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Jorge E Galan, PhD, DVM

Chair

Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology

Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteriology; Genetics, Microbial; Microbiology

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Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Tenure

Research Interests

Infectious Disease Medicine; Malaria; Plasmodium falciparum; Purines

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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

Research Interests

Africa, Western; Developing Countries; Ghana; Global Health; Hookworm Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine; Malaria; Microbiology; Pediatrics; Public Health; Tropical Medicine

Michael Cappello MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine. In addition to his medical school appointments, Dr. Cappello also chairs the Council on African Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and co-directs the Yale Africa Initiative. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics and received his MD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After...

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Jason Michael Crawford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteria; Chemistry; Host-Pathogen Interactions

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Charles Sun Dela Cruz, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Section, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Respiratory Tract Infections

Dr. Dela Cruz completed his research training through an MD/PhD program in the area of immunology and virology from University of Toronto and Yale. Clinically, he is trained in internal medicine, and specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor at Yale University in the same department. His laboratory is interested in studying the pathogenesis of inflammation, injury and repair in the lung using genetically modified animals. This has allowed the...

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Erol Fikrig, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Section Chief, Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Bacteria; Borrelia burgdorferi; Ehrlichiosis; Epidemiology; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine; Lyme Disease; Parasitology; Public Health; Ticks; Viruses; West Nile virus

My laboratory investigates vector-borne diseases. Studies are directed toward understanding Lyme disease, Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, and West Nile virus. Efforts on Lyme disease include exploring immunity to Borrelia burgdorferi, selective B. burgdorferi gene expression in vivo, and the immunobiology of Lyme arthritis. Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis is caused by a newly described pathogen, transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks, that persists within neutrophils. We are investigating the...

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Andrew Goodman, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteria; Genomics; Germ-Free Life; Microbial Consortia; Microbiota; Symbiosis

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Eduardo Groisman, PhD

Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Biological Evolution; Ecology; Genetics; Infectious Disease Medicine; Microbiota; Signal Transduction

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Christine Jacobs-Wagner, PhD

William H. Fleming, M.D. Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

HHMI Investigator

Director of Microbial Sciences Institute

Research Interests

Bacteria; Bacterial Processes; Biological Processes

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Raymond Morris Johnson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Research Interests

Chlamydia trachomatis; Infectious Disease Medicine; Trachoma

I received my M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). My Ph.D. was from the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology on the pathogenesis of Herpes simplex virus; followed by medical residency and Infectious Diseases training was at Washington University in St. Louis where I was a Howard Hughes Research Fellow. I joined the Indiana University faculty in 2001 to work on Chlamydia pathogenesis, which remains my research focus to the...

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