H. Anne Pereira, Ph.D.

Professor & Assoc. Dean of Research

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phone (405) 271-6593 x58034

Fax (405) 271-7505

Office CPB 329

Email anne-pereira@ouhsc.edu


Cationic antibiotic peptides, inflammation, innate immunity, inflammatory-mediated diseases, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, bacterial keratitis, sepsis, leukocyte biology, and leukocyte-endothelial interactions.


This laboratory investigates the role of a novel inflammatory mediator known as CAP37. We focus on the significance of this protein in host defense against severe infections including infections of the eye and in various inflammatory mediated diseases such as atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. We currently employ a combination of cellular, immunological, biochemical and molecular approaches at the in vitro and in vivo level to solve these questions. Our long-term goals are to design new and effective antibiotics and anti-inflammatory therapeutics.

Education & Experience

Postdoctoral fellow in Immunology

Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia


Ph.D. in Pathology

University of Melbourne, Australia


Honors & Awards

Professional Awards


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Academic Research Fellow

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)



Biomarker and method for detecting a chronic inflammatory-associated disease

Patent No. 8,450,071


H. Anne Pereira