Amanda Woerman

Associate Professor - Prion Research Center Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

228 Pathology

(970) 491-0505

About Amanda

Amanda received her B.A. in Botany/Microbiology and Politics & Government from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2008, and her PhD in Molecular Medicine from George Washington University in 2013. Working with Dr. David Mendelowitz, she designed the first animal model of perinatal exposure to the air pollutant sulfur dioxide and identified the mechanism by which it produces tachycardia and cardiovascular disease. In July 2013, Amanda joined Dr. Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as a postdoctoral fellow, where she developed cellular assays for tau and alpha-synuclein prions, which she employed to investigate the role of prion strains in neurodegenerative disease. Amanda joined the Biology faculty at UMass Amherst as an Assistant Professor in September 2019, where her independent lab focused on tau and alpha-synuclein strain biology and pathogenesis. In August 2023, Amanda joined the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology Department at Colorado State University as an Associate Professor, where her lab continues to investigate the agent and host factors underlying disease pathogenesis in neurodegenerative disease.


Ph.D. Molecular Medicine, George Washington University, 2013B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 2008