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Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

 
PMI Faculty


 

Name & Title

  Academic Interest

Abel, Ty W.
Associate Professor

Neuropathology / Investigative Pathology
Intracellular signaling pathways in normal CNS development and neoplasia

Aiken, Christopher
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Replication of human immunodeficiency viruses

Algood, Holly
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Chronic bacterial inflammation (model organism Helicobacter); Th17 cell responses; Bacterial responses to inflammation

Amarnath, Venkataraman
Research Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Neurotoxicity Testing

Apple, Troy
Instructor

Comparative Medicine
Laboratory animal and comparative medicine

Arildsen, Mary Ann T.
Associate Professor

Hematopathology
Pathogenesis of hematopoietic malignancies

Arnold, Shanna
Research Instructor

Investigative Pathology
Biomarkers in Urogenital Cancers

Aronoff, David
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Reproductive immunology (focus on infections during pregnancy)

Ascano, Manuel, Jr.
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Post-transcriptional gene regulation in innate immunity and cellular stress

Atkinson, James B.
Professor

Anatomic Pathology / Investigative Pathology
Mechanisms of cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis/ cardiovascular disease /heart transplantation)

Aune, Thomas
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
The use of functional genomic and epigenetic approaches to understand gene regulation.

Ballard, Billy
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Barnett, Joey
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Common mechanisms by which growth factors mediate and influence organ formation during embryogenesis.

Bock, Paul E.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Regulation of blood coagulation proteolytic enzymes.

Booth, Garrett
Assistant Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Transfusion Medicine Education, Blood Safety, Peripheral Stem Cell Collection, Photopheresis

Boothby, Mark R.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
How signal transduction and mechanisms of gene transcription control regulate immunity and immune-related disease mechanisms.

Bordenstein, Seth
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Evolutionary and Functional Genomics of the Animal Microbiome, Innate Immunity, Lymphatic Filiarasis and River Blindness, Wolbachia

Boyd, Alan S.
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Dermatology

Boyd, Kelli L.
Associate Professor

Comparative Medicine / Investigative Pathology
Pathology of Genetically Engineered Mice
Infection disease in animal models; cell cycle regulation and cell death mechanisms; embryonic and placental development in mice
Collaborative research involving animal models of disease

Burk, Raymond F.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Selenium metabolism and function in animals and human beings

Cassat, James E.
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Bacterial pathogenesis; Host-pathogen interactions during osteomyelitis; Bone biology; In vivo imaging

Cates, Justin M.M.
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Pathologic and molecular diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumors

Chappell, James
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine (Virology)
Virology and Molecular Infectious Diseases

Chen, Patty
Assistant Professor

Comparative Medicine
Improving animal welfare

Cho, Sung Hoon
Research Instructor

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Coogan, Alice
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Cytopathology and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy; Education

Correa, Hernan
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Pediatric pathology

Correa, Pelayo
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Gastrointestinal cancer, Helicobacter pylori.

Cover, Timothy L.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Host-Pathogen Interactions, bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, and gastric cancer

Crofford, Leslie
Professor
Host-Pathogen Interactions

Crowe, James E.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Human immune responses to viruses; vaccine immunobiology

Davidson, Jeffrey M.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Connective tissue research; Wound healing; Gene therapy

Denison, Mark R.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Coronavirus Replication, Cell Biology and Experimental Evolution; Emerging Infections; Synthetic Biology

Dermody, Terence
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Viral pathogenesis and vaccine development

Desouki, Mohamed Mokhtar
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Gynecologic Pathology, Breast Pathology, Molecular Pathology and Cytopathology

Dickeson, S. Kent
Research Assistant Professor

Investigative Pathology
Investigating the mechanisms of a2b1 integrin activation.

Drake, Wonder P.
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
The role of infectious agents in idiopathic pulmonary diseases with an emphasis on CD4+ T cell immunology, pathogenic mycobacteria and granulomatous inflammatio

Edwards, Henry "Bo"
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Cytopathology, Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy; General Surgical Pathology; Medical Education

Eichbaum, Quentin
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Transfusion medicine; HIV immunology; diagnostics

Eischen, Christine M.
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
Oncogenic transformation and lymphoma

Eisenberg, Rosana
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
General Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Pulmonary Pathology

Ely, Kim A.
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Head and Neck Pathology/Cytopathology

Exton, Maralie G.
Associate, Lab Manager QA Safety & Education

Allied Health Programs

Farrow, Melissa
Research Instructor

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Fogo, Agnes B.
Professor

Renal Pathology / Investigative Pathology
Role of growth factors in the progression and potential regression of chronic renal disease.

Gailani, David
Professor

Laboratory Medicine (Coagulation) / Investigative Pathology
Regulation of hemostasis

Gellert, Lan
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Genitourinary pathology; bone and soft tissue pathology.

Geng, Ling
Research Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
The role of integrin alpha-2 in lung cancer development and metastasis

Giannico, Giovanna A.
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Specialties: Renal pathology; general surgical pathology

Giltnane, Jennifer
Instructor

Investigative Pathology
Biomarker assay development for personalized oncology care

Gomez, Oscar G.
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Epidemiology, microbiology, and vaccine development of E. coli intestinal pathogens

Greig, Bruce W.
Technical Specialist

Laboratory Medicine
Creation of tutorials and other teaching materials for users of clinical flow cytometers.

Haas, David W.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Pharmacogenomics of HIV Therapy

Hadjifrangiskou, Maria
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Bacterial virulence gene regulation; pathogenesis of urinary tract infections

Hameed, Omar
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Breast carcinoma including its precursor and associated lesions; prostate carcinoma; renal neoplasms; bladder and urethral neoplasms

Head, David
Professor

Hematopathology / Investigative Pathology
Pathogenesis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Helderman, Harold J.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Growth factor and cytokine receptors on T lymphocytes

Hill, George C.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Characterization of molecular and biochemical events during differentiation of African trypanosomes. Development of trypanocidal drugs. Fostering and supporting a diverse research and healthcare workforce.

Hoek, Kristen
Research Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Hoffman, Robert D.
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Pathology graduate medical education, autopsy and cardiovascular pathology

Hoover, Richard L.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Cell-cell interactions emphasizing leukocyte-endothelial systems; endothelial cell biology

Hudson, Billy G.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Collagen biochemistry; matrix biology

Irish, Jonathan M.
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Single cell systems biology for translational cancer and immunology research

Jerome, W. Gray
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
The role of lysosomes in abnormal cholesterol metabolism, atherosclerosis, and cancer.

Johnson, Joyce E.
Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Adult and pediatric pneumonitis, infectious and non-infectious; lung cancer; cytopathology

Joyce, Sebastian
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
³Antigens, Antigen Recognition by T Cells and Mucosal Immunity²

Kalams, Spyros A.
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Viral immunology; HIVvaccine research

Kendall, Peggy
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
B lymphocyte tolerance in Type 1 diabetes

Kim, Annette S.
Assistant Professor

Hematopathology / Investigative Pathology
miRNA expression in myeloid neoplasms

Kimmelshue, Katherine
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Lung pathology, head and neck pathology, cytopathology

Kokoye, Yasin
Assistant Professor

Comparative Medicine
Veterinary medicine, laboratory animal medicine

Lacy, Dana Borden
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Structural biology of bacterial protein toxins and their host interactions.

Lannigan, Deborah
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
Kinases, Drugs and Breast Cancer

Link, Andrew
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Human immune response, muscular dystrophy, protein synthesis, systems biology, functional genomics, proteomics, mass spectrometry

Lusco, Mark
Assistant Professor

Renal Pathology

Majka, Susan
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
Stem cell

Major, Amy S.
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
The role of innate and adaptive immunity in atherosclerosis

Mallal, Simon
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interaction
Pathogen adaptation to HLA-restricted immune responses and role of heterologous immunity in hypersensitivity

Mast, Kelley J.
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Pediatric Pathology and Hematopathology

McDonald, Edward C.
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Anatomic surgical and diagnostic cytopathology

McDonald, Oliver G.
Assistant Professor

Investigative Pathology
GI pathology, epigenetic reprogramming, pancreatic cancer

Miers, Martha K.
Assistant Professor

Finance and Administration

Miller, Geraldine G.
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Transplantation and autoimmunity

Mitchell, William M.
Professor

Investigative Pathology / Laboratory Medicine
Pathogenesis of intracellular microbes (Chlamydia / HIV / SARS-CoV structure-function drug and vaccine design / genetic vaccines) and weapons of bioterroism.

Mobley, Bret
Assistant Professor

Neuropathology
Neuropathology. Central nervous system development and malignancy.

Moore, Daniel
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Regulation of the immune response in autoimmunity and transplantation

Moses, Harold L.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Role of TGF-beta in breast and pancreatic cancer initiation and progression

Mosse, Claudio A.
Assistant Professor

Hematopathology / Investigative Pathology
Tumor dysregulation of apoptosis pathways leading to T cell induced apoptosis resistance

Neff, Anne Taggart
Assistant Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Venous thromboembolism; hemophilia & other congenital bleeding disorders; acquired bleeding disorders; autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Nichols, James H.
Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Clinical chemistry,point-of-care testing, laboratory automation, information management, clinical toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring

Nickols, Hilary
Assistant Professor

Neuropathology
Neuropathology and ocular pathology

Olivares-Villagomez, Danyvid
Research Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Interactions between cells of the mucosal immune system and intestinal epithelial cells, and how these interactions modify the effector T cell responses, with special interest on the impact related to inflammatory bowel diseases and infections of the intestines.

Opalenik, Susan Renee
Research Assistant Professor

Investigative Pathology
Mesenchymal stem cell differentiation potential in dermal wound repair.

Osteen, Kevin G.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling growth and differentiation in the female reproductive tract

Pacheco, M. Cristina
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Pediatric Pathology, Liver and GI and Utilization Management

Paramastri, Yasmina A.
Assistant Professor

Comparative Medicine
Animal models of human disease

Parekh, Vrajesh
Research Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Cooperation between invariant natural killer T cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells in protection against autoimmune diseases

Paroskie, Allison
Assistant Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Transfusion medicine education and safety, laboratory coagulation and pediatric hemostasis and thrombosis

Paueksakon, Paisit
Associate Professor

Renal Pathology
Surgical Neuropatholog
Research Specialty: Vasculitic Neuropathology, Delirium in intensive care unit patient, and Restless Legg Syndrome

Phillips, John A.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Molecular investigations of familial disorders

Rauch, Carol
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Microbiology, Emergency/Bioterrorism Preparedness, Quality in Laboratory Medicine

Reisenbichler, Emily
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Surgical pathology

Richter, Kyra
Research Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
The role of the adaptive immune system in lung granulomatous inflammation.

Rollins-Smith, Louise
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Amphibian Immune Defenses, Antimicrobial Peptide Defenses, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, Chytridiomycosis and Global Amphibian Declines

Rubin, Donald H.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Molecular Genetics of the Pathogen-Host Interaction, Mechanism of Mucosal Immunity

Ruley, Earl
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Genetic analysis of growth control and development

Salaria, Safia
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
GI, liver and pancreas pathology

Salleng, Kenneth J.
Assistant Professor

Comparative Medicine
Pathology of laboratory animals, infectious diseases, unique laboratory animal species and environmental enrichment for laboratory animals

Sampson, Uche
Assistant Professor

Investigative Pathology
Lab research is centered on the use of noninvasive imaging and bench laboratory methods for in vivo structural and molecular assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysms in hyperlipidemic mice.

Sanders, Melinda E.
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology / Investigative Pathology
Breast cancer and proliferative breast disease

Santoro, Samuel A.
Professor

Department Chair
Structure and biology of integrin adhesive receptors for extracellular matrix proteins.

Schmitz, Jonathan
Instructor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Emerging enteric pathogens; Clinical and diagnostic microbiology

Schoenecker, Jonathan
Assistant Professor

Investigative Pathology
The role of Coagulation in Normal and Pathologic Orthopaedic Related Wounds

Schultenover, Stephen J.
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Cytopathology

Schwartz, Herbert S.
Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Proteomics of sarcomas, bone metastasis and tissue engineering.

Sebzda, Eric
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Mechanisms underpinning immune-mediated diseases such as cancer and autoimmunity

Seegmiller, Adam
Assistant Professor

Hematopathology / Investigative Pathology
Regulation of fatty acid metabolism in cystic fibrosis and hematolymphoid malignancies

Sephel, Gregory C.
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine / Investigative Pathology
Control of matrix directed capillary morphogenesis.

Shaver, Aaron
Assistant Professor

Hematopathology
Modeling and multidimensional analysis of flow cytometry data

Shepherd, Virginia L.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Expression and regulation of macrophage cell surface receptors.

Sherwood, Edward R, III
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Innate host response to systemic infection

Shi, Chanjuan
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
GI and Liver Pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms

Shultz, Edward
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
Medical Informatics; Clinical Chemistry; Physician Workstations; Health Information Systems

Skaar, Eric
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Nutrient acquisition during the pathogenesis of bacterial infections

Spiller, Benjamin
Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Structural Biology of ion channels, virulence factors, host-pathogen relationship, and cytoskeletal regulation

Sriram, Subramaniam
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Mechanism of CNS demyelination

Stahlman, Mildred
Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Neonatal Pulmonary Pathology

Stratton, Charles W.
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine (Microbiology)
Pathogenesis of Chlamydia pneumoniae

Stricker, Thomas
Assistant Professor

Investigative Pathology

Suzuki, Takashi
Research Instructor

Investigative Pathology
Adipocyte Biology and Lipid Metabolism

Swift, Larry L.
Professor

Investigative Pathology
Lipoprotein metabolism and adipocyte biology

Thomas, James W.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Mechanisms that regulate immune tolerance and why they fail in autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes

Valentine, William M.
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
Mechanisms of environmental neurotoxicants

Van Kaer, Luc
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Regulation of T lymphocyte responses

Verhamme, Ingrid M.
Research Assistant Professor

Investigative Pathology
Regulation of blood coagulation proteolytic enzymes

Vnencak-Jones, Cindy L.
Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Clinical molecular genetics

Wallace, Jeanne M.
Associate Professor

Comparative Medicine / Investigative Pathology
Administration of animal research resources
Post-graduate training of veterinarians in laboratory animal and comparative medicine,
Collaborative research involving animal models of human disease

Ware, Lorraine B.
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome

Washington, Mary Kay
Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Histopathology of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases and mouse models of GI cancer

Weaver, Alissa M.
Associate Professor

Investigative Pathology
Dynamic actin assembly for cell motility and cancer metastasis

Wheeler, Ferrin
Assistant Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Clinical cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics in cancer; cytogenomic microarray analysis for developmental disorders and congenital anomalies

Williams, John V.
Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Entry, pathogenesis,and immunobiology of human metapneumovirus

Wilson, Keith T.
Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis; Helicobacter pylori infection; inflammatory bowel disease

Woodworth, Alison L
Assistant Professor

Laboratory Medicine / Investigative Pathology
Clinical Chemistry, clinical endocrinology, biomarkers of maternal/fetal medicine, sepsis

Wu, Lan
Research Associate Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions
Effects of lipid excess on the immune system and immunological functions, especially in the context of obesity and metabolic diseases

Yang, Haichun
Research Instructor

Investigative Pathology

Yenamandra, Ashwini
Assistant Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Cytogenetics including Cytogenomic array

Young, Pampee
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine (Transfusion Medicine)/ Investigative Pathology
Role of bone marrow derived stem cells in the context of cardiac and wound regeneration as well as tumor progression.

Yu, Erin N.Z.
Assistant Professor

Comparative Medicine
Animal models of human disease

Zhou, Jing
Research Assistant Professor

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Zijlstra, Andries
Assistant Professor

Investigative Pathology
Tumor cell invasion and cancer metastasis

Zutter, Mary
Professor

Hematopathology / Investigative Pathology
Integrin-mediated cell adhesion in development, cancer, innate immunity and vascular biology.

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