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Heather L. Glasgow, PhD
Heather L. Glasgow, PhD

Heather L. Glasgow, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



BA (Honors) - University of California Berkeley
PhD - University of California San Diego
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Pharmacology) - University of California San Diego
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Microbiology and Immunology) - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, South Africa
Clinical Microbiology Fellowship - University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Honors & Awards

  • 2019  Infectious Disease Fellows Program, ASM Microbe
  • 2019  Dr. Marilyn A. Menegus Award, ASM Clinical Virology Symposium
  • 2018  Outstanding Abstract Award, ASM Microbe
  • 2018  Postdoctoral Travel Award, ASM Microbe
  • 2016  Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research, ASTMH
  • 2014-2015  HHMI Med-into-Grad Scholar, University of California San Diego
  • 2008  Kazuo Gerald Yanaba & Ting Jung Memorial Fund Prize for Undergraduate Honors Research, University of California Berkeley

Research Interests

  • Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases
  • Diagnostic microbiology of the immunocompromised host
  • Microbial pathogenesis of tuberculosis
  • Global diagnostic capacity building in clinical microbiology

Selected Publications

Sabo MC, Blain M, McCulloch D, Glasgow HL, Sengupta DJ, Le T, Cookson BT, Pottinger PS, Liles WC, Graham SM. Back pain in a 23-year-old male with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease. Open Forum Infectious Diseases Oct 2019. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz449

Hingorani DV, Lemieux AJ, Acevedo JR, Glasgow HL, Kedarisetty S, Whitney MA, Molinolo AA, Tsien RY, Nguyen QT. Early detection of squamous cell carcinoma in carcinogen induced oral cancer rodent model by ratiometric activatable cell penetrating peptides. Oral Oncology Aug;71:156-162, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.06.009

Glasgow HL, Whitney MA, Gross LA, Friedman B, Adams SR, Crisp JL, Hussain T, Frei AP, Wollscheid B, Nguyen QT, Tsien RY. Laminin targeting of a peripheral nerve-highlighting peptide enables degenerated nerve visualization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov;113(45):12774-12779, 2016. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1611642113

Hussain T, Mastrodimos MB, Raju SC, Glasgow HL, Whitney M, Friedman B, Moore JD, Kleinfeld D, Steinbach P, Messer K, Pu M, Tsien RY, Nguyen QT. Fluorescently labeled peptide increases identification of degenerated facial nerve branches during surgery and improves functional outcome. PLoS One March;10(3):e0119600, 2015. doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0119600

Crisp JL, Savariar EN, Glasgow HL, Ellies LG, Whitney MA, Tsien RY. Dual Targeting of Integrin αvβ3 and Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 for Optical Imaging of Tumors and Chemotherapeutic Delivery. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics June;13(6):1514-25, 2014. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-13-1067

Whitney M, Savariar EN, Friedman B, Levin RA, Crisp JL, Glasgow HL, Lefkowitz R, Adams SR, Steinbach P, Nashi N, Nguyen Q, Tsien RY. Ratiometric activatable cell penetrating peptides provide rapid in vivo readout of thrombin activation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition January 52(1):325-30, 2013. doi: 10.1002/anie.201205721

Last update: October 2020