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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

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Innate and acquired immunity to Mycobacterial tuberculosis

  • Milena Bogunovic

    Milena Bogunovic, M.D., Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Macrophages and dendritic cells in enteric infections, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome

  • Michael Brehm

    Michael Brehm, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

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

  • Vanni Bucci

    Vanni Bucci, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Machine learning, systems and synthetic biology of host-microbiome dynamics

  • Lisa Cavacini

    Lisa Cavacini, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

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

  • Yingleong (Rigel) Chan

    Yingleong (Rigel) Chan, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    In-vitro population genetics of human patients by phenotyping viruses and inflammatory pathways in Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases

  • Kiera Clayton

    Kiera Clayton, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Human immune responses to pathogen/HIV-infected macrophages

  • Andres Colubri

    Andres Colubri, Ph.D., MFA

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Digital epidemiology, clinical ML, next-gen genomic visualization, and STEAM educational outreach

  • Wenwen Fang

    Wenwen Fang, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    RNA sensing in innate immunity

  • Kate Fitzgerald

    Kate Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Molecular basis of inflammation in health and disease

  • Josue Flores Kim

    Josue Flores Kim, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Defining the regulatory networks that control cell envelope biogenesis in bacteria and use genetic, biochemical, and cell biological strategies toward the discovery and characterization of novel antibacterial targets

  • 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

  • Manuel Garber

    Manuel Garber, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: 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

  • Nikolaus Grigorieff

    Nikolaus Grigorieff, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Three-dimensional protein structures using high resolution cryo-electron microscopy associated with RNA biology

  • David Grunwald

    David Grunwald, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    mRNA and nucleocytoplasmic transport

  • John Haran

    John Haran, M.D., Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Elder gut microbiome interaction with infectious pathognes and cognition

  • John Harris

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

    Academic Role: Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Pathogenesis of the autoimmune disease Vitiligo 

  • Eric Huseby

    Eric Huseby, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: 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

  • Allison Keeler-Klunk

    Allison Keeler-Klunk, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Characterizing and modulating immune responses to AAV gene therapy and creating novel immunomodulatory therapeutics

  • 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

  • Milka Koupenova

    Milka Koupenova, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Mechanisms of viral sensing by platelets and their contribution to immunothrombosis and platelet reprogramming

  • Timothy Kowalik

    Timothy Kowalik, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: 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

  • TengTing (Elaine) Lim

    TengTing (Elaine) Lim, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Host genetics and DNA viruses in neurological diseases

  • 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

  • Ana Maldonado-Contreras

    Ana Maldonado-Contreras, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Developing dietary interventions targeting microbiome-immune interactions to reduce inflammation

  • 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 Microbiology Track

    Programs: IMP Leadership, Training Faculty

    Host-pathogen interface at mucosal surfaces

  • Ann Moormann

    Ann Moormann, Ph.D., MPH

    Academic Role: Professor and Program Director

    Programs: IMP Leadership, Training Faculty

    Adaptive and Natural Killer cell immune responses to infectious diseases focusing on Plasmodium falciparum malaria, Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and EBV-associated cancers

  • 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: 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 

  • Kerstin Nundel

    Kerstin Nundel, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    B cell differentiation during autoimmune diseases and infection, Crosstalk between B cell receptor and innate immune receptors (TLR, STING)

  • Megan Orzalli

    Megan Orzalli, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Assistant Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Host-pathogen interactions and innate immune responses to infection at barrier surfaces

  • Read Pukkila-Worley

    Read Pukkila-Worley, M.D.

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Host-pathogen interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans

  • Lee Quinton

    Lee Quinton, Ph.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Molecular mechanisms of innate defense and tissue resilience during pneumonia

  • Sanjay Ram

    Sanjay Ram, M.D.

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Training Faculty

    Complement system interactions with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and N. meningitidis 

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