Mette Ibba

Mette Ibba

Mette Ibba

Assistant Professor & Program Specialist

614 292-0509

Room 374, Biological Sciences Building
484 W 12th Ave,
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • General Microbiology Instruction
  • Microbiology Laboratory Coordinator


  • B.S./M.S. in Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1988
  • Ph.D., University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1995


As the Microbiology 4000 lab coordinator, Mette Prætorius Ibba manages and mentors Graduate Teaching Assistants. She develops teaching material and works in close contact with laboratory staff and teaching assistants developing and executing new ideas for Microbiology 4000 lab exercises, assignments, and quizzes. She has also recently developed an online version of Microbiology 4000 labs together with laboratory staff and teaching assistants. In addition to coordinating undergraduate microbiology labs, she is advising microbiology majors and minors, serves on the Curriculum Committee for the Department of Microbiology and as the Departmental Transfer Credit Coordinator.


Selected Publications

Prætorius-Ibba M, and Katherine Elasky. (2017) Basic and Practical Microbiology Lab Manual. Cognella Academic Publishing.

Alinari L, Baiocchi RA, and Prætorius-Ibba M. (2012) FTY720-induced blockage of autophagy enhances anticancer efficacy of milatuzumab in mantle cell lymphoma: is FTY720 the next autophagy-blocking agent in lymphoma treatment? Autophagy 8(3): 416-7

Huynh, L., Muthusamy T., Chen, T., Cottrell, R., Mitchell, JM. and Prætorius-Ibba, M. (2010) Linking tRNA localization with activation of nutritional stress responses. Cell Cycle  9, 3112-3118.

Prætorius-Ibba, M., Wang, Q-E., Wani, G., El-Mahdy, MA., Zhu, Q., Song, Q. and Wani, AA. (2007) Role of Claspin in regulation of the Nucleotide Excision Repair factor DDB2. DNA Repair6, 578-587.