Anthony Maurelli, PhD


Office: HPNP 4154 , EPI 472
Phone: 352-294-5029


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

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