Infection Medicine

Dr Mariela Scortti

Principal Investigator

Dr Mariela Scortti

Principal Investigator

  • The Chancellor's Building
  • 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh
  • EH16 4SB

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Personal Profile

Mariela is a Lecturer in Infection Medicine. She has a veterinary medical degree from National University of Litoral (Argentina) and a MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology from University of Chile. She completed a PhD in infectious diseases at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). She has been a “Ramon y Cajal” fellow and moved to Edinburgh in 2007 from the University of Bristol.  


Her research centres around molecular bacteriology with a particular interest on multi-host intracellular bacterial pathogens. Her work is aimed at gaining a better understanding of host-pathogen-environment interactions with focus on virulence and antimicrobial resistance.

Research Theme

Lab Members


  • Microbes, Infection and Immunity 2
  • Medical Microbiology 3
  • Biomedical Sciences 3
  • Antibiotic Crisis
  • Host-Pathogen interactions
  • Infectious Diseases Honours projects

Recent Publications