Anne Pacitti, M.S.
Holroyd Science Center 222
Anne Pacitti received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Following her undergraduate work, she taught classes at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and traveled with the museum’s various live animal outreach programs. She then joined the Medical Microbiology Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as a Research Specialist and then Sanofi, Inc. as a Senior Research Scientist.
Professor Paccitti began her academic career at Thomas Jefferson University, where she taught microbiology and general biology. She joined the Biology Department at La Salle in 1999 teaching general biology and clinical microbiology. She is currently both an instructor in the Department and its Microbiology Laboratory Coordinator.
Professor Paccitti’s earliest research publications focused on the characterization of reovirus-mammalian cell attachment interactions. Her later publications described the development of purification protocols for salable and stable CD45 preparations. (Several CD45 products and assay kits are based on these publications.) She has been the recipient of several teaching commendations, including the Thomasina Award for Bravery in Teaching from Thomas Jefferson University.