Stephanie Ander, PhD

Stephanie Ander, PhD



  • PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, 2019
  • BS in Biochemistry & Microbiology, Mississippi State University, 2012

Selected Publications


Human mid- and late-gestation placental syncytiotrophoblasts restrict Toxoplasma gondii growth and induce the chemokine CCL22. Presented June 2017 at the 14th biennial confernce of the Toxoplasma gondii research community. S. E. Ander, E. Rudzki, N. Arora, Y. Sadovsky, J. P. Boyle, C. B. Coyne.

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I chose Pitt because of the many PIs with interesting research--and I also really liked the city.

Following her graduation, Dr. Ander accepted a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Tem Morrison as the University of Colorado at Denver.

Research Interests

  • Microbiology; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Toxoplasma gondii; placenta