Anne M. Wertheimer, PhD

  • Assistant Research Professor, BIO5 Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Applied BioSciences - Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
  • Director, Diagnostic Laboratory Sciences, AB-GIDP
  • Associate Director, UA Infectious Disease Research Core
Research Interests: 

Microbe-host interactions Specifically microbial pathogenesis Concomitant immune response with respect to host age

  • BS: Michigan State University, Microbiology 1988
  • PhD: Oregon Health Sciences University, Microbiology/Immunology 1997
Honors and Awards
  • State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Michigan State University, 1984
  • Academic Excellence, Michigan State University, 1984
  • American Association of University Women Scholarship, Michigan State University, 1984
  • Tarter Fellowship Award, competitive award, MRF Foundation, 1993
  • Dean's Award, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1994
  • Sears Memorial Fellowship Award, Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1994
  • Pathogenesis Training Fellowship (NIH), Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, 1995-1997
  • Dean's Award, competitive award for travel to scientific conference, 1996
  • ASM Sustaining Member Student Travel Grant. 1997
  • International HCV and Related Viruses Travel Award, 2002
  • American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar Award, 2002-2005
  • Affiliate, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Affiliate, American Society for Microbiology
  • Affiliate, Gerontological Society of America
  • Affiliate, American Aging Association
  • Abbott Laboratories,Virology/Immunology 1997–1998
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Gastrontology/Hepatology/Immunology 2000–2002

Select Publications


Nikolich-Žugich, J., D. P. Goldman, P. R. Cohen, D. Cortese, L. Fontana, B. K. Kennedy, J. M Mohler, J. S Olshansky, T. Perls, D. Perry, et al., "Preparing for an Aging World: Engaging Biogerontologists, Geriatricians, and the Society.", J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, vol. 71, issue 4, pp. 435-44, 2016 Apr. PMCID: PMC5014189  PMID: 26419976
Pulko, V., J. S. Davies, C. Martinez, M. C. Lanteri, M. P. Busch, M. S. Diamond, K. Knox, E. C. Bush, P. A. Sims, S. Sinari, et al., "Human memory T cells with a naive phenotype accumulate with aging and respond to persistent viruses.", Nat Immunol, vol. 17, issue 8, pp. 966-75, 2016 Aug. PMCID: PMC4955715  PMID: 27270402


Metcalf, T. U., R. A. Cubas, K. Ghneim, M. J. Cartwright, J. Van Grevenynghe, J. M. Richner, D. P. Olagnier, P. A. Wilkinson, M. J. Cameron, B. S. Park, et al., "Global analyses revealed age-related alterations in innate immune responses after stimulation of pathogen recognition receptors.", Aging Cell, vol. 14, issue 3, pp. 421-32, 2015 Jun. PMCID: PMC4406671  PMID: 25728020


Wertheimer, A. M., M. S. Bennett, B. Park, J. L. Uhrlaub, C. Martinez, V. Pulko, N. L. Currier, D. Nikolich-Žugich, J. Kaye, and J. Nikolich-Žugich, "Aging and cytomegalovirus infection differentially and jointly affect distinct circulating T cell subsets in humans.", J Immunol, vol. 192, issue 5, pp. 2143-55, 2014 Mar 01. PMCID: PMC3989163  PMID: 24501199
M Mohler, J., M. J. Fain, A. M. Wertheimer, B. Najafi, and J. Nikolich-Žugich, "The Frailty syndrome: clinical measurements and basic underpinnings in humans and animals.", Exp Gerontol, vol. 54, pp. 6-13, 2014 Jun. PMID: 24503059