Tiffany Harris

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

Developing a mouse model to study pathogenicity of gonorrhea.


Tiffany Harris was born in Louisiana but spent her childhood living in and traveling to countries all over the world. She attended university at Iowa State University where she studied Microbiology and Emerging Global Diseases.


 BS, Microbiology, Iowa State University

Research Description

My research is to develop a mouse model using the bacterium Neisseria musculi. The model will be used identify factors for infection that are important for the bacteria that cause diseases such as meningitis, gonorrhea, and sepsis. The focus of the model will be to study immune responses to fragments of the bacterial cell wall, also known as peptidoglycan.