Immunity, Microbes, and Molecular Pathogenesis (IMMP)

*Asterisk indicates faculty who have taken mentor training and/or implicit bias training.

Keriann Backus
Keriann Backus
Chemical tools to manipulate the adaptive immune response
Steven Bensinger*
Steven Bensinger*
Lipid metabolism, inflammation and immunity
Peter Bradley*
Peter Bradley*
Host-pathogen interactions in Toxoplasma gondii
Manish Butte
Manish Butte
T cell activation and tolerance; genetic immunodeficiency and autoimmunity
Irvin Chen
Irvin Chen
Gene-based therapy for HIV and cancer
Yvonne Chen
Yvonne Chen
T-cell immunotherapy; chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineering; synthetic biology
Genhong Cheng
Genhong Cheng
Host immune responses to infections, cancers and metabolic challenges
Samson Chow
Samson Chow
Molecular mechanisms of viral integration into host DNA
John Chute
John Chute
Hematopoietic stem cells therapies for diseases such as leukemia
Robert Clubb
Robert Clubb
Molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis 
Gay Crooks
Gay Crooks
Human hematopoietic stem cells, lymphopoiesis and transplantation
David Dawson
David Dawson
Molecular alterations responsible for pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Mario Deng
Mario Deng
Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Support/Heart Transplant
Timothy Donahue
Timothy Donahue
Mechanisms of pancreatic cancer initiation and progression
Steven Dubinett*
Steven Dubinett*
Inflammation and immunity in the pathogenesis of lung cancer
James Economou
James Economou
Melanoma, liver cancer and immunotherapeutics
Frederick (Fritz) Eilber
Frederick (Fritz) Eilber
Translating molecular oncology from the laboratory to the clinic 
Lawrence  Feldman
Lawrence Feldman
Molecular aspects of herpes virus infection
Oliver Fregoso*
Oliver Fregoso*
Molecular and evolutionary approaches to understand virus-host interactions of HIV
Samuel French
Samuel French
Proteomic study of liver cancer development
Feng Guo*
Feng Guo*
RNA-targeting drug development
Yousang Gwack
Yousang Gwack
Macromolecular structure and regulation of CRAC channels
Elissa Hallem*
Elissa Hallem*
Sensory neurobiology of parasitic and free-living nematodes
Kent Hill*
Kent Hill*
Motility and Signaling Functions of the Trypanosome Cilium
Ann Hirsch
Ann Hirsch
Beneficial plant-microbe interactions related to "the plant's guts" (roots)
Alexander Hoffmann*
Alexander Hoffmann*
Systems biology approaches to understand immune responses
Elaine Hsiao
Elaine Hsiao
Microbiome-gut-brain interactions, bacterial metabolism, neurodevelopmental disease
Oluwatayo Ikotun*
Oluwatayo Ikotun*
Molecular imaging of immune cell dynamics in cancer and inflammatory disease
Patricia Johnson
Patricia Johnson
Pathogenesis of the human parasite Trichomonas
Paul Krogstad
Paul Krogstad
HIV replication, pathogenesis and clinical management. Picornavirus pathogenesis
Beth Lazazzera
Beth Lazazzera
Multicellular behavior and quality-control pathways in bacteria
Huiying Li
Huiying Li
Systems biology of the human microbiome and diseases, metagenomics
Melody Li*
Melody Li*
Innate immune defenses against mosquito-borne alphaviruses
Linda Liau
Linda Liau
Clinical neuro-immunology & brain tumor immunotherapy
James Lloyd-Smith
James Lloyd-Smith
Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases
Roger Lo*
Roger Lo*
Genetic underpinning of human melanoma
Otoniel Martinez-Maza
Otoniel Martinez-Maza
Immune dysfunction in the development of AIDS-associated cancers
William McBride
William McBride
The effects of radiation on protein degradation and tumor immunity
Megan McEvoy
Megan McEvoy
Mechanisms of bacterial metal ion handling systems
M. Carrie Miceli
M. Carrie Miceli
T Cell activation and inactivation
Jeffery F. Miller*
Jeffery F. Miller*
Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and immunity
Robert Modlin*
Robert Modlin*
Innate and adaptive immune defense against microbial pathogens
Sherie Morrison
Sherie Morrison
Functional properties of antibodies and novel antibody-based therapeutics
Tim O’Sullivan*
Tim O’Sullivan*
Tissue-resident innate immune responses during infection, cancer, and obesity
Manuel Penichet
Manuel Penichet
Cancer immunology, immunotherapy, antibody-based therapeutics
Charalabos Pothoulakis
Charalabos Pothoulakis
Neuropeptides and hormones in IBD, infections and cancer
Robert Prins
Robert Prins
Mechanisms of anti-tumor immunity to malignant brain tumors
Caius Radu*
Caius Radu*
Nucleotide metabolism, drug discovery and development, molecular imaging
Elaine Reed*
Elaine Reed*
Immunity in transplantation and inflammatory diseases
James Roseboro
James Roseboro
Biological effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation energy
Dorthe Schaue
Dorthe Schaue
Tumor-specific immune responses following radiation therapy
Robert  Schiestl
Robert Schiestl
Molecular mechanism of carcinogenesis
Ram Raj Singh
Ram Raj Singh
Immune cell interactions in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases
Stephen Smale*
Stephen Smale*
Gene regulation mechanisms controlling inflammatory responses
Maureen Su
Maureen Su
Autoimmunity and anti-tumor immunity
Elizabeth Tarling
Elizabeth Tarling
investigate how protein aggregation affects cancer development and progression in order to identify novel therapeutic targets and develop peptide drugs with anti-cancer capabilities
Michael Teitell
Michael Teitell
Mitochondrial metabolism; Stem and B cell development and malignancy; bioengineering
Jide Tian
Jide Tian
Peripheral T cell tolerance and neuroimmune regulation
James Tidball
James Tidball
Duchenne muscular dystrophy, immune system-muscle interactions
Hung Ton-That*
Hung Ton-That*
Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenicity
Christel Uittenbogaart
Christel Uittenbogaart
How HIV impacts lymphocyte development in the human thymus
Owen Witte
Owen Witte
Growth regulation of hematopoietic and epithelial cancers
Ting-Ting Wu*
Ting-Ting Wu*
Modified herpesviruses as gene delivery vectors
Lili Yang
Lili Yang
Tumor Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy
Otto Yang
Otto Yang
Cellular immunity in HIV-1 pathogenesis and vaccine development
Jerome Zack
Jerome Zack
Pathogenic processes of HIV-1 infection
Hong Zhou
Hong Zhou
CryoEM of membrane proteins, protein-nucleic acid complexes and microbes