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

Anolik Lab

Medicine - 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.
Associate Professor

Butler Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Regulation of Gene Expression by Targeted Degradation of RNA
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Professor

Dewhurst Lab

Upstate Stem Cell cGMP Facility

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Associate Professor

Dunman Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Associate Professor

Dziejman Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Type Three Secretion System mediated pathogenesis of V. cholerae
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Michael Elliott, Ph.D.
Michael Elliott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Elliott Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Regulation of macrophage function in innate immunity
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.
Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.
Professor

Fowell Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Professor

Frelinger Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Professor

Gelbard Lab

Neurology - 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.
Professor

Georas Lab

Medicine - 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.
Assistant Professor

Gerber Lab

Center for Tumor Immunology Research

Surgery - 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.
Professor
Pediatrics - 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.
Associate Professor

Gill Lab

Center for Tumor Immunology Research

Genomics Research Center (GRC)

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Professor
Microbiology & Immunology - Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance.
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.
Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.
Professor
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
Professor

Lawrence Lab

Environmental Medicine - 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.
Research Associate Professor

Livingstone Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Professor
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.
Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Martinez-Sobrido Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology - Molecular biology, immunology, and pathogenesis of negative-stranded viruses (Influenza viruses, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Metapneumovirus, Arenavirus, Thogoto virus, Ebola virus, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus), positive-stranded viruses (Dengue virus, SARS coronavirus, Hepatitis virus), and RNA and DNA (cytomegalovirus and vaccinia virus)
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Jim Miller, Ph.D.
Jim Miller, Ph.D.
Professor

Jim Miller Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology - Molecular and cellular events that regulate T cell signaling and activation
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.
Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.
Professor

Mosmann Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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
Jan Moynihan, Ph.D.
Jan Moynihan, Ph.D.
Professor
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Craig Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.
Craig Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Pediatrics - Cancer Immunobiology and Transplant Immunology
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Munger Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - 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.
Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Immunoregulatory properties of trophoblast cells
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Jennifer Nayak, M.D.
Jennifer Nayak, M.D.
Senior Instructor

Sant Lab

Pediatrics - 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.
Associate Professor

Pavelka Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Biosynthesis of the Cell Wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Biodefense Research
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Dorota Piekna-Przybylska, Ph.D.
Dorota Piekna-Przybylska, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Microbiology & Immunology - HIV Replication and Latency. The Role of RNA and DNA G-quadruplexes
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Sally Quataert, Ph.D.
Sally Quataert, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor

RHIC Core Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Professor

Quivey Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Associate Professor

Robert Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Using a comparative biology approach to advance immunotoxicology, leveraging the amphibian Xenopus and the pox-like ranavirus FV3, to address long-term effects of water pollutants on immune cell development and on antiviral immunity across the lifespan.
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Mark Sangster, Ph.D.
Mark Sangster, Ph.D.
Research Professor

Topham Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Professor

Sant Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Professor

Schwarz Lab

Orthopaedics - Inflammatory bone loss as seen in rheumatoid arthritis, infections, tumor metasasis and wear debris induced ostolysis 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.
Associate Professor

Takimoto Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - 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.
Assistant Professor

Thakar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Systems approach utilizing bioinformatics, and dynamic modiling 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.
Professor

Topham Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology - 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
John Treanor, M.D.
John Treanor, M.D.
Professor
Medicine - Novel Viral Vaccines and Antivirals
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Brian Ward, Ph.D.
Brian Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ward Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Molecular Mechanisms of Poxvirus Envelope Formation
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program
Terry Wright, Ph.D.
Terry Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pediatrics - 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.
Associate Professor

Yarovinsky Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Innate immunity, Host-microbial interactions, Immunoparasitology, Mucosal immunology
Mentor for Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. Program