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Program Faculty

Graduate students in the Experimental Pathology PhD Program benefit from laboratory training that emphasizes clinical and translational aspects of human disease. Although many investigators on the University of Iowa biomedical campus focus on various aspects of human disease, this is true of every laboratory-based researcher in the Department of Pathology. Moreover, in addition to utilizing standard mouse and cell-based approaches, our research faculty routinely use human patient substrate in their research and/or are bringing new therapies to the clinic.

Vladamir Badovinac Immune anergy after sepsis; T cell responses to pathogens
Dustin Bosch Intestinal commensal interbacterial interactions
Dao-Fu Dai Mitochondrial dysfunction in cardiac and kidney disease
Hasem Habelhah Inflammation in cancer initiation and progression
John Harty T cell responses to malaria and influenza
Marco Hefti Tau in brain development and neurodegenerative disease
Zizhen Kang Immunology of neurodegenerative diseases, mucosal immunity
Nitin Karandikar Basis of autoimmune disease (emphasis on M.S.)
Kevin Legge T cell response to influenza; Universal influenza vaccines
Bing Li Role of fatty acid binding proteins in immune cell function
Jia Luo Effect of alcohol in neurodegeneration, pancreatitis and breast cancer
Ashu Mangalam Effect of microbiome on autoimmune disease (emphasis on M.S.)
Steven Moore Pathogenesis of muscular dystrophy
Andrian Simons-Burnett Targeted therapies in head and neck cancer (HNSCC)
Munir Tanas Genetic basis of carcinogenesis (emphasis on sarcoma)
Thomas Waldschmidt B cell response to influenza; Universal influenza vaccines
Shujie Yang Targeted therapies in endometrial cancer
Jian Zhang Ubiquitin ligases in immune function and disease