James Burritt

Office: 234C Jarvis Hall - Science Wing
Phone: 715/232-5048
Email: burrittj@uwstout.edu


BS, Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1982

MT (ASCP), Medical Technology, Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1983

PhD, Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 1995

Research Interests

Host defense, infectious disease
Phagocyte biology
Immunity to fungal infections

Courses Taught

Medical Bacteriology
General Microbiology
College Cell and Molecular Biology


North Country Regional Hospital, Bemidji, MN, Medical Technologist (1984-1990)
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Post-doctoral Res. Assoc (1995-1999)
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Assistant Research Professor (1999-2003)
LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Bozeman, MT, Consultant (1995-2006)
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Assistant Professor (2003-2009)
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, Associate Professor (2009-current)


  1. Recipient of 2005 Montana State University Mortarboard Faculty Award in Teaching
  2. Nomination for 2005 College of Letters and Science Outstanding Teaching Award
  3. Recipient for the Montana State University 2006-2007 Department of Microbiology Faculty Colleague of the Year Award
  4. Nomination for Montana State University 2007 President's Excellence in Teaching Award
  5. Recipient of Montana State University 2007 Alumni Association/Chamber of Commerce Award for Faculty Excellence
  6. Nomination for 2008 College of Letters and Science Outstanding Teaching Award
  7. Recipient of 2008 Montana State University Mortarboard Faculty Award in Teaching
  8. Nomination for Montana State University 2009 President's Excellence in Teaching Award
  9. Recipient of Faculty Collegiality Award, Dept of Microbiology at Montana State University, 2007 and 2009


  1. DeLeo, F. R., W. M. Nauseef, A. J. Jesaitis, J. B. Burritt, R. A. Clark, and M. T. Quinn. 1995. A domain of p47phox that interacts with human neutrophil flavocytochrome b558. J Biol Chem 270:26246-26251.

  2. DeLeo, F. R., L. Yu, J. B. Burritt, L. R. Loetterle, C. W. Bond, A. J. Jesaitis, and M. T. Quinn. 1995. Mapping sites of interaction of p47-phox and flavocytochrome b with random-sequence peptide phage display libraries. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 92:7110-7114.

  3. Burritt, J. B., M. T. Quinn, M. A. Jutila, C. W. Bond, and A. J. Jesaitis. 1995. Topological mapping of neutrophil cytochrome b epitopes with phage-display libraries. J Biol Chem 270:16974-16980.

  4. Burritt, J. B., C. W. Bond, K. W. Doss, and A. J. Jesaitis. 1996. Filamentous phage display of oligopeptide libraries. Anal Biochem 238:1-13.

  5. Burritt, J. B., S. C. Busse, D. Gizachew, D. W. Siemsen, M. T. Quinn, C. W. Bond, E. A. Dratz, and A. J. Jesaitis. 1998. Antibody imprint of a membrane protein surface. Phagocyte flavocytochrome b. J Biol Chem 273:24847-24852.

  6. Pincus, S. H., M. J. Smith, H. J. Jennings, J. B. Burritt, and P. M. Glee. 1998. Peptides that mimic the group B streptococcal type III capsular polysaccharide antigen. J Immunol 160:293-298.

  7. Dvorakova, M., B. Hohler, E. Richter, J. B. Burritt, and W. Kummer. 1999. Rat sensory neurons contain cytochrome b558 large subunit immunoreactivity. Neuroreport 10:2615-2617.

  8. Glee, P. M., S. H. Pincus, D. K. McNamer, M. J. Smith, J. B. Burritt, and J. E. Cutler. 1999. Peptide ligands that bind IgM antibodies and block interaction with antigen. J Immunol 163:826-833.

  9. Jesaitis, A. J., D. Gizachew, E. A. Dratz, D. W. Siemsen, K. C. Stone, and J. B. Burritt. 1999. Actin surface structure revealed by antibody imprints: evaluation of phage-display analysis of anti-actin antibodies. Protein Sci 8:760-770.

  10. Mazzucchelli, L., J. B. Burritt, A. J. Jesaitis, A. Nusrat, T. W. Liang, A. T. Gewirtz, F. J. Schnell, and C. A. Parkos. 1999. Cell-specific peptide binding by human neutrophils. Blood 93:1738-1748.

  11. Burritt, J. B., G. N. Fritel, I. Dahan, E. Pick, D. Roos, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2000. Epitope identification for human neutrophil flavocytochrome b monoclonals 48 and 449. Eur J Haematol 65:407-413.

  12. DeLeo, F. R., J. B. Burritt, L. Yu, A. J. Jesaitis, M. C. Dinauer, and W. M. Nauseef. 2000. Processing and maturation of flavocytochrome b558 include incorporation of heme as a prerequisite for heterodimer assembly. J Biol Chem 275:13986-13993.

  13. Foubert, T. R., J. B. Bleazard, J. B. Burritt, J. M. Gripentrog, D. Baniulis, R. M. Taylor, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2001. Identification of a spectrally stable proteolytic fragment of human neutrophil flavocytochrome b composed of the NH2-terminal regions of gp91(phox) and p22(phox). J Biol Chem 276:38852-38861.

  14. Burritt, J. B., F. R. DeLeo, C. L. McDonald, J. R. Prigge, M. C. Dinauer, M. Nakamura, W. M. Nauseef, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2001. Phage display epitope mapping of human neutrophil flavocytochrome b558. Identification of two juxtaposed extracellular domains. J Biol Chem 276:2053-2061.

  15. Paclet, M. H., A. W. Coleman, J. Burritt, and F. Morel. 2001. NADPH oxidase of Epstein-Barr-virus immortalized B lymphocytes. Effect of cytochrome b(558) glycosylation. Eur. J Biochem. 268:5197-5208.

  16. Foubert, T. R., J. B. Burritt, R. M. Taylor, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2002. Structural changes are induced in human neutrophil cytochrome b by NADPH oxidase activators, LDS, SDS, and arachidonate: intermolecular resonance energy transfer between trisulfopyrenyl-wheat germ agglutinin and cytochrome b(558). Biochim Biophys Acta 1567:221-231.

  17. Taylor, R. M., T. R. Foubert, J. B. Burritt, M. A. Snodgrass, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2002. Single-step isolation of N-linked glycans from deglycosylation reaction mixtures. Biotechniques 33:754, 756, 758.

  18. Taylor, R. M., B. Lin, T. R. Foubert, J. B. Burritt, J. Sunner, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2002. Cascade blue as a donor for resonance energy transfer studies of heme-containing proteins. Anal Biochem 302:19-27.

  19. Jacobs, J. M., B. W. Bailey, J. B. Burritt, R. P. Morrison, S. G. Morrison, E. A. Dratz, A. J. Jesaitis, and M. Teintze. 2003. QSYP peptide sequence is selected from phage display libraries by bovine IgG contaminants in monoclonal antibody preparations. Biotechniques 34:132-141.

  20. Burritt, J. B., T. R. Foubert, D. Baniulis, C. I. Lord, R. M. Taylor, J. S. Mills, T. D. Baughan, D. Roos, C. A. Parkos, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2003. Functional epitope on human neutrophil flavocytochrome b558. J. Immunol. 170:6082-6089.

  21. Bailey, B. W., B. Mumey, P. A. Hargrave, A. Arendt, O. P. Ernst, K. P. Hofmann, P. R. Callis, J. B. Burritt, A. J. Jesaitis, and E. A. Dratz. 2003. Constraints on the conformation of the cytoplasmic face of dark-adapted and light-excited rhodopsin inferred from antirhodopsin antibody imprints. Protein Sci. 12:2453-2475.

  22. Taylor, R. M., J. B. Burritt, T. R. Foubert, M. A. Snodgrass, K. C. Stone, D. Baniulis, J. M. Gripentrog, C. Lord, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2003. Single-step immunoaffinity purification and characterization of dodecylmaltoside-solubilized human neutrophil flavocytochrome b. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1612:65-75.

  23. Taylor, R. M., J. B. Burritt, D. Baniulis, T. R. Foubert, C. I. Lord, M. C. Dinauer, C. A. Parkos, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2004. Site-specific inhibitors of NADPH oxidase activity and structural probes of flavocytochrome b: characterization of six monoclonal antibodies to the p22phox subunit. J Immunol 173:7349-7357.

  24. Taylor, R. M., T. R. Foubert, J. B. Burritt, D. Baniulis, L. C. McPhail, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2004. Anionic amphiphile and phospholipid-induced conformational changes in human neutrophil flavocytochrome b observed by fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1663:201-213.

  25. Baniulis, D., W. M. Nauseef, J. B. Burritt, R. M. Taylor, P. G. Heyworth, M. C. Dinauer, V. A. Bumelis, K. E. Magnusson, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2005. Unusual polyclonal anti-gp91 peptide antibody interactions with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease-derived human neutrophils are not from compensatory expression of Nox proteins 1, 3, or 4. Eur. J Haematol. 74:241-249.

  26. Baniulis, D., J. B. Burritt, R. M. Taylor, M. C. Dinauer, P. G. Heyworth, C. A. Parkos, K. E. Magnusson, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2005. Monoclonal antibody CL5 recognized the amino terminal domain of human phagocyte flavocytochrome b558 large subunit gp91phox. Eur J Haematol 74:337-347.

  27. Baniulis, D., Y. Nakano, W. M. Nauseef, B. Banfi, G. Cheng, D. J. Lambeth, J. B. Burritt, R. M. Taylor, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2005. Evaluation of two anti-gp91phox antibodies as immunoprobes for Nox family proteins: mAb 54.1 recognizes recombinant full-length Nox2, Nox3 and the C-terminal domains of Nox1-4 and cross-reacts with GRP 58. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1752:186-196.

  28. Bonnett, C. R., E. J. Cornish, A. G. Harmsen, and J. B. Burritt. 2006. Early neutrophil recruitment and aggregation in the murine lung inhibit germination of Aspergillus fumigatus Conidia. Infect. Immun. 74:6528-6539. (Commentary in: Feldmesser, M. 2006. Role of Neutrophils in Invasive Aspergillosis. Infect. Immun. 74:6514-6516.)

  29. Taylor, R. M., D. Baniulis, J. B. Burritt, J. M. Gripentrog, C. I. Lord, M. H. Riesselman, W. S. Maaty, B. P. Bothner, T. E. Angel, E. A. Dratz, G. F. Linton, H. L. Malech, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2006. Analysis of human phagocyte flavocytochrome b(558) by mass spectrometry. J Biol. Chem. 281:37045-37056.

  30. Taylor, R. M., W. S. Maaty, C. I. Lord, T. Hamilton, J. B. Burritt, B. Bothner, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2007. Cloning, sequence analysis and confirmation of derived gene sequences for three epitope-mapped monoclonal antibodies against human phagocyte flavocytochrome b. Mol. Immunol. 44:625-637.

  31. Wilkinson, R. A., J. R. Evans, J. M. Jacobs, D. Slunaker, S. H. Pincus, A. Pinter, C. A. Parkos, J. B. Burritt, and M. Teintze. 2007. Peptides selected from a phage display library with an HIV-neutralizing antibody elicit antibodies to HIV gp120 in rabbits, but not to the same epitope. AIDS Res. Hum. Retroviruses 23:1416-1427.

  32. Stie, J., A. V. Jesaitis, C. I. Lord, J. M. Gripentrog, R. M. Taylor, J. B. Burritt, and A. J. Jesaitis. 2007. Localization of hCAP-18 on the surface of chemoattractant-stimulated human granulocytes: analysis using two novel hCAP-18-specific monoclonal antibodies. J. Leukoc. Biol. 82:161-172.

  33. Lord, C. I., M. H. Riesselman, J. M. Gripentrog, J. B. Burritt, A. J. Jesaitis, and R. M. Taylor. 2008. Single-step immunoaffinity purification and functional reconstitution of human phagocyte flavocytochrome b. J. Immunol. Methods. 329:201-207.

  34. Cornish, E. J., B. J. Hurtgen, K. McInnerney, N. L. Burritt, R. M. Taylor, J. N. Jarvis, S. Y. Wang, and J. B. Burritt. 2008. Reduced Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate Oxidase-Independent Resistance to Aspergillus fumigatus in Alveolar Macrophages. J Immunol 180:6854-6867.

  35. Sven D. Willger, Srisombat Wannaying, Kwang-Hyung Kim, James B. Burritt, Laurel J. Metzler, Robert Barbuch, Martin Bard, Christopher B. Lawrence and Robert A. Cramer Jr. A sterol-regulatory element binding protein is required for morphogenesis, hypoxia adaptation, and virulence in Aspergillus fumigatus. PLOS Pathogens, 2008 Nov;4(11):e1000200. Epub 2008 Nov 7