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    Lena Gerwick

    TitleSenior Lecturer
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentScripps Institution of Oceanography Department
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0212
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-534-0566
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      Development of an efficient cyanobacterial platform for heterologous expression and biosynthetic interrogations of natural products.
      NIH/NIGMS R01GM118815Jan 12, 2017 - Dec 31, 2020
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Tools for rapid and accurate structure elucidation of natural products
      NIH/NIGMS R01GM107550Sep 5, 2013 - Apr 30, 2021
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. LaMonte GM, Almaliti J, Bibo-Verdugo B, Keller L, Zou BY, Yang J, Antonova-Koch Y, Orjuela-Sanchez P, Boyle CA, Vigil E, Wang L, Goldgof GM, Gerwick L, O'Donoghue AJ, Winzeler EA, Gerwick WH, Ottilie S. Development of a potent inhibitor of the Plasmodium proteasome with reduced mammalian toxicity. J Med Chem. 2017 Jul 11. PMID: 28696697.
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      2. Leao T, Castelão G, Korobeynikov A, Monroe EA, Podell S, Glukhov E, Allen EE, Gerwick WH, Gerwick L. Comparative genomics uncovers the prolific and distinctive metabolic potential of the cyanobacterial genus Moorea. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 21; 114(12):3198-3203. PMID: 28265051.
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      3. Cummings SL, Barbé D, Leao TF, Korobeynikov A, Engene N, Glukhov E, Gerwick WH, Gerwick L. A novel uncultured heterotrophic bacterial associate of the cyanobacterium Moorea producens JHB. BMC Microbiol. 2016 Aug 30; 16(1):198. PMID: 27577966; PMCID: PMC5006271.
      4. Maloney FP, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH, Sherman DH, Smith JL. Anatomy of the ß-branching enzyme of polyketide biosynthesis and its interaction with an acyl-ACP substrate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Sep 13; 113(37):10316-21. PMID: 27573844; PMCID: PMC5027445 [Available on 03/13/17].
      5. Kleigrewe K, Gerwick L, Sherman DH, Gerwick WH. Unique marine derived cyanobacterial biosynthetic genes for chemical diversity. Nat Prod Rep. 2016 Feb; 33(2):348-64. PMID: 26758451.
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      6. Bertin MJ, Vulpanovici A, Monroe EA, Korobeynikov A, Sherman DH, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. The Phormidolide Biosynthetic Gene Cluster: A trans-AT PKS Pathway Encoding a Toxic Macrocyclic Polyketide. Chembiochem. 2016 Jan; 17(2):164-73. PMID: 26769357; NIHMSID: NIHMS786940 [Available on 01/01/17].
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      7. Teta R, Della Sala G, Glukhov E, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH, Mangoni A, Costantino V. Combined LC-MS/MS and Molecular Networking Approach Reveals New Cyanotoxins from the 2014 Cyanobacterial Bloom in Green Lake, Seattle. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Dec 15; 49(24):14301-10. PMID: 26567695; NIHMSID: NIHMS780455 [Available on 12/15/16].
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      8. Moss NA, Bertin MJ, Kleigrewe K, Leão TF, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. Integrating mass spectrometry and genomics for cyanobacterial metabolite discovery. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016 Mar; 43(2-3):313-24. PMID: 26578313.
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      9. Shao CL, Linington RG, Balunas MJ, Centeno A, Boudreau P, Zhang C, Engene N, Spadafora C, Mutka TS, Kyle DE, Gerwick L, Wang CY, Gerwick WH. Bastimolide A, a Potent Antimalarial Polyhydroxy Macrolide from the Marine Cyanobacterium Okeania hirsuta. J Org Chem. 2015 Aug 21; 80(16):7849-55. PMID: 26222145.
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      10. Boudreau PD, Monroe EA, Mehrotra S, Desfor S, Korobeynikov A, Sherman DH, Murray TF, Gerwick L, Dorrestein PC, Gerwick WH. Expanding the Described Metabolome of the Marine Cyanobacterium Moorea producens JHB through Orthogonal Natural Products Workflows. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0133297. PMID: 26222584.
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      11. Kleigrewe K, Almaliti J, Tian IY, Kinnel RB, Korobeynikov A, Monroe EA, Duggan BM, Di Marzo V, Sherman DH, Dorrestein PC, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. Combining Mass Spectrometric Metabolic Profiling with Genomic Analysis: A Powerful Approach for Discovering Natural Products from Cyanobacteria. J Nat Prod. 2015 Jul 24; 78(7):1671-82. PMID: 26149623.
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      12. Mascuch SJ, Moree WJ, Hsu CC, Turner GG, Cheng TL, Blehert DS, Kilpatrick AM, Frick WF, Meehan MJ, Dorrestein PC, Gerwick L. Direct Detection of Fungal Siderophores on Bats with White-Nose Syndrome via Fluorescence Microscopy-Guided Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0119668. PMID: 25781976.
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      13. Bertin MJ, Schwartz SL, Lee J, Korobeynikov A, Dorrestein PC, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. Spongosine Production by a Vibrio harveyi Strain Associated with the Sponge Tectitethya crypta. J Nat Prod. 2015 Mar 27; 78(3):493-9. PMID: 25668560.
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      14. Micallef ML, Sharma D, Bunn BM, Gerwick L, Viswanathan R, Moffitt MC. Comparative analysis of hapalindole, ambiguine and welwitindolinone gene clusters and reconstitution of indole-isonitrile biosynthesis from cyanobacteria. BMC Microbiol. 2014 Aug 01; 14:213. PMID: 25198896; PMCID: PMC4236562.
      15. Coates RC, Podell S, Korobeynikov A, Lapidus A, Pevzner P, Sherman DH, Allen EE, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. Characterization of cyanobacterial hydrocarbon composition and distribution of biosynthetic pathways. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e85140. PMID: 24475038.
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      16. Della Sala G, Hochmuth T, Costantino V, Teta R, Gerwick W, Gerwick L, Piel J, Mangoni A. Polyketide genes in the marine sponge Plakortis simplex: a new group of mono-modular type I polyketide synthases from sponge symbionts. Environ Microbiol Rep. 2013 Dec; 5(6):809-18. PMID: 24249289.
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      17. Hsu CC, ElNaggar MS, Peng Y, Fang J, Sanchez LM, Mascuch SJ, Møller KA, Alazzeh EK, Pikula J, Quinn RA, Zeng Y, Wolfe BE, Dutton RJ, Gerwick L, Zhang L, Liu X, Månsson M, Dorrestein PC. Real-time metabolomics on living microorganisms using ambient electrospray ionization flow-probe. Anal Chem. 2013 Aug 6; 85(15):7014-8. PMID: 23819546.
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      18. Sanchez LM, Knudsen GM, Helbig C, De Muylder G, Mascuch SM, Mackey ZB, Gerwick L, Clayton C, McKerrow JH, Linington RG. Examination of the mode of action of the almiramide family of natural products against the kinetoplastid parasite Trypanosoma brucei. J Nat Prod. 2013 Apr 26; 76(4):630-41. PMID: 23445522.
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      19. McCarthy JG, Eisman EB, Kulkarni S, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH, Wipf P, Sherman DH, Smith JL. Structural basis of functional group activation by sulfotransferases in complex metabolic pathways. ACS Chem Biol. 2012 Dec 21; 7(12):1994-2003. PMID: 22991895.
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      20. Balunas MJ, Grosso MF, Villa FA, Engene N, McPhail KL, Tidgewell K, Pineda LM, Gerwick L, Spadafora C, Kyle DE, Gerwick WH. Coibacins A-D, antileishmanial marine cyanobacterial polyketides with intriguing biosynthetic origins. Org Lett. 2012 Aug 3; 14(15):3878-81. PMID: 22794317.
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      21. Choi H, Mascuch SJ, Villa FA, Byrum T, Teasdale ME, Smith JE, Preskitt LB, Rowley DC, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. Honaucins A-C, potent inhibitors of inflammation and bacterial quorum sensing: synthetic derivatives and structure-activity relationships. Chem Biol. 2012 May 25; 19(5):589-98. PMID: 22633410.
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      22. Kim JW, Gerwick L, Park CI. Molecular identification and expression analysis of two distinct BPI/LBPs (bactericidal permeability-increasing protein/LPS-binding protein) from rock bream, Oplegnathus fasciatus. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012 Jul; 33(1):75-84. PMID: 22521422.
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      23. Jones AC, Ottilie S, Eustáquio AS, Edwards DJ, Gerwick L, Moore BS, Gerwick WH. Evaluation of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) as a heterologous expression host for the cyanobacterial protein kinase C activator lyngbyatoxin A. FEBS J. 2012 Apr; 279(7):1243-51. PMID: 22314229.
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      24. Gehret JJ, Gu L, Geders TW, Brown WC, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH, Sherman DH, Smith JL. Structure and activity of DmmA, a marine haloalkane dehalogenase. Protein Sci. 2012 Feb; 21(2):239-48. PMID: 22124946.
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      25. Engene N, Choi H, Esquenazi E, Byrum T, Villa FA, Cao Z, Murray TF, Dorrestein PC, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. Phylogeny-guided isolation of ethyl tumonoate A from the marine cyanobacterium cf. Oscillatoria margaritifera. J Nat Prod. 2011 Aug 26; 74(8):1737-43. PMID: 21751786.
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      26. Carland TM, Locke JB, Nizet V, Gerwick L. Differential expression and intrachromosomal evolution of the sghC1q genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Dev Comp Immunol. 2012 Jan; 36(1):31-8. PMID: 21683091.
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      27. Jones AC, Monroe EA, Podell S, Hess WR, Klages S, Esquenazi E, Niessen S, Hoover H, Rothmann M, Lasken RS, Yates JR, Reinhardt R, Kube M, Burkart MD, Allen EE, Dorrestein PC, Gerwick WH, Gerwick L. Genomic insights into the physiology and ecology of the marine filamentous cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 May 24; 108(21):8815-20. PMID: 21555588.
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      28. Udwary DW, Gontang EA, Jones AC, Jones CS, Schultz AW, Winter JM, Yang JY, Beauchemin N, Capson TL, Clark BR, Esquenazi E, Eustáquio AS, Freel K, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH, Gonzalez D, Liu WT, Malloy KL, Maloney KN, Nett M, Nunnery JK, Penn K, Prieto-Davo A, Simmons TL, Weitz S, Wilson MC, Tisa LS, Dorrestein PC, Moore BS. Significant natural product biosynthetic potential of actinorhizal symbionts of the genus frankia, as revealed by comparative genomic and proteomic analyses. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Jun; 77(11):3617-25. PMID: 21498757.
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      29. Grindberg RV, Ishoey T, Brinza D, Esquenazi E, Coates RC, Liu WT, Gerwick L, Dorrestein PC, Pevzner P, Lasken R, Gerwick WH. Single cell genome amplification accelerates identification of the apratoxin biosynthetic pathway from a complex microbial assemblage. PLoS One. 2011; 6(4):e18565. PMID: 21533272.
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      30. Malloy KL, Villa FA, Engene N, Matainaho T, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. Malyngamide 2, an oxidized lipopeptide with nitric oxide inhibiting activity from a Papua New Guinea marine cyanobacterium. J Nat Prod. 2011 Jan 28; 74(1):95-8. PMID: 21155594.
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      31. Villa FA, Gerwick L. Marine natural product drug discovery: Leads for treatment of inflammation, cancer, infections, and neurological disorders. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2010 Jun; 32(2):228-37. PMID: 20441539.
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      32. Jones AC, Monroe EA, Eisman EB, Gerwick L, Sherman DH, Gerwick WH. The unique mechanistic transformations involved in the biosynthesis of modular natural products from marine cyanobacteria. Nat Prod Rep. 2010 Jul; 27(7):1048-65. PMID: 20442916.
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      33. Carland TM, Gerwick L. The C1q domain containing proteins: Where do they come from and what do they do? Dev Comp Immunol. 2010 Aug; 34(8):785-90. PMID: 20214925.
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      34. Villa FA, Lieske K, Gerwick L. Selective MyD88-dependent pathway inhibition by the cyanobacterial natural product malyngamide F acetate. Eur J Pharmacol. 2010 Mar 10; 629(1-3):140-6. PMID: 20006962; NIHMSID: NIHMS174936.
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      35. Jones AC, Gerwick L, Gonzalez D, Dorrestein PC, Gerwick WH. Transcriptional analysis of the jamaicamide gene cluster from the marine cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula and identification of possible regulatory proteins. BMC Microbiol. 2009; 9:247. PMID: 19951434.
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      36. Gu L, Wang B, Kulkarni A, Gehret JJ, Lloyd KR, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH, Wipf P, Håkansson K, Smith JL, Sherman DH. Polyketide decarboxylative chain termination preceded by o-sulfonation in curacin a biosynthesis. J Am Chem Soc. 2009 Nov 11; 131(44):16033-5. PMID: 19835378.
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      37. Gu L, Wang B, Kulkarni A, Geders TW, Grindberg RV, Gerwick L, Håkansson K, Wipf P, Smith JL, Gerwick WH, Sherman DH. Metamorphic enzyme assembly in polyketide diversification. Nature. 2009 Jun 4; 459(7247):731-5. PMID: 19494914.
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      38. Simmons TL, Engene N, Ureña LD, Romero LI, Ortega-Barría E, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. Viridamides A and B, lipodepsipeptides with antiprotozoal activity from the marine cyanobacterium Oscillatoria nigro-viridis. J Nat Prod. 2008 Sep; 71(9):1544-50. PMID: 18715036.
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      39. Momoda TS, Schwindt AR, Feist GW, Gerwick L, Bayne CJ, Schreck CB. Gene expression in the liver of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, during the stress response. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 2007 Dec; 2(4):303-15. PMID: 20483302.
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      40. Bayne CJ, Gerwick L, Wheeler PA, Thorgaard GH. Transcriptome profiles of livers and kidneys from three rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) clonal lines distinguish stocks from three allopatric populations. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 2006 Dec; 1(4):396-403. PMID: 20483271.
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      41. Gerwick L, Corley-Smith G, Bayne CJ. Gene transcript changes in individual rainbow trout livers following an inflammatory stimulus. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2007 Mar; 22(3):157-71. PMID: 16762566.
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      42. Tilton SC, Gerwick L, Hendricks JD, Rosato CS, Corley-Smith G, Givan SA, Bailey GS, Bayne CJ, Williams DE. Use of a rainbow trout oligonucleotide microarray to determine transcriptional patterns in aflatoxin B1-induced hepatocellular carcinoma compared to adjacent liver. Toxicol Sci. 2005 Dec; 88(2):319-30. PMID: 16141433.
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      43. Fujiki K, Gerwick L, Bayne CJ, Mitchell L, Gauley J, Bols N, Dixon B. Molecular cloning and characterization of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) CCAAT/enhancer binding protein beta. Immunogenetics. 2003 Jul; 55(4):253-61. PMID: 12774179.
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      44. Gerwick L, Steinhauer R, Lapatra S, Sandell T, Ortuno J, Hajiseyedjavadi N, Bayne CJ. The acute phase response of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) plasma proteins to viral, bacterial and fungal inflammatory agents. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2002 Mar; 12(3):229-42. PMID: 11931018.
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      45. Bayne CJ, Gerwick L. The acute phase response and innate immunity of fish. Dev Comp Immunol. 2001 Oct-Dec; 25(8-9):725-43. PMID: 11602193.
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      46. Bayne CJ, Gerwick L, Fujiki K, Nakao M, Yano T. Immune-relevant (including acute phase) genes identified in the livers of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, by means of suppression subtractive hybridization. Dev Comp Immunol. 2001 Apr; 25(3):205-17. PMID: 11164886.
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      47. Gerwick L, Reynolds WS, Bayne CJ. A precerebellin-like protein is part of the acute phase response in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Dev Comp Immunol. 2000 Sep-Oct; 24(6-7):597-607. PMID: 10831794.
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      48. Gerwick L, Demers NE, Bayne CJ. Modulation of stress hormones in rainbow trout by means of anesthesia, sensory deprivation and receptor blockade. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 1999 Nov; 124(3):329-34. PMID: 10665382.
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