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Marcia Miller bio Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Marcia Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Clinical Expertise
  • Molecular Biology
Research Focus
  • Molecular Biology
Director, Electron Microscopy Core Facility
Email: [email protected]


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

Miller, MM, Robinson CM, Abernathy J, Goto RM, Hamilton MK, Zhou H, Delany ME.  2013 Mapping Genes to Chicken Microchromosome 16 and Discovery of Olfactory and Scavenger Receptor Genes near the Major Histocompatibility Complex.  J Heredity (in press)

Bauer MM, Miller MM, Briles WE, Reed KM. 2013.  Genetic variation at the MHC in a population of introduced wild turkeys.  Animal Biotechnology 24(3):210-228. PMID:23777350

Zhang L, Katselis G, Moore RE, Lekpor K, Goto RM, Lee TD, Miller MM. 2012. MHC class I target recognition, immunophenotypes and proteomic profiles of natural killer cells within the spleens of day-14 chick embryos. Comp Develop Immunol. 37: 446-456. PMID:22446732

Zhang L, Katselis G, Moore RE, Lekpor K, Goto RM, Lee TD, Miller MM. 2011. Proteomic analysis of surface and endosomal membrane proteins from the avian LMH epithelial cell line. J Proteome Res. 10:3973-82. PMID:21776949

Gendzekhadze K, Goto RM, Miller MM, Senitzer D. 2010. The novel HLA-B*15:180 allele appears to be a recombinant B*08/B*15 allele. Tissue Antigens 76:334-335. PMID:20579314

Delany ME, Robinson CM, Goto RM, Miller MM. 2009. Architecture and organization of chicken micro-chromosome 16: Order of the NOR, MHC-Y and MHC-B subregions. J. Heredity 100:507-514. PMID: 19617522

Hee CS, Gao S, Miller MM, Goto RM, Ziegler A, Daumke O, Uchanska-Ziegler B. 2009. Expression, purification and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of the chicken MHC class I molecule YF1*7.1. Acta Cystallographica F65: 422-425. PMID: 19342797

Goto RM, Wang Y, Taylor Jr, RL, Wakenell PS, Hosomichi K, Shiina T, Blackmore CS, Briles WE, Miller MM. 2009. BG1 has a major role in MHC-linked resistance to malignant lymphoma in the chicken. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 106:16740-16745. PMID:19805366 PMCID: PMC2757851

Sherman, M., Goto, R.M. Moore, R.E., Hunt, H.D., Lee, T.D., and Miller, M.M. 2008. Mass spectral data for 64 eluted peptide and structural modeling define peptide binding preferences for class I alleles in two chicken MHC-B haplotypes associated with opposite responses to Marek’s disease. Immunogenetics 20: 527-541.PMID:18612635 PMCID:PMC3339847

Hosomichi, K., Miller, M.M., Goto, R.M., Wang, Y., Suzuki, S., Kulski, J.K., Nishibori, M., Inoko, H., and Shiina, T. 2008. Contribution of mutation, recombination and gene conversion to chicken Mhc-B haplotype diversity. J. Immunol. 181: 3393-3399. PMID:18714011

Shiina, T., Briles, W.E., Goto, R.M., Hosomichi, K., Yanagiya, K., Shimizu, S., Inoko, H., and Miller, M.M. 2007. Extended Gene Map Reveals Tripartite Motif, C-Type Lectin, and Ig Superfamily Type Genes within a Subregion of the Chicken MHC-B Affecting Infectious Disease. J. Immunol. 178: 7162–7172. PMID:17513765

Hunt, H.D., Goto, R.M., Foster, D.N., Bacon, L.D., and Miller, M.M. 2006. At least one YMHCI molecule in the chicken is alloimmunogenic and dynamically expressed on spleen cells during development. Immunogenetics 58: 297-307. PMID:16607558

Sun, J.Y., Gaidulis, L., Dagis, A., Palmer, J., Rodriguez, R., Miller, M.M., Forman, S.J. and Senitzer, D. 2005. Killer Ig-like receptor (KIR) compatibility plays a role in the prevalence of acute GVHD in unrelated hematopoietic cell transplants for AML. Bone Marrow Transplant. 36: 525-530. PMID:16025153

Mao, A., Paharkova-Vatchkova, V., Hardy, J., Miller, M.M., Kovats, S. 2005. Estrogen selectively promotes the differentiation of dendritic cells with characteristics of Langerhans cells. J Immunol. 175: 5146-5151. PMID:16210618

Miller, M.M., Wang, C., Parisini, E., Coletta, R.D., Goto, R.M., Lee, S.Y., Barral, D.C., Townes, M., Roura-Mir, C., Ford, H.L., Brenner, M.B., and Dascher, C.C. 2005. Characterization of two avian MHC-like genes reveals an ancient origin of the CD1 family. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 102: 8674-8679. (See commentary by SA Porcelli, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:8399-8400.) PMID:15939884 PMCID:PMC1150814

Miller, MM. 2004. Genome news highlights loss of chicken strains. Nature 432: 799 (Nature Correspondence signed on behalf of 46 international co-authors. PMID:15602523

International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium (173 authors including Miller, MM). 2004. Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution. Nature 432: 695-716. PMID:15592404

Sun, J.Y., Gaidulis, L., Miller, M.M., Goto, R.M., Rodriguez, R., Forman, S.J., and Senitzer, D. 2004. Development of a Multiplex PCR-SSP Method for KIR Genotyping. Tissue Antigens 64: 462-468. PMID: 15361123

Miller, M.M., Bacon, L.D., Hala, K., Hunt, H.D., Ewald, S.J., Kaufman, J., Zoorob, R. and Briles, W.E. 2004. 2004 Nomenclature for the chicken major histocompatibility (B and Y) complex. Immunogenetics 56: 261-279. PMID:17373934

Delany, M.E., Krupkin, A.B. and Miller, M.M. 2000. Telomer sequence organization in birds: Evidence for ultra-long arrays and developmentally-programmed shortening in vivo. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 90: 139-145.

Miller, M.M., Goto, R., Taylor, Jr., R.L., Zoorob, R., Auffray, C., Briles, R.W., Briles, W.E. and Bloom, S.E. 1996. Assignment of Rfp-Y to the chicken major histocompatibility complex/NOR microchromosome and evidence for high frequency recombination associated with the nucleolar organizer region. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 3958-3962. PMID:8632997 PMCID:PMC39467

Miller, M.M., Goto, R., Bernot, A., Zoorob, R., Auffray, C., Bumstead, N. and Briles, W.E. 1994. Two Mhc class I and two Mhc class II genes map to the chicken Rfp-Y system outside the B complex. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91: 4397-4401. PMID:7910407 PMCID:PMC43792

Briles, W.E., Goto, R., Auffray, C. and Miller, M.M. 1993. A polymorphic system related to but genetically independent of the chicken major histocompatibility complex. Immunogenetics 39: 408-414. PMID:8436415

Miller, M.M., Goto, R., Young, S., Chirivella, J., Hawke, D. and Miyada, C.G. 1991. Immunoglobulin variable-region-like domains of diverse sequence within the major histocompatibility complex of the chicken. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 88: 4377-4381. PMID:1903541 PMCID:PMC51662

Miller, M.M., Goto, R. and Briles, W.E. 1988. Biochemical confirmation of recombination within the B-G subregion of the chicken major histocompatibility complex. Immunogenetics 27: 127-132. PMID:3335394

Goto, R., Miyada, C.G., Young, S., Wallace, R.B., Abplanalp, H., Bloom, S.E., Briles, W.E. and Miller, M.M. 1988. Isolation of a cDNA clone from the B-G subregion of the chicken histocompatibility (B) complex. Immunogenetics 27: 102-109. PMID: 2826332

Tao, T.W., Jenkins, J.M., Vosbeck, K., Matter, A., Miller, M.M., Jockursch, B.M., Shen, A.H. and Burger, M.M. 1983. Lectin-resistant variants of mouse melanoma cells. II. In vitro characteristics. Int. J. Cancer 31: 239-247. PMID:6681806

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