Fellowship Training Grant Mentors

Faculty associated with the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases training grant.
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Heather G Allore, PhD

Professor

Director, Yale Program on Aging Biostatistics Core

Director, Data Management and Statistics Core, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Co-director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core of the Yale Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Precision Medicine focused on Health Disparities

Adjunct Professor, Harldsplass Deaconess Hospital, University of Bergen, Norway

The objective of the Yale Institutional Training Grant for Infectious Disease provide greater research opportunities for Yale postdoctoral trainees to be equipped to address the myriad of unanswered questions concerning the diagnosis, etiology, treatment, prevention, and prognosis of the health problems experienced by the ever increasing number of persons. My mentorship skills will allow trainees to rigorously address the myriad of unanswered scientific questions related to infections...

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Frederick Altice, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, Clinical and Community Research

Director, HIV in Prisons Program

Director, Community Health Care Van

Academic Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

I am interested in a broad range of clinical and community research activities at the interface of infectious diseases and addiction. I have conducted innovative research in community, clinic-based and criminal justice settings, both domestically and internationally for over 25 years. I am board-certified in both Infectious Diseases and Addiction Medicine and have developed and tested numerous evidence-based interventions that are associated with improved clinical treatment outcomes for...

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Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Dr. Ben Mamoun’s laboratory studies the pathogenesis of human malaria and babesiosis. The primary objectives of his research program are to identify new targets for development of potent and selective new therapies to treat these diseases and to develop a new diagnostic test for early detection of Babesia infection to prevent transfusion transmitted babesiosis. His laboratory has discovered several genes that play a critical function in Plasmodium falciparum and Babesia microti development and...

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Linda Kathryn Bockenstedt, MD

Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity

I am a physician-scientist with scientific expertise in the pathogenesis of tick- borne Lyme borreliosis in animal models and in humans. This infection can cause a form of chronic inflammatory pauciarticular arthritis that resembles autoimmune forms of arthritis. My research laboratory has contributed to the understanding of the roles of T cells, B cells, and innate immunity in Lyme disease pathogenesis and in prevention of infection. Recent efforts include the application of 2-photon...

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Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

My career as a physician-scientist has provided me with both the scientific and medical expertise and the mentoring skills necessary to contribute meaningfully to this training program. Since my first faculty appointment in 1991, I have trained nearly 50 scientists in my laboratory. Several of these individuals have advanced to prominent positions of medical and scientific leadership, and they include two chairs of medicine, two division chiefs in departments of medicine, a department chair in...

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Michael Cappello, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Chair, Council on African Studies, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

co-Director, Yale Africa Initiative

My research program is focused on the pathogenesis and epidemiology of globally important infectious diseases, with the ultimate goal of developing novel methods of treatment and prevention. For the past 20 years, our group has conducted laboratory and field based translational studies of the parasitic diseases hookworm and malaria, major causes of anemia and malnutrition in resource limited countries. Laboratory research has centered on identifying major virulence factors from globally...

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Ted Cohen, DPH, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Associate Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

I am an infectious disease epidemiologist with training and experience in clinical medicine, field epidemiology, and transmission dynamic modeling. My research group’s main area of focus is the emergence, spread, and control of drug resistant tuberculosis, now recognized as a major hurdle to global tuberculosis control.

My research group includes postdoctoral fellows from a diverse set of fields ranging from clinical medicine, applied mathematics, biostatistics, operations research, evolutionary...

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Joseph Edgar Craft, MD

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Section Chief, Rheumatology

Program Director, Investigative Medicine

Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine

Dr. Craft investigates the pathogenesis of systemic autoimmunity, focusing upon the activation and differentiation of CD4 T cell subsets in mice and in humans. His lab has characterized CD4 T cells that help B cells in murine models of lupus and in conventional immune responses, with the idea that information gleaned from the latter studies could be applied to our understanding of autoimmunity. His lab has characterized separable CD4 T cell subsets that promote antibody and autoantibody help in...

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Peter Cresswell, PhD, FRS

Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology

I have been involved in the study of MHC and CD1 molecules, their assembly, peptide and lipid association, and subsequent T cell stimulation for many years, and we continue work in this field. We have identified many genes that regulate both HLA class I and class II functions. T cell recognition of MHC complexes with self- peptides underlies many T-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, and the relevance of this process to tumor and pathogen recognition is clear. We also study the action of...

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Luke Davis, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

My current research program comprises clinical, translational, and implementation research on tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic evaluation and case finding in resource-constrained settings in both the US and Uganda. I am interested in how novel biological and information technologies can provide useful, real-time information to clinicians and public health practitioners at the point of care and improve patient and public health outcomes. Mentoring and advising trainees has been a core aspect of all...

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