Anastasia Zimmerman

Associate Professor

Address: RITA 125


Postdoc - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D. - Washington State University

M.S. - University of San Diego

B.S. - Gonzaga University

Research Interests

Molecular evolution of the vertebrate immune system. Genome-wide analyses of innate and adaptive immune loci in fishes. Use of the zebrafish as an immunological model system.

Courses Taught

BIO 312: Molecular Biology
BIO 312L
: Molecular Biology Lab
BIO 314
: Immunology
BIO 452
: Seminar
BIO 455
: Molecular Biology Seminar


Hanauer et al. (Zimmerman, A. co-author) 2017. An inclusive Research Education Community (iREC): Impact of the SEA-PHAGES program on research outcomes and student learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114:13531-13536.

Butela et al. (Zimmerman, A. co-author) 2017. Complete genome sequences of Cluster A Mycobacteriophages. Genome Announcements 5(43); 5(43). pii: e01182-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01182-17.

Pope W., et al. (Zimmerman, A., phage DirtMcgirt). 2015. Dramatic variation in phage genome structures revealed by whole genome comparisons. eLife: doi: 10.7554/eLife.06416

Magadan-Mompo S., Zimmerman A., Mirete-Bachiller S., Gambon-Deza F. 2013. Immunoglobulin diversity in the medaka (Oryzias latipes). Journal of Comparative Immunology 65: 387-396.

Hatfull G.F. et al. (Zimmerman A., phages Fishburne and Astro). 2013. Complete genome sequences of 64 mycobacteriophages. Genome Announcements 1(6): doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00847-13.

Zimmerman A., Moustafa F., Romanowski* K., Steiner L. 2011. Zebrafish Immunoglobulin IgD: a chimeric isotype, unusual exon usage, and quantitative expression profiles with IgM and IgZ heavy chain isotypes. Molecular Immunology 48: 2220-2223. undergraduate co-author.

Zimmerman A., Romanowski* K., Maddox B. 2011. Targeted annotation of immunoglobulin light chain (IgL) genes in zebrafish from BAC clones reveals kappa-like recombining/deleting elements within IgL constant regions. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 31: 697-703. undergraduate co-author.