- Senior Investigator, Salmonella Host-Cell Interations Section
Dr. Steele-Mortimer received her Ph.D. in cell biology from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in 1994. From 1995 to 1999, she did postdoctoral research on Salmonella-host cell interactions in the laboratory of B. Brett Finlay at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, followed by one year at Washington University, St. Louis, with Phillip D. Stahl. She came to NIH in 2001 and became a tenured senior investigator in 2007. Dr. Steele-Mortimer is an associate editor of Microbial Pathogenesis and is a member of the editorial board of Traffic.
- (2019). A role for the Salmonella Type III Secretion System 1 in bacterial adaptation to the cytosol of epithelial cells. MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY. 112(4), 1270-1283.
- (2017). A second wave of Salmonella T3SS1 activity prolongs the lifespan of infected epithelial cells. PLoS Pathogens. 13(4),