• 5809 Citations
1984 …2023
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Research Interests

Neisseria gonorrhoeae, gonorrhea, Neisseria meningitidis, pilus, antigenic variation, recombination, DNA transformation, DNA replication, DNA repair, antioxidant functions, reactive oxygen species (ROS), neutrophil interactions. epithelium interactions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

… → 1983

Research interests

  • DNA Recombination
  • DNA Repair
  • Genetics: Microbial
  • Genomics
  • Infectious Diseases: Bacteria
  • Inflammation
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Microbiology

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae Medicine & Life Sciences
Fimbriae Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Antigenic Variation Medicine & Life Sciences
Neisseria Medicine & Life Sciences
DNA Medicine & Life Sciences
Genetic Recombination Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Neisseria meningitidis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2003 2023

Fimbriae Proteins
Antigenic Variation
Gene Conversion
Bacterial Chromosomes
Conversion Disorder
Fimbriae Proteins
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Peptide Hydrolases

Research Output 1984 2019

  • 5809 Citations
  • 124 Article
  • 8 Review article
  • 6 Comment/debate
  • 2 Short survey

A double-strand break does not promote Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilin antigenic variation

Prister, L. L., Xu, J. & Steven Seifert, H., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of bacteriology. 201, 13, e00256-19.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fimbriae Proteins
Antigenic Variation
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Genetic Suppression

Anti-psychotic drugs block meningococcal virulence

Seifert, H., Jun 1 2019, In : Nature Microbiology. 4, 6, p. 906-907 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neisseria meningitidis
Virulence Factors
Pharmaceutical Preparations
1 Citation (Scopus)


Unemo, M., Seifert, H. S., Hook, E. W., Hawkes, S., Ndowa, F. & Dillon, J. A. R., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature Reviews Disease Primers. 5, 1, 79.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
5 Citations (Scopus)

Location, Location, Location—Commensalism, Damage and Evolution of the Pathogenic Neisseria

Seifert, H., Jul 26 2019, In : Journal of Molecular Biology. 431, 16, p. 3010-3014 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Neisseria meningitidis

PacBio amplicon sequencing method to measure pilin antigenic variation frequencies of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Ozer, E. A., Prister, L. L., Yin, S., Ward, B. H., Ivanov, S. & Seifert, H. S., Jan 1 2019, In : mSphere. 4, 5, e00562-19.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fimbriae Proteins
Antigenic Variation
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Gene Conversion