Stacey D. Gilk, PhD

Department Affiliations
Associate Professor

Microbial pathogenesis; Coxiella, Rickettsia 

Education and Training
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Labs, Hamilton, MT, 2012
Postdoctoral Associate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007
PhD, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2004
BS, Biology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1998

Notable Publications
Gilk SD, Cockrell DA, Luterbach C, Hansen B, Knodler L, Steele-Mortimer O, and RA Heinzen. 2013.  Bacterial colonization of host cells in the absence of cholesterol. PLoS Pathogens Jan; 9(1): e1003107

Wudiri G, Pritchard S, Li H, Liu J, Aguilar H, Gilk SD, and A Nicola. 2014. Molecular requirements for sterols in herpes simplex virus entry and infectivity. Journal of Virology Dec 1; 88(23): 13918-22.

Justis AV, Hansen B, Beare PA, King KB, Heinzen RA, and SD Gilk. 2017. Interactions between the Coxiella burnetii parasitophorous vacuole and the endoplasmic reticulum involve the host protein ORP1L. Cellular Microbiology Jan;19(1). 

Mulye M, Samanta D, Heinzen RA, and SD Gilk. 2017. Elevated cholesterol in the Coxiella burnetii intracellular niche is bacteriolytic. mBio Feb 28;8(1). 

Samanta D, Mulye M, Clemente TM, Justis AV, and SD Gilk. 2017. Manipulation of host cholesterol by obligate intracellular bacteria. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology May 5; 7:165. 

Winfree S and SD Gilk. 2017. Quantitative dextran trafficking to the Coxiella burnetii vacuole. Current Protocols in Microbiology Aug 11; 46:6C.2.1-6C.2.12. 

Samanta D, and SD Gilk. 2017. Measuring pH of the Coxiella burnetii parasitophorous vacuole. Current Protocols in Microbiology, Nov 9; 47:6C.3.1-6C.3.11. 

Mulye M, Zapata B, and SD Gilk. 2018. Altering LD homeostasis in alveolar macrophages affects Coxiella burnetii intracellular growth. PLoS One 2018 Feb 1;13(2):e0192215. 

Clemente TM, Mulye M, Justis AV, Nallandhighal S, Tran TM, and SD Gilk. 2018. Coxiella burnetii blocks intracellular Interleukin-17 signaling in macrophages. Infection and Immunity vol 86, issue 10.

Cockburn C, Green R, Damle S, Martin R, Ghahrai N, Colonne P, Fullerton M, Conrad D, Chalfant, C, Voth D, Rucks E, Gilk SD, and J Carlyon. 2019. Functional inhibition of acid sphingomyelinase disrupts infection by intracellular bacteria. Life Sciences Alliance Mar 22;2(2). 

Samanta D, Clemente T, Schuler B, and SD Gilk. Coxiella burnetii Type 4B Secretion Systemdependent manipulation of endolysosomal maturation is required for bacterial growth. 2019. PLoS
Pathogens Dec 23;15(12):e1007855. 

Book Chapters
Gilk SD, Voth DE, and RA Heinzen. The Coxiella burnetii vacuole. Intracellular Niches of Pathogens - A Microbe's Guide through the Host Cell. 2009. Edited by A. Haas and U. Schaible. Weinheim, Germany, Wiley Publishing pp. 287-300.

Omsland A, Gilk SD, Shannon JG, Beare PA, Voth DE, Howe D, Cockrell DA, and RA Heinzen. 2010. Exploring the cause of human Q fever: recent advances in Coxiella burnetii research. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Intramural Research (vol. 3), edited by Geirgiev, V. New York, Springer-Verlag pp. 75-86.

Gilk, SD 2012. The role of lipids in C. burnetii infection. Coxiella burnetii: Linking structure to function. Edited by R. Toman, J. L. Mege, R.A. Heinzen, and J.E. Samuel. Adv Exp Med Biol. 984:199-213.

1. Sullivan, WJ Jr, Gilk SD. 2015. Preventing friendly fire in the war on microbes. Science Translational Medicine Oct 28; 7(311)

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