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Tabilas C, Smith NL, Rudd BD. Shaping immunity for life: Layered development of CD8+ T cells. Immunol Rev. 2023 Jan 18. doi: 10.1111/imr.13185.



Tabilas C, Iu DS, Daly CWP, Yee Mon KJ, Reynaldi A, Wesnak SP, Grenier JK, Davenport MP, Smith NL, Grimson A, Rudd BD. ​Early microbial exposure shapes adult immunity by altering CD8+ T cell development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Dec 6;119(49):e2212548119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2212548119. 

Hilt Z, Charles W, Cheng K, Tabilas  C, Smith NL, Schaffer CB, Rudd BD. Cutting Edge: CCR9 promotes CD8+ T cell Recruitment to the Brain During Congenital CMV Infection. Journal of Immunology. Nov 2022. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.2200578. PMID: 36344110


Yee Mon KJ, Zhu H, Daly CWP, Vu LT, Smith NL, Patel R, Topham DJ, Scheible K, Jambo K, Le MTN, Rudd BD, Grimson A.MicroRNA-29 specifies age-related differences in the CD8+ T cell immune response.Cell Rep. 2021 Nov 9;37(6):109969. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109969


Davenport, MP, Smith, NL, Rudd, BD. Building a T cell compartment: how immune cell development shapes function. Nat Rev Immunol (2020).

Rudd BD. Neonatal T Cells: A Reinterpretation. Annu. Rev. Immunol. 2020. 38:229–47 doi: 


Tabilas C, Wang J, Liu X, Locasale JW, Smith NL, Rudd BD. Cutting Edge: Elevated Glycolytic Metabolism Limits the Formation of Memory CD8+ T Cells in Early Life. J Immunol. 2019 Oct 9. pii: ji1900426. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1900426.

Yee Mon KJ, Goldsmith E, Watson NB, Wang J, Smith NL, Rudd BD. Differential Sensitivity to IL-12 Drives Sex-Specific Differences in the CD8+ T Cell Response to Infection. ImmunoHorizons. April 1, 2019, 3 (4) 121-132

Reynaldi A, Smith NL, Schlub TE, Tabilas C, Venturi V, Rudd BD, Davenport MP. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.  2019 Feb 14. pii: 201811634. https://doi: 10.1073/pnas.1811634116.


Smith NL, Patel RK, Reynaldi A, et al. Developmental Origin Governs CD8 T Cell Fate Decisions during Infection. Cell. 2018;174(1):117-130.e14.


Wang J, Wissink EM, Watson NB, Smith NL, Grimson A, Rudd BD. Fetal and adult progenitors give rise to unique populations of CD8+ T cells. Blood. 2016;128(26):3073-3082.

Reynaldi A, Smith NL, Schlub TE, Venturi V, Rudd BD, Davenport MP. Modeling the dynamics of neonatal CD8(+) T-cell responses. Immunol Cell Biol. 2016;94(9):838-848.

Venturi V, Nzingha K, Amos TG, et al. The Neonatal CD8+ T Cell Repertoire Rapidly Diversifies during Persistent Viral Infection. J Immunol. 2016;196(4):1604-16.


Smith NL, Wissink EM, Grimson A, Rudd BD. miR-150 Regulates Differentiation and Cytolytic Effector Function in CD8+ T cells. Sci Rep. 2015;5:16399.

Wissink EM, Smith NL, Spektor R, Rudd BD, Grimson A. MicroRNAs and Their Targets Are Differentially Regulated in Adult and Neonatal Mouse CD8+ T Cells. Genetics. 2015;201(3):1017-30.

Cohen SB, Smith NL, Mcdougal C, et al. Beta-catenin signaling drives differentiation and proinflammatory function of IRF8-dependent dendritic cells. J Immunol. 2015;194(1):210-22.

Smith NL, Wissink E, Wang J, et al. Rapid proliferation and differentiation impairs the development of memory CD8+ T cells in early life. J Immunol. 2014;193(1):177-84.

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