Anne M. Wertheimer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Research Scholar Track)
Assistant Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP
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

Major Areas of Research Interest: 

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

Selected Publications: 

Nikolich-Žugich, J., Goldman, D. P., Cohen, P. R., Cortese, D., Fontana, L., Kennedy, B. K., Mohler, M. J., Olshansky, S. J., Perls, T., Perry, D., Richardson, A., Ritchie, C., Wertheimer, A. M., Faragher, R. G., & Fain, M. J. (2016). Preparing for an Aging World: Engaging Biogerontologists, Geriatricians, and the Society. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 71(4), 435-44.

Pulko, V., Davies, J. S., Martinez, C., Lanteri, M. C., Busch, M. P., Diamond, M. S., Knox, K., Bush, E. C., Sims, P. A., Sinari, S., Billheimer, D., Haddad, E. K., Murray, K. O., Wertheimer, A. M., & Nikolich-Žugich, J. (2016). Human memory T cells with a naive phenotype accumulate with aging and respond to persistent viruses. Nature immunology, 17(8), 966-75.

Metcalf, T. U., Cubas, R. A., Ghneim, K., Cartwright, M. J., Grevenynghe, J. V., Richner, J. M., Olagnier, D. P., Wilkinson, P. A., Cameron, M. J., Park, B. S., Hiscott, J. B., Diamond, M. S., Wertheimer, A. M., Nikolich-Zugich, J., & Haddad, E. K. (2015). Global analyses revealed age-related alterations in innate immune responses after stimulation of pathogen recognition receptors. Aging cell, 14(3), 421-32.

Mohler, M. J., Fain, M. J., Wertheimer, A. M., Najafi, B., & Nikolich-Žugich, J. (2014). The Frailty syndrome: clinical measurements and basic underpinnings in humans and animals. Experimental gerontology, 54, 6-13.

Wertheimer, A. M., Bennett, M. S., Park, B., Uhrlaub, J. L., Martinez, C., Pulko, V., Currier, N. L., Nikolich-Žugich, D., Kaye, J., & Nikolich-Žugich, J. (2014). Aging and cytomegalovirus infection differentially and jointly affect distinct circulating T cell subsets in humans. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 192(5), 2143-55.

Griffiths, S. J., Riddell, N. E., Masters, J., Libri, V., Henson, S. M., Wertheimer, A., Wallace, D., Sims, S., Rivino, L., Larbi, A., Kemeny, D. M., Nikolich-Zugich, J., Kern, F., Klenerman, P., Emery, V. C., & Akbar, A. N. (2013). Age-associated increase of low-avidity cytomegalovirus-specific CD8+ T cells that re-express CD45RA. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 190(11), 5363-72.
NIH High School Student Research Program: 

 Bianca Reilly, Ironwood Ridge High School, 2016

Thursday, February 2, 2017