Molecular Microbiology Faculty
David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
Eric J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Research Interests: The intersection between human signal-transduction and bacterial pathogenesis; use of biochemical and cell biological analysis to define molecular mechanisms of microbial infectious disease
Cheng-Ming Chiang, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Transcriptional regulation in human papillomavirus and other small DNA tumor viruses; epigenetic control of viral minichromosomes; modulation of protein function by posttranslational modification
Marie Alda Gilles-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Heme proteins that serve as oxygen sensors in M. tuberculosis, E. coli, and Rhizobia: characterization of signal-transduction mechanisms of these sensors and their roles in host-microbial interactions
David Greenberg, M.D.
Research Interests: Gram-negative infections in the immunocompromised host; host-pathogen interactions; novel therapeutics in gram-negative infections
David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Identification and genetic regulation of bacterial virulence and colonization factors; development of bacterial-host relationships
Raksha Jain, M.D.
Research Interests: Hormone effects on airway epithelial cell responses to bacterial infection, novel therapeutics to target the Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, host pathogen interaction in cystic fibrosis lung disease
Tony Michael, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Genomics-driven biochemical discovery in microbial metabolism; evolution of biosynthetic pathways; role of polyamines in bacterial growth, proliferation, biofilm formation and pathogenesis.
Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis; role of carbon monoxide (CO) in host-pathogen interactions; innate immune response to intracellular pathogens.
Dawn Wetzel, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Cellular and molecular pathogenesis of leishmaniasis and other parasitic infections; development of novel antiparasitics; host-pathogen interactions
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
Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.
Research Interests: Toll-like receptor signaling, dendritic cells, and host-pathogen interactions
These faculty members do not accept graduate students. They participate in teaching, co-mentoring, exam and dissertation committees, and all other program responsibilities.
Tiffany Reese, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Co-infection, herpes viruses, host-pathogen interaction, immunology, virology
Nancy E. Street, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Interests: Activation and differentiation of murine T-helper cell; the role of T-helper cells in tumor dormancy and infectious disease