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Faculty Research Interests

Faculty Members Research Areas

David Aronoff, M.D.

Innate immunity and host-microbial interactions in the female reproductive tract

Vernon Carruthers, Ph.D

Pathogenesis of parasitic infections: Mechanisms of cell invasion and survival during infection

Marilia Cascalho, M.D., Ph.D

The impact of Immune receptor diversity in the response to mutable pathogens and tumors; Immunological memory and transplantation; Mutable vaccines

Cheong-Hee Chang, Ph.D

Regulation of the effector function of CD4 T cells and dendritic cells

Kathleen Collins, M.D., Ph.D

Molecular mechanisms of HIV immune evasion

Suzanne Dawid, M.D., Ph.D

Bacterial pathogens

Victor DiRita, Ph.D

Genetic and molecular studies of host-microbe interactions

Kathryn Eaton, DVM, Ph.D

Pathogenesis of Shigatoxigenic E. coli, Germ free mouse models of disease, Immunopathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori

N. Cary Engleberg, M.D.

Pathogenesis of Legionnaires' disease; molecular mechanisms of intracellular infection

David I. Friedman, M.D.

Regulation of gene expression; role of phage in toxin expression

A. Oveta Fuller, Ph.D

Human virus entry, pathogenesis and infection preventions

Irina Grigorova, Ph.D

Humoral (antibody) immune response initiation dynamics

Philip Hanna, Ph.D

Anthrax molecular pathogenesis and host responses; macrophage-mediated inflammation

Yongqun “Oliver” He, Ph.D

Brucella-Host Interaction and Bioinformatics

Gary Huffnagle, Ph.D

Pulmonary immunology; fungal pathogenesis and microflora-mediated modulation of immunity

Michael J. Imperiale, Ph.D

Virus-host interactions in healthy individuals and transplant patients; virus assembly

Philip D. King, Ph.D

Genetic Analysis of Signal Transduction in Immune and Non-immune Cell Types in Health and Disease

Denise Kirschner, Ph.D

Host pathogen interactions during persistent infections with emphasis on Tuberculosis

Nicole Koropatkin, Ph.D

Protein crystallography; Bacterial degradation and fermentation of resistant dietary polysaccharides in the human distal gut

Eric Krukonis, Ph.D

Bacterial pathogenesis; regulation of bacterial virulence in response to environmental cues

Yasmina Laouar, Ph.D

Immunology/Mechanisms of Immunosuppression

Adam Lauring, M.D., Ph.D

RNA Virus Evolution

Gary D. Luker, M.D.

DNA virus and cancer cell pathogenesis; non-invasive image analysis of signaling pathways and disease in living mice

Eric Martens, Ph.D

Microbial degradation of complex carbohydrates in the human distal gut

David J. Miller, M.D., Ph.D

Host-pathogen interactions in viral RNA replication

Harry L. T. Mobley, Ph.D

Bacterial pathogenesis; virulence of uropathogens and Helicobacter pylori

Bethany Moore, Ph.D

Innate and adaptive immunity post-bone marrow transplant and herpesvirus exacerbations of pulmonary fibrosis

Akira Ono, Ph.D

HIV-1 replication and host cellular membranes

Mary O'Riordan, Ph.D

Host and bacterial adaptation to intracellular infection

Jeffrey Platt, M.D.

Transplantation Immunology, stem cell-immune system interaction, genomic stability, accommodation in transplantation and host defense

Malini Raghavan, Ph.D

Molecular interactions in antigen presentation and host responses to virus infections. Protein folding, Antigen Presentation and Immunity

Maria Sandkvist, Ph.D

Bacterial pathogenesis: Molecular mechanism of extracellular protein secretion

Pat Schloss, Ph.D

Analysis of host-microbiome interactions; computational microbial ecology

David H. Sherman, Ph.D

Molecular genetic, biochemical and bioorganic chemical studies of microbial natural product biosynthesis

Evan Snitkin, Ph.D

Application of computational and experimental approaches to study the epidemiology, evolution and biology of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria

Katherine Spindler, Ph.D

Molecular pathogenesis and host susceptibility genetics of virus infections

Joel Swanson, Ph.D

Regulation of endocytosis and the cytoskeleton in macrophages

Michele Swanson, Ph.D

Growth of Legionella pneumophila in macrophages

Alice Telesnitsky, Ph.D

Multidisciplinary research in HIV-1 genetic variation and retroviral RNA

Jason Weinberg, M.D.

Pathogenesis of persistent viral infections

Christiane Wobus, Ph.D

Mechanisms of norovirus entry into host cells in vitro and in vivo

Vincent Young M.D., Ph.D

Bacterial pathogenesis of gastrointestinal infectious disease. Microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract

Emeritus Faculty Research Areas

Don B. Clewell, Ph.D

Enterococcal plasmids and transposons

Stephen Cooper, Ph.D

Analysis of regulation of the eukaryotic cell cycle

David I. Friedman, M.D.

Regulation of gene expression; role of phage in toxin expression

Elliot Juni, Ph.D

Molecular taxonomy of the Moraxellaceae

Frederick C. Neidhardt, Ph.D

Bacterial growth physiology; molecular biology of gene expression



Research Professors and Research Investigators Research Areas

Chris Alteri
Research Investigator

Pathogen metabolism and bacterial physiology in the host

My-Hang (Mae) Huynh
Research Assistant Professor

Biology of Toxoplasma infections

Tanya Johnson
Research Investigator

Bacterial pathogenesis, protein-protein interactions

Steven King
Research Assistant Professor

Retrovirus replication and recombination

Simeone Marino
Assistant Research Scientist

Mathematical modeling of host-pathogen interaction in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

Jyl Matson
Research Investigator

Antimicrobial peptide resistance mechanisms and pathogenesis of Vibrio cholerae

Syed Monem Rizvi
Research Investigator

Glycoprotein E and cell-to-cell spread of Herpes simplex virus type 1

Alejandra Yep-Rodriguez
Assistant Research Investigator

Information Forthcoming