Dr. Whitney Weigel


    +49 531 6181 5706

    +49 531 6181 5709


    Curriculum Vitae

    Education and Employment

    * 2010 - 2012

    M.S., Microbiology & Immunology, University of Louisville, Ky, USA

    * 2012 - 2015

    Ph.D. Microbiology & Immunology, University of Louisville, Ky, USA, Thesis "Functional characterization of A. actinomycetemcomitans QseBC: a bacterial adrenergic recpetor and global regulator of virulence"

    since 2016

    Postdoc at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Department of Molecular Infection Biology (Prof. Dr. Petra Dersch)


    Selected Publications:

    Weigel WA, Demuth DR, Torres-Escobar A, Juarez-Rodriguez MD, A. actinomycetemcomitans QseBC is activated by catecholamines and iron and regulates genes encoding proteins associated with anaerobic respiration and metabolism. Mol. Oral Microbiol. 2015, 30(5):384-98.

    Weigel WA, Demuth DR, QseBC: a global regulator of virulence in the Enterobacteriaceae and Pastuerellaceae. Mol. Oral Microbiol. 2015.