Karla Passalacqua

Research Investigator


Karla Passalacqua earned a B.A. in Art & Art History and an M.A. in Painting from Wayne State University.  She earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of Michigan in 2007, and has engaged in public health training at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health.  Her research involves exploring how the inhibition of host cell Deubiquitinase enzymes changes the infection dynamics of the intracellular pathogens Listeria monocytogenes and Murine Norovirus.  She is also interested in how infection and ubiquitination alter macrophage metabolism, and how this affects the response to infection.


O'Riordan and Wobus lab

Areas of Interest

The role of ubiquitination on the macrophage response to infection

Published Articles or Reviews