Lisa Goessling

Lab Supervisor


Lisa is a lifelong resident of Monroe County, Illinois, which is a rural suburb of St. Louis located about 30 minutes southeast of the city. (And yes, she is a Cardinals fan, not a Cubs fan!)  After graduating from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, she worked for 5 years as a medical technologist at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill., before giving research a try. She came to Washington University in 1985 and has been here ever since. She began her research career working with Dr. Robert Thach in the Biology Department on the Danforth Campus and joined Dr. Eghtesady’s lab in the spring of 2011.


BS, Biology/Medical Technology, SIU-E, Edwardsville, Ill.
• ASCP-registered Medical Technologist
BS, Information Management, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.


Goessling LS, Allan BF, Mandelbaum RS, Thach RE. Development of a Mitochondrial 12S rDNA Analysis for Distinguishing Sciuridae Species With Potential to Transmit Ehrlichia and Borrelia Species to Feeding Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. 2012; 49(3): 772-776.

Allan BF, Dutra HP, Goessling LS, Barnett K, Chase JM, Marquis RJ, Pang GC, Storch GA, Thach RE,  Orrock JL. Invasive honeysuckle eradication reduces tick-borne disease risk by altering host dynamics. PNAS. 2010;107 (43):18523-18527.

Allan BF, Goessling LS, Storch GA, Thach RE. Bloodmeal analysis to identify reservoir hosts for Amblyomma americanum ticks. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2010;(3):433-440.

Goessling LS, Mascotti DP, Thach RE. Involvement of heme in the degradation of iron-regulatory protein 2. J Biol Chem. 1998;273:12555-12557.

Mascotti DP, Goessling LS, Rup D, Thach RE. Mechanisms for Induction and Re-repression of Ferritin Synthesis. In: Silver S, and Walden WE (eds.). Metal Ions in Gene Regulation. Chapman and Hall;1997:217-230.

Mascotti DP, Goessling LS, Rup D, Thach RE. Effects of the ferritin open reading frame on translational induction by iron. Progress in Nucleic Acids Research and Molecular Biology. 1996;55:121-134.

Goessling LS, Mascotti DP, Bhattacharyya-Pakrasi M, Gang H, Thach RE. Irreversible steps in the ferritin synthesis induction pathway. J Biol Chem. 1994;269:4343-48.

Daniels-McQueen S, Goessling LS, Thach RE. Inducible expression bovine papilloma virus shuttle vectors containing ferritin translational regulatory elements. Gene. 1992;122:271-279.

Goessling LS, Daniels-McQueen S, Bhattacharyya-Pakrasi M, Lin J-J, Thach RE. Enhanced degradation of the ferritin repressor protein during induction of ferritin messenger RNA translation. Science. 1992;256:670-673.

Lawson TG, Smith LL, Palmenberg AC, Thach RE. Inducible expression of the encephalomyocarditis virus 3C protease activity in stably transformed mouse cell lines. J Virol. 1989;63:5013-5022.

Walden WE, Daniels-McQueen S, Smith LL, Thach RE. Procedures for enhancing the utility of the metallothionein promoter for the regulated expression of downstream open reading frames. Gene. 1987;6l:3l7-327.