Lisa Drewry, Ph.D.
Lisa Drewry, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Department of Pathology
25 S. Grand Ave, 1020 ML
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Lab: 319-335-9919


2022: NIH F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship
2019: Ph.D. Program in Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Washington University in St Louis
2013: Fulbright Student Fellow, Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
2012: BA in Biology and International Studies, Saint Olaf College, MN


Host-pathogen interactions during malaria

Publications Pubmed

  1. LeFebvre, M, Drewry, LL, Epping, LP, Hancox, L, Reyes-Sandoval, A, Harty JT. Subunit booster vaccination confers sterilizing immunity against liver-stage malaria in mice initially primed with a weight-normalized dose of radiation attenuated sporozoites. Journal of Immunology: Cutting Edge 2021. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.2100818
  2. Drewry LL, Harty JT. RPL-6: An Achilles Needle in the Malaria Haystack? Trends Parasitol. 2020 Jun 18. doi: 10.1016/ PMID: 32565051
  3. Drewry LL, Harty JT. Balancing in a black box: Potential immunomodulatory roles for TGF-β signaling during blood-stage malaria. Virulence. 2020 Dec;11(1):159-169. PubMed PMID: 32043415. PMCID: PMC7051139
  4. Drewry LL, Jones NG, Wang Q, Onken MD, Miller MJ, Sibley LD. The secreted kinase ROP17 promotes Toxoplasma gondii dissemination by hijacking monocyte tissue migration. Nat Microbiol. 2019 Nov;4(11):1951-1963. PMCID: PMC6814536.
  5. Drewry LL, Sibley LD. The hitchhiker's guide to parasite dissemination. Cell Microbiol. 2019 Nov;21(11):e13070. doi: 10.1111/cmi.13070. PMCID: PMC6842094. (Embargoed through Oct. 2020)
  6. Long S, Anthony B, Drewry LL, Sibley LD. A conserved ankyrin repeat-containing protein regulates conoid stability, motility and cell invasion in Toxoplasma gondii. Nat Commun. 2017 Dec 21;8(1):2236. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02341-2. PubMed PMID: 29269729; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5740107.
  7. Long S, Brown KM, Drewry LL, Anthony B, Phan IQH, Sibley LD. Calmodulin-like proteins localized to the conoid regulate motility and cell invasion by Toxoplasma gondii. PLoS Pathog. 2017 May 5;13(5):e1006379. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1006379. eCollection 2017 May. PMCID: PMC5435356.
  8. Smirnov A, Wang C, Drewry LL, Vogel J. Molecular mechanism of mRNA repression in trans by a ProQ-dependent small RNA. EMBO J. 2017 Apr 13;36(8):1029-1045. doi:10.15252/embj.201696127. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMCID: PMC5391140.
  9. Drewry LL, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma Actin Is Required for Efficient Host Cell Invasion. MBio. 2015 Jun 16;6(3):e00557. PMCID: PMC4471557.
  10. Hsiao A, Ahmed AM, Subramanian S, Griffin NW, Drewry LL, Petri WA Jr, Haque R, Ahmed T, Gordon JI. Members of the human gut microbiota involved in recovery from Vibrio cholerae infection. Nature. 2014 Nov 20;515(7527):423-6. doi:10.1038/nature13738. Epub 2014 Sep 17. PMCID: PMC4353411.