Amelia Stephens, PhD

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I choose UPitt for the engaging scientific community and the thriving city that is Pittsburgh!

Education & Training

  • PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2022
  • BS in Biological Sciences - Microbiology, University of Maryland, 2017

Research Interests

Bacterial genetics; bacterial pathogenesis; bacterial metabolism; bacterial signal transdution


Scribner, M. R., Stephens, A. C., Huong, J. L., Richardson, A. R., & Cooper, V. S. (2022). The nutritional environment is sufficient to select coexisting biofilm and quorum-sensing mutants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Bacteriology, JB-00444. 

Dmitriev, A., Chen, X., Paluscio, E., Stephens, A. C., Banerjee, S. K., Vitko, N. P., & Richardson, A. R. (2021). The Intersection of the Staphylococcus aureus Rex and SrrAB Regulons: an Example of Metabolic Evolution That Maximizes Resistance to Immune Radicals. MBio, 12(6), e02188-21. 

Thurlow, L. R., Stephens, A. C., Hurley, K. E., & Richardson, A. R. (2020). Lack of nutritional immunity in diabetic skin infections promotes Staphylococcus aureus virulence. Science Advances, 6(46), eabc5569.