Timothy Mietzner,  Ph.D.


Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
BST E1240
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15261
Office Phone (412)648-9244
Lab (412)648-8850
Fax (412)624-1570


Dr. Mietzner was raised grew up in Southern Idaho, graduating from Minico High School in 1977.  He studied for two years in attendance at Concordia College in Portland, OR, and then finished his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in 1981 at Portland State University, OR, graduating cum laude.  He chose to continue his studies in the area of microbiology at The Oregon Health Sciences University where he attained his PhD in 1984.  He continued his post graduate studies in microbiology and biochemistry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1984-85) and at Stanford University for 1985 through 1991.   

For the past 17 years, Dr. Mietzner has been a faculty member of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (recently renamed Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is also currently is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Occupational Health in Mesa, AZ.  His expertise is in microbiology, bacterial cloning and biochemistry, nutrient transport across membranes, peptide chemistry, and infectious diseases.   

Dr. Mietzner has over 60 publications in well-respected scientific journals, multiple review articles, and has published a textbook on Microbiology entitled “Microbial Pathogenesis”.  He holds several patents on bacterial vaccines and peptide-based antimicrobials. He has trained many graduate students, medical fellows, and entertained sabbaticals of fellow faculty members from internal and external Universities.