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Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Microbiology and Immunology

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
C5 181 VMC
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401

phone: 607-253-3400
fax: 607-253-3384
Email: M & I

Faculty


Professorial

Faculty
Research Interest
Antczak Douglas Antczak, VMD, Ph.D.
Professor of Equine Medicine
at Baker Institute for Animal Health
dfa1@cornell.edu
(607)256-5633
Pregnancy immunology and placental development; equine genetics and genomic imprinting; equine immunology and infection
Appleton Judith Appleton, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology
at Baker Institute for Animal Health
jaa2@cornell.edu
(607)256-5648
Regulation of immunity expressed against parasitic nematodes; host/parasite interface in nematode infection
Avery August
Avery August, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology and Chair
sf35@cornell.edu
(607)253-3401
Immune cell activation and signaling in development, response to infection and respiratory inflammation
Bowman Dwight Bowman, Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology
ddb3@cornell.edu
(607)253-3406
Soil transmitted parasites, parasites of wildlife, biosurveillance
Bynoe Margaret Bynoe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology
msb76@cornell.edu
(607)253-4023
The molecular basis of antigen induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in immunity against cancer; the role of adenosine in immune and central nervous system barrier regulation
Casey James Casey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Virology
jwc3@cornell.edu
(607)253-3579
Eukaryotic gene regulation, oncogenic transformation, viral replication, viral pathogenesis, toxicology
Clark Theodore Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology & Immunology
tgc3@cornell.edu
(607)253-4042
Vaccine Development; Mitochondrial Dynamics; Evolution of Antigen Presentation in teleost fish; Biology of the ciliated protozoa Tetrahymena and Ichthyophthirius
Denkers Eric Denkers, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology
eyd1@cornell.edu
(607)253-4022
Immunity to the intracellular protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii
Dietert Rodney Dietert, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunotoxicology
rrd1@cornell.edu
(607)253-4015
Genetic regulation of macrophage function; immunotoxicity
Leifer Cynthia Leifer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology
cal59@cornell.edu
(607)253-4258
Understanding innate immunity from the inside out: Toll-like receptors, signaling, dendritic cells, and controlling microbial infection
Marquis Hélène Marquis, DMV, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology
hm72@cornell.edu
(607)253-3273
Pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes, mechanisms of regulation of specific virulence factors
Parker John Parker, BVMS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Virology
at Baker Institute for Animal Health
jsp7@cornell.edu
(607)256-5608
Cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology of mammalian orthoreovirus-host cell interactions. Use of reoviruses as oncotherapeutic agents. Role of virus-receptor interactions and entry on virulence of feline calicivirus
Parrish Colin Parrish, Ph.D.
John M. Olin Professor of Virology
at Baker Institute for Animal Health
crp3@cornell.edu
(607)256-5649
Structure and function of canine parvovirus, crystallography, virus assembly, mechanism of host cell invasion
Rudd Brian Rudd, MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Immunology
bdr54@cornell.edu
(607)253-4418
Developmental immunology; host response to infection
Russell David Russell, Ph.D.
William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology
dgr8@cornell.edu
(607)253-4272
The biology of intracellular infection, with emphasis on Mycobacteria
Van de Walle Gerlinde Van de Walle, DVM, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Viral Pathogenesis
grv23@cornell.edu
(607)256-5624
Virus-natural host models to study herpesvirus pathogenesis with an emphasis on epigenetic dysregulation mechanisms in infected cells; adult stem cell biology
Brian VanderVen Brian VanderVen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Immunology
bcv8@cornell.edu
(607)253-3586
Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis
Whittaker Gary Whittaker, Ph.D.
Professor of Virology
grw7@cornell.edu
(607)253-4019
Endocytosis of influenza virus, structure-function studies on influenza HA, entry of coronaviruses and arenaviruses into host cells, viral pathogenesis, viral-bacterial co-infections

 

Research Faculty

Faculty Research Interest
Cassidy-Hanley Donna Cassidy-Hanley, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
dmc4@cornell.edu
(607)253-3407
Infectious and non-infectious diseases of fish;Emerging pathogens of fish
Getchell Rodman Getchell, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
rgg4@cornell.edu
(607)253-3392
Molecular diagnostics and emerging diseases of fish; Target animal safety studies for new aquaculture therapeutants and chemicals

 

Teaching Faculty

Faculty Courses
Debbie Dorothy Debbie, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
dpd22@cornell.edu
(607)253-4017
Veterinary Foundation Course Block IV; veterinary, graduate and undergraduate courses on microbiology and bacteriology
Earnest-Koons Kathy Earnest-Koons, DVM, MS.
Senior Lecturer
kae1@cornell.edu
(607)253-3734
Veterinary Foundation Course Block IV; Veterinary Distribution courses on Swine
Muscarella Donna Muscarella, Ph.D.
Lecturer
dem10@cornell.edu
(607)253-4047
Veterinary Foundation Course Block IV; graduate and undergraduate courses on toxicology

 

Adjunct Faculty

Faculty Research Interest
Gary Blissard, Ph.D.
Adjuct Professor
Scientist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
gwb1@cornell.edu
(607)254-1366
Biology and pathology of viral infections, particularly baculoviruses
Mary E. Martin, DVM, DACLAM, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chief and Veterinarian,, Veterinary and Educational Services
Center for Animal Resources& Education
mem235@cornell.edu
(607)253-3520
 
Klaus Osterrieder, DVM., Ph.D.
Adjuct Professor
Director, Institut fuer Virologie
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Berlin, Germany
no.34@fu-berlin.de
+49-30-2093-6564
Replication and pathogenesis of animal herpesviruses

 

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. Stephen Bloom
    Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology and Cancer Genetics / Graduate School Professor
  • Dr. Karel (Ton) Schat
    Emeritus Professor of Avian Virology and Immunology / Graduate School Professor
  • Dr. Paul Bowser
    Emeritus Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine / Graduate School Professor