Sale, Michele

Michele  Sale

Michele Sale

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences


  • BS, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Tasmania
  • PhD, Genetics, University of Tasmania

Contact Information

1300 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-982-0368
Fax: 434-982-1815

Research Interests

Genetics of stroke and otitis media

Research Description

My research is aimed at identifying and characterizing genetic contributors to stroke, especially in relation to pharmacogenetic responses and recovery from stroke. Recent evidence in mice suggests a key role for the gut microbiome on stroke outcomes. With my collaborator at UVA, neurologist Dr Brad Worrall, we are starting to recruit ischemic stroke patients to investigate whether this holds true in patients as well. In separate studies, our otitis media research aims to identify variants for chronic ear infection susceptibility, and survey the microbial diversity of the nasal cavity in response to viral infections and probiotics.

Selected Publications