Stacey D. Gilk, PhD

Department Affiliations
Associate Professor

Cellular microbiology of Coxiella burnetii infection
Gilk Laboratory

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

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 burnetiid intracellular niche is bacteriolytic. mBio Feb 28;8(1).

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.

Samanta D, Clemente T, Schuler B, and SD Gilk. Coxiella burnetii Type 4B Secretion System-dependent manipulation of endolysosomal maturation is required for bacterial growth. 2019. PLoS Pathogens Dec 23;15(12):e1007855. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007855.

O’Neal AJ, Butler LR, Rolandelli A, Gilk SD, and JHF Pedra. Lipid hijacking: a unifying theme in vector-borne diseases. 2020. eLife; 9:e61675

Clemente TM, Ratnayake R, Samanta D, Augusto L, Beare PA, Heinzen RA, and SD Gilk. Coxiella burnetii sterol modifying enzyme Stmp1 regulates cholesterol in the intracellular niche. 2022. mBio. Jan 25;13(1)

Schuler B, Sladek M, and SD Gilk. Host lipid transport protein ORP1 is necessary for Coxiella burnetii growth and vacuole expansion in macrophages. 2023 Jun 22;8(3)

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