Anthony Maurelli, PhD
Areas of Expertise:
- Bacterial Pathogenesis
- Bacterial Genetics
Current Research Interests
- Pathogenic mechanisms of Shigella flexneri
- Evolution and emergence of Shiga toxin-producing Shigella flexneri
- Role of type III secretion system components in postinvasion phenotypes of Shigella virulence
- Drug and vaccine discovery applying “black hole” and antivirulence gene technology to Shigella
- Pathogenic mechanisms of Chlamydia
- Development of genetic tools for studying Chlamydia spp. and their application to analysis of pathogenic mechanisms of Chlamydia spp.
- Cell wall metabolism and cell division processes of Chlamydia spp.
- Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in Chlamydia spp.
- Pathway “hole filling” – identification and characterization of genes involved in critical metabolic processes of Chlamydia intracellular growth
- Surveillance of non-HIV sexually transmitted infections in Haiti
- Surveillance of Chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis in urban and rural settings; survey of sexual behaviors and other risk factors
- Laboratory capacity building
- B.S., Biology, Villanova University, 1974
- Ph.D., Molecular Cell Biology, University of Alabama, 1983