Primary Faculty

Primary Faculty

Yousef Abu Kwaik, Ph.D.
Professor
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
Signal transduction, leukotriene receptors in inflammation and host response. 

Carolyn Casella, PhD
Assistant Professor

Understanding vaccine adjuvants

Donghoon Chung, Ph.D.
Assistant 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.
Assistant Professor
Structure-Function relationships of G-protein coupled receptors and their role in the development of inflammatory diseases.

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

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

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

Richard D. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Environmental microbiology and public health. Legionella pneumophila and Legionnaires’ disease

Thomas C. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular biology of T Cells in infection and autoimmunity

Carolyn Roberson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Medical Education and Faculty Development

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

Nathan Schmidt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Malaria immunology and pathology

Haval Shirwan, Ph.D.
Professor
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.

Uldis N. Streips, Ph.D.
Professor
Physiology and genetics of prokaryotic stress responses

Jonathan Warawa, Ph.D.
Assistant 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.
Professor
Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer Immunology
Regulation of leukocyte inflammatory function in autoimmune disease and cancer