Michael Otto, Ph.D.

Chief, Pathogen Molecular Genetics Section

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Specialty(s): Infectious Disease


Ph.D., 1998, M.S., 1993, University of Tübingen, Germany

Michael Otto, Ph.D.


Dr. Otto received his M.S. in biochemistry in 1993 from the University of Tübingen, Germany. In 1998, he earned his Ph.D. in microbiology from the same institution. Dr. Otto joined the Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis in July 2001 as a principal investigator. In 2008, he became a tenured senior investigator and moved his laboratory to the NIH Bethesda main campus.

Dr. Otto serves on several editorial advisory boards and is a section editor (Gram-positive bacteria) at PLoS Pathogens.