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

Recent Publications


Nikolich-Zugich, 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, 2015 Sep 29. PMID: 26419976
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


M Mohler, J., M. J. Fain, A. M. Wertheimer, B. Najafi, and J. Nikolich-Zugich, "The Frailty syndrome: clinical measurements and basic underpinnings in humans and animals.", Exp Gerontol, vol. 54, pp. 6-13, 2014 Jun. PMID: 24503059
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-Zugich, "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 1. PMCID: PMC3989163  PMID: 24501199


Weyand, N. J., A. M. Wertheimer, T. R. Hobbs, J. L. Sisko, N. A. Taku, L. D. Gregston, S. Clary, D. L. Higashi, N. Biais, L. M. Brown, et al., "Neisseria infection of rhesus macaques as a model to study colonization, transmission, persistence, and horizontal gene transfer.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 110, issue 8, pp. 3059-64, 2013 Feb 19. PMCID: PMC3581930  PMID: 23382234
Griffiths, S. J., N. E. Riddell, J. Masters, V. Libri, S. M. Henson, A. Wertheimer, D. Wallace, S. Sims, L. Rivino, A. Larbi, et al., "Age-associated increase of low-avidity cytomegalovirus-specific CD8+ T cells that re-express CD45RA.", J Immunol, vol. 190, issue 11, pp. 5363-72, 2013 Jun 1. PMCID: PMC3736312  PMID: 23636061


Wertheimer, A. M., J. L. Uhrlaub, A. Hirsch, G. Medigeshi, J. Sprague, A. Legasse, J. Wilk, C. A. Wiley, P. Didier, R. B. Tesh, et al., "Immune response to the West Nile virus in aged non-human primates.", PLoS One, vol. 5, issue 12, pp. e15514, 2010. PMCID: PMC2996299  PMID: 21151986