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Faculty Research

All primary and secondary faculty members in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are listed with their main focus of research. Click on the name of the professor to learn more about their research. Most of our faculty are accepting students.
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Professor of Pathology

Research Area: Memory T cell responses
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte activation in normal immunity, inflammation, and malignancy
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Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Cellular and humoral immunity against parasitic infections
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Bacterial Pathogenesis and Signal Transduction
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Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Molecular Evolution and Pathogenesis of HIV-1
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Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Signal Transduction in Human T Cells
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Genetics of pathogenic bacteria and their interactions with mammalian cells that are important for disease
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Development of Cell Model Systems to Study Human Disease (e.g. Cancer, Aging, Diabetes, and Infection)
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Professor of Pediatrics - Infectious Disease

Research Area: Antifungal drug discovery and genetics of fungal pathogenesis
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Professor of Pathology

Research Area: Pulmonary immunology
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Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Interspecies bacterial interactions
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Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Influenza virus – host interactions
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Enveloped virus/host cell interactions
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Professor of Pediatrics - Pulmonary Medicine

Research Area: Pulmonary innate immunity, bacterial and viral infections, and gene therapy with integrating vectors
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Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatology

Research Area: Understanding the effect of inflammation on the development of the intenstinal tract and its associated host-microbial axis
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Professor of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Research Area: Molecular and cell biology of human neutrophils
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Study of virus-induced demyelination and human pathogenic respiratory coronavirus infections (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
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Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Ubiquitin-like proteins in host defense and cellular stress response pathways following bacterial infection
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Molecular biology of herpes simplex infections
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Molecular pathogenesis, drug discovery, and immunology; Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci and Enterococci
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Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Pulmonary Medicine

Research Area: Engineering novel gene delivery tools
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Professor of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Research Area: Viral pathogenesis
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Viral immunology and immunopathology
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Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Host-pathogen interactions by obligate intracellular pathogens
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Bacterial cell division and pathogenesis
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Professor of Internal Medicine, of Microbiology and Immunology - Infectious Diseases

Research Area: Immunobiology of infection with the protozoan parasite Leishmania chagasi
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: Molecular and cellular mechanisms of HIV replication and viral pathogenesis.
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Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area: The Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion system