Mary Weber-Assistant Professor

Mary Weber


Robert Faris- Associate Research Scientist and Course Lecturer

I am interested in dissecting out the molecular mechanisms by which intracellular pathogens, such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Orientia tsutsugamushi, subvert the host immune response and establish their unique replicative niches within the host cell. Additionally, I am working toward understanding how intracellular pathogens hijack host bioenergetic pathways to subvert host cell death and divert biochemical energy to the growing parasitophorous vacuole.

Research Assistant

Paige McCaslin

Research Intern

Isaias (Izzy) Herring

Graduate Students

Bri Steiert

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Shelby Andersen- Stinski Fellow


Lanci Bulman


Alix McCullough

Lab: 3-315M Bowen Science Building
51 Newton Rd
Iowa City, 52242
Phone: 319-335-8866