Kiyoshi Ariizumi, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms for the pathogenesis of skin diseases.
Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Somatic diversification of antigen receptor genes; repertoire characteristics as biomarkers of immune status and disease; host-pathogen interactions
Laurie S. Davis, Ph.D.
Research Interests: T-cell activation; autoimmunity; cytokine regulation
William Garrard, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Regulation of V(D)J joining and immunoglobulin gene transcription. Nuclear organization of immunoglobulin genes during B cell development.
Michelle Joubert Gill, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Pathogenesis and immunobiology of infectious disease; human dendritic cells in respiratory syncytial viral infections; the host mucosal immune response to respiratory viral infections in children; dendritic cells in the pathogenesis of asthma
Rebecca S. Gruchalla, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Immunopathology of antibiotic drug allergy, specifically sulfonamide drug allergy
David R. Karp, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Function of class II molecules of the major histocompatibility complex, including antigen presentation and its role in autoimmune disease; role of complement receptors in B-cell activation and presentation of soluble antigens
Christopher Y. H. Lu, M.D.
Research Interests: Transplant tolerance; regulation of macrophage function; ontogeny of macrophage function and its implications for self/nonself discrimination and autoimmunity; mechanisms of renal allograft rejections
Nancy Monson, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Translational research on the autoimmune disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Specifically, focused on the impact of B cells on MS and the mouse model of MS (Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis)
Jerry Y. Niederkorn, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Immune privilege of the anterior chamber of the eye; immune surveillance of intraocular tumors; immune modulation of cancer metastases; immunobiology of corneal transplants; immunology of parasitic diseases
Roger Rosenberg, M.D.
Anne B. Satterthwaite, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Genetic analysis of signal-transduction pathways regulating B lymphocyte development and function
Ann Stowe, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Neuroinflammation following stroke; the role of B cells and chemokines during endogenous CNS protection
Nancy E. Street, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Interests: Activation and differentiation of murine T-helper cells; the role of T-helper cells in tumor dormancy and infectious disease
Olaf Stüve, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Prion protein (PrP) as a disease modifier in autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system
Joel D. Taurog, M.D.
Research Interests: Biology of HLA and disease
Ellen S. Vitetta, Ph.D.
Research Interests: The development, genetic engineering, and testing of immunotoxins, antibodies, and vaccines in animals and humans; the immunology of tumor dormancy; Gulf War Syndrome; multidrug resistance in tumors
E. Sally Ward, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Antibody engineering; fluorescence microscopy; Fc receptor and growth factor receptor trafficking; development of therapies for cancer and autoimmunity
Sebastian Winter, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Dysbiosis of the Gut Microbiota; Host-Microbe and Microbe-Microbe Interactions in the Inflamed Gut; Pathogenesis of Salmonella Infection; Connecting Metabolism and Virulence during Infection with Enteric Pathogens
Nan Yan, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Innate immune recognition of HIV and other retroviruses; innate immune sensing of self versus non-self nucleic acids; pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases such as Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome and lupus
Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.
Research Interests: Toll-like receptor signaling, dendritic cells, and host-pathogen interactions
Hasan Zaki, Ph.D.
Research Interests: NOD-like receptors; innate immune signaling pathways; host-pathogen interaction; intestinal inflammation and cancer
Chengcheng (Alec) Zhang, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Mechanisms by which the cell fates of adult stem cells are regulated, and the interaction of adult stem cells and their in vivo microenvironment; ex vivo expansion of HSCs for cell therapy and gene therapy; the interplay between stem cells and cancer
These faculty members do not> accept graduate students. They participate in teaching, co-mentoring, exam and dissertation committees, and all other program responsibilities.