For a complete listing of publications see PubMed.


Selected Publications

Funkhouser-Jones LJ, Xu R, Wilke G, Fu Y, Schriefer LA, Makimaa H, Rodgers R, Kennedy EA, VanDussen KL, Stappenbeck TS, Baldridge MT, Sibley LD.Microbiota-produced indole metabolites disrupt mitochondrial function and inhibit Cryptosporidium parvum growth. Cell Rep. 2023 Jun 28;42(7):112680. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112680. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37384526.

Huang Z, Liu H, Nix J, Xu R, Knoverek CR, Bowman GR, Amarasinghe GK, Sibley LD. The intrinsically disordered protein TgIST from Toxoplasma gondii inhibits STAT1 signaling by blocking cofactor recruitment. Nat Commun. 2022 Jul 13;13(1):4047. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-31720-7. PMID: 35831295; PMCID: PMC9279507.

Radke JB, Melillo B, Mittal P, Sharma M, Sharma A, Fu Y, Uddin T, Gonse A, Comer E, Schreiber SL, Gupta AK, Chatterjee AK, Sibley LD. Bicyclic azetidines target acute and chronic stages of Toxoplasma gondii by inhibiting parasite phenylalanyl t-RNA synthetase. Nat Commun. 2022 Jan 24;13(1):459. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-28108-y. PMID: 35075105; PMCID: PMC8786932.

Rinkenberger N, Abrams ME, Matta SK, Schoggins JW, Alto NM, Sibley LD. Overexpression screen of interferon-stimulated genes identifies RARRES3 as a restrictor of Toxoplasma gondii infection. Elife. 2021 Dec 6;10:e73137. doi: 10.7554/eLife.73137. PMID: 34871166; PMCID: PMC8789288.

Fu Y, Brown KM, Jones NG, Moreno SN, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma bradyzoites exhibit physiological plasticity of calcium and energy stores controlling motility and egress. Elife. 2021 Dec 3;10:e73011. doi: 10.7554/eLife.73011. PMID: 34860156; PMCID: PMC8683080.

Saraav I, Cervantes-Barragan L, Olias P, Fu Y, Wang Q, Wang L, Wang Y, Mack M, Baldridge MT, Stappenbeck T, Colonna M, Sibley LD. Chronic Toxoplasma gondii infection enhances susceptibility to colitis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Sep 7;118(36):e2106730118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2106730118. PMID: 34462359; PMCID: PMC8433586.

Rosenberg A, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma gondii secreted effectors co-opt host repressor complexes to inhibit necroptosis. Cell Host Microbe. 2021 Jul 14;29(7):1186-1198.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2021.04.016. Epub 2021 May 26. PMID: 34043960; PMCID: PMC8711274.

Matta SK, Rinkenberger N, Dunay IR, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma gondii infection and its implications within the central nervous system. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2021 Jul;19(7):467-480. doi: 10.1038/s41579-021-00518-7. Epub 2021 Feb 24. PMID: 33627834.

Rosenberg A, Luth MR, Winzeler EA, Behnke M, Sibley LD. Evolution of resistance in vitro reveals mechanisms of artemisinin activity in Toxoplasma gondii. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Dec 5;116(52):26881–91. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1914732116. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31806760; PMCID: PMC6936365.

Janetka JW, Hopper AT, Yang Z, Barks J, Dhason MS, Wang Q, Sibley LD. Optimizing Pyrazolopyrimidine Inhibitors of Calcium Dependent Protein Kinase 1 for Treatment of Acute and Chronic Toxoplasmosis. J Med Chem. 2020 Jun 11;63(11):6144-6163. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c00419. Epub 2020 Jun 1. PMID: 32420739; PMCID: PMC7325724.

Matta SK, Olias P, Huang Z, Wang Q, Park E, Yokoyama WM, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma gondii effector TgIST blocks type I interferon signaling to promote infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Aug 14. pii: 201904637. doi:10.1073/pnas.1904637116. PubMed PMID: 31413201.


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 Jul 22. doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0504-8. PubMed PMID: 31332383.


Wilke G, Funkhouser-Jones LJ, Wang Y, Ravindran S, Wang Q, Beatty WL, Baldridge MT, VanDussen KL, Shen B, Kuhlenschmidt MS, Kuhlenschmidt TB, Witola WH, Stappenbeck TS, Sibley LD. A Stem-Cell-Derived Platform Enables Complete Cryptosporidium Development In Vitro and Genetic Tractability. Cell Host Microbe. 2019 Jul 10;26(1):123-134.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2019.05.007. PubMed PMID: 31231046; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6617391.


Brown KM, Sibley LD. Essential cGMP Signaling in Toxoplasma Is Initiated by a Hybrid P-Type ATPase-Guanylate Cyclase. Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Dec 12;24(6):804-816.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.10.015. PubMed PMID: 30449726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6292738.


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.


Rutaganira FU, Barks J, Dhason MS, Wang Q, Lopez MS, Long S, Radke JB, Jones NG, Maddirala AR, Janetka JW, El Bakkouri M, Hui R, Shokat KM, Sibley LD. Inhibition of Calcium Dependent Protein Kinase 1 (CDPK1) by Pyrazolopyrimidine Analogs Decreases Establishment and Reoccurrence of Central Nervous System Disease by Toxoplasma gondii. J Med Chem. 2017 Dec 28;60(24):9976-9989. doi:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b01192. PubMed PMID: 28933846; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5746462.


Hakimi MA, Olias P, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma Effectors Targeting Host Signaling and Transcription. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 Jul;30(3):615-645. PMID: 28404792.

Olias P, Etheridge RD, Zhang Y, Holtzman MJ, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma Effector Recruits the Mi-2/NuRD Complex to Repress STAT1 Transcription and Block IFN-γ-Dependent Gene Expression. Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Jul 13;20(1):72-82.PubMed PMID: 27414498.

Behnke MS, Dubey JP, Sibley LD. Genetic Mapping of Pathogenesis Determinants in Toxoplasma gondii. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2016 Sep 8;70:63-81. PubMed PMID: 27359216.

Lorenzi H, Khan A, Behnke MS, Namasivayam S, Swapna LS, Hadjithomas M, Karamycheva S, Pinney D, Brunk BP, Ajioka JW, Ajzenberg D, Boothroyd JC, Boyle JP, Dardé ML, Diaz-Miranda MA, Dubey JP, Fritz HM, Gennari SM, Gregory BD, Kim K, Saeij JP, Su C, White MW, Zhu XQ, Howe DK, Rosenthal BM, Grigg ME, Parkinson J, Liu L, Kissinger JC, Roos DS, Sibley LD. Local admixture of amplified and diversified secreted pathogenesis determinants shapes mosaic Toxoplasma gondii genomes. Nat Commun. 2016 Jan 7;7:10147. PubMed PMID: 26081631.

Selleck EM, Orchard RC, Lassen KG, Beatty WL, Xavier RJ, Levine B, Virgin HW, Sibley LD. A Noncanonical Autophagy Pathway Restricts Toxoplasma gondii Growth in a Strain-Specific Manner in IFN-γ-Activated Human Cells. MBio. 2015 Sep 8;6(5):e01157-15. PubMed PMID: 26081631.

Drewry LL, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma Actin Is Required for Efficient Host Cell Invasion. MBio. 2015 Jun 16;6(3):e00557. PubMed PMID: 26081631.

Etheridge RD, Alaganan A, Tang K, Lou HJ, Turk BE, Sibley LD. The Toxoplasma pseudokinase ROP5 forms complexes with ROP18 and ROP17 kinases that synergize to control acute virulence in mice. Cell Host Microbe. 2014 May 14;15(5):537-50.  PubMed PMID: 24832449.

Shen B, Brown KM, Lee TD, Sibley LD. Efficient gene disruption in diverse strains of Toxoplasma gondii using CRISPR/CAS9. MBio. 2014 May 13;5(3):e01114-14.  PubMed PMID: 24825012.

Shen B, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma aldolase is required for metabolism but dispensable for host-cell invasion. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 4;111(9):3567-72. PubMed PMID: 24550496.

Alaganan A, Fentress SJ, Tang K, Wang Q, Sibley LD. Toxoplasma GRA7 effector increases turnover of immunity-related GTPases and contributes to acute virulence in the mouse. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 21;111(3):1126-31. PubMed PMID: 24390541.

Skillman KM, Ma CI, Fremont DH, Diraviyam K, Cooper JA, Sept D, Sibley LD. The unusual dynamics of parasite actin result from isodesmic polymerization. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2285. PubMed PMID: 23921463.

Lourido S, Zhang C, Lopez MS, Tang K, Barks J, Wang Q, Wildman SA, Shokat KM, Sibley LD. Optimizing small molecule inhibitors of calcium-dependent protein kinase 1 to prevent infection by Toxoplasma gondii. J Med Chem. 2013 Apr 11;56(7):3068-77. PubMed PMID: 23470217.

Lourido S, Tang K, Sibley LD. Distinct signalling pathways control Toxoplasma egress and host-cell invasion. EMBO J. 2012 Dec 12;31(24):4524-34. PubMed PMID: 23149386.

Hunter CA, Sibley LD. Modulation of innate immunity by Toxoplasma gondii virulence effectors. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2012 Nov;10(11):766-78. PubMed PMID: 23070557.

Su C, Khan A, Zhou P, Majumdar D, Ajzenberg D, Dardé ML, Zhu XQ, Ajioka JW, Rosenthal BM, Dubey JP, Sibley LD. Globally diverse Toxoplasma gondii isolates comprise six major clades originating from a small number of distinct ancestral lineages. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Apr 10;109(15):5844-9. PubMed PMID: 22431627.

Behnke MS, Khan A, Wootton JC, Dubey JP, Tang K, Sibley LD. Virulence differences in Toxoplasma mediated by amplification of a family of polymorphic pseudokinases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jun 7;108(23):9631-6. PubMed PMID: 21586633.

Sibley LD. Invasion and intracellular survival by protozoan parasites. Immunol Rev. 2011 Mar;240(1):72-91. PubMed PMID: 21349087.

Fentress SJ, Behnke MS, Dunay IR, Mashayekhi M, Rommereim LM, Fox BA, Bzik DJ, Taylor GA, Turk BE, Lichti CF, Townsend RR, Qiu W, Hui R, Beatty WL, Sibley LD. Phosphorylation of immunity-related GTPases by a Toxoplasma gondii-secreted kinase promotes macrophage survival and virulence. Cell Host Microbe. 2010 Dec 16;8(6):484-95. PubMed PMID: 21147463.

Steinfeldt T, Könen-Waisman S, Tong L, Pawlowski N, Lamkemeyer T, Sibley LD, Hunn JP, Howard JC. Phosphorylation of mouse immunity-related GTPase (IRG) resistance proteins is an evasion strategy for virulent Toxoplasma gondii. PLoS Biol. 2010 Dec 21;8(12):e1000576. PubMed PMID: 21203588.

Lourido S, Shuman J, Zhang C, Shokat KM, Hui R, Sibley LD. Calcium-dependent protein kinase 1 is an essential regulator of exocytosis in Toxoplasma. Nature. 2010 May 20;465(7296):359-62. PubMed PMID: 20485436.

Wernimont AK, Artz JD, Finerty P Jr, Lin YH, Amani M, Allali-Hassani A, Senisterra G, Vedadi M, Tempel W, Mackenzie F, Chau I, Lourido S, Sibley LD, Hui R. Structures of apicomplexan calcium-dependent protein kinases reveal mechanism of activation by calcium. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 May;17(5):596-601. PMID: 20436473.

Billker O, Lourido S, Sibley LD. Calcium-dependent signaling and kinases in apicomplexan parasites. Cell Host Microbe. 2009 Jun 18;5(6):612-22. PubMed PMID: 19527888.

Zhao Z, Fux B, Goodwin M, Dunay IR, Strong D, Miller BC, Cadwell K, Delgado MA, Ponpuak M, Green KG, Schmidt RE, Mizushima N, Deretic V, Sibley LD, Virgin HW. Autophagosome-independent essential function for the autophagy protein Atg5 in cellular immunity to intracellular pathogens. Cell Host Microbe. 2008 Nov 13;4(5):458-69. PubMed PMID: 18996346.

Dunay IR, Damatta RA, Fux B, Presti R, Greco S, Colonna M, Sibley LD. Gr1(+) inflammatory monocytes are required for mucosal resistance to the pathogen Toxoplasma gondii. Immunity. 2008 Aug 15;29(2):306-17. PubMed PMID: 18691912.

Sibley LD, Ajioka JW. Population structure of Toxoplasma gondii: clonal expansion driven by infrequent recombination and selective sweeps. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2008;62:329-51. PubMed PMID: 18544039.