Anna Gregory

330 North Orchard Street, Room 2115H
Madison WI 53715
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Joined WID: 2021

Pathogenic mechanisms of Clostridioides difficile


Anna Gregory was raised in Kentucky where she attended Centre College. After college, she moved to Oklahoma City to teach high school biology and fell in love with teaching. Her long-term goal is to return to the classroom and teach. In her free time, Anna enjoys hiking, working on jigsaw puzzles, baking, and listening to Broadway musical soundtracks.


BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Centre College

Research Description

Clostridioides difficile is the leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea and is considered an “urgent threat” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The main treatment for a C. difficile infection (CDI) is antibiotics but with the increasing development of antibiotic resistance, alternative treatments are needed. "My research involves studying the mechanisms C. difficile uses to be a successful pathogen. If we understand how C. difficile makes people sick, we can target these mechanisms and treat people who have CDI with antibiotic alternative interventions, such as diet."


  • Medical Microbiology & Immunology
  • Microbiology Doctoral Training Program