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
Michael Bennett, M.D.
Research Interests: Bone-marrow transplantation; graft-versus-host reactions; NK cell receptors
Paul Blount, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Bacterial mechanosensitive channels and their role in allowing the cell to adapt to different osmotic environments
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
Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.
Research Interests: RNA transcription, processing and decay in Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and its human host cells
Research Interests: Biochemistry, HIV/AIDS, host-pathogen interactions, protein-protein interactions, protein-RNA complexes, transcription regulation
Beatriz Fontoura, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Role of nuclear transport factors in interphase and mitosis from viral pathogenesis to cell division
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
Eric J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis; use of genetic analysis to identify bacterial virulence factor
David Hendrixson, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Identification and genetic regulation of bacterial virulence and colonization factors; development of bacterial-host relationships
Lora Hooper, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Host-microbial interactions; commensal bacteria; mucosal immunity
Raksha Jain, M.D.
Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular epidemiology and biology of respiratory syncytial virus; newly emerging human viral pathogens
Andrew Koh, M.D.
Research Interests: Pathogenesis of Candida albicans and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; host-pathogen interactions
Beth Levine, M.D.
Research Interests: Host-pathogen interactions; autophagy in innate immunity against intracellular pathogens; autophagy in cell death regulation and cancer biology
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 V. Norgard, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular biology and immunology of syphilis and Lyme disease
Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Hepatitis C virus; poliovirus; yellow fever virus; virus-host interactions and pathogenesis
John Schoggins, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Virus-host interactions and viral pathogenesis, antiviral immune responses, interferon effector mechanisms
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.
Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Pathogenesis of E. coli O157:H7; bacterial virulence gene regulation by quorum sensing
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
Iwona Stroynowski, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Structure-function of major histocompatibility antigens
Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D.
Research Interests: Antibody-induced signaling for apoptosis; cancer dormancy
Nicolai S. C. van Oers, Ph.D.
van Oers Lab
Research Interests: Regulation of antigen receptor signal-transduction systems
Ellen S. Vitetta, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Therapy of B-cell tumors; immunotoxins in cancer and AIDS; tumor dormancy; AIDS latency
Nan Yan, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Innate immune recognition of viruses; Host:virus interactions; Pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases.
Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.
Research Interests: Toll-like receptor signaling, dendritic cells, and host-pathogen interactions
Dorothy C. Yuan, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular analysis of regulation of immunoglobulin synthesis and B-NK cell interactions