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Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

PMI Faculty


 

Name & Title

 Academic Interest

Abel, Ty W.
Associate Professor

Neuropathology / Molecular Pathogenesis 
Intracellular signaling pathways in normal CNS development and neoplasia

Aiken, Christopher
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Replication of human immunodeficiency viruses

Al-Rohil, Rami
Assistant Professor

Algood, Holly
Assistant Professor

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

Amarnath, Venkataraman
Research Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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

Molecular Pathogenesis
Biomarkers in Urogenital Cancers

Aronoff, David
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Reproductive immunology (focus on infections during pregnancy)

Ascano, Manuel, Jr.
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Post-transcriptional gene regulation in innate immunity and cellular stress

Atkinson, James B.
Professor

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

Aune, Thomas
Associate Professor

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

Ballard, Billy
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis

Barnett, Joey
Professor

Moecular Pathogenesis
Common mechanisms by which growth factors mediate and influence organ formation during embryogenesis.

Bock, Paul E.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis 
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

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

Bordenstein, Seth
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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 / Molecular Pathogenesis
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.
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Bacterial pathogenesis; Host-pathogen interactions during osteomyelitis; Bone biology; In vivo imaging

Cates, Justin M.M.
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 Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis

Colby, Jennifer
Assistant Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Mass spectrometry applications for clinical diagnostics

Coogan, Alice
Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Cytopathology and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy; Education

Correa, Hernan
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Pediatric pathology

Correa, Pelayo
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Gastrointestinal cancer, Helicobacter pylori.

Cover, Timothy L.
Professor

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

Crofford, Leslie
Professor
Molecular Pathogenesis

Crowe, James E.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Human immune responses to viruses; vaccine immunobiology

Davidson, Jeffrey M.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Connective tissue research; Wound healing; Gene therapy

Denison, Mark R.
Professor

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

Desouki, Mohamed Mokhtar
Associate Professor

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

Dickeson, S. Kent
Research Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Investigating the mechanisms of a2b1 integrin activation.

Drake, Wonder P.
Associate Professor

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

Eichbaum, Quentin
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Transfusion medicine; HIV immunology; diagnostics

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

Molecular Pathogenesis

Fogo, Agnes B.
Professor

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

Gailani, David
Professor

Laboratory Medicine (Coagulation) / Molecualr Pathogenesis
Regulation of hemostasis

Gellert, Lan
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Genitourinary pathology; bone and soft tissue pathology.

Geng, Ling
Research Associate Professor

Molecualr Pathogenesis 
The role of integrin alpha-2 in lung cancer development and metastasis

Georgiev, Ivelin
Assistant Professor

Infectious Disease, Dept of Medicine

Giannico, Giovanna A.
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Specialties: Renal pathology; general surgical pathology

Gomez, Oscar G.
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Epidemiology, microbiology, and vaccine development of E. coli intestinal pathogens

Greig, Bruce W.
Associate

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

Gumina, Richard J.
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis

Haas, David W.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Pharmacogenomics of HIV Therapy

Hadjifrangiskou, Maria
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Bacterial virulence gene regulation; pathogenesis of urinary tract infections

Hameed, Omar
Professor

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

Head, David
Professor

Hematopathology / Molecular Pathogenesis 
Pathogenesis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Helderman, Harold J.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Growth factor and cytokine receptors on T lymphocytes

Hill, George C.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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

Molecular Pathogenesis

Hoffman, Robert D.
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Pathology graduate medical education, autopsy and cardiovascular pathology

Hoover, Richard L.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Cell-cell interactions emphasizing leukocyte-endothelial systems; endothelial cell biology

Hudson, Billy G.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Collagen biochemistry; matrix biology

Huh, Won Jae
Instructor

Irish, Jonathan M.
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Single cell systems biology for translational cancer and immunology research

James, Samuel
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology

Jerome, W. Gray
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis 
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

Jones, Carissa
Instructor
Comparative Medicine
Laboratory animal medicine

Joyce, Sebastian
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
³Antigens, Antigen Recognition by T Cells and Mucosal Immunity²

Juskevicius, Ridas
Assistant Professor
Hematopathology
 

Kalams, Spyros A.
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Viral immunology; HIVvaccine research

Kariolich, John
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Host-pathogen interaction, noncoding RNA, innate immunity, endogenous retroviruses, retrotransposons, herpesviruses, gene expression, virology, cancer.

Kendall, Peggy
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
B lymphocyte tolerance in Type 1 diabetes

Kimmelshue, Katherine
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Lung pathology, head and neck pathology, cytopathology

Kokoye, Yasin
Assistant Professor

Comparative Medicine
Veterinary medicine, laboratory animal medicine

Kovach, Alexandra
Assistant Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Pediatric Pathology

Hematopathology
Lymphoma, pediatric hematopathology

Lacy, Dana Borden
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Structural biology of bacterial protein toxins and their host interactions.

Lannigan, Deborah
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Kinases, Drugs and Breast Cancer

Lewis, James
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
Head and neck tumors and infections; squamous cell carcinomas; HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinomas; sinonasal tumors; dysplasia; thyroid and parathyroid pathology; bone and soft tissue tumors

Liang, Jiancong
Assistant Professor

Link, Andrew
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Human immune response, muscular dystrophy, protein synthesis, systems biology, functional genomics, proteomics, mass spectrometry

Long, Daniel
Assistant Professor

Lusco, Mark
Assistant Professor

Renal Pathology

Majka, Susan
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis 
Stem cell

Major, Amy S.
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
The role of innate and adaptive immunity in atherosclerosis

Mallal, Simon
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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

Molecular Pathogenesis
GI pathology, epigenetic reprogramming, pancreatic cancer

Mehrad, Mitra
Assistant Professor
Anatomic Pathology
Head and Neck Pathology; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Human Papillomavirus; Thoracic Pathology; Non-neoplastic Lung Disease; Lung Cancer

Miers, Martha K.
Assistant Professor

Finance and Administration

Miller, Geraldine G.
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Transplantation and autoimmunity

Mitchell, William M.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis / 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

Molecular Pahogenesis
Regulation of the immune response in autoimmunity and transplantation

Moses, Harold L.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Role of TGF-beta in breast and pancreatic cancer initiation and progression

Mosse, Claudio A.
Associate Professor

Hematopathology / Molecular Pathogenesis
Tumor dysregulation of apoptosis pathways leading to T cell induced apoptosis resistance

Newcomb, Dawn C.
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis

Nichols, James H.
Professor

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

Noto, Michael
Assistant Professor

Olivares-Villagomez, Danyvid
Research Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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.

Osteen, Kevin G.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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

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

Molecular Pathogenesis
Molecular investigations of familial disorders

Rathmell, Jeffrey
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Metabolism and T cell fates in inflammatory diseases and cancer

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

Molecular Pathogenesis
The role of the adaptive immune system in lung granulomatous inflammation.

Rollins-Smith, Louise
Associate Professor

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

Rubin, Donald H.
Professor

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

Ruley, Earl
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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

Sanders, Melinda E.
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology / Molecular Pathogenesis
Breast cancer and proliferative breast disease

Santoro, Samuel A.
Professor

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

Saraswati, Sarika
Research Instructor

Molecular Pathogenesis

Schmitz, Jonathan
Instructor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Emerging enteric pathogens; Clinical and diagnostic microbiology

Schoenecker, Jonathan
Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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

Molecular Pathogenesis
Immune regulation as it pertains to autoimmunity and cancer

Seegmiller, Adam
Associate Professor

Hematopathology / Molecular Pathogenesis
Regulation of fatty acid metabolism in cystic fibrosis and hematolymphoid malignancies

Sephel, Gregory C.
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine / Molecular Pathogenesis
Control of matrix directed capillary morphogenesis.

Shaver, Aaron
Assistant Professor

Hematopathology
Modeling and multidimensional analysis of flow cytometry data

Shepherd, Virginia L.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Expression and regulation of macrophage cell surface receptors.

Sherwood, Edward R, III
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Innate host response to systemic infection

Shi, Chanjuan
Associate Professor

Anatomic Pathology
GI and Liver Pathology. Pancreatic Neoplasms

Shultz, Edward
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Medical Informatics; Clinical Chemistry; Physician Workstations; Health Information Systems

Siska, Peter
Research Instructor

Molecular Pathogenesis

Skaar, Eric
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Nutrient acquisition during the pathogenesis of bacterial infections

Spiller, Benjamin
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Structural Biology of ion channels, virulence factors, host-pathogen relationship, and cytoskeletal regulation

Sriram, Subramaniam
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
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

Molecular Pathogenesis

Swift, Larry L.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Lipoprotein metabolism and adipocyte biology

Thomas, James W.
Professor

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

Valentine, William M.
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Mechanisms of environmental neurotoxicants

Van Kaer, Luc
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Regulation of T lymphocyte responses

Verhamme, Ingrid M.
Research Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Regulation of blood coagulation proteolytic enzymes

Vnencak-Jones, Cindy L.
Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Clinical molecular genetics

Wallace, Jeanne M.
Associate Professor

Comparative Medicine / Molecular Pathogenesis
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

Molecular Pathogenesis
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

Wasserman, Allison
Assistant Professor

Weaver, Alissa M.
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Dynamic actin assembly for cell motility and cancer metastasis

Wheeler, Allison Paroskie
Assistant Professor

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

Wheeler, Ferrin
Assistant Professor

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

Wilson, Keith T.
Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis; Helicobacter pylori infection; inflammatory bowel disease

Wu, Lan
Research Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Effects of lipid excess on the immune system and immunological functions, especially in the context of obesity and metabolic diseases

Yang, Haichun
Research Instructor

Molecular Pathogenesis

Yenamandra, Ashwini
Assistant Professor

Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Cytogenetics including Cytogenomic array

Young, Pampee
Associate Professor

Laboratory Medicine (Transfusion Medicine)/ Molecular Pathogenesis
Tissue Repair/Regenerative Medicine, cardiovascular injury and repair, stem cells, and transfusion practices.

Yu, Erin N.Z.
Assistant Professor

Comparative Medicine
Animal models of human disease

Zhou, Jing
Research Assistant Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis

Zijlstra, Andries
Associate Professor

Molecular Pathogenesis
Tumor cell invasion and cancer metastasis

Zutter, Mary
Professor

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

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