Gazdik Stofer, Michaela Anne
Associate Professor - Biology
Curriculum Vitae
Last Updated: 5/15/19 -

I joined the Department of Biology in Fall 2016 after relocating to Utah from the east coast. My teaching areas are General Biology and Microbiology with research interests that focus on gene regulation in bacterial pathogens.


  • PhD and MS in Biomedical Sciences, emphasis Immunology and Infectious Disease (2001-2007) - State University of New York at Albany 
  • BS in Biotechnology (1997-2001) - Rutgers the State University of New JerseyProfessional Employment

Professional Employment

Utah Valley University (2016-present) - Associate Professor of Biology

Intermountain Healthcare (2014-present) - Research Scientist Division of Infectious Disease

         - 2016 - present - part-time PRN

Ferrum College (2013-2014)  - Associate Professor of Molecular Biology

Ferrum College (2007-2013) - Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

Classes Taught

  • BIOL 1610 - College Biology I
  • MICR 2060 - Microbiology for Health Professionals
  • MICR 3450 - General Microbiology
  • BIO 494 - Senior Seminar

Current Undergraduate Research Projects

  • Regulation of cAMP secretion from Mycobacterium smegmatis
  • Effect of commercial probiotics on GI microbiota diversity
  • Level of antibiotic resistance in clinical S. pyogenes isolates
  • Evaluation of MinION sequencers for antibiotic resistance gene detection in Enterobacteriaceae