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Program in Immunology Faculty
 

Name

Affiliation

Specialty

Aiken, Chris Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine
Replication of human immunodeficiency viruses

Algood, Holly
 

Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

Chronic bacterial inflammation (model organism Helicobacter); Th17 cell responses; Bacterial responses to inflammation

Ascano, Manuel, Jr.    

Aune, Thomas

Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine

The use of functional genomic and epigenetic approaches to understand gene regulation.

Boothby, Mark

Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine

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

Cassat, James E.

Dept of Pediatrics
VU School of Medicine

Bacterial pathogenesis; Host-pathogen interactions during osteomyelitis; Bone biology; In vivo imaging
Cover, Timothy Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine
Host-Pathogen Interactions, bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, and gastric cancer
Crofford, Leslie Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine
Innate and acquired immunity in inflammatory arthritis

Crowe, James

Dept of Pediatrics
VU School of Medicine

Virology, immunology, vaccine research

Dave, Utpal Dept of Cancer Biology, VU School of Medicine Hematology/Oncology
Davila, Marco

Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

Immunobiology and translation of chimeric antigen-receptor T cell therapies for cancer 
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
Duvall, Craig Biomedical Engineering-School of Engineering - Vanderbilt University Targeted/controlled drug delivery and therapeutic approaches to control macrophage phenotype to enhance tissue regeneration
Eischen, Christine Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Oncogenic transformation and lymphoma
Engelhardt, Brian
Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

Hematology and Oncology.  Stem Cell Transplantation

Fiske, Christina
Infectious Disease - VU School of Medicine
Immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Giorgio, Todd D.

Dept of Biomedical Engineering
VU School of Medicine

Nanoscale materials for in vivo delivery and activation of immunomodulators with cell and tissue selectivity

Harrison, David Clinical Pharmacology Division-VU School of Medicine
Inflammation; Endothelial cell metabolism of tetrahydrobiopterin
Hasty, Alyssa Dept of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics - VU School of Medicine
Immunometabolism: metabolic effects of immune system activation
Hillyer, Julian
Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Mosquito immunology and circulatory physiology
Hudson, Billy Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Collagen biochemistry; matrix biology

Irish, Jonathan

Dept of Cancer Biology
VU School of Medicine

Single cell systems biology for translational cancer and immunology research

Jagasia, Madan
Division of Hematology-Oncology- VU School of Medicine
Graft-versus-host disease: studying risk factors, biomarkers and therapeutic in acute and chronic GVHD
Jerome, Jay
Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis

Joyce, Sebastian

Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine

Understanding how antigen processing and presentation regulate T lymphocyte function in health and disease: How is T cell development and survival regulated? What do T cells recognize? How are these molecules processed for proper recognition? How does antigen processing and presentation lead to the induction of the proper immune response?

Kalams, Spyros A.

Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

Viral immunology; HIVvaccine research

Kendall, Peggy

Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

B lymphocyte tolerance in Type 1 diabetes

Lacy, Borden
Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Structural biology of bacterial protein toxins and their host interactions.
Lau, Ken Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology
VU School of Medicine
Microenvironmental signaling in epithelial cell specification
Link, Andrew
Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Human immune response, muscular dystrophy, protein synthesis, systems biology, functional genomics, proteomics, mass spectrometry

Major, Amy S.

Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

The role of innate and adaptive immunity in atherosclerosis

McLean, John
Dept of Chemistry Vanderbilt University
Mass spectrometry, ion mobility-mass spectrometry, cellular dynamics
Mitchell, Bill
Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Pathogenesis of intracellular microbes (Chlamydia / HIV) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ TLR3 agonists/ and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in cancer diagnosis

Moore, Daniel

Dept of Pediatrics
VU School of Medicine

Regulation of the immune response in autoimmunity and transplantation

Novitskiy, Sergey
Dept of Cancer Biology-VU School of Medicine
TGFβ signaling in regulation of immune cells functions during tumor progression
Olivares-Villagomez, Danyvid
Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
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.

Peebles, R. Stokes

Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

Allergically-mediated and virally-induced lung inflammation.

Peek, Richard Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine
Microbial-induced carcinogenesis

Richmond, Ann

Dept of Cancer Biology

Chemokines, transcription, signal transduction, melanoma, breast cancer, vascular biology

Rollins-Smith, Louise

Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine

Amphibian Immune Defenses, Antimicrobial Peptide Defenses, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, Chytridiomycosis and Global Amphibian Declines

Rosen, Michael Pediatric Gastroenterology-VU School of Medicine Inflammatory Bowel Disease Immunology Epithelial Biology,Signal transduction 

Sebzda, Eric

Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine

Mechanisms underpinning immune-mediated diseases such as cancer and autoimmunity

Sherwood, Edward
Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Innate host response to systemic infection

Skaar, Eric

Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine

Nutrient acquisition during the pathogenesis of bacterial infections

Skala, Melissa
Dept of Biomedical Engineering - Vanderbilt University
Optical imaging of cellular, molecular, and vascular response to therapy
Sosman, Jeffrey Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

Immune therapy of melanoma- check point inhibitor therapy, tumor genomics and immune based therapy; targeted therapy of cancer (melanoma renal cancer) soon to lead Translational Research and Therapeutic Oncology Program of Cancer Center

Thomas, James W.

Dept of Medicine
VU School of Medicine

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

Van Kaer, Luc

Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine

Regulation of T lymphocyte responses

Vigerust, David
Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Host-Pathogen Interactions, Innate Response to Viral infection, Viral/ Bacterial Synergism and Inflammation Induced Tumorgenesis
Weitkamp, Hendrik
Dept of Pediatrics VU School of Medicine
Fetal/neonatal immune development, mucosal immunology, Treg cells, necrotizing enterocolitis
Wikswo, John
VIIBRE (Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education)-Vanderbilt University
Development and application of microdevices for instrumenting and controlling single living cells 

Williams, John V.

Dept of Pediatrics
VU School of Medicine

Entry, pathogenesis,and immunobiology of human metapneumovirus

Wilson, John T. Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineersing
VU School of Engineering

Molecular engineering of materials for immunomodulation with an emphasis on enhancing CD8+ T cell responses to protein/peptide vaccines, nanoscale delivery systems for combination adjuvants, and immunotherapeutic siRNA

Wilson, Keith
Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis; Helicobacter pylori infection; inflammatory bowel disease
Wu, Lan Dept of PMI
VU School of Medicine
Effects of lipid excess on the immune system and immunological functions, especially in the context of obesity and metabolic diseases
Yull, Fiona
Dept of Cancer Biology VU School of Medicine
the development and characterization of mouse models to investigate the roles of NF-kappaB in inflammation and disease
Zinkel, Sandra
Hematology/Oncology Division-VU School of Medicine
BCL-2 family, BID, DNA damage response, leukemia, Apoptosis, Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell cycle, DNA repair, Knockout, Mass spectroscopy, Mouse, Phosphorylation, Proteomics, Signal transduction, Stem cells