Dr. Anna Müller-Hauser

Senior Scientist

Anna works as Scientist in the Climate Change and Health Group at PIK and Charité. She graduated from ETH Zurich in 2016 with a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. Her dissertation focused on the analysis of the mucosal immune response towards bacterial infection. Afterwards, she completed a Master in International Health at Heidelberg University and joined the Epidemiology and Statistics Unit at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health to work at the Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM) trial.

Her research interests include the links between malnutrition, intestinal infections, inflammation and microbiota composition, climate impacts on health, behaviour change communication, and programme evaluation.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam



2016-2019   MSc International Health, Heidelberg University

2011-2016   Doctorate in Immunology and Microbiology (Dr. Sc. ETH), ETH Zurich

2009-2011   MSc Biological Science, University of Konstanz

2005-2008   BSc Biological Science, University of Cologne


since 2019  Scientist, Institute of Public Health, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin                 

since 2019  Guest Scientist, Climate Change and Health Group, Research Department 2, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

2017-2019   Scientist, Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University

2011-2016   Scientist, Institute of Microbiology, Department Biology, ETH Zurich

Fattinger SA, Böck D, Di Martino ML, Deuring S, Samperio Ventayol P, Ek V, Furter M, Kreiblich S, Bosia F, Mueller-Hauser AA, Nguyen BD, Rohde M, Pilhofer M, Hardt W-D, Sellin ME (2020) Salmonella Typhimurium discreet-invasion of the murine gut absorptive epithelium. PLoS Pathog 16(5): e1008503. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1008503

Wendt A., Waid J., Mueller-Hauser AA, Kyei NNA., Sobhan S., Gabrysch, S. (2020). Do Hemoglobin Concentration and Anemia Prevalence Differ Between Capillary and Venous Blood and Between Analysis Methods? Current Developments in Nutrition, 4(Supplement_2), 922-922, doi:10.1093/cdn/nzaa053_127.

Wendt AS, Sparling TM, Waid JL, Mueller AA, Gabrysch S. Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM): protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a Homestead Food Production programme on undernutrition in rural Bangladesh. BMJ Open. 2019;9(7):e031037.

Gabrysch S, Waid, JL, Wendt AS, Mueller AA, Kader A, Gosh U. (2018): Nutritional effects of flooding due to unseasonably early monsoon rainfall in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study in an ongoing cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol. 2 Suppl. 1, p. S3.

Sellin ME, Mueller AA, Hardt W-D, 2018. Consequences of Epithelial Inflammasome Activation by Bacterial Pathogens. Journal of Molecular Biology 430: 193-206.

Dolowschiak T, Mueller AA, Pisan LJ, Feigelman R, Felmy B, Sellin ME, Namineni S, Nguyen BD, Wotzka SY, Heikenwalder M, von Mering C, Mueller C, Hardt W-D, 2016. IFN-γ Hinders Recovery from Mucosal Inflammation during Antibiotic Therapy for Salmonella Gut Infection. Cell Host & Microbe 20: 238-249.

Mueller AA, Dolowschiak T, Sellin ME, Felmy B, Verbree C, Gadient S, Westermann AJ, Vogel J, LeibundGut-Landmann S, Hardt W-D, 2016. An NK Cell Perforin Response Elicited via IL-18 Controls Mucosal Inflammation Kinetics during Salmonella Gut Infection. PLoS pathogens, e1005723.

Sellin ME, Mueller AA, Felmy B, Dolowschiak T, Diard M, Tardivel A, Maslowski KM, Hardt W-D, 2014. Epithelium-intrinsic NAIP/NLRC4 inflammasome drives infected enterocyte expulsion to restrict Salmonella replication in the intestinal mucosa. Cell Host Microbe 16: 237-248.