Microbiology Faculty

Agaisse, Herve Francois

Research Interests: Host/pathogen interaction; Shigella; Chlamydia; Vaccinia virus; Listeria; Dissemination; Actin-based motility; Non-vesicular lipid trafficking; Tyrosine kinase signaling; Type III secretion system

Aksoy, Serap

Research Interests: African trypanosomes; Bacterial symbionts of tsetse flies

Baserga, Susan J

Research Interests: Ribosome biogenesis; RRNA processing; U3 RNP structure and function; RNA helicases; Polymerase I transcription and processing

Ben Mamoun, Choukri

Research Interests: Malaria

Cappello, Michael

Research Interests: Molecular parasitology; Hookworm pathogenesis & vaccine development; International child health

Cheng, Yung-Chi

Research Interests: Cancer; Viral chemotherapy; Chinese herbs; Chinese medicine

DiMaio, Daniel C.

Research Interests: Molecular Biology of Tumor Viruses; Mechanisms of Viral Carcinogenesis; Molecular Basis of Cell Growth Regulation and Senescence; Manipulating Cells and Viruses with Artificial Transmembrane Proteins; Oncogenes; Senescence; Signal Transduction; Trans-membrane Proteins; Tumor Suppressor Genes; Virology; Virus

Fikrig, Erol

Research Interests: Vector-borne diseases; Lyme disease; Human granulocytic ehrilichiosis; West Nile virus

Galan, Jorge E

Research Interests: Microbial Pathogenesis; Host/pathogen interaction

Goodman, Andrew

Research Interests: Microbiota; Microbiome; Genomics; Gnotobiotic; Germfree; Symbiosis; Gut; Flora; Bacteria; Pathogen

Groisman, Eduardo

Research Interests: Bacterial genetics; Signal transduction; Infectious diseases; Gene regulation; Bacteria-host interactions; Gut commensal bacteria

Iwasaki, Akiko

Research Interests: Innate immunity; Autophagy; Inflammasomes; Sexually transmitted infections; Herpes simplex virus; Human papillomavirus; Respiratory virus infections; Influenza infection; T cell immunity; Commensal bacteria

Jacobs-Wagner, Christine

Research Interests: Cell division; chromosome segregation; cell cycle coordination; cell morphogenesis, cytokeleton, cell polarity

Kaech, Susan

Research Interests: Mechanisms of memory T cell development; Developmental Biology; Immunobiology; Immunology; Vaccine; Immunobiology; T-Cells; Vaccines; Adaptive immunity and immunological memory to viruses

Kazmierczak, Barbara Irene

Research Interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus; Innate immunity; Host-pathogen interactions; Mucosal immunity

Kriegel, Martin Alexander

Research Interests: Microbiome; Commensals; Lymphocytes; Autoimmunity; Th17 cells; Antiphospholipid syndrome; Beta2-glycoprotein; Lupus; Type 1 diabetes

Kumar, Priti

Research Interests: RNA interference (RNAi)-based strategies for treating viral infections

Lindenbach, Brett David

Research Interests: Cell Biology; Enveloped Viruses; Hepatitis; Hepatitis C Virus; Molecular Biology; Positive-strand RNA Viruses; RNA; Virology; Virus

MacMicking, John

Research Interests: Cell-autonomous immunity; Constitutive and inducible host defense programs; Inflammasomes; Interferons (IFNs); Intracellular pathogens; Single cell analyses; Vertebrate and bacterial genetics

McMahon-Pratt, Diane

Research Interests: Immune Response to Infectious Disease; Immunotherapy; Vaccine

Miller, I George, Jr

Research Interests: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV); Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV); Tumor virology

Mothes, Walther H

Research Interests: cell biology; retroviral replication; retroviruses; immune; viral biology; genetic; biochemical; cell imaging; Viral entry and exit; Retroviruses including HIV

Pettigrew, Melinda Mary

Research Interests: Infectious diseases

Rose, John K

Research Interests: Virology; Vaccine and gene expression vectors based on rhabdoviruses; Membrane protein assembly, transport and targeting; Viral assembly

Roy, Craig Russell

Research Interests: Molecular; Cellular; Microbial pathogens; Bacteria; Vesicular transport; Legionella pneumophila; Coxiella burnetii; Macrophages; Protozoan; Proteins

Ruddle, Nancy Hartman

Research Interests: Cell trafficking and inflammation in autoimmunity and lymphoid organ development

Slayman, Clifford L.

Research Interests: Charge-dependent Transport; Proton Pumps; Potassium channels; Ribosomally Synthesized AntiMicrobial Peptides (RAMPs)

Soll, Dieter G

Research Interests: Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthesis; Functional Genomics; Life Science Biological; Mechanism of Translation

Summers, William C

Research Interests: History of molecular biology; Development of target theory; History of Manchurian Plague, 1910-1911

Sutton, Richard

Research Interests: HIV replication and the development of small animal models of HIV; HIV vectors; HIV replication and gene transfer into non-dividing cells

Sweasy, Joann Balazs

Research Interests: Genome Stability; Mutagenesis; DNA Replication; DNA Repair; Carcinogenesis

Tattersall, Peter John

Research Interests: Biochemistry; Genetics; Parvoviruses; DNA replication; Gene therapy; Oncolytic virus; Vaccines; Vectors; Viral replication and vectors

Tschudi, Christian

Research Interests: African trypanosomiasis; Gene expression profiling; Gene discovery; Next-generation sequencing; RNA interference

Turner, Paul Eugene

Research Interests: Evolutionary biology; evolutionary medicine; experimental evolution; infectious disease; microbiology; phage therapy; RNA virus; vector borne disease; vesicular stomatitis virus; virology

Wolin, Sandra L

Research Interests: Noncoding RNAs; RNA surveillance, RNA damage; Autoimmune disease; Environmental stress

Xiong, Yong

Research Interests: Innate immune systems; HIV; fatty acid synthase (FAS); polyketide synthase (PKS); Viral vectors