Faculty

berg

Leslie J. Berg , Ph.D. (Pathology)
Immunology Program Director
Signal transduction proteins involved in T-cell development and activation.

morrison

Trudy G.Morrison, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems)
Virology Program Director
Glycoprotein processing and assembly; mechanisms of paramyxovirus membrane fusion.

 McCormick, Beth

 Beth McCormick, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems)
Bacterial Pathnogenenisis Program Director
Investigation of the host-pathogen interface at mucosal surfaces.

 

LStern

Lawrence J. Stern, Ph.D. (Pathology)
Immunology and Microbiology Committee Chair
Molecular recognition in the immune system.

BaileyJeffrey Bailey, MD, Ph.D.(Division of Transfusion Medicine, Program for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology)
Infectious disease genetics focused on copy number variation and malaria.
Samuel Behar, MD, PhDSamuel L. Behar, M.D., Ph.D. (Microbiology and Physiological Systems)
Innate and acquired immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with an emphasis on understanding mechanisms of host protection against disease.
RBortell

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

Abraham BrassAbraham Brass, MD, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Physiological Systems)
Our lab studies host-viral interactions and the IFITM family of anti-viral proteins
Michael BrehmMichael Brehm, Ph.D. (Medicine, Diabetes)
Antiviral immunity, development of humanized mouse models.
chan

Francis Ka-Ming Chan, Ph.D. (Pathology)
Analysis of TNF receptor signaling in healthy and diseased immune systems.

Chen

Jason J. Chen, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Cell cycle checkpoints and apoptosis of cells expressing papillomavirus oncogenes.

clapham

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

DuttonRichard Dutton, Ph.D. (Pathology)
Generation and function of CD8 effector and memory T cells.
Ennis

Francis A. Ennis, MD (Medicine)
Clinical and laboratory studies on the immune response of host to virus infections, emphasizing the role of cellular responses in viral infections.

Finberg

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

 Fitzgerald

Kate Fitzgerald, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Anti-viral innate immune signaling.

 Terry FlotteTerence Flotte, MD (Pediatrics, Microbiology & Physiological Systems , Dean's Office)
Adeno-associated virus vectors for gene therapy of single gene disorders.
GGaoGuangping Gao, Ph.D. (Gene Therapy)
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

 

GazzinelliRicardo 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

 GlewRichard Glew, MD (Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Immunology)
Vice Chair of Medicine for Undergraduate Education and Faculty Affairs
Goguen

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

 Golenback

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

Gottlinger

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

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

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 R. Huh, Ph.D.

Jun R. Huh, Ph.D., (Medicine)

Metabolites, nuclear recceptors, and immune cells

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

KonzRichard Konz, Jr. (Medicine)
Flow Cytometry and High-Speed Cell Sorting.
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-JonesEvelyn Kurt-Jones, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Signaling by receptors on monocytes and macrophages that mediate the innate immune response to bacterial and viral infection.
ELatzEicke Latz, MD, Ph.D. (Medicine, Infectious Disease)
Study of Mechanisms of Toll-like receptor and inflammasome activation and their role for sterile inflammatory diseases.
LeiterEdward Leiter, Ph.D. (Jackson Laboratory)
Genetics and Pathogenesis of Diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Mice
LevitzStuart M. Levitz, MD (Infectious Disease)
Host defenses against fungal infections, model vaccines exploiting mannosylation.
DLibratyDan Libraty, MD (Infectious Disease)
Studies of human cellular immune responses contributing to pathogenesis and/or protective immunityinemerging viral diseases.
ELienEgil Lien, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Pathogen recognition and evasion of innate immune signaling. Toll-like receptors.
CLillyCraig Lilly, MD (Medicine)
Mechanisms of airway inflammation, biomarkers of disease and critical care outcomes.
Vladimir Litvak, PhDVladimir 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 LubanJeremy 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 andHIV-1 specific cytotoxic T cells in vertical infection.

PMandrekarPranoti Mandrekar, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Signaling pathways in liver inflammation.
Anuja Matthew

Anuja Mathew Ph.D. (Medicine)
Immune Responses to Dengue Virus Infections

 

Ann Moorman, PhDAnn Moormann, Ph.D., MPH (Pediatrics, Quantitative Health)
Viral Immunology and Epidemiology
John P. Mordes, MDJohn P. Mordes, MD (Medicine)
We study the immunogenetics of autoimmune diabetes in rats and the human genome.
 KMurphy

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

Peter NewburgerPeter Newburger, MD (Pediatrics, Cancer Biology)
Neutrophil function and gene expression.
PlaceholderJavier Gordon Ogembo, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Manipulation of virus entry and replication mechanisms for the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines.
SRamSanjay Ram, MD (Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases)
Complement evasion strategies of microbes, with an emphasis on Neisseria meningitides and N. gonorrhoeae.
RicePeter 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-RothsteinAnn Rothstein, Ph.D. (Medicine, Rheumatology)
Innate immune triggers of systemic autoimmune diseases.
SassettiChristopher Sassetti, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Physiological Systems)
Molecular mechanisms underlying tuberculosis pathogenesis.
Celia ShifferCelia 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.

CSchraderCarol Schrader, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems)
B cell immunology.
Selin

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

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

Neal S. Silverman, Ph.D. (Medicine)
Immune signaling pathways.

Socolovsky

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

Stavnezer

Janet M. Stavnezer, Ph.D. (Microbiology & Physiological Systems)
Molecular genetics of the Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Switch

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

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, 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, MD (Pathology)
Interactions of viral gene products and host immune systems.

MTerajima

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

VolkertMichael R. Volkert, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Physiological Systems)
Oxidative stress resistance genes.
JWangJennifer Wang, MD (Medicine, Infectious Disease)
Viral Immunology
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 Lawrence.Stern@umassmed.edu .