Faculty

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Faculty Member Laboratory Research Focus
Jacqueline Abranches, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Physiology and molecular biology of oral bacteria

Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Anolik Lab

Role of B Cells in the Pathophysiology of Systemic Lupus and Related Autoimmune Diseases

Robert A. Bambara, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology & Immunology

Bambara Lab

Human genome stability, DNA damage response, HIV replication and evolution

J. Scott Butler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Butler Lab

Post-transcriptional Regulation of mRNA Expression in the Nucleus of Eukaryotic Cells.

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Dewhurst Lab

Paul Dunman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Dunman Lab

Using S. aureus and A. baumannii as model organisms to study bacterial pathogenesis

Michelle Dziejman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Dziejman Lab

Type Three Secretion System mediated pathogenesis of V. cholerae

Michael R. Elliott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Elliott Lab

Phagocytic clearance of apoptotic cells: molecular regulation and immunological consequences

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Fowell Lab

Differentiation of CD4 T lymphocytes in infectious and autoimmune disease

John Frelinger, Ph.D.

Frelinger Lab

Immunity to Tumor Antigens.

Harris A. Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology

Gelbard Lab

Molecular mechanisms and potential pharmacological and gene therapeutic interventions for neurologic disease associated with HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system.

Stephen N. Georas, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

Georas Lab

Mucosal immune responses in the airway, specifically interactions between airway epithelial cells and dendritic cells that result in aberrant T cell activation using mouse models of asthma. In a separate project, are studying how autotaxin and lysophosphatidic acid regulate lymphocyte homing and airway inflammation.

Steven R. Gill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Gill Lab

Microbial pathogens and the impact of human microbial flora on human health and disease.

Constantine G. Haidaris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Haidaris Lab

Infections in the immunocompromised host, mechanisms of pathogenesis, host-microbe interactions and approaches to therapy

Young-Min Hyun, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Minsoo Kim Lab

Leukocytes migration from blood vessel to inflamed tissue through endothelial cell layer and basement membrane

Michelle Kiebala, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Maggirwar Lab

NF-kappaB signaling in platelets during HIV infection

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Minsoo Kim Lab

Dynamic regulation of leukocyte adhesion and migration

Damian Krysan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Krysan Lab

Antifungal drug discovery, fungal pathogenesis

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine

Lawrence Lab

Environmental signaling, immune function, and cellular development

Jose A. Lemos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Lemos Lab

Identification and characterization of virulence factors in Gram-positive bacteria

Alexandra M. Livingstone, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Livingstone Lab

Understanding mechanisms for generating and maintaining T cell memory, with particular emphasis on responses primed by immunization with dendritic cells

Edith M. Lord, Ph.D.

Lord Lab

Cell Mediated Immunity to Tumors

Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Maggirwar Lab

Platelets, HIV, and inflammation

Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Martinez-Sobrido Lab

Molecular biology and in the evasion of the innate immune response by negative strand RNA viruses

Jim Miller, Ph.D.

Jim Miller Lab

Molecular and cellular events that regulate T cell signaling and activation

Tim R. Mosmann, Ph.D.

Mosmann Lab

The regulation of cytokine responses of human and mouse T-cell subsets in infections asthma, allergy and autoimmunity

Jan A. Moynihan, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry

The Rochester Center for Mind-Body Research (RCMBR)

Psychoneuroimmunology

Joshua C. Munger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Munger Lab

Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.

Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.

Immunoregulatory properties of trophoblast cells

Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Pavelka Lab

Biosynthesis of the Cell Wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Biodefense Research

Richard Phipps, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Medicine

Phipps Lab

Control of normal and malignant B lymphocyte activation, cellular and molecular characterization of fibroblasts as mediators of inflammation, wound healing and fibrosis, Graves ophthalmopathy, and platelet biology.

Dorota Piekna-Przybylska, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Dewhurst Lab

Bambara Lab

HIV Replication and Latency. The Role of RNA and DNA G-quadruplexes

Mark D. Platt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Utilization of mass spectrometry (MS) for the biophysical characterization of proteins, with a particular emphasis on the identification of protein post-translational modifications and the quantitation of differential protein expression

Oksana Polesskaya, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Dewhurst Lab

Neurological complications of HIV-1 infection including cognitive, motor and behavioral abnormalities

Sally Quataert, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

RHIC Core Lab

Standardization of immunological techniques for clinical investigation of human immune status.

Robert Glenn Quivey, Ph.D.

Quivey Lab

The bacterium, Streptococcus mutans, which colonizes the human mouth from the time of tooth eruption until death.

Jacques Robert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Robert Lab

Evolution of Immune Surveillance, Tumor and Viral Immunity

Mark Y. Sangster, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Topham Lab

B cell responses to influenza infection and vaccination; B cell memory; mucosal immunology; mathematical modeling of B cell responses

Andrea Sant, Ph.D.

Sant Lab

Influenza specific immunity, vaccine design and regulation of T cell responses to pathogens.

Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopaedics

Schwarz Lab

Pro-inflammatory cytokine signal transduction and novel drug and gene therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Patricia Sime, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Sime Lab

Modulation of Pulmonary Inflammation using Gene Transfer Techniques

Patricia Simpson-Haidaris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Role of Fibrinogen in Acute Inflammation.

Mark A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Sullivan Lab

Phage antibody technology in the development of novel reagents for characterization of protein expression and structures

Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Takimoto Lab

Molecular Mechanisms of Paramyxovirus Infection, Replication and Assembly

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Thakar Lab

Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.

David Topham, Ph.D.

Topham Lab

T Cell Immunity Against Respiratory Viruses

John Treanor, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

Novel Viral Vaccines and Antivirals

Brian Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Ward Lab

Molecular Mechanisms of Poxvirus Envelope Formation

Terry W. Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Jian Zhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Zhu Lab

Host-virus interactions, particularly for HIV and herpes viruses