Anna Geisinger

Senior Research Associate

Joined the IBRI in October 2017

Anna Geisinger

Anna Geisinger has more than 10 years of research and clinical lab experience. In her role at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), she supports a variety of collaborative projects with assay development, optimization, implementation and validation, cell and bacteria culture, and molecular analysis. She also has gained expertise in the innovation and development of a bioanalytical technology platform.

Before joining the IBRI, Geisinger served as a microbiologist with the Indiana State Department of Health Laboratories, where she was responsible for assay and protocol development and validation, as well as clinical testing. One of her accomplishments was establishing a Next Generation Sequencing pipeline for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection outbreak monitoring. She also served as a contractor research associate at the former Dow AgroSciences, now Corteva Agriscience, primarily focusing on nucleic acid and protein isolation, molecular analysis and the implementation of high-throughput automation technologies.

View Geisinger's published research here.

During her career at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, Geisinger also studied chemistry and Spanish, and served as an undergraduate teaching instructor. She enjoys playing tennis and performing on the clarinet, violin, and piano, and loves baking. She also has a tendency to collect and grow more plants than she needs.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assay and protocol development
  • Assay validation
  • Cell and bacteria culture and screening
  • Clinical specimen testing
  • High-throughput automation
  • Immunoassay optimization
  • Microbiology
  • Nucleic acid and protein purification
  • Protein conjugation
  • qPCR
  • Sequencing


  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), Indiana University, 2010

Honorary Societies

  • Phi Beta Kappa