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Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Microbiology and Immunology

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
C5 181 VMC
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401

phone: 607-253-3400
fax: 607-253-3384
Email: M & I

Faculty


Professorial

Faculty
Research Interest
Antczak Douglas Antczak, VMD, Ph.D.
Professor of Equine Medicine
at Baker Institute for Animal Health
dfa1@cornell.edu
(607)256-5633
Pregnancy immunology and placental development; equine genetics and genomic imprinting; equine immunology and infection
Appleton Judith Appleton, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology
at Baker Institute for Animal Health
jaa2@cornell.edu
(607)256-5648
Regulation of immunity expressed against parasitic nematodes; host/parasite interface in nematode infection
Avery August
Avery August, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology and Chair
sf35@cornell.edu
(607)253-3401
Immune cell activation and signaling in development, response to infection and respiratory inflammation
Baines Joel Baines, VMD, Ph.D.
James Law Professor of Virology
jdb11@cornell.edu
(607)253-3391
Molecular biology and biochemistry of herpesvirus assembly, envelopment, and cellular exit. Herpesvirus neurovirulence. Cell biology of herpesvirus induced changes in cultured cells
Bowman Dwight Bowman, Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology
ddb3@cornell.edu
(607)253-3406
Soil transmitted parasites, parasites of wildlife, biosurveillance
Bowser Paul Bowser, Ph.D.
Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine
prb4@cornell.edu
(607)253-4029

Infectious and non-infectious diseases of fish;Emerging pathogens of fish

Bynoe Margaret Bynoe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology
msb76@cornell.edu
(607)253-4023
The molecular basis of antigen induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in immunity against cancer; the role of adenosine in immune and central nervous system barrier regulation
Casey James Casey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Virology
jwc3@cornell.edu
(607)253-3579
Eukaryotic gene regulation, oncogenic transformation, viral replication, viral pathogenesis, toxicology
Clark Theodore Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Parasitology & Immunology
tgc3@cornell.edu
(607)253-4042
Vaccine Development; Mitochondrial Dynamics; Evolution of Antigen Presentation in teleost fish; Biology of the ciliated protozoa Tetrahymena and Ichthyophthirius
Denkers Eric Denkers, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology
eyd1@cornell.edu
(607)253-4022
Immunity to the intracellular protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii
Dietert Rodney Dietert, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunotoxicology
rrd1@cornell.edu
(607)253-4015
Genetic regulation of macrophage function; immunotoxicity
Leifer Cynthia Leifer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology
cal59@cornell.edu
(607)253-4258
Understanding innate immunity from the inside out: Toll-like receptors, signaling, dendritic cells, and controlling microbial infection
Marquis Hélène Marquis, DMV, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology
hm72@cornell.edu
(607)253-3273
Pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes, mechanisms of regulation of specific virulence factors
Parker John Parker, BVMS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Virology
at Baker Institute for Animal Health
jsp7@cornell.edu
(607)256-5608
Cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology of mammalian orthoreovirus-host cell interactions. Use of reoviruses as oncotherapeutic agents. Role of virus-receptor interactions and entry on virulence of feline calicivirus
Parrish Colin Parrish, Ph.D.
John M. Olin Professor of Virology
at Baker Institute for Animal Health
crp3@cornell.edu
(607)256-5649
Structure and function of canine parvovirus, crystallography, virus assembly, mechanism of host cell invasion
Rudd Brian Rudd, MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Immunology
bdr54@cornell.edu
(607)253-4418
Developmental immunology; host response to infection
Russell David Russell, Ph.D.
William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology
dgr8@cornell.edu
(607)253-4272
The biology of intracellular infection, with emphasis on Mycobacteria
Van de Walle Gerlinde Van de Walle, DVM, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Viral Pathogenesis
grv23@cornell.edu
(607)256-5624
Virus-natural host models to study herpesvirus pathogenesis with an emphasis on epigenetic dysregulation mechanisms in infected cells; adult stem cell biology
Whittaker Gary Whittaker, Ph.D.
Professor of Virology
grw7@cornell.edu
(607)253-4019
Endocytosis of influenza virus, structure-function studies on influenza HA, entry of coronaviruses and arenaviruses into host cells, viral pathogenesis, viral-bacterial co-infections

 

Research Faculty

Faculty Research Interest
Cassidy-Hanley Donna Cassidy-Hanley, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
dmc4@cornell.edu
(607)253-3407
Infectious and non-infectious diseases of fish;Emerging pathogens of fish
Getchell Rodman Getchell, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
rgg4@cornell.edu
(607)253-3392
Molecular diagnostics and emerging diseases of fish; Target animal safety studies for new aquaculture therapeutants and chemicals
VanderVen photo Brian VanderVen, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
bcv8@cornell.edu
(607)253-4277
Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis
Yang Kui Yang, DVM, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
ky83@cornell.edu
(607)253-4034
Mechanism of herpes simplex virus DNA cleavage and packaging and novel anti-herpes therapy

 

Teaching Faculty

Faculty Courses
Debbie Dorothy Debbie, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
dpd22@cornell.edu
(607)253-4017
Veterinary Foundation Course Block IV; veterinary, graduate and undergraduate courses on microbiology and bacteriology
Earnest-Koons Kathy Earnest-Koons, DVM, MS.
Senior Lecturer
kae1@cornell.edu
(607)253-3734
Veterinary Foundation Course Block IV; Veterinary Distribution courses on Swine
Muscarella Donna Muscarella, Ph.D.
Lecturer
dem10@cornell.edu
(607)253-4047
Veterinary Foundation Course Block IV; graduate and undergraduate courses on toxicology

 

Adjunct Faculty

Faculty Research Interest
Gary Blissard, Ph.D.
Adjuct Professor
Scientist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
gwb1@cornell.edu
(607)254-1366
Biology and pathology of viral infections, particularly baculoviruses
Mary E. Martin, DVM, DACLAM, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chief and Veterinarian,, Veterinary and Educational Services
Center for Animal Resources& Education
mem235@cornell.edu
(607)253-3520
 
Klaus Osterrieder, DVM., Ph.D.
Adjuct Professor
Director, Institut fuer Virologie
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Berlin, Germany
no.34@fu-berlin.de
+49-30-2093-6564
Replication and pathogenesis of animal herpesviruses

 

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. Stephen Bloom
    Emeritus Professor of Immunotoxicology and Cancer Genetics / Graduate School Professor
  • Dr. Karel (Ton) Schat
    Emeritus Professor of Avian Virology and Immunology / Graduate School Professor