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Jorge Galan, PhD, DVM

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 (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Malaria; Plasmodium falciparum; Purines; Infectious Disease Medicine

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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; Hookworm Infections; Malaria; Microbiology; Pediatrics; Public Health; Tropical Medicine; Global Health; Infectious Disease 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 Crawford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacteria; Chemistry; Host-Pathogen Interactions

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Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Respiratory Tract Infections; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

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

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

Section Chief, Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

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

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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Jorge Galan, PhD, DVM

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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Andrew Goodman, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Research Interests

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

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Eduardo Groisman, PhD

Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

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

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Barbara Kazmierczak, PhD, MD

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

Director, MD-PhD Program, Yale University

Research Interests

Bacterial Infections; Education, Medical, Graduate; Immunity, Innate; Microbiology; Pseudomonas; Staphylococcus aureus; Biomedical Research; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Kazmierczak received her Ph.D. from Rockefeller University (1993) and her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College (1994), both in New York City. She completed an Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. She began research on the opportunistic bacterial pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, while a postdoctoral scientist at UCSF.

Dr. Kazmierczak joined the faculty at Yale School of Medicine in 2001. She currently...

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Priti Kumar, PhD

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

T-Lymphocytes; RNA Interference; RNA, Small Interfering; Infectious Disease Medicine; Molecular Targeted Therapy

Developing siRNA and gene delivery tools for antiviral therapy is my field of expertise. While at the Harvard University, I developed novel ligand- and antibody-based targeted delivery platforms for specific gene silencing in human neuronal and T cells. I specialize in the generation of animal models for flaviviral and retroviral infections and have successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the nucleic acid carriers in animal models for flaviviral encephalitis and HIV, in three hallmark...

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