Mami Taniuchi

Taniuchi, Mami

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health


  • BS,BE, Science & Engineering, Duke University
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

Contact Information

PO Box 801340
MR-6, Room 1708
Charlottesville, VA 22908-1340
Telephone: 434-924-5575

Research Interests

Molecular diagnostics; Polio eradication; tracking immunity and virus shedding after oral polio vaccination in resource-challenged countries.

Research Description

Dr. Taniuchi received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. She works with Eric Houpt, MD, and William Petri, Jr., MD, in developing molecular diagnostic assays to detect enteric pathogens that cause diarrhea and malnutrition. Her focus is to develop assays on platforms that can be used in low resource settings such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Thailand to study etiology of diarrhea and vaccine efficacy.

Selected Publications