Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Area of Interest
As an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tessa Andermann, MD, MPH, focuses on the care of immunocompromised patients with cancer. Her multi-disciplinary research is primarily focused on investigating the impact of the intestinal microbiome on cancer outcomes with the ultimate goal of developing microbiome-targeted therapies for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in immunocompromised patient populations.
Her current projects include:
- Investigating the role of the gut antimicrobial “resistome” in the development of bloodstream and other infections with multi-drug-resistant organisms in patients with hematologic malignancies.
- Developing microbial predictors of therapeutic efficacy and therapy-related gastrointestinal complications following administration of cellular and other immunotherapies in patients with cancer.
- Using the intestinal microbiome as a tool to inform antimicrobial stewardship in immunocompromised patients.
Awards and Honors
- UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Award, 2020
- Amy Strelzer Manasevit Foundation Award, 2019
- NIH-NCATS KL2 Mentored Career Award, 2017
- ASBMT New Investigator’s Award, 2017