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Melissa Agsalda-Garcia, PhD

Faculty RankJunior Researcher
InstitutionUniversity of Hawaii
DepartmentHawaii Center for AIDS
AddressJohn A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu HI 96813
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    F31AI081450     (AGSALDA, MELISSA ANNE)Aug 1, 2009 - Jul 31, 2011
    HIV DNA in CNS Compartments Relation to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R21CA216830     (AGSALDA-GARCIA, MELISSA ANNE)Jun 1, 2017 - May 31, 2021
    (PQ5) Informing anal neoplasia differences/similarities in HIV-serodiscordant individuals
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21CA244078     (AGSALDA-GARCIA, MELISSA ANNE)Aug 1, 2020 - Jul 31, 2022
    Raman-enhanced spectroscopy (RESpect) for anal dysplasia in HIV-positive patients
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kettlewell J, Barney M, Oda R, Agsalda-Garcia M, Siriwardhana C, Shiramizu B. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Therapy and the Blood-Brain Barrier: Is PrEP Neuroprotective? J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2020 03; 15(1):10-12. PMID: 31828733.
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    2. Oda R, Agsalda-Garcia M, Loi N, Kamada N, Milne C, Killeen J, Choi SY, Lim E, Acosta-Maeda T, Misra A, Shiramizu B. Raman-Enhanced Spectroscopy Distinguishes Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Serodiscordant Couples. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2019 03; 35(3):287-294. PMID: 30612435.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    3. Premeaux TA, D'Antoni ML, Abdel-Mohsen M, Pillai SK, Kallianpur KJ, Nakamoto BK, Agsalda-Garcia M, Shiramizu B, Shikuma CM, Gisslén M, Price RW, Valcour V, Ndhlovu LC. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid Galectin-9 is associated with central nervous system immune activation and poor cognitive performance in older HIV-infected individuals. J Neurovirol. 2019 04; 25(2):150-161. PMID: 30478799.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Oda R, Shiramizu B, Agsalda-Garcia M, Kettlewell J, Wojna V. In Vitro Blood-Brain Barrier Modeling adapted for Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Transmigration from HIV-Positive Patients for Clinical Research on Therapeutic Drug Intervention. P R Health Sci J. 2018 09; 37(3):155-159. PMID: 30188559.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Agsalda-Garcia M, Shieh T, Chuang E, Loi N, Milne C, Fang R, Lim E, Killeen J, Shiramizu B. Human Papillomavirus-16 DNA Quantitation Differentiates High-Grade Anal Neoplasia. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 08 08; 15(8). PMID: 30096808.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    6. Agsalda-Garcia MA, Sithinamsuwan P, Valcour VG, Chalermchai T, Tipsuk S, Kuroda J, Nakamura C, Ananworanich J, Zhang G, Schuetz A, Slike BM, Shiramizu B. Brief Report: CD14+ Enriched Peripheral Cells Secrete Cytokines Unique to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders. . 2017 04 01; 74(4):454-458. PMID: 28225719.
    7. Lamers SL, Rose R, Maidji E, Agsalda-Garcia M, Nolan DJ, Fogel GB, Salemi M, Garcia DL, Bracci P, Yong W, Commins D, Said J, Khanlou N, Hinkin CH, Sueiras MV, Mathisen G, Donovan S, Shiramizu B, Stoddart CA, McGrath MS, Singer EJ. HIV DNA Is Frequently Present within Pathologic Tissues Evaluated at Autopsy from Combined Antiretroviral Therapy-Treated Patients with Undetectable Viral Loads. J Virol. 2016 10 15; 90(20):8968-83. PMID: 27466426.
      Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Ndhlovu LC, D'Antoni ML, Ananworanich J, Byron MM, Chalermchai T, Sithinamsuwan P, Tipsuk S, Ho E, Slike BM, Schuetz A, Zhang G, Agsalda-Garcia M, Shiramizu B, Shikuma CM, Valcour V. Loss of CCR2 expressing non-classical monocytes are associated with cognitive impairment in antiretroviral therapy-naïve HIV-infected Thais. J Neuroimmunol. 2015 Nov 15; 288:25-33. PMID: 26531691.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Shiramizu B, Goldman S, Smith L, Agsalda-Garcia M, Galardy P, Perkins SL, Frazer JK, Sanger W, Anderson JR, Gross TG, Weinstein H, Harrison L, Barth MJ, Mussolin L, Cairo MS. Impact of persistent minimal residual disease post-consolidation therapy in children and adolescents with advanced Burkitt leukaemia: a Children's Oncology Group Pilot Study Report. Br J Haematol. 2015 Aug; 170(3):367-71. PMID: 25858645.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    10. Ndhlovu LC, Umaki T, Chew GM, Chow DC, Agsalda M, Kallianpur KJ, Paul R, Zhang G, Ho E, Hanks N, Nakamoto B, Shiramizu BT, Shikuma CM. Treatment intensification with maraviroc (CCR5 antagonist) leads to declines in CD16-expressing monocytes in cART-suppressed chronic HIV-infected subjects and is associated with improvements in neurocognitive test performance: implications for HIV-associated neurocognitive disease (HAND). J Neurovirol. 2014 Dec; 20(6):571-82. PMID: 25227930.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. Kallianpur KJ, Valcour VG, Lerdlum S, Busovaca E, Agsalda M, Sithinamsuwan P, Chalermchai T, Fletcher JL, Tipsuk S, Shikuma CM, Shiramizu BT, Ananworanich J. HIV DNA in CD14+ reservoirs is associated with regional brain atrophy in patients naive to combination antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 2014 Jul 17; 28(11):1619-24. PMID: 25232899.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Agsalda-Garcia M, Shiramizu B, Melendez L, Plaud M, Liang CY, Wojna V. Different levels of HIV DNA copy numbers in cerebrospinal fluid cellular subsets. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Nov; 24(4 Suppl):8-16. PMID: 24241256.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. Valcour VG, Ananworanich J, Agsalda M, Sailasuta N, Chalermchai T, Schuetz A, Shikuma C, Liang CY, Jirajariyavej S, Sithinamsuwan P, Tipsuk S, Clifford DB, Paul R, Fletcher JL, Marovich MA, Slike BM, DeGruttola V, Shiramizu B. HIV DNA reservoir increases risk for cognitive disorders in cART-naïve patients. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e70164. PMID: 23936155.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Shiramizu B, Liang CY, Agsalda-Garcia M, Nagata I, Milne C, Zhu X, Killeen J, Berry JM, Goodman MT. Presence of high-risk human papillomavirus genotype and human immunodeficiency virus DNA in anal high-grade and low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013 Jan; 29(1):178-81. PMID: 22816619.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Kusao IK, Troelstrup DL, Agsalda MA, Shiramizu BT. Effective use of small-interfering RNA to characterize residual B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells following chemotherapy. J Hematol Malig. 2012 Mar 01; 2(1):5-12. PMID: 23125882.
    16. Munsaka SM, Agsalda M, Troelstrup D, Hu N, Yu Q, Shiramizu B. Characteristics of Activated Monocyte Phenotype Support R5-Tropic Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Immunol Immunogenet Insights. 2009; 1:15-20. PMID: 19997535.
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