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Infection and Immunity

IMMUNITY/HOST

Faculty Research area
Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Hector Aguilar-Carreno

Entry, egress, and interactions of enveloped viruses with host cells, with emphasis on emerging paramyxoviruses, vaccine and antiviral strategies

Doug Antczak
Doug Antczak
immunity/host; pregnancy immunology; immunogenetics; equine immunology
Avery August
Avery August
immunity/host; regulation of T-cell activation, development and function; T-cell differentiation; mast cell function and eosinophil function
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Philippe Baneux

Encephalitozoon cuniculi; laboratory animal medicine, science and management; animal models of human disease including non-human primates; safety sciences (preclinical toxicology; GLP; GCP).

Nicolas Buchon
Nicolas Buchon
Host/Microbe relationships and Control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease
Margaret Bynoe
Margaret Bynoe
immunity/host; cellular and molecular medicine; infectious diseases; molecular basis of antigen-induced immune suppression; modulation of innate immune system response in immunity against cancer
Pamela Chang
Pamela Chang
Immunity/host, host/microbe interactions, gut microbiome
Dr. Rodney Deitert
Rodney R. Dietert
immunity/host; genetic regulation of macrophage
Tobias Doerr
Tobias Doerr
 Cell envelope biology of Gram-negative pathogens, antibiotic resistance, tolerance and mechanism of action, microbial stress responses
Picture of Dr. Maria Julia Felippe
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
immunity/host; cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in B cell response; neonatal immunology and response to vaccination; immunomodulation using biologic response modifiers; cancer immunotherapy; characterization of primary and secondary immunodeficiencies
David Holowka
David Holowka
immunity/host; IgE and T-cell antigen receptors; fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy
Toshi Kawate
Toshi Kawate
structures and mechanisms of membrane proteins that regulate extracellular signaling
Kathleen Kelly
Kathleen Kelly

Pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease; effects of inflammation on cardiac function; comparative pathology     

Cynthia Leifer
Cynthia Leifer
immunity/host; understanding innate immunity from the receptors that detect microbes to how innate immune cells react to changes in their environment during inflammatory processes.
Sabine Mann
Sabine Mann
Metabolic diseases and insulin signaling; nutrition; epidemiology; metabolic and nutritional immunology
martin
Mary Martin

Laboratory animal medicine, specifically the development of animal models to study mechanisms of disease; special interest in zoonotic diseases and pain management

mehta
Saurabh Mehta
Global Health (active research projects in India, East Africa, and Latin America); Infectious Disease Epidemiology, particularly HIV, Tuberculosis, and Neglected Tropical Diseases; Nutritional Interventions and Nutritional Modulation of the Immune Response 
rudd
Brian Rudd 
developmental immunology; host response to infection
Dr. Schang holding cat
Luis Schang
Role of cellular protein, lipids, and glycans play in viral infection
Ankur Singh
Ankur Singh

Immune-engineering, cancer engineering, lymphoma and hematological malignancies, biomaterials, vaccine and immunotherapy, stem cell engineering, inflammation, micro-nano-bioengineering, cell mechanobiology

Elia Tait Wojno
Elia Tait Wojno

immunology of infectious disease, allergy, mucosal immunology, innate immune cells, cytokines, prostaglandins

Bettina Wagner
Bettina Wagner
immunity/host; antibody mediated immune mechanisms in infectious disease and vaccination; allergic diseases; neonatal tolerance and allergy predisposition; strategies to develop allergy treatments

INFECTION/AGENT

Faculty Research area
Craig Altier
Craig Altier
infection/agent; molecular basis of Salmonella pathogenesis; the genetic and environmental control of epithelial cell invasion
Gary Blissard
Gary Blissard
infection/agent; regulation of cell death in development and cancer
Dr. Dwight Bowman
Dwight Bowman
infection/agent; nematode and protozoan biology; taxonomy; systemic biology
Elizabeth Buckles
Elizabeth Buckles
infection/agent; virology; population medicine; infectious diseases; disease diagnosis; wildlife disease; conservation biology; pathology; avian diseases
James W. Casey
James W. Casey
infection/agent; molecular virology; retrovirology
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Josh Chappie

Structural biology, biophysics, protein biochemistry, bacterial pathogenesis and defense systems, infection/agent, intracellular trafficking, nucleotide-driven molecular machines, molecular membrane remodeling, protein-nucleic acid interactions

Yung-fu Chang
Yung-Fu Chang

infection/agent; mechanisms of infection, particularly leptospira and salmonella
Ted Clark
Ted Clark
infection/agent; cutaneous immunity; host-parasite interaction; DNA vaccines; genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease
Ruth Collins
Ruth Collins
infection/agent; pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control
Matthew deLisa
Matthew DeLisa
infection/agent; molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering
Gerald E. Duhamel
Gerald E. Duhamel
infection/agent; mechanisms of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on molecular mechanisms of bacterial infections in animal models of human diseases; host-pathogen relationships
C. Drew Harvell
C. Drew Harvell
infection/agent; invertebrate zoology; evolution of invertebrate life histories; colonial invertebrates
J March
John March
signal and metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; food engineering; novel drug delivery systems; intestinal ecology; bioprocessing; environmental biotechnology; MEMS
Dr. Hélène Marquis
Hélène Marquis
infection/agent; pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes; mechanisms of regulation of specific virulence factors; signaling during bacterial cell-to-cell spread
John Parker
John Parker
Virology, Feline Calicivirus, Mammalian Orthoreoviruses, Virus-host interactions, Effect of viral infection on host cell translation, use of viruses for treatment of cancer, virus entry, broadly neutralizing antibodies
Colin Parrish
Colin Parrish
infection/agent; viral genetics and function
Dr. David Russell
David Russell
infection/agent; the biology of intracellular infection with emphasis on mycobacteria
Dr. Simpson
Kenneth Simpson
host pathogen interactions in inflammatory bowel disease and Helicobacter infection of the gastrointestinal
Holger Sondermann
Holger Sondermann
infection/agent; structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics
Jeongmin Song
Jeongmin Song
Pathogenesis of Salmonella Typhi; The role of Typhoid toxin in the development of Typhoid fever.
Brian VanderVen
Brian VanderVen

Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis

Dr. Gary Whittaker
Gary R. Whittaker

Pathogenesis of influenza viruses, coronaviruses and arenaviruses. Host range and receptors, activation of membrane fusion, macrophage- and neuro-tropism, anti-viral therapeutics, diagnostic tests, virus-bacteria co-infections

Martin Wiedmann
Martin Wiedmann
infection/agent; molecular pathogenesis of food-borne and zoonotic bacterial diseases

POPULATION & CLINICAL STUDIES

Faculty Research area
Dorothy Ainsworth
Dorothy Ainsworth
population & clinical studies; limitations of the respiratory system in health and in disease to equine athletic performance; pulmonary biology; immunology and inflammation
Stephen C. Barr
Stephen C. Barr
population & clinical studies; pathogenesis of protozoal disease (Typanosoma cruzi, Leishmania giardia): platelet function
Edward J. Dubovi
Edward J. Dubovi
population & clinical studies; virology; viral pathogenesis; BVD virus; EAV virus
Yrjo T. Grohn
Yrjö T. Gröhn
population & clinical studies; veterinary epidemiology; production medicine; public health; epidemiological and economic methods; risk analysis, communication and policy
Hussni Mohammed
Hussni Mohammed
population & clinical studies; epidemiology of infectious diseases; quantitative and analytical epidemiology; epidemiological risk assessment and analysis; veterinary public health and food safety; production medicine
Daryl V. Nydam
Daryl V. Nydam
population & clinical studies; epidemiology of food security/safety issues related to dairy production medicine; study of economically important infectious diseases, particularly zoonoses, subclinical diseases of perapaturient cattle and reproductive efficacy
Lorin Warnick
Lorin Warnick
population & clinical studies; dairy cattle epidemiology preharvest food safety; Salmonellosis in cattle; infectious disease

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