Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program



Immunology & Infectious Disease Faculty

Douglas Antczak

Pregnancy immunology; immunogenetics; equine immunology
Judy Appleton
Immunity to nematode parasites colonizing mucosal sites
Avery August
Regulation of T-cell activation, development and function; regulation of T-cell differentation; regulation of mast cell function; regulation of eosinophil
Dwight Bowman
Immune response of hosts to parasites; immunodiagnostics; vaccine validation
Margaret Bynoe
Cellular immunology; immunochemistry; immunopathology; infection and immunity; molecular basis of antigen-induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in autoimmune diseases and immunity against cancer.
Pamela Chang
Pamela Chang
Immunity/host, host/microbe interactions, gut microbiome
Yung-Fu Chang
Vaccine development; adjuvant and vaccine delivery system; immunopathology of infections disease; molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis; host defense mechanisms
Theodore Clark
Moleculary parasitology; fish immunology
Rodney Dietert
Genetic regulation of macrophage function; immnuotoxicity
Tobias Doerr
Tobias Doerr
 Cell envelope biology of Gram-negative pathogens, antibiotic resistance, tolerance and mechanism of action, microbial stress responses
Gerald Duhamel
Mechanisms of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on molecular mechanisms of bacterial infections in animal models of human diseases, primarily understanding host-pathogen relationships
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in B cell response; neonatal immunology and response to vaccination; immunomodulation using biologic response modifiers; cancer immunotherapy; characterization of primary and secondary immunodeficiencies
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Julia Finkelstein
Role of iron, vitamin B12, and folate in the etiology of anemia; infectious diseases; adverse pregnancy outcomes
Jerrie Gavalchin
Pathogenetic mechanisms in autoimmunity
David Holowka
Molecular immunology; biophysical chemistry and cell biology

Eric Ledbetter
Eric Ledbetter

Cynthia Leifer
Understanding innate immunity from the inside out; toll-like receptors; signaling; dendritic cells; controlling microbial infection
Dr. John March
John March
Metabolic and signal engineering; biotechnology; biological engineering
Helene Marquis
Pathogenesis of listeria monocytogenes; listeria-based vaccines; immunomodulatory function of listeria
Saurabh Mehta
Global Health (active research projects in India, East Africa, and Latin America); Infectious Disease Epidemiology, particularly HIV, Tuberculosis, and Neglected Tropical Diseases; Nutritional Interventions and Nutritional Modulation of the Immune Response 
John Parker
Mechanisms of apoptosis induction by the mammalian reoviruses and regulation; process of infection, entry, and cellular response to feline calicivirus
Colin Parrish
Virus structure, function and evolution using parvovirus and influenza as models for viral emergence and host switching
Brian Rudd
Developmental immunology; host response to infection
David Russell
The biology of intracellular infection, with emphasis on mycobacteria
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Luis Schang
Role of cellular protein, lipids, and glycans play in viral infection
Ynte Schukken
Immune response in pate gestation; immune response to intramammary infections in the bovine
Kenneth Simpson
Host pathogen interactions in inflammatory bowel disease and helicobacter infection of the gastrointestinal tract
Ankur Singh

Immune-engineering, cancer engineering, lymphoma and hematological malignancies, biomaterials, vaccine and immunotherapy, stem cell engineering, inflammation, micro-nano-bioengineering, cell mechanobiology

Holger Sondermann
Protein structure and function; bacteria pathogensis; biochemistry and biophysics
Jeongmin Song
Jeongmin Song
elucidating pathogenic mechanism(s) of Salmonella Typhi
Gerlinde Van de Walle
alphaherpesvirus pathogenesis; basic biology/immunology of mesenchymal stem cells for regenerative therapy;
mammary gland stem cell biology and carcinogenesis
Daryl Van Nydam
Immune response to zoonotic infectious diseases in neonates; immune response interaction with energy balance in periparturient mammals
Bettina Wagner
Antibody structure and functions; immune mechanisms of allergy; neonatal tolerance; immunogenetics; immune reagents for veterinary species
Dr. Gary Whittaker
Gary Whittaker
Viral pathogenesis; virus-bacteria co-infection