Mallary Greenlee-Wacker

Mallary Greenlee-Wacker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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33-387 lab


Greenlee-Wacker Lab


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Iowa, 2011-2016
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2011
  • B.S., University of California, Irvine, 2006

Research Interests

  • The innate immune system
  • Inflammation
  • The cell biology of phagocytes
  • Extracellular vesicles
  • Immunology education

Advising Interests

Advising Interests

  • Immunology
  • Infectious disease
  • Pre-dental


Selected publications

  • Allen ER, Whitefoot-Keliin KM, Palmatier EM, Mahon AR, Greenlee-Wacker MC. Extracellular vesicles from A23187-treated neutrophils cause cGAS-STING dependent IL-6 production by macrophages. Frontiers in Immunology. 2022. Epub ahead of print:
  • Bohlson SS, Baty JJ, Greenlee-Wacker MC, Bruns HA. Piecing Complement together with LEGO Bricks: Impacts on Interest, Confidence, and Learning in the Immunology Classroom. Immunohorizons. 2022. 6(7):488-496.
  • Amjadi MF, Avner BS, Greenlee-Wacker MC, Horswill AR, Nauseef MW. Neutrophil-derived extracellular vesicles modulate the phenotype of naïve human neutrophils. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 2021. 110(5):917-925.
  • Allen ER, Lempke SL, Miller MM, Bush DM, Braswell BG, Estes CL, Benedict EL, Mahon AR, Sabo SL, Greenlee-Wacker MC. Effect of extracellular vesicles from S. aureus-challenged human neutrophils on macrophages. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 2020. 108(6):1841-1850.
  • Greenlee-Wacker MC, Nauseef WM. INF-g targets macrophage-mediated immune response toward Staphylococcus aureusJournal of Leukocyte Biology. 2017. 101(3):751-758.
  • Greenlee-Wacker MC. Clearance of apoptotic neutrophils and resolution of inflammation. Immunological Reviews. 2016. 273(1):357-70.
  • Greenlee-Wacker MC, Rigby KM, Kobayashi SD, Porter AR, DeLeo FR, and Nauseef WM. Phagocytosis of Staphylococcus aureus by human neutrophils prevents macrophage efferocytosis and induces programmed necrosis. Journal of Immunology. 2014. 192(10), 4709-17.

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