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Program in Microbial Pathogenesis Faculty
 

Name

Affiliation

Specialty

Abbot, Patrick

Dept of Biological Sciences

VU School of Medicine

 

Aiken, Christopher

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

 Molecular biology of HIV-1 replication

Alcendor, Donald J.

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research

Meharry Medical College

The role of KSHV in the Dysregulation of Extra-cellular Matrix Proteins in Kaposi’s sarcoma and the implications for novel treatment strategies

Algood, Holly

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

 

Aronoff, David

Dept of Medicine

VU School of medicine

The role of macrophages in female reproductive tract innate immunity during pregnancy

Ascano, Jr., Manual

 

 

Bachmann, Brian O.

Dept of Chemistry

VU School of Medicine

Biosynthesis, Discovery, and Synthetic Biology of Microbial Natural Products

Ballard, Dean

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Post-translational modifications that regulate signal transduction in the mammalian immune system.

Blackwell, Timothy

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

 

Bock, Paul

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Regulation of blood coagulation proteolytic enzymes

Boothby, Mark R.

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

How signal transduction and mechanisms of gene transcription control regulate immunity and immune-related disease mechanisms

Bordenstein, Seth

Dept of Biological Sciences

VU School of Medicine

Evolutionary and functional genomics of animal microbiomes

Boyd,  Kelli

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunolog,

VU School of Medicine

 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

Cassat, James E.

Dept of Pediatrics
VU School of Medicine

How signal transduction and mechanisms of
gene transcription control regulate immunity and immun

Chappell, James

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Post-transcriptional regulation of mammalian reovirus RNA

Chaturvedi, Rupesh

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Host pathogen interactions. Effect of dietary factors on H. pylori and H. pylori-associated diseases.

Chaudhuri, Gautam

Dept of Microbiology and Immunology

Meharry Medical College

Macrophage-Leishmania and mammal-trypanosoma interaction studies

Chaudhuri, Minu

Dept of Microbiology and Immunology

Meharry Medical College

 

Correa, Hernan

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Pediatric Pathology

Correa, Pelayo

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Gastrointestinal cancer, Helicobacter pylori

Cover, Timothy

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Host pathogen interactions. bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, and gastric cancer

Creech, Buddy

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

Clinical/Molecular Epidemiology of S. aureus colonization and Disease; Human immune response to staphylococcal infections; vaccine development

Crowe, James

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

Virology, immunology, vaccine research

Dash, Chandravanu (CV)

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research

Meharry Medical College

Understanding effects of illicit drug use on HIV-1 replication

Denison, Mark

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

Coronavirus Replication, Cell Biology and Experimental Evolution; Emerging Infections; Synthetic Biology

Dermody, Terence

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

Chikungunya virus and reovirus cell entry, replication, and pathogenesis; reovirus-based vaccine vectors; oncolytic reovirus therapeutics

Dong, Xinhong

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research

Meharry Medical College

HIV host interactions.

Drake, Wonder

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

The role of infectious agents in idiopathic pulmonary diseases with an emphasis on CD4+ T cell immunology, pathogenic mycobacteria, and granulomatous inflammation

Edwards, Kathryn

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

Studies to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases.  Evaluation of their safety and their impact on disease burden.

Fanning, Ellen

Dept of Biological Sciences

VU School of Medicine

Polyomavirus biology: biochemistry of viral genome replication, virus-host interactions, virion assembly 

Fazio, Sergio

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Macrophage responses to disease-causing stimuli

Fiske, Chris

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Human immune response to M. tuberculosis infection

Gailani, David

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology,

VU School of Medicine

Regulation of hemostasis

Goldenring, James R.

Dept of Surgery

VU School of Medicine

 

Gomez, Oscar

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

 

Haas, David

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Adult Infectious Diseases

Hadjifrangiskou, Maria

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

 

Hillyer, Julian

Dept of Biological Sciences

VU School of Medicine

Mosquito immunology and physiology; host-parasite interactions

Israel, Dawn

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Bacterial genetics; H. pylori pathogenesis

Iverson, Tina M.

Dept of Pharmacology
VU School of Medicine

 

Joyce, Sebastian

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

 

Kalams, Spyros

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

HIV Immunopathogenesis; HIV vaccines;

Immunology of viral infections and Tuberculosis 

Kernodle, Douglas

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Tuberculosis vaccine development, staphylococcal vaccine development, antibiotic resistance mechanisms 

Koethe, John

Dept of Medicine,

VU School of Medicine

Inflammation and metabolic changes in treated HIV infection

Lacy, Borden

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Bacterial protein toxins, structural biology

Link, Andrew

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Functional genomics and systems biology analysis of the immune response and gene expression

Liu, Bindong

Center for Aids Health Disparities Research

Meharry Medical College

The interaction of HIV-1 with host restriction factors and other microorganisms

McClain, Mark

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Bacterial protein toxins; Host-response to bacterial toxins; Clostridium perfringens; Helicobacter pylori

McLean, John A

Dept of Chemistry

VU School of Medicine

Structural mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, microbial natural products discovery, pathogenesis

Moore, Daniel

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

Interaction of the microbiome with the development of immune regulatory cells.

Nowicki, Bogdan

Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Meharry Medical College

 

Nowicki, Stella

Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology

Meharry Translational Research Center

Meharry Medical College

 

Ohi, Melanie

Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology

VU School of Medicine

Using single particle electron microscopy to study the structure and function of bacterial toxins

Peebles, Stokes

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Determinants of respiratory syncytial virus infection in causing airway obstruction and responsiveness

Peek, Rick

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Microbial-induced injury and carcinogenesis

Polack, Fernando

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

 

Popik, Waldemar

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research

Meharry Medical College

Pathogenesis of HIV-1 associated nephropathy and the role of the APOL1 gene mutants predisposing to the disease

Rauch, Carol

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Clinical microbiology, quality in laboratory medicine, biodefense”

Rock, Michael

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

 

Rokas, Antonis

Dept of Biological Sciences

VU School of Medicine

Understanding the function, evolution, and architecture of eukaryotic genomes using computational and experimental approaches

Rollins-Smith, Louise

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology,

VU School of Medicine

Amphibian immune defenses, antimicrobial peptide defenses, developmental and comparative immunology, Chytridiomycosis and global amphibian declines

Rubin, Donald

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

 

Ruley, Earl

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

 

Schneider, Claus

Dept of Pharmacology

VU School of Medicine

Chemistry and biology of arachidonic acid signaling; eicosanoids; metabolism and biological activity of curcumin

Shepherd, Virginia

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Expression and regulation of macrophage cell surface receptors.

Sherwood, Edward

Dept of Anesthesiology

VU School of Medicine

Aspects of sepsis and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome including the roles of innate lymphocytes in facilitating sepsis-induced pathobiology and the use of lipid A mimetics to modulate the host response to systemic infection.

Skaar, Eric

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Bacteriology and Innate Immunity

Smith, Scott

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Understanding the humoral immune response to dengue virus infection

Spiller, Benjamin

Dept of Pharmacology

VU School of Medicine

Structure and mechanism of host-pathogen interactions

Sriram, Subramaniam

Dept of Neurology

VU School of Medicine

The role of innate immunity in the development of CNS demyelination. Using agonists of toll like receptors or Nod proteins, a model of CNS demyelination has been developed which shows similarities to multiple sclerosis.

Stratton, Charles

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Pathogenesis of Chlamydia pneumoniae 

Sulikowski, Gary

Dept of Chemistry

VU School of Medicine

Synthesis of small molecule antimicrobial agents and probes. Synthesis and study of microbial natural products.

Tyska, Matthew

Dept of Cell and Developmental Biology

VU School of Medicine

"Impact of bacterial pathogens on host cell cytoskeletal structure and dynamics"

Villalta, Fernando

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research

Meharry Medical College

 

Van Kaer, Luc

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Immune regulation, MHC class I molecules, glycolipid-reactive T cells, mucosal immunity, autoimmunity

Vigerust, David J.

Dept of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

VU School of Medicine

Innate response to influenza and viral-bacterial synergism

Weaver, C. David

Dept of Pharmacology

VU School of Medicine

Ion channel and receptor pharmacology

Weitkamp, Hendrik

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

Neonatal immunology and pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis 

Williams, John V.

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

Human metapneumovirus entry, immunity and pathogenesis 

Wilson, Keith T.

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

Mucosal immunology and inflammation; macrophages; arginine metabolism, nitric oxide, and polyamines; host-pathogen interactions; Helicobacter pylori; colitis

Wright, David

Department of Chemistry

VU School of Medicine

Heme metabolism in malaria

Wroblewski, Lydia

Dept of Medicine

VU School of Medicine

 

Xie, Hua

School of Dentistry

Meharry Medical College

Virulence factors of periodontophathogens, especially Porphyromonas gingivalis; oral bacteria and HIV transmission of mucosa

Yan, Fang

Dept of Pediatrics

VU School of Medicine

 

Zwiebel, Laurence

Dept of Biological Sciences

VU School of Medicine

Molecular Biology/Genomics of Olfaction in Disease Vector Mosquitoes