Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Infection  

 


Infection & Immunity

A detailed understanding of how infectious agents invade and propagate within host organisms and how in turn hosts defend themselves against such infection is crucial for development of new vaccines and treatments for infectious disease.  Population studies can tell us much about how diseases are transmitted and flourish or vanish in a community or a niche.

Faculty are grouped into the following research areas below: Immunity/Host, Infection/Agent, and Population & Clinical Studies.

IMMUNITY/HOST

Faculty Research area Graduate Field Membership
(follow links to Biological & Biomedical Sciences Fields)
Doug Antcazk
Doug Antczak
immunity/host; pregnancy immunology; immunogenetics; equine immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease; Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Avery August
Avery August
immunity/host; regulation of T-cell activation, development and function; T-cell differentiation; mast cell function and eosinophil function Immunology & Infectious Disease; Pharmacology
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Philippe Baneux

Encephalitozoon cuniculi; laboratory animal medicine, science and management; animal models of human disease including non-human primates; safety sciences (preclinical toxicology; GLP; GCP).

Comparative Biomedical Sciences
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Nicolas Buchon
Host/Microbe relationships and Control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease

Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Entomology;
Genetics, Genomics & Development

Margaret Bynoe
Margaret Bynoe
immunity/host; cellular and molecular medicine; infectious diseases; molecular basis of antigen-induced immune suppression; modulation of innate immune system response in immunity against cancer Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Rodney R. Dietert
Rodney R. Dietert
immunity/host; genetic regulation of macrophage Immunology & Infectious Disease; Environmental Toxicology; Risk Analysis, Communication & Policy
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
immunity/host; cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in B cell response; neonatal immunology and response to vaccination; immunomodulation using biologic response modifiers; cancer immunotherapy; characterization of primary and secondary immunodeficiencies Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
David Holowka
David Holowka
immunity/host; IgE and T-cell antigen receptors; fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy Immunology & Infectious Disease; Biophysics
Toshi Kawate
Toshi Kawate
structures and mechanisms of membrane proteins that regulate extracellular signaling Pharmacology
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Kathleen Kelly

Pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease; effects of inflammation on cardiac function; comparative pathology     

Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Cynthia Leifer
Cynthia Leifer
immunity/host; understanding innate immunity from the inside out; toll-like receptors; signaling; dendritic cells; controlling microbial infection

Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease

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Mary Martin

Laboratory animal medicine, specifically the development of animal models to study mechanisms of disease; special interest in zoonotic diseases and pain management

Comparative Biomedical Sciences
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Saurabh Mehta
Global Health (active research projects in India, East Africa, and Latin America); Infectious Disease Epidemiology, particularly HIV, Tuberculosis, and Neglected Tropical Diseases; Nutritional Interventions and Nutritional Modulation of the Immune Response  Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
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Brian Rudd

developmental immunology; host response to infection Immunology & Infectious Disease
Donald H. Schlafer
Donald H. Schlafer
immunity/host; reproductive pathology; infectious diseases Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Bettina Wagner
Bettina Wagner
immunity/host; antibody mediated immune mechanisms in infectious disease and vaccination; allergic diseases; neonatal tolerance and allergy predisposition; strategies to develop allergy treatments Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease

INFECTION/AGENT

Faculty Research area Graduate Field Membership
(follow links to Biological & Biomedical Sciences Fields)
Craig Altier
Craig Altier
infection/agent; molecular basis of Salmonella pathogenesis; the genetic and environmental control of epithelial cell invasion Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Judy Appleton
Judy Appleton
infection/agent; nematode parasites; parasitism; Trichinella spiralis; Paralaphostrongylus tenuis; mucosal immunity Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Gary Blissard
Gary Blissard
infection/agent; regulation of cell death in development and cancer Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Entomology
Kathryn Boor
Kathryn Boor
infection/agent; bacterial responses to environmental challenges; food microbiology; food safety; differentiation and characterization of virulence determinants in E coli 0157: H7 and Listeria monocytogenes Microbiology;
Environmental Toxicology;
Food Science & Technology
Dwight Bowman
Dwight Bowman
infection/agent; nematode and protozoan biology; taxonomy; systemic biology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Paul R. Bowser
Paul R. Bowser
infection/agent; diseases and retroviruses in fish Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Environmental Toxicology
Elizabeth Buckles
Elizabeth Buckles
infection/agent; virology; population medicine; infectious diseases; disease diagnosis; wildlife disease; conservation biology; pathology; avian diseases Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
James W. Casey
James W. Casey
infection/agent; molecular virology; retrovirology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Microbiology;
Environmental Toxicology
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Josh Chappie

Structural biology, biophysics, protein biochemistry, bacterial pathogenesis and defense systems, infection/agent, intracellular trafficking, nucleotide-driven molecular machines, molecular membrane remodeling, protein-nucleic acid interactions

Pharmacology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology; Biophysics

 

Yung-fu Chang
Yung-Fu Chang

infection/agent; mechanisms of infection, particularly leptospira and salmonella Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Ted Clark
Ted Clark
infection/agent; cutaneous immunity; host-parasite interaction; DNA vaccines; genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Ruth Collins
Ruth Collins
infection/agent; pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Pharmacology;
Microbiology; Biochemistry Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genomics; Neurobiology & Behavior
Matthew deLisa
Matthew DeLisa
infection/agent; molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Microbiology;
Biomedical Engineering;
Chemical Engineering
Eric Y. Denkers
Eric Y. Denkers
infection/agent; cellular and molecular basis of immunity to intracellular parasites; ctyokine control of infection Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Gerald E. Duhamel
Gerald E. Duhamel
infection/agent; mechanisms of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on molecular mechanisms of bacterial infections in animal models of human diseases; host-pathogen relationships Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
C. Drew Harvell
C. Drew Harvell
infection/agent; invertebrate zoology; evolution of invertebrate life histories; colonial invertebrates Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
J March
John March
signal and metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; food engineering; novel drug delivery systems; intestinal ecology; bioprocessing; environmental biotechnology; MEMS Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology; Biological and Environmental Engineering; Food Science & Technology
Helene Marquis
Hélène Marquis
infection/agent; pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes; mechanisms of regulation of specific virulence factors; signaling during bacterial cell-to-cell spread Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology; Food Science & Technology
Patrick L. McDonough
Patrick L. McDonough
infection/agent; enteric bacterial infections; antimicrobial resistance; microbial fingerprinting Comparative Biomedical Sciences
John Parker
John Parker
infection/agent; retroviruses; calciviruses; virus structure; virus assembly; virus-host interactions; oncolytic viruses; virology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Colin Parrish
Colin Parrish
infection/agent; viral genetics and function Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Genetics, Genomics and Development
David Russell
David Russell
infection/agent; the biology of intracellular infection with emphasis on mycobacteria Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology
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Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology
Dr. Simpson
Kenneth Simpson
host pathogen interactions in inflammatory bowel disease and Helicobacter infection of the gastrointestinal Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Holger Sondermann
Holger Sondermann
infection/agent; structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics Immunology & Infectious Disease; Pharmacology; Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology; Biophysics
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Jeongmin Song
Pathogenesis of Salmonella Typhi; The role of Typhoid toxin in the development of Typhoid fever. pending: Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease; Microbiology
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Brian VanderVen

Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis

pending: Immunology & Infectious Disease; Microbiology
Gary R. Whittaker
Gary R. Whittaker

Pathogenesis of influenza viruses, coronaviruses and arenaviruses. Host range and receptors, activation of membrane fusion, macrophage- and neuro-tropism, anti-viral therapeutics, diagnostic tests, virus-bacteria co-infections

Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease; Microbiology; Pharmacology; Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology
Martin Wiedmann
Martin Wiedmann
infection/agent; molecular pathogenesis of food-borne and zoonotic bacterial diseases Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Microbiology;
Food Science & Technology

POPULATION & CLINICAL STUDIES

Faculty Research area Graduate Field Membership
(follow links to Biological & Biomedical Sciences Fields)
Dorothy Ainsworth
Dorothy Ainsworth
population & clinical studies; limitations of the respiratory system in health and in disease to equine athletic performance; pulmonary biology; immunology and inflammation Comparative Biomedical Sciences;Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Stephen C. Barr
Stephen C. Barr
population & clinical studies; pathogenesis of protozoal disease (Typanosoma cruzi, Leishmania giardia): platelet function Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Edward J. Dubovi
Edward J. Dubovi
population & clinical studies; virology; viral pathogenesis; BVD virus; EAV virus Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology
Hollis N. Erb
Hollis N. Erb
population & clinical studies; herd health management; epidemiology; general, veterinary, and clinical epidemiology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Animal Science;
Epidemiology
Yrjo T. Grohn
Yrjö T. Gröhn
population & clinical studies; veterinary epidemiology; production medicine; public health; epidemiological and economic methods; risk analysis, communication and policy Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Animal Science;
Epidemiology; Risk Analysis, Communication & Policy
George V. Kollias
George V. Kollias
population & clinical studies; infectious diseases of free-ranging and captive wildlife; avian pharmacokinetics Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Hussni Mohammed
Hussni Mohammed
population & clinical studies; epidemiology of infectious diseases; quantitative and analytical epidemiology; epidemiological risk assessment and analysis; veterinary public health and food safety; production medicine Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation;
Epidemiology; Risk Analysis, Communication & Policy
Daryl V. Nydam
Daryl V. Nydam
population & clinical studies; epidemiology of food security/safety issues related to dairy production medicine; study of economically important infectious diseases, particularly zoonoses, subclinical diseases of perapaturient cattle and reproductive efficacy Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Animal Science; Epidemiology
Janet Scarlett
Janet Scarlett
population & clinical studies; epidemiology of companion animal diseases; occupation epidemiology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Epidemiology
Ynte Hein Schukken
Ynte Hein Schukken
population & clinical studies; udder health in well-managed dairy herds based on epidemiology and pathobiology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Animal Science; Epidemiology; Food Science & Technology
Lorin Dean Warnick
Lorin Dean Warnick
population & clinical studies; dairy cattle epidemiology preharvest food safety; Salmonellosis in cattle; infectious disease Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Epidemiology;
Food Science & Technology
Susan Wade
Susan Wade
pathogenesis; epidemiology and diagnosis of parasitic diseases in domestic and wild animals; food and waterborne parasites; zoonoses; lab systems for rearing arthropods; development/modification of tests for parasite diagnosis Comparative Biomedical Sciences;