Trevor B. Teafatiller

Trevor B. Teafatiller Germanic Languages and Literatures at Ohio State

Trevor B. Teafatiller

Doctoral Student / University Fellow

Hagerty Hall, 4th floor

Research Interests

18th- to 21st-century German Media and Philosophical History
The German Novella
Philosophy of Science and Ethics
East German Literature
Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
Gender, Queer, and Intersectionality Studies


  • Current Doctoral Student at The Ohio State University (University Fellowship)
  • MA, German Studies, California State University, Long Beach (Distinguished Graduate Award)
    • Exam Topics:
      • Christa Wolf und das Weiterleben von Der geteilte Himmel, Schwerpunkte: Übersetzungen und Bearbeitungen
      • Friedrich Schillers literarische Prosawerke, Schwerpunkte: der historische Rahmen und das Fallstudienkonzept
      • Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Novelle: Heinrich von Kleist, Schwerpunkte: Räumlichkeit und Bewegung
  • BA, German Studies, California State University, Long Beach (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • BS, Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology, Minor in Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach (NIH BUILD Initiative and President's Scholar)
    • University Honors Program Senior Thesis:
      • Enteroid Cell Culture: Troubleshooting Methodology And Preliminary Vitamin Transporter Efficiency Testing

International Education & Exchanges

  • DAAD Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholar, Universität Ulm, Germany (Upper-division Courses in the Biology Department)
  • Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik, Portland State University, Portland, OR (Undergraduate and Graduate Courses)

Work Experience

  • German Teaching Associate, California State University, Long Beach
    • Co-instructor, first semester German 101A, AMI (Zoom), synchronous. Spring 2021.
    • Sole instructor, first semester German 101A, AMI (Zoom), synchronous. Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
  • Assistant Research Specialist and Lab Manager, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. December 2018-July 2023.
  • Assistant Research Specialist, Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System, Department of Research. June 2015-August 2017.
  • Program Assistant, University Honors Program, California State University, Long Beach. August 2014-May 2015.

As a biomedical researcher, Trevor Teafatiller has published several scientific articles and abstracts in prestigious peer-reviewed journals concerning topics related to the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the absorption and regulation of water-soluble vitamin transporters in a variety of cellular systems. His research utilizes both human and animal models to study intestinal, renal, liver, lung, and brain physiology as well as pathophysiological sequelae of disease conditions including Alzheimer's disease, COVID-19, ARDS, BVVLS, IBD, and bacterial infection via in vitro, in vivo, ex vivo, and in silico analysis. Additional projects involve establishing microphysiological stem cell and body-on-chip methodologies used for 3-D organ co-culture and design of experimental paradigms for advancing student learning in neuroscience.

Scientific Publications

  • Teafatiller T, Perez O, Kitazawa M, Agrawal A, Subramanian VS. Nedd4-1 regulates human sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter-2 functional expression in neuronal and epithelial cells. J Nutr Biochem. 2023 (Under Review).
  • Teafatiller T, Subramanya SB, Lambrecht N, Subramanian VS. Salmonella Typhimurium Infection Reduces the Ascorbic Acid Uptake in the Intestine. Mediators Inflamm. 2023 Jan 17;2023:2629262. doi: 10.1155/2023/2629262. PMID: 36704315; PMCID: PMC9873446.
  • Teafatiller T, Subramanian S, Marquez FE, Kitazawa M, Subramanian VS. Valproic acid upregulates sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter-2 functional expression in neuronal cells. Life Sci. 2022 Nov 1;308:120944. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2022.120944. Epub 2022 Sep 10. PMID: 36096242.
  • Subramanian VS, Teafatiller T, Vidal J, Gunaratne GS, Rodriguez-Ortiz CJ, Kitazawa M, Marchant JS. Calsyntenin-3 interacts with the sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter-2 to regulate vitamin C uptake. Int J Biol Macromol. 2021 Dec 1;192:1178-1184. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.10.058. Epub 2021 Oct 18. PMID: 34673103; PMCID: PMC9842108.
  • Teafatiller T, Agrawal S, De Robles G, Rahmatpanah F, Subramanian VS, Agrawal A. Vitamin C Enhances Antiviral Functions of Lung Epithelial Cells. Biomolecules. 2021 Aug 3;11(8):1148. doi: 10.3390/biom11081148. PMID: 34439814; PMCID: PMC8394979.
  • Subramanian VS, Teafatiller T, Moradi H, Marchant JS. Histone deacetylase inhibitors regulate vitamin C transporter functional expression in intestinal epithelial cells. J Nutr Biochem. 2021 Dec;98:108838. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2021.108838. Epub 2021 Aug 14. PMID: 34403723.
  • Subramanian VS, Teafatiller T, Agrawal A, Kitazawa M, Marchant JS. Effect of Lipopolysaccharide and TNFα on Neuronal Ascorbic Acid Uptake. Mediators Inflamm. 2021 Jul 3;2021:4157132. doi: 10.1155/2021/4157132. PMID: 34285658; PMCID: PMC8275400.
  • Teafatiller T, Heskett CW, Agrawal A, Marchant JS, Baulch JE, Acharya MM, Subramanian VS. Upregulation of Vitamin C Transporter Functional Expression in 5xFAD Mouse Intestine. Nutrients. 2021 Feb 14;13(2):617. doi: 10.3390/nu13020617. PMID: 33672967; PMCID: PMC7918291.
  • Heskett CW, Teafatiller T, Hennessey C, Gareau MG, Marchant JS, Said HM, Subramanian VS. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Infection Inhibits Intestinal Ascorbic Acid Uptake via Dysregulation of Its Transporter Expression. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Jul;66(7):2250-2260. doi: 10.1007/s10620-020-06389-x. Epub 2020 Jun 17. PMID: 32556816; PMCID: PMC7744340.
  • Subramanian VS, Sabui S, Teafatiller T, Bohl JA, Said HM. Structure/functional aspects of the human riboflavin transporter-3 (SLC52A3): role of the predicted glycosylation and substrate-interacting sites. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2017 Aug 1;313(2):C228-C238. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00101.2017. Epub 2017 Jun 21. PMID: 28637675; PMCID: PMC5582875.
  • Udhayabanu T, Subramanian VS, Teafatiller T, Gowda VK, Raghavan VS, Varalakshmi P, Said HM, Ashokkumar B. SLC52A2 [p.P141T] and SLC52A3 [p.N21S] causing Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome in an Indian patient: First genetically proven case with mutations in two riboflavin transporters. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 Nov 1;462:210-214. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2016.09.022. Epub 2016 Oct 1. PMID: 27702554; PMCID: PMC5521005.

Abstract Publications

  • Collins J, Jose JAJ, Subramanian VS, Kitazawa M, Teafatiller T, Lim S, Fernandes A.  (2023). “Teaching organ models from design through experiments to applications in neuroscience”. 2023 Neuroscience Meeting. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience. (Submitted).
  • Teafatiller T, Subramanya SB, Lambrecht N, Subramanian VS. (2023). “Salmonella Typhimurium infection reduces the ascorbic acid uptake in the intestine”. Gastroenterology (In Press).
  • Teafatiller T, Kitazawa M, Agrawal A, Subramanian VS. (2023). “Regulation of human sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter-2 function in neuronal cells by ubiquitin E3 ligase Nedd4-1”. APS American Physiology Summit (In Press).
  • Collins J, Wong HC, Collins AJ, Katara G, Collins CJ, Jose JAJ, Johnston KV, Kohana J, Lim SL, Kitazawa M, Teafatiller T, Subramanian VS, Sun M. (2022). “Continuous transepithelial-endothelial measurements to track blood-brain-barrier integrity in a multi-organs recirculation system for Alzheimer’s drug testing”.  Program No. 747.21. 2022 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2022. Online.
  • Teafatiller T,  Subramanian VS. (2022). “Valproic acid regulates sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter-2 (SVCT-2) functional expression in neuronal cells”. FASEB J, 36 S1. R2145.
  • Heskett CW, Teafatiller T, Hennessey C, Gareau MG, Marchant JS, Said HM, Subramanian VS. (2020). “Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) infection inhibits intestinal vitamin C transporter function and expression: in vitro and in vivo studies”. FASEB J, 34, S1.03680.
  • Teafatiller TB, Subramanian VS, Balasubramaniem A, Said HM. (2016). “Effect of Clinical Mutations on the Functionality and Cellular Targeting of Human Riboflavin Transporters-2 (hRFVT-2) and -3 (hRFVT-3)”. Program No. 3.b Cell Biology C071. ABRCMS 2016 Online Abstract Database. Tampa, FL: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), 2016. Online.