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Primary Faculty

Scott Butler

Scott Butler, Ph.D.

Regulation of Gene Expression by Targeted Degradation of RNA

Stephen Dewhurst

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research

Paul Dunman

Paul Dunman, Ph.D.

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

Michelle Dziejman, Ph.D.

Type Three Secretion System mediated pathogenesis of V. cholerae

Michael Elliott

Michael R. Elliott, Ph.D.

Regulation of macrophage function in innate immunity

Deborah Fowell

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

Differentiation of CD4 T lymphocytes in infectious and autoimmune disease

Steven Gill

Steven R. Gill, Ph.D.

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

Constantine Haidaris

Constantine G. Haidaris, Ph.D.

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

Dwight Hardy

Dwight J. Hardy, Ph.D.

Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance.

Edith Lord

Edith M. Lord, Ph.D.

Cell Mediated Immunity to Tumors

Sanjay Maggirwar

Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Platelets, HIV, and inflammation

Luis Martinez-Sobrido

Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.

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)

Jim Miller

Jim Miller, Ph.D.

Molecular and cellular events that regulate T cell signaling and activation

Tim Mosmann

Tim R. Mosmann, Ph.D.

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

Martin Pavelka

Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.

Biosynthesis of the Cell Wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Biodefense Research

Robert Quivey

Robert Glenn Quivey, Ph.D.

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

Jacques Robert

Jacques Robert, Ph.D.

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.

Andrea Sant

Andrea Sant, Ph.D.

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

Toru Takimoto

Toru Takimoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Molecular Mechanisms of Paramyxovirus Infection, Replication and Assembly

Juilee Thakar

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

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

David Topham

David Topham, Ph.D.

Conducting clinical and translational research on respiratory pathogens, immunity, and infectious disease, including the study of environmental factors that affect immune responses to influenza and vaccination, seeking new approaches to enhance immunity, reduce pathology, and prevent disease.

Brian Ward

Brian Ward, Ph.D.

Molecular Mechanisms of Poxvirus Envelope Formation

Felix Yarovinsky

Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.

Innate immunity, Host-microbial interactions, Immunoparasitology, Mucosal immunology

Jian Zhu

Jian Zhu, Ph.D.

Host-virus interactions, particularly for HIV and herpes viruses

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Secondary Faculty

Jennifer Anolik

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

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

Harris Gelbard

Harris A. Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Steve Georas

Steve Georas, M.D.

Defining the role of environmental exposures on innate and adaptive immunity in asthma and other chronic lung diseases, with an emphasis on how particulate matter and endocrine disruptors act as risk factors.

Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber, Ph.D.

Conducting basic tumor immunology research, and also studying how environmental agents promote onset and/or progression of cancer.

Francis Gigliotti

Francis Gigliotti, M.D.

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; Infections in the immunocompromised host

B. Paige Lawrence

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

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.

Craig Morrell

Craig N. Morrell, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Function of Platelets: Hemostastis/Thrombosis and Immune Regulatory Function

Craig Mullen

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

Cancer Immunobiology and Transplant Immunology

Joshua Munger

Joshua C. Munger, Ph.D.

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

Shawn Murphy

Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.

Immunoregulatory properties of trophoblast cells

Jennifer Nayak

Jennifer Nayak, M.D.

CD4 T cells in primary and secondary influenza infection

Richard Phipps

Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

Investigating how environmental factors shape diseases involving immune and inflammatory components, including platelets, B cells, and lipid mediators, defining abnormal inflammatory and wound healing responses in the eye and lung, delineating molecular signaling in fibroblasts.

Edward Schwarz

Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.

Novel therapies for musculoskeletal diseases

Patricia Sime

Patricia Sime, M.D.

Conducting clinical and translational toxicology research focusing on the lung, from studies of silica and radiation in lung fibrosis, to the effects of biomass and cigarette smoke exposure on lung inflammation and resolution pathways, to identifying key pathophysiologic pathways and developing novel therapeutics for lung inflammation and fibrosis.

John Treanor

John Treanor, M.D.

Novel Viral Vaccines and Antivirals

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Emeritus Faculty

Robert Bambara

Robert A. Bambara, Ph.D.

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

Virgina Clark

Virgina Clark, Ph.D.

Regulation of Virulence Factors in Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

Nicholas Cohen

Nicholas Cohen, Ph.D.

Evolutionary immunobiology, neural-immune system interactions (psychoneuroimmunology)

Wallace Iglewski

Wallace Iglewski, Ph.D.

Jack Maniloff

Jack Maniloff, Ph.D.

Richard Silver

Richard Silver, Ph.D.

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Research Faculty

Kihong Lim

Kihong Lim, Ph.D.

Innate immunity in influenza infection, Regulation of immune responses via trail formation

Alexandra Livingstone

Alexandra M. Livingstone, Ph.D.

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

Marta Lopez de Diego

Marta Lopez de Diego, Ph.D.

Viral genes and host responses that influence the severity of respiratory virus infections; influenza virus antigenic drift.

Aitor  Nogalez-Gonzalez

Aitor Nogalez-Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Dorota Piekna-Przybylska

Dorota Piekna-Przybylska, Ph.D.

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

Sally Quataert

Sally Quataert, Ph.D.

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

Mark Sangster

Mark Y. Sangster, Ph.D.

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

Vir Singh

Vir Singh, Ph.D.

Understanding the mechanism of HIV-1-induced Blood Brain Barrier damage and neuropathology using humanized mouse model.

Meera Singh

Meera Singh, Ph.D.

Platelet - monocyte complex formation

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