Faculty

IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

 

 Silverman 

IMMUNOLOGY PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Neal Silverman, Ph.D. (Medicine); Innate Immune Signaling.

morrison

VIROLOGY PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Trudy G.Morrison, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems); 
Glycoprotein processing and assembly, Mechanisms of paramyxovirus membrane fusion.

McCormick, Beth

BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS PROGRAM DIRECTOR Beth McCormick Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems); 
Host-pathogen interface at mucosal surfaces.

chan

IMP PROGRAM CHAIR  Francis Chan, Ph.D. (Pathology); Analysis of TNF receptor signaling in healthy and diseased immune systems.

Samuel Behar, MD, PhD

IMP PROGRAM VICE-CHAIR; Samuel L. Behar, M.D., Ph.D. Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems);
Innate and acquired immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 

ALL IMP FACULTY

Raffi Aroian, Ph.D.

Raffi V. Aroian, Ph.D. (Molecular Medicine); Infectious diseases and parasitic disease

Bailey

Jeffrey Bailey, MD, Ph.D.(Division of Transfusion Medicine, Program for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology);
Infectious disease genetics focused on copy number variation and malaria.

Berg

Leslie J. Berg, Ph.D. (Pathology); Signal transduction proteins involved in T-cell development activitation. 

RBortell

Rita Bortell, Ph.D. (Medicine, Diabetes); Pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes.

Abraham Brass

Abraham Brass, MD, Ph.D.
 (Microbiology and Physiological Systems); Host-viral interactions and IFITM family of anti-viral proteins.

Michael Brehm

Michael Brehm, Ph.D. (Medicine, Diabetes); Antiviral immunity, development of humanized mouse models.


Lisa


Lisa A. Cavacini, Ph.D.
 (Medicine, Mass Biologics); Humoral immunity, and human monoclonal antibodies (HMab) for infectious disease, cancer
and autoimmune disease.

clapham

Paul R. Clapham, Ph.D. (Molecular Medicine); HIV receptors and cellular tropisms.



Maria Duenas-Decamp, Ph.D. ( Molecular Medicine) HIV infection in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC)

Finberg

Robert W. Finberg, M.D. (Medicine; Host cell surface proteins and viruses; Cellular activation mediated by cell surface proteins.


Kate

Kate A. FItzgerald, PhD, (Medicine); Innate Immunity, Immune Signaling and Gene Regulation.


Joyce Fingeroth

Joyce Fingeroth, M.D.  (Medicine; Development of anti-viral approaches to gamma herpes virus infection


Terry Flotte

Terence Flotte, M.D. (Pediatrics, Microbiology & Physiological Systems , Dean's Office)
Adeno-associated virus vectors for gene therapy of single gene disorders.

GGao

Guangping Gao, Ph.D. (Gene Therapy/ MaPS) Parvovirus evolution, viral-host interactions and vectorology for gene transfer.

garber


Manuel Garber, Ph.D. (Program in Molecular Medicine)
Bioinformatics; evolutionary history of lincRNAs; dissection of the transcriptional regulation of the immune response.

Gazzinelli

Ricardo Gazzinelli, D.Sc., D.V.M (Infectious Diseases and Immunology Medicine)
Cognate innate immune receptors and development of vaccines for protozoan parasites.

RGerstein

Rachel M. Gerstein, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems) 
B cell development, including aging; origins of B cell lymphoma; humoral immunity to bacterial pathogens.

Goguen

Jon D. Goguen, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems) 
Function and regulation of virulence determinants in Yersinia pestis



Douglas T. Golenbock, M.D. (Medicine)
Toll receptors; pathophysiology of sepsis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Gottlinger

Heinrich Gottlinger, Ph.D., M.D. (Program in Molecular Medicine; Program in Gene Function and Expression)
Molecular Biology of HIV-1.

Ellen Gravallese

Ellen M. Gravallese, M.D.  (Medicine) 
Pathogenic mechanisms of inflammatory arthritis and the processes by which inflammation destroys cartilage and bone.


sharone green

Sharone Green
, M.D. (Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research)
Immunity and pathogenesis of West Nile and dengue viruses.

Greiner

Dale L. Greiner, Ph.D. (Medicine)
T cell development and regulation of autoimmune disorders.

David Grunwald

David Grunwald, Ph.D. (Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology); mRNA and nucleocytoplasmic transport.


John Harris


John E. Harris, MD, .Ph.D., (Medicine, Division of Dermatology) Understanding the pathogenesis of 
autoimmune vitiligo with a focus on developing new treatments.


Jun Huh

Jun R. Huh, Ph.D., (Medicine) Metabolites, nuclear recceptors, and immune cells
 
Huseby

Eric Huseby, Ph.D
. (Pathology)  Development of T cell tolerance of self and the autoimmune consequence of when it fails.

Duane Jenness, Ph.D.

Duane Jenness, Ph.D.
(MaPS) Cell-Surface Receptors in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Kang

Joonsoo Kang
, Ph.D.(Pathology) Molecular and cellular mechanisms of T cell lineage commitment.

Kelliher

Michelle Kelliher
, Ph.D. (Molecular Genetics and Microbiology)
Apoptosis and cancer.

HKornfeld

Hardy Kornfeld
, MD (Medicine)
Host defense against respiratory pathogens.

TKowalik

Timothy F. Kowalik
 , Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems) 
Cell activation and DNA viruses.

Kurt-Jones

Evelyn Kurt-Jones, Ph.D. (Medicine) Innate immune response to bacterial and viral infection.

ELatz

Eicke Latz
, MD, Ph.D. (Medicine, Infectious Disease) Toll-like receptor and inflammasome activation in terile inflammatory diseases.

Leiter

Edward Leiter
, Ph.D. (Jackson Laboratory)  Genetics and Pathogenesis of Diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Mice.

Levitz

Stuart M. Levitz
, MD (Infectious Disease) Host defenses against fungal infections, model vaccines exploiting mannosylation.

DLibraty

Dan Libraty
, MD (Infectious Disease), IGP
Studies of human cellular immune responses contributing to pathogenesis and/or protective immunityinemerging viral diseases.

ELien

Egil Lien
, Ph.D. (Medicine) Pathogen recognition and evasion of innate immune signaling. Toll-like receptors.

Vladimir Litvak, PhD

Vladimir Litvak, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems) 
Systems biology approaches to study the regulation of innate immune responses and anti-viral immunity.

Lu

Shan Lu, MD, Ph.D. (Medicine) Immunogenicity of protein and peptide antigens. Structure and function
relationship of envelope proteins of the immunodeficiency viruses. Roles of cytokines and adjuvants in DNA immunization.

Jeremy Luban

Jeremy Luban, MD (Program in Molecular Medicine) HIV-1 replication, pathogenesis, and immunity

ELuna

Elizabeth J. Luna, Ph.D. (Cell Biology) Membrane skeletons in motile cells.

Luzuriaga

Katherine F. Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD (Pediatrics) Virology and immunology of early vertical HIV-1 infection
and HIV-1 specific cytotoxic T cells in vertical infection.

PMandrekar

Pranoti Mandrekar, Ph.D. (Medicine) Signaling pathways in liver inflammation.

Ann Moormann

Ann Moormann, Ph.D., MPH (Molecular Medicine) Viral Immunology and Epidemiology

JohnMordes

John P. Mordes, MD (Medicine)  Immunogenetics of autoimmune diabetes in rats and the human genome.

Munson
 









Mary Munson, Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Molecular PHarmacology) Regulation of Vessicle Targeting and fusion. 


 
 
   
 KMurphy

Kenan C. Murphy, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Physiological Systems)
Recombinogenetic engineering technologies for pathogenic bacteria

Peter Newburger Peter Newburger, MD (Pediatrics, Cancer Biology)
Neutrophil function and gene expression.

Read Pukkila-Worley M.D. (Medicine)
Innate Immunity and Host-Pathogen Interactions

 

SRam Sanjay Ram, MD (Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases)
Complement evasion strategies of microbes, with an emphasis on Neisseria meningitides and N. gonorrhoeae.
Rice Peter Rice, MD (Infectious Diseases and Immunology)
Host Interactions with Neisseriagonorrhoeae
Rock

Kenneth L. Rock, MD (Pathology)
Mechanisms to control display of foreign antigens to immune system.

Ann Marshak-Rothstein Ann Rothstein, Ph.D. (Medicine, Rheumatology)
Innate immune triggers of systemic autoimmune diseases.
Sassetti Christopher Sassetti, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Physiological Systems)
Molecular mechanisms underlying tuberculosis pathogenesis.

 Dorothy Schafer



Dorothy Schafer, Ph.D. (Neurobiology)
Neuron-Glia Interactions Regulating Synaptic Circuit Development and Plasticity 

Celia  Schifer

 

Celia A. Schiffer, Ph.D. (Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology)
Elucidating alterations in molecular recognition that allows drug resistance to HIV-1 and Hepatitis C virus

M Schmidt

Madelyn Schmidt, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems) 
Gene therapy approaches to treat genetic immunodeficiencies.

CSchrader Carol Schrader, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems)
DNA repair mechanisms in B cells that promote antibody class switch recombination and somatic hypermutation
Selin

Liisa K. Selin, MD (Pathology)
Mechanisms of viral immunology.

Davind Serreze David V Serreze BS, MS, Ph.D. (Medicine: Jackson Laboratory)
Genetic control mechanisms of immune tolerance and diabetes
Shulttz Leonard Shultz, PhD (Medicine: Jackson Laboratories)
Mouse Models for Human Immunological Diseases and Hematolymphoid Cell Engraftment.
Socolovsky

Merav Socolovsky, Ph.D., MBBS (Cancer Biology)
Molecular mechanisms regulating the homeostasis of hematopoietic progenitors.

Erik Sontheimer

Erik J. Sontheimer, Ph.D. (RNA Therapeutics/Molecular Medicine)
Neural-immune interactions regulating brain plasticity

Lawrence Stern

Lawrence Stern, Ph.D. (Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Bioinformatics)
Molecular mechanisms of immune recognition, antigen presentation and T cell activation.

Swain Susan Swain, Ph.D. (Pathology)
Regulation of CD4 memory generation and strategies to compensate for defects that arise with Aging.
Gyongi Szabo

Gyongyi Szabo, M.D., Ph.D. (Medicine)
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of ethanol-induced monocyte aberrations in normals and immunosuppressed trauma patients; selective inhibition of antigen-specific T lymphocyte proliferation by acute ethanol exposure.

Tsuda

Eva Szomolanyi-Tsuda, M.D., (Pathology)
Interactions of viral gene products and host immune systems.

MTerajima

Masanori Terajima, MD, Ph.D.(Medicine)
Viral immuology

 Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson, Ph.D. (Biochemistyry & Molecular Pharmacology)
Techniques of chemical biology, biochemistry, and enzymology
to develop inhibitors/drugs targeting disease associated enzymes
as well as developing novel diagnostics for cancer

Volkert Michael R. Volkert, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Physiological Systems)
Oxidative stress resistance genes.
JWang Jennifer Wang, MD (Medicine, Infectious Disease)
Viral Immunology

Shixia  Wang

Shixia Wang, DVM, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Vaccine design and development against HIV, plague,
influenza and other emerging infectious dieases
RWelsh

Raymond M. Welsh, Ph.D.(Pathology; Microbiology and Physiological Systems)
Viral and tumor immunology.

Woda

Bruce A. Woda, MD (Pathology)
Transmembrane interactions of lymphocyte receptors with cytoskeletal elements; autoimmune diabetes.

RWoodland

Robert T. Woodland, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems)
Regulation of the immune response.

Zapp

Maria Zapp, Ph.D. (Molecular Medicine)
Molecular mechanisms of mRNA export; functional gene transfer into human fetal hematopoietic stem cells.

 

For those UMMS faculty interested in becoming an Immunology and Microbiology Program Committee member,
please forward your full CV to Kate.Fitzgerald@umassmed.edu



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