Celeste Chong-Cerrillo

Instructional Laboratory Manager
Email chongcer@usc.edu Office ZHS 450 Office Phone (213) 740-6085


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

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

    • Clements, J. D., Chong, C., Bost, K. L. (1996). Use of attenuated Salmonella vectors for oral vaccines. Essentials of Mucosal Immunologypp. 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.