Grace Pamo Lawrence


Grace Pamo Lawrence


PhD student
Inflammasome Lab



Grace completed a Bachelor of Science and Arts (Biomedical Science, Psychology, and Writing) from the University of Queensland in 2017. In the year following, Grace was awarded first class honours from the University of Queensland in 2018 for her work on mitochondrial dynamics as a regulator for macrophage antimicrobial pathways in the Sweet Group (Institute for Molecular Bioscience). Grace joined the Inflammasome lab as a Research Assistant in 2019. Her project aims to better understand the role of PI3K/AKT signalling pathway in NLRP3 inflammasome activation.





Office Telephone: +61 7 3346 2356


Institute for Molecular Bioscience







2018  Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence

2018  UQ Jacaranda’s Best Short Story

2017  Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence




2018  BSc Honours (Molecular Cell Biology), Supervisor: Professor Matt Sweet, The University of Queensland

2017  BSc (Biomedical Science), BA (Writing and Psychology), The University of Queensland


Lawrence GMEP, Holley CL, Schroder K (2022).
Parkinson's disease: connecting mitochondria to inflammasomes. Trends in Immunology Nov;43(11):877-885. Pubmed


Lawrence GMEP, Holley CL, Schroder K (2022).
Come on mtDNA, light my fire. Immunity Aug 9;55(8):1331-1333. Pubmed


Milner MT, Lawrence GM, Holley CL, Bodea LG, Götz J, Burgener SS, Schroder K (2022).
Isolation and culture of pure adult mouse microglia and astrocytes for in vitro characterization and analyses. STAR Protocols Apr 11;3(2):101295. Pubmed


Starobova H, Monteleone M, Adolphe C, Batoon L, Sandrock CJ, Tay B, Deuis JR, Smith AV, Mueller A, Nadar EI, Lawrence GP, Mayor A, Tolson E, Levesque JP, Pettit AR, Wainwright BJ, Schroder K, Vetter I (2021).
Vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy is driven by canonical NLRP3 activation and IL-1β release. Journal of Experimental Medicine May 3;218(5):e20201452. Pubmed