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  • Raffi Aroian

    Raffi Aroian, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Human/animal parasitic nematodes as well as bacterial toxins

  • Samuel Behar

    Samuel Behar, M.D., Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor and IMP Committee Vice-Chair

    Programs: IMP Leadership, Training Faculty

    Innate and acquired immunity to Mycobacterial tuberculosis

  • Michael Brehm

    Michael Brehm, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Human immune responses to infectious agents and transplanted non-self tissues

  • Lisa Cavacini

    Lisa Cavacini, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Humoral immunity and human monoclonal antibodies (HMab) for infectious disease, cancer and autoimmune disease

  • Robert Finberg

    Robert Finberg, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Host cell surface receptors for viruses and bacteria

  • Kate Fitzgerald

    Kate Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Molecular basis of inflammation in health and disease

  • Terence Flotte

    Terence Flotte, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor and Dean

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Gene therapy approaches for treatment of cystic fibrosis, alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, type I diabetes, and disorders of fatty acid oxidation

  • Guangping Gao

    Guangping Gao, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Discovery, development and use of adeno-associated virus vectors for gene therapy of genetic diseases and the study of miRNA functions in mammals

  • Manuel Garber

    Manuel Garber, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Evolutionary non-coding genomics

  • Ricardo Gazzinelli

    Ricardo Gazzinelli, DSc, DVM

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Innate and acquired immunity to protozoan infections

  • Rachel Gerstein

    Rachel Gerstein, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Developmental regulation of V(D)J recombination

  • Douglas Golenbock

    Douglas Golenbock, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Toll like receptors and Inflammasomes in infectious disease and Alzheimer's disease

  • Heinrich Gottlinger

    Heinrich Gottlinger, M.D., Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Host cell interactions with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

  • Dale Greiner

    Dale Greiner, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Transplantation, autoimmunity, and the use of humanized mice to study human diseases and infections

  • David Grunwald

    David Grunwald, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    mRNA and nucleocytoplasmic transport

  • John Harris

    John Harris, M.D., Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Pathogenesis of the autoimmune disease Vitiligo 

  • Eric Huseby

    Eric Huseby, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Development of T cell tolerance of self and the autoimmune consequence of when it fails

     

  • Javier Irazoqui

    Javier Irazoqui, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Host-pathogen interactions and neural control of innate immunity

  • Joonsoo Kang

    Joonsoo Kang, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Molecular and cellular mechanisms of T cell lineage commitment

  • Michelle Kelliher

    Michelle Kelliher, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Mechanisms of T cell leukemogenesis and the role of RIP kinases in TNF- and TLR- signaling and cell death

  • Hardy Kornfeld

    Hardy Kornfeld, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Macrophage apoptosis in TB defense as well as impact of diabetes and hyperlipidemia on TB defense

  • Timothy Kowalik

    Timothy Kowalik, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Cellular activation by DNA viruses

  • Evelyn Kurt-Jones

    Evelyn Kurt-Jones, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Receptor-mediated events in the pathogenesis of infectious and inflammatory processes

  • Stuart Levitz

    Stuart Levitz, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Immune response to fungal pathogens

  • Egil Lien

    Egil Lien, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Immune activation and evasion by Yersinia pestis and other bacterial pathogens

  • Shan Lu

    Shan Lu, M.D., Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    The immunogenicity of protein antigens and DNA vaccines 

  • Jeremy Luban

    Jeremy Luban, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    HIV replication and immune system evasion

  • Pranoti Mandrekar

    Pranoti Mandrekar, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Signaling mechanisms involved in innate immune cell activation during liver injury and cancer

  • Beth McCormick

    Beth McCormick, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor and Advisor Microbial Pathogenesis Track

    Programs: IMP Leadership, Training Faculty

    Host-pathogen interface at mucosal surfaces

  • Ann Moormann

    Ann Moormann, Ph.D., MPH

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Pediatric immunity to infectious diseases focusing on Plasmodium falciparum malaria and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)

  • Trudy Morrison

    Trudy Morrison, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor and Advisor Virology Track

    Programs: IMP Leadership, Training Faculty

    Glycoprotein processing and assembly and mechanisms of paramyxovirus membrane fusion

  • Mary Munson

    Mary Munson, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    The Exocyst complex and vesicle trafficking in neutrophils

  • Kenan Murphy

    Kenan Murphy, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Double-stranded DNA break repair in Escherichia coli, Recombineering technology for gene replacement in bacterial pathogens

  • Peter Newburger

    Peter Newburger, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Leukocyte disorders, molecular hematology, pediatric oncology 

  • Read Pukkila-Worley

    Read Pukkila-Worley, M.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Host-pathogen interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans

  • Sanjay Ram

    Sanjay Ram, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Complement system interactions with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis 

  • Andrea Reboldi

    Andrea Reboldi, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Mucosal immunology, host-microbiome interaction and lipid metabolism

  • Peter Rice

    Peter Rice, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Unique determinants present on bacterial surfaces as vaccine candidates to protect against infection in humans

  • Kenneth Rock

    Kenneth Rock, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Antigen presentation and immune surveillance

  • Ann Rothstein

    Ann Rothstein, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Factors regulating T and B lymphocyte activation, function, longevity, and apoptosis in systemic autoimmune disease

  • Katherine Ruiz de Luzuriaga

    Katherine Ruiz de Luzuriaga, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Viral and immunopathogenesis of persistent viral infections including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Epstein Barr virus (EBV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV)

  • Christopher Sassetti

    Christopher Sassetti, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Pathogenesis of tuberculosis

     

  • Dorothy Schafer

    Dorothy Schafer, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Glial cells in synapse development and plasticity in the healthy and diseased nervous system

  • Celia Schiffer

    Celia Schiffer, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Molecular basis for drug resistance in HIV and more recently Hepatitis C

  • Madelyn Schmidt

    Madelyn Schmidt, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Research Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Gene therapy approaches to treat genetic immunodeficiencies

  • Liisa Selin

    Liisa Selin, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Mechanisms of viral immunology

  • Neal Silverman

    Neal Silverman, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor and Advisor Immunology Track

    Programs: IMP Leadership, Training Faculty

    Innate Immune Signaling

  • Merav Socolovsky

    Merav Socolovsky, M.D., Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Mammalian red cell formation (erythropoiesis) in health and disease

  • Erik Sontheimer

    Erik Sontheimer, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Biology and mechanism of RNA-based gene regulation; CRISPR interference; RNA-directed genome editing and gene control.

  • Lawrence Stern

    Lawrence Stern, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Molecular recognition in the immune system

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