CPIRT Research Meetings

Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD (Yale Medicine; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
"Chitinase and chitinase-like proteins in lung infections"

Daniel Weinberger, PhD (Yale Public Health; EPH)
"Bacterial-viral coinfections and potential implications for vaccine impact”


Melinda Pettigrew, PhD (Prof Epidemiology (EPH); Dept Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases)
"Molecular epidemiologic studies of antibiotic resistance, community acquired pneumonia and COPD"

Emanuela Bruscia, PhD (Assistant Prof; Dept Pediatrics)
"Impaired Pseudomonas aeruginosa clearance by macrophage in Cystic Fibrosis"


Paul Turner, Ph.D. Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
"Using phage therapy to target virulence and reverse antibiotic resistance in MDR bacteria.”

Ellen Foxman, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine
"Antiviral defense in the airway epithelium”


Lucian (Luke) Davis, MD, MAS, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Yale.
"What transcriptomics can teach us about host-pathogen interactions in patients with active TB?"

Jason Crawford, PhD, Chemistry and Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale School of Medicine.
"Decoding specialized bacterial metabolic pathways in the human micro biome”

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Professor Immunobiology, MCDB and Developmental Biology, HHMI Investigator
"Impact of humidity and temperature on respiratory virus infections"

Albert Shaw, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
"Effects of Age on Signatures of Influenza Vaccine Response”

Nikhil Malvankar, PhD, Assistant Professor, MB&B and Microbial Science Institute
"Imaging physical forces that shape host-pathogen interactions"

Andrew Wang, MD/PhD, AB, Assistant Professor in Rheumatology
"Metabolism and inflammation in homeostasis and stress states”

Hesper Rego, PhD, Assistant Professor, Microbial Pathogenesis
"The molecular mechanisms of phenotypic heterogeneity in mycobacteria"

Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine (AIDS) who will speak on the topic:
"Strategies to address the tuberculosis epidemic in rural South Africa”