Professor and Vice Chair
University of Maryland
Post Doctoral Training
National Institutes of Health
Curriculum Vitae: Word
Address: Office: Biomedical Research Building II, Room 562-2
Mailing address: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham, Slot Slot 846
Little Rock, AR 72205
Neurodegenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Dr. Drew conducts research in the field of Neuroimmunology. Normally, immune activity in the brain is limited. However, in diseases including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and alcohol abuse activated immune cells are observed in the brain. These immune cells produce cytokines which may be toxic to brain cells as well as chemokines which direct cells to sites of inflammation, resulting in neuropathology. Dr. Drew’s research involves modern cellular and molecular biology techniques.
Kane, C.J.M, and P.D. Drew. 2021. Neuroinflammatory Contribution of Microglia and Astrocytes in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. J. Neurosci. Res., 99:1973-1985.
Lowery, R.L., M.Y. Cealie, C.E. Lamantia, M.S. Mendes, P.D. Drew, and A.K. Majewska. 2021. Microglia and Astrocytes Show a Limited Acute Response to a Single Developmental Alcohol Exposure. J. Neurosci. Res. 99:2008-2025.
Kane, C.J.M., J.C. Douglas, T. Rafferty, J.W. Johnson, V.M. Niedzwiedz-Massey, K.D. Phelan, A.K. Majewska, and P.D. Drew. 2021. Ethanol Modulation of Cerebellar Neuroinflammation in a Postnatal Mouse Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. J. Neurosci. Res. 99:1986-2007.
Pinson, M.R*, K.N. Holloway*, J.C. Douglas, C.J.M. Kane, R.C. Miranda, and P.D. Drew. 2021.Divergent and overlapping hippocampal and cerebellar transcriptome responses following developmental ethanol exposure during the secondary neurogenic period. Alcohol Clinical Experimental Research.45:1408-1423. * contributed equally.
Niedzwiedz-Massey, V.M., J.C. Douglas, T. Rafferty, P.A. Wight, C.J.M. Kane, and P.D. Drew. 2021. Ethanol modulation of hippocampal neuroinflammation, myelination, and neurodevelopment in a postnatal mouse model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. In press.
Niedzwiedz-Massey, V.M., J. C. Douglas, T. Rafferty, C.J.M. Kane, and P.D. Drew. 2021. Ethanol effects on cerebellar myelination in a postnatal mouse model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Alcohol. 96:43-53.
Pike, A.R., G.A. James, P.D. Drew, and R.A. Archer. 2022. Neuroimaging predictors of longitudinal disability and cognitive outcomes in multiple sclerosis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 57: 103452.