Lisa Maurer, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistant: Carla Clarke

Dr. Maurer is a pediatric oncologist with an interest in pediatric leukemia and lymphoma. She is also a physician-scientist in the Lucas/ McAllister Lab in the Rangos Research Center of the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Currently, Dr. Maurer's research focus is on the role of GRK2 in inhibition of the MALT1 proto-oncoprotein in lymphomagenesis.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2016-present
  • AACR 2019-present

Education & Training

  • BA, Kenyon College, 2004
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Internship and Residency, University of California San Francisco, 2016
  • Fellowship, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Selected Publications

Kirkpatrick C, Maurer LM, Oyelakin N, Yoncheve YN, Maurer R, Slonczewski JL. 2001. Acetate and formate stress: Opposite responses in the proteome of Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 183(21):6466-6477. PMID: 11591692.

Abram CL, Seals DF, Pass I, Salinsky D, Maurer L, Roth TM, Courtneidge SA. 2003. The adaptor protein fish associates with members of the ADAMs family and localizes to podosomes of Src-transformed cells. J Biol Chem 278(19):16844-16851. PMID: 12615925.

Maurer LM, Yohannes E, Bondurant SS, Radmacher M, Slonczewski JL. 2005. pH regulates genes for flagellar motility, catabolism, and oxidative stress in Escherichia coli K-12. J Bacteriol. 187(1):304-319. PMID: 15601715.

Xu J, Maurer LM, Hoffmann BR, Annis DS, Mosher DF. 2010. iso-DGR sequences do not mediate binding of fibronectin N-terminal modules to adherent fibronectin-null fibroblasts. J Biol Chem. 285(12):8563-8571. PMID: 20097751.

Maurer LM, Tomasini-Johansson BR, Ma W, Annis DS, Eickstaedt NL, Ensenberger MG, Satyshur KA, Mosher DF. 2010. Extended binding site on fibronectin for the functional upstream domain of protein F1 of Streptococcus pyogenes. J Biol Chem. 285(33):41087-41099. PMID: 20947497.

Maurer LM, Annis DS, Mosher DF. 2012. IGD motifs, which are required for migration stimulatory activity of fibronectin type I modules, do not mediate binding in matrix assembly. PLoS ONE. 7(2):e30615. PMID: 22355321.

Maurer LM, Ma W, Eickstaedt NL, Johnson IA, Tomasini-Johansson BR, Annis DS, Mosher DF. 2012. Ligation of the fibrin-binding domain by b-Strand Addition is sufficient for expansion of soluble fibronectin. J Biol Chem. 287(16):13303-13312. PMID: 22351755.

Moussavi-Harami SF, Annis DS, Ma W, Berry SM, Coughlin EE, Strotman LN, Maurer LM, Westphall MS, Coon JJ, Mosher DF, Beebe DJ. 2013. Characterization of Molecules Binding to the 70K N-Terminal Region of Fibronectin by IFAST Purification Coupled with Mass Spectrometry. J Proteome Res. 12(7):3393-404. PMID: 23750785.

Harris G, Ma W, Maurer LM, Potts JR, Mosher DF. 2014. Borrelia burgdorferi protein BBK32 binds to soluble fibronectin via the N-terminal 70 kDa region, causing fibronectin to undergo conformational extension. J Biol Chem. 289(32):22490-9. PMID: 24962582.

Cheng J, Klei LR, Hubel NE, Zhang M, Schairer R, Maurer LM, Klei HB, Kang H, Concel VJ, Delekta PC, Dang EV, Mintz M, Baens M, Cyster JG, Parameswaran N, Thome M, Lucas PC, and McAllister-Lucas LM. 2020. GRK2 functions as a tumor suppressor in lymphoma via inhibition of the MALT1 proto-oncoprotein. JCI. 130(2):1036 – 1051. PMID: 31961340.

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