Faculty Directory – Microbiology, Immunity, and Inflammation

Faculty Name Department Research Topics
Steve Ackerman Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Eosinophil effector functions in inflammation and tissue remodeling in asthma and allergy, regulation of eosinophil development
Judith Behnsen Microbiology and Immunology We study the role of the bacterial and fungal microbiota during Salmonella pathogenesis using in vitro and in vivo systems (germ-free mice).
Michael Caffrey Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Biophysical Studies of Virus Entry.
Zheng W. Chen Microbiology and Immunology
Jaehyung (Gus) Cho Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology My lab studies the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions in thrombosis and vascular inflammation.
Luisa A DiPietro Periodontics Wound healing, tissue regeneration, response to injury
Pradeep K. Dudeja Medicine Pathophysiology of Diarrheal Diseases, IBD Associated Diarrhea, Gut-Microbe Interactions, Probiotics as antidiarrheals.
Michael Federle Microbiology and Immunology
Patricia W Finn Medicine Immune-microbiome interactions in pulmonary disorders, including asthma, sarcoidosis, and transplantation.
Nancy Freitag Microbiology and Immunology Interests in host-pathogen interactions, mechanisms used by microbes to cause disease, and how common drugs suppress immunity to infection.
Bin He Microbiology and Immunology Herpesvirus, innate immunity, virus-host interaction, oncolytic virus and vaccine
Andrius Kazlauskas Physiology and Biophysics; Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences My 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 Kenney Microbiology and Immunology
Amy L. Kenter Microbiology and Immunology
Kiwook Kim Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine Our lab investigates development and physiological roles of monocyte and macrophages in steady state as well as pathological conditions
Donna MacDuff Microbiology and Immunology We study inflammation, interferons and innate immunity to viral and bacterial challenges, using small animal models, cell culture systems, biochemical analyses
Asrar B Malik Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology I study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases. I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Alexander Mankin Pharmaceutical Sciences Molecular mechanisms of protein synthesis, Mechanisms of antibiotic action and resistance, Synthetic biology/ribosome engineering
Alan McLachlan Microbiology and Immunology Hepatitis B virus (HBV), gene regulation, hepatocellular carcinoma, mouse development, DNA methylation
Dolly Mehta Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Adam Oberstein Microbiology and Immunology Herpesvirus host-pathogen interaction; computational virology; oncolytic herpesviruses.
Lauren Palmer Microbiology and Immunology Host and bacterial metabolism regulating infection
Omar Perez Pathology Understanding the virus-host interaction using a systems virology approach, single cell transcriptomics, NGS, antiviral pharmacodynamics
Bellur S. Prabhaka Microbiology and Immunology Induction of tolerance to treat autoimmune diseases; Cancer biology; MADD function in Anaplastic Thyroid cancer
Jalees Rehman Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Medicine Stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration, Host defense/Inflammation and metabolism, Blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease
Justin M. Richner Microbiology and Immunology Viral Immunology, vaccine development
Lijun Rong Microbiology and Immunology
Susan R. Ross Microbiology and Immunology retrovirus, arenavirus, restriction factor, genetics of susceptibility to infection, innate immunity
Teruyuki Sano Microbiology and Immunology Host-bacteria interaction; How commensal induce immune cell activation; Tissue-tissue interaction through Immune cells and microbiome.
Deepak Shukla Microbiology and Immunology herpesvirus infection: mechanism, immunity & antivirals
Jun Sun Medicine Microbiome in inflammation and cancer
Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
David Ucker Microbiology and Immunology
Xiaowei Wang Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine, Bioengineering miRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that regulate thousands of genes. We combine computational and experimental methods for integrative analysis of miRNA functions