Faculty Directory – Microbiology, Immunity, and Inflammation

Faculty NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Steve AckermanBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsEosinophil effector functions in inflammation and tissue remodeling in asthma and allergy, regulation of eosinophil development
Judith BehnsenMicrobiology and ImmunologyWe study the role of the bacterial and fungal microbiota during Salmonella pathogenesis using in vitro and in vivo systems (germ-free mice).
Michael CaffreyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsBiophysical Studies of Virus Entry.
Zheng W. ChenMicrobiology and Immunology
Jaehyung (Gus) ChoCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMy lab studies the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions in thrombosis and vascular inflammation.
Luisa A DiPietroPeriodonticsWound healing, tissue regeneration, response to injury
Pradeep K. DudejaMedicinePathophysiology of Diarrheal Diseases, IBD Associated Diarrhea, Gut-Microbe Interactions, Probiotics as antidiarrheals.
Michael FederleMicrobiology and Immunology
Patricia W FinnMedicineImmune-microbiome interactions in pulmonary disorders, including asthma, sarcoidosis, and transplantation.
Nancy FreitagMicrobiology and ImmunologyInterests in host-pathogen interactions, mechanisms used by microbes to cause disease, and how common drugs suppress immunity to infection.
Bin HeMicrobiology and ImmunologyHerpesvirus, innate immunity, virus-host interaction, oncolytic virus and vaccine
Andrius KazlauskasPhysiology and Biophysics; Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesMy research program seeks to improve treatment options for patients afflicted by blinding eye diseases and is focused on signaling events that govern angiogenic homeostasis.
Linda KenneyMicrobiology and Immunology
Amy L. KenterMicrobiology and Immunology
Donna MacDuffMicrobiology and ImmunologyWe study inflammation, interferons and innate immunity to viral and bacterial challenges, using small animal models, cell culture systems, biochemical analyses
Asrar B MalikCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases. I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Alan McLachlanMicrobiology and ImmunologyHepatitis B virus (HBV), gene regulation, hepatocellular carcinoma, mouse development, DNA methylation
Dolly MehtaCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Adam ObersteinMicrobiology and ImmunologyHerpesvirus host-pathogen interaction; computational virology; oncolytic herpesviruses.
Omar PerezPathologyUnderstanding the virus-host interaction using a systems virology approach, single cell transcriptomics, NGS, antiviral pharmacodynamics
Bellur S. PrabhakaMicrobiology and ImmunologyInduction of tolerance to treat autoimmune diseases; Cancer biology; MADD function in Anaplastic Thyroid cancer
Jalees RehmanCellular and Molecular Pharmacology, MedicineStem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration, Host defense/Inflammation and metabolism, Blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease
Justin M. RichnerMicrobiology and ImmunologyViral Immunology, vaccine development
Lijun RongMicrobiology and Immunology
Susan R. RossMicrobiology and Immunologyretrovirus, arenavirus, restriction factor, genetics of susceptibility to infection, innate immunity
Teruyuki SanoMicrobiology and ImmunologyHost-bacteria interaction; How commensal induce immune cell activation; Tissue-tissue interaction through Immune cells and microbiome.
Deepak ShuklaMicrobiology and Immunologyherpesvirus infection: mechanism, immunity & antivirals
Jun SunMedicineMicrobiome in inflammation and cancer
Chinnaswamy TiruppathiCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
David UckerMicrobiology and Immunology