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Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D.
Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D.

Anolik Lab

Medicine
Microbiology & Immunology
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Interest: The role of B cells in the pathophysiology of human systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and the study of new immuno-modulatory treatments

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Scott Butler, Ph.D.
Scott Butler, Ph.D.

Butler Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Biochemistry & Biophysics
Research Interest: Regulation of Gene Expression by Targeted Degradation of RNA

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Thomas Ciucci, Ph.D.
Thomas Ciucci, Ph.D.

Ciucci Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Regulation of T cells responding to pathogens and tumors

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Dewhurst Lab

UofR Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility (UofR - CTMF)

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Paul Dunman, Ph.D.
Paul Dunman, Ph.D.

Dunman Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Antimicrobial drug discovery using pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii: exploiting components of the bacterial RNA metabolism machinery; characterizing prokaryotic ribonucleases; understanding the impact of the host environment on antibiotic resistance and virulence factor expression.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Michelle Dziejman, Ph.D.
Michelle Dziejman, Ph.D.

Dziejman Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Type Three Secretion System mediated pathogenesis of V. cholerae

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.
Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

Fowell Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Differentiation of CD4 T lymphocytes in infectious and autoimmune disease

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
John Frelinger, Ph.D.
John Frelinger, Ph.D.

Frelinger Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Immunity to Tumor Antigens.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.
Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.

Gelbard Lab

Neurology
Pediatrics
Microbiology & Immunology
Neuroscience
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms and potential pharmacological and gene therapeutic interventions for neurologic disease associated with HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Steve Georas, M.D.
Steve Georas, M.D.

Georas Lab

Medicine
Environmental Medicine
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Defining molecular pathways by which allergens and particulates activate epithelia and dendritic cells in the lung immune system

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Scott Gerber, Ph.D.
Scott Gerber, Ph.D.

Gerber Lab

Center for Tumor Immunology Research

Microbiology & Immunology
Surgery
Research Interest: Dr. Gerber is a tumor immunologist whose laboratory focuses on harnessing the immune system to recognize and kill cancerous cells. His lab uses an immunotherapeutic approach to enhance the efficacy of chemo/radiotherapies to treat both primary and metastatic malignancies. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Tumor Immunology Research.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Francis Gigliotti, M.D.
Francis Gigliotti, M.D.
Pediatrics
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; Infections in the immunocompromised host

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Steven Gill, Ph.D.
Steven Gill, Ph.D.

Gill Lab

Center for Tumor Immunology Research

Genomics Research Center (GRC)

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Microbial pathogens and the impact of human microbial flora on human health and disease.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Dwight Hardy, Ph.D.
Dwight Hardy, Ph.D.
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Kirsi Järvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D.
Kirsi Järvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D.

Järvinen-Seppo Lab

Pediatrics
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Food allergies disorders, caused by milk, eggs and peanuts.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.
Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

Lawrence Lab

Environmental Medicine
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Delineating mechanisms by which environmental exposures during different life stages alter immune function; discovering how environmental factors modulate epigenetic programming of the developing immune system, and the consequences of these changes on susceptibility to infectious, allergic, or autoimmune disease later in life.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Alexandra Livingstone, Ph.D.
Alexandra Livingstone, Ph.D.

Livingstone Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Understanding mechanisms for generating and maintaining T cell memory, with particular emphasis on responses primed by immunization with dendritic cells

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Edith Lord, Ph.D.
Edith Lord, Ph.D.

Lord Lab

Center for Tumor Immunology Research

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Cell Mediated Immunity to Tumors

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Jim Miller, Ph.D.
Jim Miller, Ph.D.

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Molecular and cellular events that regulate T cell signaling and activation

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Cynthia Monaco, M.D., Ph.D.
Cynthia Monaco, M.D., Ph.D.

Monaco Lab

Medicine
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Effect of the Microbiome/Virome on Mucosal and Systemic Inflammation in Health and Disease

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Craig Morrell, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Craig Morrell, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Morrell Lab

Medicine
Microbiology & Immunology
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Interest: Platelet functions in hemostasis/thrombosis and vascular inflammation. Platelet driven immune responses.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.
Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.

Mosmann Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: The regulation of cytokine responses of human and mouse T-cell subsets in infections asthma, allergy and autoimmunity

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Craig Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.
Craig Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatrics
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Cancer Immunobiology and Transplant Immunology

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.

Munger Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.
Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.

Murphy Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Research Interest: Immunoregulatory properties of trophoblast cells

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Jennifer Nayak, M.D.
Jennifer Nayak, M.D.

Sant Lab

Pediatrics
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: CD4 T cells in primary and secondary influenza infection

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.
Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.

Pavelka Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Biosynthesis of the Cell Wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Biodefense Research

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Nicole Pecora, Ph.D.
Nicole Pecora, Ph.D.
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Clinical Microbiology

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Sally Quataert, Ph.D.
Sally Quataert, Ph.D.

RHIC Core Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Standardization of immunological techniques for clinical investigation of human immune status.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Robert Quivey, Ph.D.
Robert Quivey, Ph.D.

Quivey Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: The bacterium, Streptococcus mutans, which colonizes the human mouth from the time of tooth eruption until death.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Jacques Robert, Ph.D.
Jacques Robert, Ph.D.

Robert Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Environmental Medicine
Research Interest: Experimental platform using the amphibian Xenopus for research in immunotoxicology, fundamental and medical immunology

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Mark Sangster, Ph.D.
Mark Sangster, Ph.D.

Topham Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: B cell responses to influenza infection and vaccination; B cell memory; mucosal immunology; mathematical modeling of B cell responses

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Andrea Sant, Ph.D.
Andrea Sant, Ph.D.

Sant Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Influenza specific immunity, vaccine design and regulation of T cell responses to pathogens.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.
Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

Schwarz Lab

Orthopaedics
Microbiology & Immunology
Biomedical Engineering
Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Urology
Research Interest: Inflammatory bone loss as seen in rheumatoid arthritis, infections, tumor metastasis and wear debris induced osteolysis around prosthetic implants

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Takimoto Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Molecular Mechanisms of Paramyxovirus Infection, Replication and Assembly

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Thakar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Systems approach utilizing bioinformatics, and dynamic modeling tools to study immune response to infections and vaccination.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
David Topham, Ph.D.
David Topham, Ph.D.

Topham Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Multiple roles of virus-specific Band T cells in determining the outcome of viral infection of the respiratory tract. Long term protective effect of immunological mechanisms.

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Brian Ward, Ph.D.
Brian Ward, Ph.D.

Ward Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Molecular Mechanisms of Poxvirus Envelope Formation

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Terry Wright, Ph.D.
Terry Wright, Ph.D.
Pediatrics
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Immune response and Pathogenesis of lung injury and related pulmonary inflammation

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.
Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.

Yarovinsky Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Innate immunity, Host-microbial interactions, Immunoparasitology, Mucosal immunology

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Yiping Zhu, Ph.D
Yiping Zhu, Ph.D

Yiping Zhu Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Working with retroviruses (HIV-1, MLV, etc.) and focuses on identifying new host antiviral factors and deciphering viral antagonism of host defense

Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program