Primary Faculty

Yousef Abu Kwaik, Ph.D.
Manipulation and exploitation of the host cell biology by intracellular bacterial pathogens

Pascale Alard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular and cellular regulation of autoimmune diabetes and lupus: modulation of the gut microbiota and administration of natural anti-inflammatory compounds.

Haribabu Bodduluri, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice-Chair
Signal transduction, leukotriene receptors in inflammation and host response. 

Carolyn Casella, PhD
Assistant Professor

Understanding vaccine adjuvants

Donghoon Chung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
RNA virus replication and antiviral discovery

Nejat K. Egilmez, Ph.D.
Professor, Chair
Immunity in tumor suppression and progression.

James E. Graham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Global analysis of bacterial gene expression, Microbial adaptive responses and infectious disease pathogenesis.

Venkatakrishna R. Jala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Microbiota and Microbial Metabolites in Inflammatory Disorders and Cancer

Michele M. Kosiewicz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Immunoregulation, Tolerance, Autoimmunity and Microbiota

Matthew B. Lawrenz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Host-pathogen interactions, identification of bacterial virulence factors, regulation of virulence factors in bacteria

Bing Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Immunoregulation of Autoimmune diseases and Cancer

Qingsheng Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Immunity and nutrition in Lung Carcinogenesis

Thomas C. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Immunology of vaccine adjuvants and Toll-like receptors

Carolyn Roberson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Medical Education and Faculty Development

Russell D. Salter, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies
Biology of cytokines involved in inflammation

Haval Shirwan, Ph.D.
Development of vaccines for the treatment of allo/xenogeneic graft rejection, Type 1 diabetes, and cancer

Kevin Sokoloski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Characterizing the role(s), and biological significance, of host factors on viral RNA function throughout the viral life-cycle, from entry to exit.

Jonathan Warawa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Imaging and pathogenesis of pulmonary bacterial pathogens using animal models.

Esma Shirwan Yolcu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tolerance to auto and alloantigens for the purpose of treating diabetes and preventing allograft rejection

Huang-Ge Zhang, Ph.D.
Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer Immunology
Regulation of leukocyte inflammatory function in autoimmune disease and cancer