Stewart Joseph Neifert '12
Stew Neifert '12 received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion given to a member of the graduating class distinguished for excellence of character and generous service to his fellows.
Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon
Elliott Assistant Professor of Biology
Gilmer Hall, 108
B.S., Hampden-Sydney College, 2001; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2007; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia, 2007-2009
Biology of Cancer
Principles of Biology
Committee Assignments & Service to the College
Academic Affairs Committee
Professional Development Committee
Health Sciences Advisory Committee (Chair)
Presidential Inauguration Installation Ceremony Committee
Technical Services Librarian Search Committee
Open House Recruiting
Big Event Community Service Project (2011, 2013)
Most Recent Publications
Kristian M. Hargadon. 2013. Melanoma Immunotherapy: Overcoming Obstacles to Augment Anti-tumor Immune Responses. Article in press at Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (for special issue on Melanoma Research).
Kristian M. Hargadon, Yonathan T. Ararso, Osric A. Forrest, and Chad M. Harte. 2012. Melanoma-associated Suppression of the Dendritic Cell Lines DC2.4 and JAWSII. American Journal of Immunology. 8: 179-190.
Kristian M. Hargadon, Osric A. Forrest, and Pranay R. Reddy. 2012. Suppression of the Maturation and Activation of the Dendritic Cell Line DC2.4 by Melanoma-derived Factors. Cellular Immunology. 272: 275-282.
Kristian M. Hargadon, H. Zhou, R.A. Albrecht, H.A. Dodd, A. Garcia-Sastre, and T.J. Braciale. 2011. Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Expression and Hemagglutinin Subtype Influence the Infectivity of Type A Influenza Virus for Respiratory Dendritic Cells. 2011. Journal of Virology. 85: 11955-11963.
Ferguson, A.R., L.A Nichols, A.L. Zarling, E.D. Thompson, C.C. Brinkman, K.M. Hargadon, T.N. Bullock, and V.H. Engelhard. 2008. Strategies and challengesin eliciting immunity to melanoma. Immunological Reviews. 222: 28-42.
Hargadon, K.M., C. C. Brinkman, S. L. Sheasley-O'Neill, L. A. Nichols, T. N. J. Bullock and V. H. Engelhard. 2006. Incomplete Differentiation of Antigen-Specific CD8 T Cells in Tumor-Draining Lymph Nodes. Journal of Immunology. 177: 6081-6090.
Kristian M. Hargadon. From Gym Rat to Tumor Immunologist: A Scholar-Athlete's Path to Cancer Research. Keynote speaker at the 2013 Harker Research Symposium at The Harker School in San Jose, CA.
Kristian M. Hargadon, Osric A. Forrest, and Pranay R. Reddy. Suppression of the Maturation and Activation of the Dendritic Cell Line DC2.4 by Melanoma-derived Factors. Oral presentation at Norfolk State University at the 2012 Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting.
Yonathan T. Ararso and Kristian M. Hargadon. The Role of Melanoma-derived Immunosuppressive Molecules in the Suppression of Dendritic Cell Maturation and Activation. Poster presentation at Randolph-Macon College at the 2012 Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Spring Conference.
Yonathan T. Ararso and Kristian M. Hargadon. Characterization of B16-F1 and D5.1G4 Melanoma Tumors and Profiling Melanoma-Induced Suppression of Dendritic Cell Function. Poster presented at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC at the 2011 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and International Research Conference.
Osric A. Forrest and Kristian M. Hargadon. The Effect of B16-F1 and D5.1G4 Tumor-altered Dendritic Cells on Helper and Killer T Cell Activation. Poster presentation at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College at the 2011 Virginia Academy of Science Fall Undergraduate Research Conference.
2011 Graduation Speaker at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot High School Graduation
Kristian M. Hargadon, Osric A. Forrest, and Pranay R. Reddy. Melanoma-Associated Suppression of Dendritic Cell Maturation/Activation Depends on Tumorigenicity. Oral presentation at University of Richmond at the 2011 Virginia Academy of Science Annual Conference.
Pranay Reddy and Kristian M. Hargadon. Characterization of the Murine Melanoma Cell Lines B16-F1 and D5.1G4: A Model System for Investigating Immune Regulation by Highly Tumorigenic Versus Poorly Tumorigenic Melanomas. Poster presentation at Marymount University at the 2011 Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Spring Conference.
Kristian M. Hargadon and Osric Forrest. Progressor Versus Regressor Melanomas Differentially Suppress Dendritic Cell Activation. Oral presentation at Lynchburg College at the 2010 Virginia Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting.
Chad M. Harte and Kristian M. Hargadon. Characterizing Maturation of the Immature Dendritic Cell Line JAWSII. Poster presentation at Virginia Wesleyan College at the 2010 Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Spring Conference. RECEIVED BEST POSTER AWARD.
Kristian M. Hargadon and Thomas J. Braciale. Susceptibility and Responsiveness of Respiratory Dendritic Cells to Influenza Virus Infection is Virus Strain-Dependent. Oral presentation at Virginia Commonwealth University at the 2009 Virginia Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting.
Kristian M. Hargadon. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: What is the "Deficiency"? Presented as an Invited Speaker at the Hampden-Sydney College symposium: Global HIV and AIDS Pandemic: It's In Your Life. November 5, 2009
2013 - Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Mednick Memorial Fellowship,($2,000)
2013 - Hampden-Sydney College Student/Faculty Summer Research Award
2012 - Elliott Endowed Professorship
2012 - Renewal of Virginia Academy of Science Jeffress Memorial Fellowship ($10,000)
2012 - Hampden-Sydney College Student/Faculty Summer Research Award
2012 - J. Shelton Horsley Research Award (highest honor bestowed by Virginia Academy of Science for original research) for manuscript published in Cellular Immunology entitled "Suppression of the maturation and activation of the dendritic cell line DC2.4 by melanoma-derived factors."
Sigma Xi Fresh Faces of the 125th Anniversary Award (1 of 125 members out of 60,000+ worldwide in the international honorary scientific research society recognized as an emerging "Fresh Face" under the age of 35 in scientific research)
2011 - Virginia Academy of Science Jeffress Memorial Fellowship ($25,000)
2011 - Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Mednick Memorial Fellowship,($2,000)
2011 - Hampden-Sydney Student/Faculty Summer Research Award
2010 - Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) Undergraduate Science Research Fellowship and Hampden-Sydney Student/Faculty Summer Research Award
Postdoctoral Fellow Immunology Training Grant and Biodefense Training Grant
Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators
Dean's Fellowship - University of Virginia
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
Valedictorian - Hampden-Sydney College - 2001
USA Today All-USA College Academic Team - Third Team
Patrick Henry Scholar - Hampden-Sydney College
Virginia Academy of Sciences (Vice Chair (2011) and Secretary (2012) of Biology and Microbiology Division)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Research Society
Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Leadership Fraternity
Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Fraternity
Chi Beta Phi Honorary Science/Mathematics Fraternity
Eta Sigma Phi Honorary Classics Fraternity
Guest Associate Editor for Research Topic covering Tumor Cell/Dendritic Cell Interactions and the Influence of Tumors on Dendritic Cell-mediated Anti-Tumor Immune Responses and Dendritic Cell-Based Tumor Immunotherapies in the journal Frontiers in Tumor Immunity
Reviewer for the journal Cellular Immunology
Reviewer for the journal Melanoma Research
Reviewer for the journal Current Medicinal Chemistry
Reviewer for the textbook Kuby, Immunology (7th Edition)
Sports (Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis)