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Highlighted Research Activities

Our faculty performs cutting-edge clinical, translational, and basic science research in the pathogenesis and treatment of infectious diseases, including HIV, CNS viral infections, hepatitis C virus, respiratory tract infections, and gram-negative bacterial infections.

Laboratory-Based and Basic Sciences

David Greenberg, M.D.

David Greenberg, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Antibiotic resistance
Novel therapeutics

Greenberg Lab Publications

Dr. Lenette Lu

Lenette Lu, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Antibody effector functions
Antibody glycosylation
Host microbial interactions
Humoral immunity

Lu Lab  Publications

Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Tuberculosis mucosal and innate immunity

Shiloh Lab  Publications

Josephine Thinwa, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephine Thinwa, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Innate Immunity
Viral Pathogenesis

Thinwa Lab Publications

Clinical and Quantitative Sciences

Dr. Roger Bedimo

Roger Bedimo, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Analysis of the rates, determinants, and mechanisms of chronic complications of HIV disease and antiretroviral therapy, including cardiovascular diseases, non-AIDS malignancies, and metabolic bone disease

Role of hepatitis C co-infection on HIV-associated morbidity

Bedimo Lab  Publications

Kavita Bhavan

Kavita Bhavan, M.D., M.H.S.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Musculoskeletal infections

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy/health care delivery in resource-limited settings

Antimicrobial stewardship/quality improvement


Dr. Pearlie Chong

Pearlie Chong, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Clinical and translational research projects in HSCT/hematological malignancies and SOT recipients

Role of gut microbiota in human norovirus infections in transplant patients (funded by NIAID K23)


Dr. Jeremy Chow

Jeremy Chow, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Understanding trends in hospitalizations among people living with HIV in states with and without Medicaid expansion


Dr. James Cutrell

James Cutrell, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Chronic non-AIDS complications of HIV

Antimicrobial stewardship and healthcare epidemiology

Novel approaches to medical education


Mamta Jain, M.D.

Mamta Jain, M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Clinical trials in HIV prevention, HIV treatment, HIV/HBV, HIV/HCV, influenza

HIV clinical outcomes and linkage to care

Hepatitis C treatment in special populations

Jain Lab  Publications

Dr. Ricardo La Hoz

Ricardo La Hoz, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Donor-derived infections

Optimizing deceased organ donor utilization and testing

Parasitic infections in solid organ transplant recipients


Dr. Christian Larsen

Christian Larsen, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Non-tuberculous mycobacterium

Medical education


Ank Nijhawan, M.D.

Ank Nijhawan, M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical & Research Interests:


Health services and outcomes research

Transitions of care

Correctional health

Nijhawan Lab  Publications

Dr. Trish Perl

Trish M. Perl, M.D., M.Sc.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Health care-associated infections

Antimicrobial resistance

Infection Prevention

Emerging infectious diseases


Dr. Bonnie Prokesch

Bonnie Prokesch, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Antimicrobial stewardship

Therapies for patients with recurrent urinary tract infections with resistant pathogens

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and the multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment


Dr. Jeffrey Tessier

Jeffrey Tessier, M.D.

Clinical & Research Interests:

Pathogenesis and treatment of bacterial tozxin-mediated diseases: Clostridioides difficile, Bacillus anthracis

Intraabdominal infections

Clinical trials in immunocompromised patients