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Celeste Chong-Cerrillo

Instructional Laboratory Manager

Contact Information

Office: ZHS 450
Phone: (213) 740-6085


  • A.B. Biochemistry, Occidental College, 1989
  • Ph.D. Microbiology & Immunology, Tulane University Medical Center, 1997


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of California, Irvine, 1999-2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997-1999


  • Book Chapter

    Clements, J. D., Chong, C., Bost, K. L. (1996). Use of attenuated Salmonella vectors for oral vaccines. Essentials of Mucosal Immunology pp. 513-542. San Diego, CA: Essentials of Mucosal Immunology.

    Journal Article

    Chong-Cerrillo, C., Selsted, M. E., Peterson, E. M., de la Maza, L. M. (2003). Susceptibility of human and murine Chlamydia trachomatis serovars to granulocyte- and epithelium-derived antimicrobial peptides. JOURNAL OF PEPTIDE RESEARCH. Vol. 61 (5), pp. 237-242.
    Chong-Cerrillo, C., Shang, E. S., Blanco, D. R., Lovett, M. A., Miller, J. N. (2001). Immunohistochemical analysis of Lyme disease in the skin of naive and infection-immune rabbits following challenge. INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. Vol. 69 (6), pp. 4094-4102.
    Chong-Cerrillo, C., Wu, X., Wang, Y., Blanco, D., Lovett, M., Miller, J. (2000). Immune serum from rabbits infected with Borrelia burgdorferi B31 confers complete passive protection against homologous challenge. Journal of Spirochetal and Tick-borne Diseases. Vol. 7, pp. 3-9.
    Chong, C., Friberg, M., Clements, J. D. (1998). LT(R192G), a non-toxic mutant of the heat-labile enterotoxin of Escherichia coli, elicits enhanced humoral and cellular immune responses associated with protection against lethal oral challenge with Salmonella spp. Vaccine. Vol. 16, pp. 732-740.
    Chong, C., Bost, K. L., Clements, J. D. (1996). Differential production of interleukin-12 mRNA by murine macrophages in response to viable or killed Salmonella spp. Infection and Immunity. Vol. 64, pp. 1154-1160.
    Martin, G. G., Hose, J., Omori, S., Chong, C., Hoodbhoy, T., McKrell, N. (1991). Localization and roles of coagulogen and transglutaminase in hemolymph coagulation in decapod crustaceans. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Vol. 100 (3), pp. 517-522.