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Dr. Eva Palsson Mcdermott
Research Fellow, Biochemistry


Immunologist with a keen interest in clinical research, drug-discovery, scientific writing and developing novel therapeutics in immuno-oncology and immuno-inflammation. Currently based in the laboratory of Prof Luke O"Neill in Dublin whilst working as a Senior Scientific Investigator for Sitryx Therapeutics in Oxford, with a senior role in managing projects in immunology, target validation, immunometabolism and translational research.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Timmons GA, Carroll RG, O'Siorain JR, Cervantes-Silva MP, Fagan LE, Cox SL, Palsson-McDermott E, Finlay DK, Vincent EE, Jones N, Curtis AM, The Circadian Clock Protein BMAL1 Acts as a Metabolic Sensor In Macrophages to Control the Production of Pro IL-1β, Frontiers in Immunology, (12), 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Pålsson-McDermott, E.M. and O†Neill, L.A.J., Targeting immunometabolism as an anti-inflammatory strategy, Cell Research, 30, (4), 2020, p300-314 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Angiari, S. and Runtsch, M.C. and Sutton, C.E. and Palsson-McDermott, E.M. and Kelly, B. and Rana, N. and Kane, H. and Papadopoulou, G. and Pearce, E.L. and Mills, K.H.G. and O'Neill, L.A.J., Pharmacological Activation of Pyruvate Kinase M2 Inhibits CD4+ T Cell Pathogenicity and Suppresses Autoimmunity, Cell Metabolism, 31, (2), 2020, p391-405.e8 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Zbigniew Zaslona, Ewelina Flis, Mieszko M Wilk, Richard G Carroll, Eva M Palsson-McDermott, Mark M Hughes, Ciana Diskin, Kathy Banahan, Dylan G Ryan, Alexander Hooftman, Alicja Misiak, Jay Kearney, Gunter Lochnit, Wilhelm Bertrams, Timm Greulich, Bernd Schmeck, Oliver J McElvaney, Kingston H G Mills, Ed C Lavelle, Małgorzata Wygrecka, Emma M Creagh, Luke A J O'Neill, Caspase-11 promotes allergic airway inflammation, Nature Communications, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Galván-Peña, S., Carroll, R.G., Newman, C., (...), Modis, L.K., O'Neill, L.A., Malonylation of GAPDH is an inflammatory signal in macrophages, Nature Communications, 10, (1), 2019, p338- Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text URL

Hughes, M.M. and Hooftman, A. and Angiari, S. and Tummala, P. and Zaslona, Z. and Runtsch, M.C. and McGettrick, A.F. and Sutton, C.E. and Diskin, C. and Rooke, M. and Takahashi, S. and Sundararaj, S. and Casarotto, M.G. and Dahlstrom, J.E. and Palsson-McDermott, E.M. and Corr, S.C. and Mills, K.H.G. and Preston, R.J.S. and Neamati, N. and Xie, Y. and Baell, J.B. and Board, P.G. and O'Neill, L.A.J., Glutathione Transferase Omega-1 Regulates NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation through NEK7 Deglutathionylation, Cell Reports, 29, (1), 2019, p151-161.e5 Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text DOI

McElvaney, O.J. and Zaslona, Z. and Becker-Flegler, K. and Palsson-McDermott, E.M. and Boland, F. and Gunaratnam, C. and Gulbins, E. and O'Neill, L.A. and Reeves, E.P. and McElvaney, N.G., Specific inhibition of the NLRP3 inflammasome as an antiinflammatory strategy in cystic fibrosis, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 200, (11), 2019, p1381-1391 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Diskin C, Pålsson-McDermott EM., Metabolic Modulation in Macrophage Effector Function., Frontiers in immunology, 9, 2018, p270 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Early JO, Menon D, Wyse CA, Cervantes-Silva MP, Zaslona Z, Carroll RG, Palsson-McDermott EM, Angiari S, Ryan DG, Corcoran SE, Timmons G, Geiger SS, Fitzpatrick DJ, O'Connell D, Xavier RJ, Hokamp K, O'Neill LAJ, Curtis AM., Circadian clock protein BMAL1 regulates IL-1ß in macrophages via NRF2., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, (36), 2018, pE8460-E8468 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Palsson-McDermott, E.M. and Dyck, L. and Zaslona, Z. and Menon, D. and McGettrick, A.F. and Mills, K.H.G. and O'Neill, L.A., Pyruvate kinase M2 is required for the expression of the immune checkpoint PD-L1 in immune cells and tumors, Frontiers in Immunology, 8, (OCT), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Zas"ona Z, Pålsson-McDermott EM, Menon D, Haneklaus M, Flis E, Prendeville H, Corcoran SE, Peters-Golden M, O'Neill LAJ., The Induction of Pro-IL-1ß by Lipopolysaccharide Requires Endogenous Prostaglandin E2 Production., Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 198, (9), 2017, p3558-3564 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Gleeson LE, Sheedy FJ, Palsson-McDermott EM, Triglia D, O'Leary SM, O'Sullivan MP, O'Neill LA, Keane J, Cutting Edge: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Induces Aerobic Glycolysis in Human Alveolar Macrophages That Is Required for Control of Intracellular Bacillary Replication., Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 196, (6), 2016, p2444-2449 Journal Article, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Ní Cheallaigh, C., Sheedy, F.J., Harris, J., Muñoz-Wolf, N., Lee, J., West, K., McDermott, E.P., Smyth, A., Gleeson, L.E., Coleman, M., Martinez, N., Hearnden, C.H., Tynan, G.A., Carroll, E.C., Jones, S.A., Corr, S.C., Bernard, N.J., Hughes, M.M., Corcoran, S.E., O'Sullivan, M., Fallon, C.M., Kornfeld, H., Golenbock, D., Gordon, S.V., O'Neill, L.A., Keane, J. Lavelle, E.C, A Common Variant in the Adaptor Mal Regulates Interferon Gamma Signaling., Immunity, 44, (2), 2016, p368 - 379 Journal Article, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

Palsson-McDermott EM, Curtis AM, Goel G, Lauterbach MA, Sheedy FJ, Gleeson LE, van den Bosch MW, Quinn SR, Domingo-Fernandez R, Johnson DG, Jiang J, Israelsen WJ, Keane J, Thomas C, Clish C, Vanden Heiden M, Xavier RJ, O'Neill LA, Pyruvate Kinase M2 Regulates Hif-1alfa Activity and IL-1ß Induction and Is a Critical Determinant of the Warburg Effect in LPS-Activated Macrophages., Cell metabolism, 21, (1), 2015, p65-80 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Palsson-Mcdermott, E.M., Curtis, A.M., Goel, G., (...), Xavier, R.J., O'Neill, L.A.J. , Erratum: Pyruvate kinase m2 regulates hif-1α activity and IL-1β induction and is a critical determinant of the warburg effect in lps-activated macrophages (Cell Metabolism (2015) 21 (65-80)), 2015, - 347 Miscellaneous, 2015 DOI

Corr, S.C., Palsson-Mcdermott, E.M., Grishina, I., Barry, S.P., Aviello, G., Bernard, N.J., Casey, P.G., Ward, J.B.J., Keely, S.J., Dandekar, S., Fallon, P.G., O'Neill, L.A.J., MyD88 adaptor-like (Mal) functions in the epithelial barrier and contributes to intestinal integrity via protein kinase C, Mucosal Immunology, 7, (1), 2014, p57-67 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Tannahill, GM, Curtis, AM, Adamik, J, Palsson-McDermott, EM, McGettrick, AF, Goel, G, Frezza, C, Bernard, NJ, Kelly, B, Foley, NH, Zheng, L, Gardet, A, Tong, Z, Jany, SS, Corr, SC, Haneklaus, M, Caffrey, BE, Pierce, K, Walmsley, S, Beasley, FC, Cummins, E, Nizet, V, Whyte, M, Taylor, CT, Lin, H, Masters, SL, Gottlieb, E, Kelly, VP, Clish, C, Auron, PE, Xavier, RJ, O'Neill, LAJ, Succinate is an inflammatory signal that induces IL-1 beta through HIF-1 alpha, NATURE, 496, (7444), 2013, p238-+ Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Sheedy FJ, Palsson-McDermott E, Hennessy EJ, Martin C, O'Leary JJ, Ruan Q, Johnson DS, Chen Y, O'Neill LA., Negative regulation of TLR4 via targeting of the proinflammatory tumor suppressor PDCD4 by the microRNA miR-21, Nature Immunology, 11, (2), 2010, p141-147 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Palsson-McDermott E, Doyle S, McGettrick A, Hardy M, Husebye H, Banahan K, Gong M, Golenbock , Espevik T and O'Neill LAJ, TAG: a GOLD domain-containing splice variant of TRAM that negatively regulates the MyD88-independent pathway in TLR4 signaling, Nature Immunology, 10, 2009, p579 - 586 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

McCoy CE, Carpenter S, Palsson-McDermott EM, Gearing J, O'Neill, LA, Glucocorticoids inhibit IRF3 phosphorylation in response to Toll-like, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283, 2008, p14277-14285 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text

Pålsson-McDermott EM, O'Neill LA., The potential of targeting Toll-like receptor 2 in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, Ir J Med Sci, 176, (4), 2007, p253-60 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

Palsson-McDermott EM, O'Neill LA. , The potential of targeting Toll-like receptor 2 in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, Ir J Med Sci, 176, (4), 2007, p253-60 Review, 2007 URL DOI

Miggin SM, Palsson-McDermott E, Dunne A, Jefferies, CA, Pinteaux, E, Banahan, K, Murphy C, Moynagh PN, Yamamoto, S, Akira S, Rothwell N, Golenbock, DT, Fitzgerald KA and O'Neill LA, NF-kappaB activation by the Toll-IL-1 receptor domain-containing protein Mal is regulated by caspase-1, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 104, 2007, p3372 - 3377 Journal Article, 2007 DOI TARA - Full Text

Palsson-McDermott EM, O'Neill, LA. , Building an immune system from nine domains., Biochem Soc Trans., 35, (6), 2007, p1437-44 Review, 2007 URL

McGettrick, A, Brint EK, Palsson-McDermott, EM, Rowe, DC, Golenbock, DT, Gay NJ, Fitzgerald, KA and O'Neill LA, Trif-related adapter molecule is phosphorylated by protein kinase C epsilon during Toll-like receptor 4 signalling, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 103, (24), 2006, p9196 - 9201 Journal Article, 2006 TARA - Full Text DOI

E. M. Palsson-McDermott and L. A. O'Neill, Signal transduction by the lipopolysaccharide receptor, Toll-like receptor-4, Immunology, 113, (2), 2004, p153-62 Journal Article, 2004 DOI TARA - Full Text

Palsson-McDermott EM and O'Neill LA, Signal transduction by the lipopolysacchride receptor Toll-like receptor-4, Immunology, 113, (2), 2004, p153 - 162 Journal Article, 2004

Eva Palsson-McDermott and Luke A.J. O'Neill, Ras participates in the activation of p38 MAPK by Interleukin-1 by associating with IRAK, IRAK2, TRAF6, and TAK-1, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 277, (10), 2002, p7808 - 7815 Journal Article, 2002 URL

Fitzgerald KA, Palsson-McDermott EM, et al, Mal (MyD88-adapter-like) is required for Toll-like receptor-4 signal transduction, Nature, 413, (6851), 2001, p78 - 83 Journal Article, 2001

K. A. Fitzgerald, E. M. Palsson-McDermott, A. G. Bowie, C. A. Jefferies, A. S. Mansell, G. Brady, E. Brint, A. Dunne, P. Gray, M. T. Harte, D. McMurray, D. E. Smith, J. E. Sims, T. A. Bird and L. A. O'Neill, Mal (MyD88-adapter-like) is required for Toll-like receptor-4 signal transduction, Nature, 413, (6851), 2001, p78-83 Journal Article, 2001 DOI URL URL

E. M. Palsson, M. Popoff, M. Thelestam and L. A. O'Neill, Divergent roles for Ras and Rap in the activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase by interleukin-1, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 275, (11), 2000, p7818-7825 Journal Article, 2000 URL TARA - Full Text

Eva M Palsson,Michael Popoff, Monica Thelestam,Luke O'Neill, Divergent Roles for Ras and Rap in the Activation of p38 MAPK by Interleukin-1, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 275, (11), 2000, p7818 - 7825 Journal Article, 2000 URL

O'Neill LA, Matthews JS, Pålsson E, Jeffries C, Brennan P, Cantrell DA., Interleukin 1 signalling: synergy with Rac1 and Pi3 kinase., Biochemical Society Transactions, 25, (4), 1998, pS578 - S578 Journal Article, 1998

O'Neill LA, Matthews JS, Palsson EM, Jeffries C, Brennan P, Cantrell DA, Interleukin1 signalling: synergy with Rac1 and Pi3 kinase, Biochem Soc Trans, Nov, (25), 1997, pS578- Journal Article, 1997

Research Expertise


Immunometabolism, Innate Immunity, Drug Discovery