Immunity, Microbes, and Molecular Pathogenesis (IMMP)

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

George Agak
George Agak
T-cell biology; Inflammation in understudied skin types; immunity to skin bacteria
Keriann Backus*
Keriann Backus*
Chemical tools to manipulate the adaptive immune response
Steven Bensinger*
Steven Bensinger*
Lipid metabolism, inflammation and immunity
Mehdi Bouhaddou*
Mehdi Bouhaddou*
Decoding Viral Control of Host Signaling to Design Multi-Virus Therapeutic Strategies
Peter Bradley*
Peter Bradley*
Host-pathogen interactions in Toxoplasma gondii
Siobhan Braybrook*
Siobhan Braybrook*
Investigating host polysaccharide and microbiome interactions in plants and algae
Manish Butte
Manish Butte
T cell activation and tolerance; genetic immunodeficiency and autoimmunity
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
Quen Cheng*
Quen Cheng*
Molecular mechanisms of innate immune training
Samson Chow
Samson Chow
Molecular mechanisms of viral integration into host DNA
Robert Clubb*
Robert Clubb*
Molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis 
Anthony Covarrubias*
Anthony Covarrubias*
Investigating the role of the immune system and inflammation in metabolic disease, cancer, and aging
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
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
Mireille Kamariza*
Mireille Kamariza*
Molecular engineering, biosensor designs, chemical mycobacteriology, RNA & CRISPR technologies
Daniel Kaufman*
Daniel Kaufman*
Therapeutics for autoimmune and neurological disease
Donald Kohn
Donald Kohn
Development and implementation of gene therapy using hematopoietic stem cells 
Caroline Kuo
Caroline Kuo
Gene editing for inborn errors of immunity
Beth Lazazzera*
Beth Lazazzera*
Multicellular behavior and quality-control pathways in bacteria
Melissa Lechner*
Melissa Lechner*
Immune responses in cancer, autoimmunity, and immunotherapy
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
Megan McEvoy
Megan McEvoy
Mechanisms of bacterial metal ion handling systems
Sanaz Memarzadeh
Sanaz Memarzadeh
Overcoming mechanisms of therapy resistance in human carcinomas
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
Theodore Nowicki
Theodore Nowicki
T-cell immunotherapies for cancer
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
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
Dinesh Rao*
Dinesh Rao*
Physiology and pathology of non-coding RNA in hematopoiesis
Elaine Reed*
Elaine Reed*
Immunity in transplantation and inflammatory diseases
Dorthe Schaue
Dorthe Schaue
Tumor-specific immune responses following radiation therapy
Robert  Schiestl
Robert Schiestl
Molecular mechanism of carcinogenesis
Philip Scumpia*
Philip Scumpia*
Understanding immunity and developing immunotherapies for skin diseases.
Christopher Seet
Christopher Seet
Cancer immunotherapy and immune cell development
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*
Molecular mechanisms that maintain cholesterol trafficking and homeostasis in immune cells in metabolic and cardiopulmonary diseases.
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
Thomas Vallim*
Thomas Vallim*
Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of lipid metabolism
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*
Next-generation immune checkpoint blockade therapy & off-the-shelf CAR-iNKT cell therapy for cancer
Otto Yang
Otto Yang
Cellular immunity in HIV-1 pathogenesis and vaccine development
Hong Zhou*
Hong Zhou*
CryoEM of membrane proteins, protein-nucleic acid complexes and microbes