About Anne Maczulak
Anne Maczulak holds a PhD from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Golden Gate University. In her twenty-five year laboratory career, she has studied diverse aspects of environmental and consumer product microbiology. Her research has included studies on the protozoa found inside a cow’s stomach, bacteria in oxygen-less environments, yeast that grows on the scalp, and the cysts that contaminate water. She has helped develop new disinfectant products, water purifiers, antimicrobial soaps, and deodorants. She has also guided projects on biofilms that coat the inside of faucets, pipes and toilets; cold-tolerant bacteria for use in detergents; and microbial products for septic tanks.
Anne is a contributor to magazines, such as Psychology Today and Women’s Health, speaking about germs and germophobia. Anne has also been a regular guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio, where she answers callers’ questions on germs, and has appeared on additional radio and television programs.
Anne consults for drug and biotech companies. She lives in California with her family of rescued golden retrievers.