Virology 2017-11-30T15:41:45+00:00


The study of the life cycles of viruses and their effects on infected hosts.  Viral life cycles include entry, genome release from the virus particles, genome replication, viral protein synthesis, viral assembly and egress from the infected cells.  Infections can be acute, chronic or latent depending on the host-pathogen interactions which include direct cytopathic effects plus immune mediated modulation of virus biosynthesis and disease.

NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Michael CaffreyBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Bin HeMicrobiology and Immunology
Donna MacDuffMicrobiology and ImmunologyOur research focuses on how the sensing of pathogenic and commensal microbes regulates inflammation and innate immunity.
Mark D. McCauleyMedicineMy lab is interested in cardiac arrhythmias and contractility. Specifically, we are studying how atrial fibrillation causes stroke.
Alan McLachlanMicrobiology and ImmunologyHepatitis B virus (HBV), gene regulation, hepatocellular carcinoma, mouse development, DNA methylation
Lijun RongMicrobiology and Immunology
Susan R. RossMicrobiology and Immunologyretrovirus, arenavirus, restriction factor, genetics of susceptibility to infection, innate immunity
Deepak ShuklaOphthalmology and Visual Sciencesherpesvirus infection: mechanism, immunity, & antivirals