; Ma, Zhengyu; Kong, Hong; Medvec, Andrew; Ahmed, Rafi; Freeman, Gordon J; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Riley, James L
2013 Apr;:E2480-E2489 e56302, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
— id: 377372, year: 2013, vol: , page: E2480, stat: Journal Article,

T-cell receptor affinity and avidity defines antitumor response and autoimmunity in T-cell immunotherapy
Zhong, Shi; Malecek, Karolina; Johnson, Laura A; Yu, Zhiya; Vega-Saenz de Miera, Eleazar; Darvishian, Farbod; McGary, Katelyn; Huang, Kevin; Boyer, Josh; Corse, Emily; Shao, Yongzhao; Rosenberg, Steven A; Restifo, Nicholas P; Osman, Iman; Krogsgaard, Michelle
2013 Apr;110(17):6973-6978, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
— id: 304932, year: 2013, vol: 110, page: 6973, stat: Journal Article,

TILs in metastatic melanoma tumors: A biomarker for immunotherapy?
Chandra, S; Ding, Y; Ma, M W; Bannan, M; Darvishian, F; Berman, R S; Shapiro, R; Krogsgaard, M; Osman, I; Pavlick, A C
2012 20 May 2012;30(15):-, Journal of clinical oncology
— id: 249972, year: 2012, vol: 30, page: , stat: Journal Article,

Mage-a3 specific t-cell receptor adoptive cell transfer of multiple myeloma
Park, J; Zhong, S; Krogsgaard, M; Mazumder, A
2012 16 Nov 2012;:-, Blood
— id: 217022, year: 2012, vol: , page: , stat: Journal Article,

Attenuated T cell responses to a high-potency ligand in vivo. L
Corse, Emily; Gottschalk, Rachel A; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Allison, James P
2010 ;8(9):?-?, PLoS biology
— id: 112589, year: 2010, vol: 8, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Peptide-MHC heterodimers show that thymic positive selection requires a more restricted set of self-peptides than negative selection
Juang, Jeremy; Ebert, Peter J R; Feng, Dan; Garcia, K Christopher; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Davis, Mark M
2010 Jun 7;207(6):1223-1234, Journal of experimental medicine
— id: 109693, year: 2010, vol: 207, page: 1223, stat: Journal Article,

Polyreactivity increases the apparent affinity of anti-HIV antibodies by heteroligation
Mouquet, Hugo; Scheid, Johannes F; Zoller, Markus J; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Ott, Rene G; Shukair, Shetha; Artyomov, Maxim N; Pietzsch, John; Connors, Mark; Pereyra, Florencia; Walker, Bruce D; Ho, David D; Wilson, Patrick C; Seaman, Michael S; Eisen, Herman N; Chakraborty, Arup K; Hope, Thomas J; Ravetch, Jeffrey V; Wardemann, Hedda; Nussenzweig, Michel C
2010 Sep 30;467(7315):591-595, Nature
— id: 113743, year: 2010, vol: 467, page: 591, stat: Journal Article,

Retroviral transduction of T-cell receptors in mouse T-cells
Zhong, Shi; Malecek, Karolina; Perez-Garcia, Arianne; Krogsgaard, Michelle
2010 ;(44):?-? e56302, Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE
— id: 377362, year: 2010, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

In vivo enhancement of peptide display by MHC class II molecules with small molecule catalysts of peptide exchange
Call, Melissa J; Xing, Xuechao; Cuny, Gregory D; Seth, Nilufer P; Altmann, Daniel M; Fugger, Lars; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Stein, Ross L; Wucherpfennig, Kai W
2009 May;182(10):6342-6352, Journal of immunology
— id: 377382, year: 2009, vol: 182, page: 6342, stat: Journal Article,

Developing a multidisciplinary prospective melanoma biospecimen repository to advance translational research
Wich, Lindsay G; Hamilton, Heather K; Shapiro, Richard L; Pavlick, Anna; Berman, Russell S; Polsky, David; Goldberg, Judith D; Hernando, Eva; Manga, Prashiela; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Kamino, Hideko; Darvishian, Farbod; Lee, Peng; Orlow, Seth J; Ostrer, Harry; Bhardwaj, Nina; Osman, Iman
2009 ;1(1):35-43, American journal of translational research
— id: 105566, year: 2009, vol: 1, page: 35, stat: Journal Article,

T Cells as a Self-Referential, Sensory Organ
Davis, Mark M; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Huse, Morgan; Huppa, Johannes; Lillemeier, Bjoern F; Li, Qi-jing
2007 Apr 23;25:681-695, Annual review of immunology
— id: 71174, year: 2007, vol: 25, page: 681, stat: Journal Article,

A role for "self" in T-cell activation
Krogsgaard, Michelle; Juang, Jeremy; Davis, Mark M
2007 Aug;19(4):236-244, Seminars in immunology
— id: 73008, year: 2007, vol: 19, page: 236, stat: Journal Article,

The effect of protein and carbohydrate supplementation on strength training outcome of rehabilitation in ACL patients
Holm, L; Esmarck, B; Mizuno, M; Hansen, H; Suetta, C; Holmich, P; Krogsgaard, M; Kjaer, M
2006 Nov;24(11):2114-2123, Journal of orthopaedic research
— id: 377712, year: 2006, vol: 24, page: 2114, stat: Journal Article,

Molecular flexibility can influence the stimulatory ability of receptor-ligand interactions at cell-cell junctions
Qi, Shuyan; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Davis, Mark M; Chakraborty, Arup K
2006 Mar 21;103(12):4416-4421, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
— id: 64531, year: 2006, vol: 103, page: 4416, stat: Journal Article,

Quantitative imaging of lymphocyte membrane protein reorganization and signaling
Kasson, Peter M; Huppa, Johannes B; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Davis, Mark M; Brunger, Axel T
2005 Jan;88(1):579-589, Biophysical journal
— id: 62707, year: 2005, vol: 88, page: 579, stat: Journal Article,

How T cells 'see' antigen
Krogsgaard, Michelle; Davis, Mark M
2005 Mar;6(3):239-245, Nature immunology
— id: 62706, year: 2005, vol: 6, page: 239, stat: Journal Article,

Agonist/endogenous peptide-MHC heterodimers drive T cell activation and sensitivity
Krogsgaard, Michelle; Li, Qi-Jing; Sumen, Cenk; Huppa, Johannes B; Huse, Morgan; Davis, Mark M
2005 Mar 10;434(7030):238-243, Nature
— id: 62705, year: 2005, vol: 434, page: 238, stat: Journal Article,

High-level bacterial secretion of single-chain alphabeta T-cell receptors
Maynard, Jennifer; Adams, Erin J; Krogsgaard, Michelle; Petersson, Karin; Liu, Corey W; Garcia, K Christopher
2005 Nov 30;306(1-2):51-67, Journal of immunological methods
— id: 62703, year: 2005, vol: 306, page: 51, stat: Journal Article,

Selection of aberrant class II restricted CD8+ T cells in NOD mice expressing a g