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.

Paula Chilton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, term
Low toxic adjuvants and their effects on T cell survival and differentiation.

Donghoon Chung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, term
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.

Lawrence A. Hunt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Immunobiology of viral glycoproteins

Venkatakrishna R. Jala, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, term
Structure-Function relationships of G-protein coupled receptors and their role in the development of inflammatory diseases.

Colleen Jonsson, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular virology of emerging negative-strand RNA viruses; natural history, ecology, evolution and treatment.

Michele M. Kosiewicz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
T cell tolerance and autoimmunity

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

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

Christopher T. Price, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, term
Complex interactions of intracellular bacterial pathogens such as Legionella pneumophila with the host cells they invade

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

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

Jill Suttles, Ph.D.
Professor
Regulation of leukocyte inflammatory function in autoimmune disease and cancer.

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

Esma Shirwan Yolcu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, term
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