Marcela Henao Tamayo

Monfort Professor Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Marcela

Dr. Henao-Tamayo is an Associate Professor of Mycobacterial Immunology, and Director of CSU-Flow Cytometry and Cells Sorting Core Facility. Her laboratory focuses in understanding the host-pathogen interaction during Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission, and the immunopathogenesis of Mycobacterial infections.


PhD, Colorado State University, 2009MsC, Universidad De Antioquia, 2003MD, Universidad De Antioquia, 1999


Marcela Henao-Tamayo, Andres Obregón-Henao, Kimberly Arnett, Crystal Shanley, Ian M. Orme and Diane J. Ordway. J. Impact of BCG vaccination on CD4+Foxp3+ T cells during the acquired immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. J Leukocyte Biol. 2016 Apr;99(4):605-17. Henao-Tamayo M, Shanley CA, Verma D, Zilavy A, Stapleton MC, Furney SK, Podell B, Orme IM. The Efficacy of the BCG Vaccine against Newly Emerging Clinical Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 14;10(9):e0136500. Schiebler M, Brown K, Hegyi K, Newton SM, Renna M, Hepburn L, Klapholz C, Coulter S, Obregón-Henao A, Henao Tamayo M, Basaraba R, Kampmann B, Henry KM, Burgon J, Renshaw SA, Fleming A, Kay RR, Anderson KE, Hawkins PT, Ordway DJ, Rubinsztein DC, Floto RA. Functional drug screening reveals anticonvulsants as enhancers of mTOR-independent autophagic killing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through inositol depletion. EMBO Mol Med. 2014 Dec 22;7(2):127-39.Henao-Tamayo M, Obregón-Henao A, Creissen E, Shanley C, Orme I, Ordway DJ. Differential Mycobacterium bovis BCG Vaccine-Derived Efficacy in C3Heb/FeJ and C3H/HeOuJ Mice Exposed to a Clinical Strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2015 Jan;22(1):91-8.Marcela Henao-Tamayo, Ian M. Orme, and Diane J. Ordway. Memory T cell subsets in tuberculosis: what should we be targeting? Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2014 Jun 17. Podell BK, Ackart DF, Obregon-Henao A, Eck SP, Henao-Tamayo M, Richardson M, Orme I, Ordway DJ, and Basaraba RJ. Increased Severity of tuberculosis in Guinea pigs with type 2 diabetes: a model of diabetes-tuberculosis comorbidity. Am J Pathol 2014. April; 184(4):1104-18.Obregón-Henao A, Henao-Tamayo M, Orme IM, Ordway DJ. Gr1intCD11b+ Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 1;8(11):e80669.Henao-Tamayo M, Obregón-Henao A, Ordway DJ, Shang S, Duncan CG, Orme IM. A mouse model of tuberculosis reinfection. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2012 May;92(3):211-7.