Aurelia Schmalstieg completed her medical training as an Infectious Diseases fellow at UT Southwestern in 2011. After working in the community as a general Infectious Diseases physician, she has returned to Dr. Tawanda Gumbo’s lab at UT Southwestern in order to contribute efforts to better understand and optimize the medical therapy of tuberculosis. She also looks forward to contributing to the clinical general Infectious Diseases services at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2006)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011), Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Hollow fiber culture system
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antitubercular therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The antibiotic resistance arrow of time: efflux pump induction is a general first step in the evolution of mycobacterial drug resistance.
Schmalstieg AM, Srivastava S, Belkaya S, Deshpande D, Meek C, Leff R, van Oers NS, Gumbo T Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2012 Sep 56 9 4806-15
I-kappa B kinases alpha and beta have distinct roles in regulating murine T cell function.
Ren H, Schmalstieg A, van Oers NS, Gaynor RB J. Immunol. 2002 Apr 168 8 3721-31
I-kappa B kinase beta is critical for B cell proliferation and antibody response.
Ren H, Schmalstieg A, Yuan D, Gaynor RB J. Immunol. 2002 Jan 168 2 577-87

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2011)