Anya Cutler

Staff Scientist – Emory University, USA
Environmental Science


Emory University (2016-2018): Atlanta, GA
M.P.H. in Global Epidemiology
Certificate in Genetic & Molecular Epidemiology
Adviser: Jennifer Mulle
Thesis: Socio-behavioral predictors of vaginal Lactobacillus dominance in pregnant African American women

University of Vermont (2014-2016): Burlington, VT
M.S. in Plant and Soil Science
Adviser: Deborah Neher
Thesis: Ecological dynamics in compost-amended soils and the resulting effects on Escherichia coli survival

Skidmore College (2008-2012): Saratoga Springs, NY
B.A. in Biology

Research Interests

I’m interested in an eclectic mix of molecular biology, community ecology, microbiology, and bioinformatics/biostatistics. My current research focuses on methods development for accurate quantification of plant species from mixed pollen samples using genetic metabarcoding. In general, I enjoy trying to make sense of complex communities (be it plants or microbes) using next-gen sequencing technology and colorful graphs.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Marks K, Cutler A, Jeddy Z, Kato K, Northstone K, Hartman T (2019). Maternal serum concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances and birth size and British boys. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Cutler A, Weicht T, Manan S, Millner P, Neher D (2018). Escherichia coli survival and microbial community dynamics in compost-amended soils. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Dunlop A, Knight A, Satten G, Cutler A, Wright M, Mitchell R, Read T, Mulle J, Hertzberg V, Smith A, Corwin E (2018). Stability of the Vaginal, Oral, and Gut Microbiome Across Pregnancy Among African American Women: The Effect of Socioeconomic Status and Antibiotic Exposure. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Bender M, Read T, Edwards T, Hargita M, Cutler A, Wise S. A comparison of the bacterial nasal microbiome in patients with allergic rhinitis and after immunotherapy for inhalant allergy. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Mueller CM, Boden SA, Boden AL, Maidman SD, Cutler A, Mignemi D, Bariteau J (2018). Complication Rates and Short-Term Outcomes After Operative Hammertoe Correction in Older Patients. Foot & ankle international, 1071100718755472.

Laidlaw T, Cutler A, Kidder M, Liu T, Cardet JC, Chhay H, Boyce J (2014). Prostaglandin E2 resistance in granulocytes from patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. DOI:10.1016/j.jaci.2013.12.1034.

Selected Professional, Extension, and Outreach Presentations

Cutler A, Weicht T, Neher D. 2016. University of Vermont Plant and Soil Science Department. Thesis Defense. “Ecological dynamics of compost-amended soils and the resulting effects on Escherichia coli survival”.

Cutler A, Read T, Mulle J, Dunlop A. 2018. Emory University Department of Epidemiology. Thesis poster presentation. “Socio-behavioral predictors of vaginal Lactobacillus dominance in pregnant African American women”.

Conferences and Workshops / Conference Participation

Cutler A, Jeddy Z, Northstone K, Marks K, Hartman T (2018). “Maternal concentrations of serum per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances during pregnancy and birth size in British boys”. Society for Epidemiologic Research Conference 2018. Baltimore MD.

Cutler A, Neher D (2016). “Ecological dynamics of compost-amended soils and the resulting effects on Escherichia coli survival”. Ecological Society of america Conference 2016. Fort Lauderdale FL.

Cutler A, Weicht T, Neher D (2015) “Trade off between the value of hands-on experience and quality data”. Soil Ecology Society Conference 2015. Colorado Springs CO.

Selected Work Experience

Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2018-Present)
Staff Scientist (Brosi Lab)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (2017-2018)
Data Analyst

Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2016-2017)
Research Assistant (Leon Lab)

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2014-2016)
Teaching Assistant

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2012-2014)
Research Assistant (Boyce Lab)