Deborah Jean Anderson, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Deborah Anderson
670 Albany St Biosquare III


I have expertise in mucosal immunology, and secondarily in virology. I am interested in immune defense of the genital tract against sexually-transmitted pathogens. We are currently working with epithelial cell lines and HIV-1 infection models.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Other OB/GYN, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • University of Texas at Austin, PhD
  • University of Texas at Austin, MS
  • Rice University, BA


  • Published on 3/6/2024

    Nador E, Xia C, Santangelo PJ, Whaley KJ, Costello CE, Anderson DJ. Platform-Specific Fc N-Glycan Profiles of an Antisperm Antibody. Antibodies (Basel). 2024 Mar 06; 13(1). PMID: 38534207.

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  • Published on 2/13/2024

    Johnson JA, Li JF, Politch JA, Lipscomb JT, Santos Tino A, DeFelice J, Gelman M, Anderson DJ, Mayer KH. HIV Immunocapture Reveals Particles Expressed in Semen under INSTI-based Therapy are Largely Myeloid Cell-Derived and Disparate from Circulating Provirus. J Infect Dis. 2024 Feb 13. PMID: 38356153.

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  • Published on 1/9/2024

    Dohadwala S, Geib MT, Politch JA, Anderson DJ. Innovations in monoclonal antibody-based multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy. Front Reprod Health. 2023; 5:1337479. PMID: 38264184.

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  • Published on 6/13/2023

    Dohadwala S, Politch JA, Barmine JH, Anderson DJ. A Brief History and Advancement of Contraceptive Multipurpose Prevention Technology (cMPT) Products. Open Access J Contracept. 2023; 14:83-94. PMID: 37332341.

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  • Published on 4/13/2023

    Anderson DJ, Johnston DS. A brief history and future prospects of contraception. Science. 2023 Apr 14; 380(6641):154-158. PMID: 37053322.

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  • Published on 3/30/2023

    Mausser E, Nador E, Politch JA, Pauly MR, Marathe JG, Moench TR, Zeitlin L, Whaley KJ, Anderson DJ. LALAPG variant of the Human Contraception Antibody (HCA) reduces Fc-mediated effector functions while maintaining sperm agglutination activity. PLoS One. 2023; 18(3):e0282147. PMID: 36996137.

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  • Published on 3/2/2023

    Thurman AR, Moench TR, Hoke M, Politch JA, Cabral H, Mausser E, Nador E, Morton J, Hamorsky K, Swope K, Bratcher B, Anderson DJ, Whaley KJ. ZB-06, a vaginal film containing an engineered human contraceptive antibody (HC4-N), demonstrates safety and efficacy in a phase 1 postcoital test and safety study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Jun; 228(6):716.e1-716.e12. PMID: 36870409.

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  • Published on 10/31/2022

    Lee SG, Kiattiburut W, Khongkha T, Schinkel SCB, Lunn Y, Decker AP, Mohammadi A, Vera-Cruz A, Misra A, Angel JB, Anderson DJ, Baker M, Kaul R, Wang G, Tanphaichitr N. 17BIPHE2, an engineered cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide with low susceptibility to proteases, is an effective spermicide and microbicide against Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Hum Reprod. 2022 Oct 31; 37(11):2503-2517. PMID: 36053257.

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  • Published on 8/13/2022

    Patten JJ, Keiser PT, Morselli-Gysi D, Menichetti G, Mori H, Donahue CJ, Gan X, Valle ID, Geoghegan-Barek K, Anantpadma M, Boytz R, Berrigan JL, Stubbs SH, Ayazika T, O'Leary C, Jalloh S, Wagner F, Ayehunie S, Elledge SJ, Anderson D, Loscalzo J, Zitnik M, Gummuluru S, Namchuk MN, Barabási AL, Davey RA. Identification of potent inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 infection by combined pharmacological evaluation and cellular network prioritization. iScience. 2022 Sep 16; 25(9):104925. PMID: 35992305.

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  • Published on 9/2/2021

    Anderson DJ. Passive immunization of the human vagina. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022 Apr 29; 18(2):1965423. PMID: 34473605.

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