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

Secondary Faculty

Anolik Lab

Role of B Cells in the Pathophysiology of Systemic Lupus and Related Autoimmune Diseases
Robert Bambara, Ph.D.
Robert Bambara, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Human genome stability, DNA damage response, HIV replication and evolution
Richard Barth, Ph.D.
Richard Barth, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Genetics of Fibrosis and Analysis of Cryptic T-Cell Epitopes
William Bowen, Ph.D., D.Sc.
William Bowen, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Emeritus Faculty

The molecular mechanisms involved in the colonization of surfaces by microorganisms
J. Butler, Ph.D.
J. Butler, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Butler Lab

Regulation of Gene Expression by Targeted Degradation of RNA
Virgina Clark, Ph.D.
Virgina Clark, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Regulation of Virulence Factors in Neisseria Gonorrhoeae
Nicholas Cohen, Ph.D.
Nicholas Cohen, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Evolutionary immunobiology, neural-immune system interactions (psychoneuroimmunology)
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Dewhurst Lab

Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research
Paul Dunman, Ph.D.
Paul Dunman, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Dunman Lab

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.
Michelle Dziejman, Ph.D.
Michelle Dziejman, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Dziejman Lab

Type Three Secretion System mediated pathogenesis of V. cholerae
Michael Elliott, Ph.D.
Michael Elliott, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Elliott Lab

Cell death and clearance in inflammation and immunity
Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.
Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Fowell Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Differentiation of CD4 T lymphocytes in infectious and autoimmune disease
John Frelinger, Ph.D.
John Frelinger, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Frelinger Lab

Immunity to Tumor Antigens.
Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.
Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Gelbard Lab

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

Secondary Faculty

Georas Lab

Regulation of airway immune responses by respiratory viruses, allergens, and pollutants
Scott Gerber, Ph.D.
Scott Gerber, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Francis Gigliotti, M.D.
Francis Gigliotti, M.D.

Secondary Faculty

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; Infections in the immunocompromised host
Steven Gill, Ph.D.
Steven Gill, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Gill Lab

Microbial pathogens and the impact of human microbial flora on human health and disease.
Constantine Haidaris, Ph.D.
Constantine Haidaris, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Haidaris Lab

Infections in the immunocompromised host, mechanisms of pathogenesis, host-microbe interactions and approaches to therapy
Dwight Hardy, Ph.D.
Dwight Hardy, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance.
Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Ph.D.
Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Barbara Iglewski, Ph.D.
Barbara Iglewski, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Wallace Iglewski, Ph.D.
Wallace Iglewski, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.
Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Minsoo Kim Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Dynamic regulation of leukocyte adhesion and migration
Damian Krysan, M.D., Ph.D.
Damian Krysan, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Krysan Lab

Antifungal drug discovery, fungal pathogenesis
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Lawrence Lab

Environmental signaling, immune function, and cellular development
Alexandra Livingstone, Ph.D.
Alexandra Livingstone, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Livingstone Lab

Understanding mechanisms for generating and maintaining T cell memory, with particular emphasis on responses primed by immunization with dendritic cells
Marta Lopez de Diego, Ph.D.
Marta Lopez de Diego, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Topham Lab

Viral genes and host responses that influence the severity of respiratory virus infections; influenza virus antigenic drift.
Edith Lord, Ph.D.
Edith Lord, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Lord Lab

Cell Mediated Immunity to Tumors
Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.
Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Maggirwar Lab

Platelets, HIV, and inflammation
Jack Maniloff, Ph.D.
Jack Maniloff, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.
Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Martinez-Sobrido Lab

Molecular biology, immunology, and pathogenesis of negative-stranded (Influenza viruses, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human Metapneumovirus, arenavirus, Thogoto virus, Ebola virus, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus) and positive-stranded (Dengue virus, SARS coronavirus, Mouse Hepatitis virus) RNA and DNA (human cytomegalovirus and vaccinia) viruses.
Marilyn Menegus, Ph.D.
Marilyn Menegus, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Clinical Virology Research
Jim Miller, Ph.D.
Jim Miller, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Jim Miller Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Molecular and cellular events that regulate T cell signaling and activation
Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.
Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Mosmann Lab

The regulation of cytokine responses of human and mouse T-cell subsets in infections asthma, allergy and autoimmunity
Jan Moynihan, Ph.D.
Jan Moynihan, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

The Rochester Center for Mind-Body Research (RCMBR)

Psychoneuroimmunology
Craig Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.
Craig Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Cancer Immunobiology and Transplant Immunology
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Munger Lab

Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.
Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.
Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Immunoregulatory properties of trophoblast cells
Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.
Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Pavelka Lab

Biosynthesis of the Cell Wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Biodefense Research
Richard Phipps, Ph.D.
Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

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.
Dorota Piekna-Przybylska, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Dewhurst Lab

HIV Replication and Latency. The Role of RNA and DNA G-quadruplexes
Sally Quataert, Ph.D.
Sally Quataert, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

RHIC Core Lab

Standardization of immunological techniques for clinical investigation of human immune status.
Robert Quivey, Ph.D.
Robert Quivey, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Quivey Lab

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

Primary Faculty

Robert Lab

Evolution of Immune Surveillance, Tumor and Viral Immunity
Mark Sangster, Ph.D.
Mark Sangster, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

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.
Andrea Sant, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Sant Lab

Influenza specific immunity, vaccine design and regulation of T cell responses to pathogens.
Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.
Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Schwarz Lab

Pro-inflammatory cytokine signal transduction and novel drug and gene therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Richard Silver, Ph.D.
Richard Silver, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Patricia Sime, M.D.
Patricia Sime, M.D.

Secondary Faculty

Sime Lab

Modulation of Pulmonary Inflammation using Gene Transfer Techniques
Vir Singh, Ph.D.
Vir Singh, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Maggirwar Lab

Understanding the mechanism of HIV-1-induced Blood Brain Barrier damage and neuropathology using humanized mouse model.
Mark Sullivan, Ph.D.
Mark Sullivan, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

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.
Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Takimoto Lab

Molecular Mechanisms of Paramyxovirus Infection, Replication and Assembly
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Thakar Lab

Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.
David Topham, Ph.D.
David Topham, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Topham Lab

T Cell Immunity Against Respiratory Viruses
John Treanor, M.D.
John Treanor, M.D.

Secondary Faculty

Novel Viral Vaccines and Antivirals
Brian Ward, Ph.D.
Brian Ward, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Ward Lab

Molecular Mechanisms of Poxvirus Envelope Formation
Terry Wright, Ph.D.
Terry Wright, Ph.D.

Secondary Faculty

Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.
Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.

Primary Faculty

Yarovinsky Lab

Innate immunity, Host-microbial interactions, Immunoparasitology, Mucosal immunology
Jian Zhu, Ph.D.
Jian Zhu, Ph.D.

Primary Faculty

Zhu Lab

Host-virus interactions, particularly for HIV and herpes viruses