Infection and Immunity


Faculty Research Area(s)
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Hector Aguilar-Carreno

Entry, egress, and interactions of enveloped viruses with host cells, with emphasis on emerging paramyxoviruses, vaccine and antiviral strategies - lab

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Douglas Antczak
Immunity/host; pregnancy immunology; immunogenetics; equine immunology
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Avery August
Immunity/host; regulation of T-cell activation, development and function; T-cell differentiation; mast cell function and eosinophil function - lab
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)

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Ilana Brito

Pioneering new methods to detect horizontal gene transfer in natural microbial communities to understand the rate and triggers of horizontal gene transfer; the impact of human microbiome diversity on world global health issues - lab

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Nicolas Buchon
Host/microbe relationships and control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease - lab
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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
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Pamela Chang
Immunity/host; host/microbe interactions; gut microbiome - lab

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Soon Hon Cheong

Cellular and molecular medicine; developmental and reproductive biology; infectious diseases; population medicine and epidemiology; structural and functional biology - lab

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Kevin Cummings

Application of epidemiologic approaches to investigate the ecology and transmission of Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens among a wide variety of hosts

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Diego Diel

To understand the molecular mechanisms underlying virus-host interactions, focusing on the mechanisms underlying viral immune evasion that contribute to virus virulence and disease pathogenesis - Lab
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Tobias Doerr
Cell envelope biology of Gram-negative pathogens, antibiotic resistance, tolerance and mechanism of action; microbial stress responses - lab

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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 - lab

Deb Fowell
Deborah Fowell

Regulation of immunity at tissue sites of infection and autoimmunity, immune imaging, intravital multiphoton microscopy
New Dept. Chair Microbiology & Immunology, Oct. 1, 2020 start date 
current lab -
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David Holowka
Immunity/host; IgE and T-cell antigen receptors; fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy - lab
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Toshi Kawate
Structures and mechanisms of membrane proteins that regulate extracellular signaling - lab
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Kathleen Kelly

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

Dr. Gary Korezky
Gary Koretzky

Aims to better understand the signal transduction events that occur following engagement of the T cell antigen receptor; study more globally the molecular events important for immune cell development, differentiation and function

Brian Lazzaro
Brian Lazzaro
The evolutionary and functional genetics of insect-pathogen interactions - lab
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Cynthia Leifer
Immunity/host; understanding innate immunity from the receptors that detect microbes to how innate immune cells react to changes in their environment during inflammatory processes - lab
Dr. Sabine Mann
Sabine Mann
Metabolic diseases and insulin signaling; nutrition; epidemiology; metabolic and nutritional immunology
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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

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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 - lab
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John Parker
Cell biology/biochemistry with a focus on cellular translation and the effect of viral infection
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Brian Rudd
Developmental immunology; host response to infection - lab
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Luis Schang
Role of cellular protein, lipids, and glycans play in viral infection
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Ankur Singh

Immune-engineering; cancer engineering; lymphoma and hematological malignancies; biomaterials; vaccine and immunotherapy; stem cell engineering; inflammation; micro-nano-bioengineering; cell mechanobiology - lab

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Gerlinde Van de Walle
Veterinary viral pathogenesis; mesenchymal stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; mammary stem cell biology and carcinogenesis - lab
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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 - lab


Faculty Research Area(s)
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Craig Altier
Infection/agent; molecular basis of Salmonella pathogenesis; the genetic and environmental control of epithelial cell invasion
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Gary Blissard
Infection/agent; understanding the biology and pathology of viral infections and interactions in insect cells - lab
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Dwight Bowman
Infection/agent; soil transmitted parasites, parasites of wildlife, visceral larva migrans, host response to soil transmitted pathogens, detection of soil transmitted parasites
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Elizabeth Buckles
Infection/agent; virology; population medicine; infectious diseases; disease diagnosis; wildlife disease; conservation biology; pathology; avian diseases
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James W. Casey
Infection/agent; molecular virology; retrovirology
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Yung-Fu Chang
Infection/agent; mechanisms of infection, particularly leptospira and salmonella
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Joshua 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

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Theodore Clark
Infection/agent; cutaneous immunity; host-parasite interaction; DNA vaccines; genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease
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Ruth Collins
Infection/agent; pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control - lab
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Matthew DeLisa
Infection/agent; molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering - lab
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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

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Julia Finkelstein

To elucidate the role of iron, vitamin B12, and folate in the etiology of anemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes, and inform the development of interventions to improve the health of mothers and young children

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Hélène Marquis
Infection/agent; interested in the pathogenesis of bacterial diseases affecting mammalian and aquatic animals
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John Parker
Virology; Feline Calicivirus; mammalian orthoreoviruses; virus-host interactions; effect of viral infection on host cell translation; use of viruses for treatment of cancer; virus entry; broadly neutralizing antibodies; innate immune response to viruses
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Colin Parrish
Infection/agent; viral genetics and function
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David Russell
Infection/agent; the biology of intracellular infection with emphasis on mycobacteria
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Kenneth Simpson
Host pathogen interactions in inflammatory bowel disease and Helicobacter infection of the gastrointestinal - lab
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Holger Sondermann
Infection/agent; structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics - lab
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Jeongmin Song
Host-pathogen interactions; bacterial toxins; Salmonella Typhi; bacterial pathogens - lab
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Brian VanderVen
Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis - lab
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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 - lab

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Martin Wiedmann
Infection/agent; molecular pathogenesis of food-borne and zoonotic bacterial diseases


Faculty Research Area(s)
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Rodman Getchell
Molecular diagnostics and emerging diseases of fish; target animal safety studies for new aquaculture therapeutants and chemicals

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Laura Goodman

Population and clinical studies; Pathogen discovery and surveillance, with focus areas on tick-borne disease and antimicrobial resistance; exploring the underlying mechanisms of infectious disease emergence and identifying biomarkers to detect and prevent emerging threats to humans and animals
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Yrjö Gröhn
Population and clinical studies; veterinary epidemiology; production medicine; public health; epidemiological and economic methods; risk analysis, communication and policy
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Renata Ivanek
Epidemiology and ecology of infectious and foodborne diseases; mathematical modeling; spatial epidemiology; risk assessment; public health
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Hussni Mohammed
Population and clinical studies; epidemiology of infectious diseases; quantitative and analytical epidemiology; epidemiological risk assessment and analysis; veterinary public health and food safety; production medicine
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Daryl V. Nydam
Population and 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
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Heidi Reesink
Comparative and translational orthopedics; metabolism and musculoskeletal disease; osteoarthritis; regenerative medicine
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Lorin Warnick
Population and clinical studies; dairy cattle epidemiology; pre-harvest food safety; Salmonellosis in cattle; infectious disease