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
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
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
Anne B. Satterthwaite, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Genetic analysis of signal-transduction pathways regulating B lymphocyte development and function
Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Innate immune response to intracellular pathogens, microbial pathogenesis, mucosal immunology, mycobacterium tuberculosis, and role of carbon monoxide (CO) in host-pathogen interactions
Olaf Stüve, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Prion protein (PrP) as a disease modifier in autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system
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.
Rebecca S. Gruchalla, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Immunopathology of antibiotic drug allergy, specifically sulfonamide drug allergy
Quan-Zhen Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Disease related genes and pathways, genomic analysis, high through-put microarrary, and second generation sequencing
Tiffany Reese, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Co-infection, herpes viruses, host-pathogen interaction, immunology, virology
Peter Stastny. M.D.
Research Interests: Anthropological studies of HLA antigens, autoimmunity and histocompatibility antigens, immunology of allograft rejection, major and minor histocompatibility antigens, and molecular methods for histocompatibility testing
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
Iwona Stroynowski, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Cancer immunology, host-pathogen interactions, and mucosal immunity
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