Faculty

Francis Alonzo, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying Staphylococcus aureus disease processes and bacterial evasion of the host immune response

Katherine Radek, Ph.D.

Department: Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute
Research Interests: Wound Healing and Infectious Diseases/Agents

Susan Baker, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Molecular biology and pathogenesis of coronaviruses

Pauline Camacho, M.D.

Department: Endocrinology & Metabolism

Edward Campbell, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Molecular biology of HIV-1 and other retroviruses; TRIM alpha and other viral restriction factors.

Nina Clark, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: Infections in solid organ and hematopoietic cell transplant recipients

James Cook, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: Adenovirus interactions with the host innate immune response. Anthrax immunopathogenesis and drug discovery for biowarfare agents.

Daniel F. Dilling, M.D.

Department: Medicine
Research Interests: Advanced and rare lung diseases and lung transplantation, immune responses to melanocyte-associated antigens involved in lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

Adam Driks, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Spore formation and function Molecular mechanisms of morphogenesis in bacteria. Roles of spore surface proteins in disease.

Thomas Gallagher, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/Immunology
Research Interests: Molecular Mechanisms of Virus Assembly and Entry.

Dale Gerding, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: Molecular analysis of clinical isolates of C. difficile and pathogenesis of C. difficile in a hamster model of infection.

Justin Harbison, Ph.D.

Department: Public Health Sciences
Research Interests: Vector-borne diseases and water quality

David Hecht, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: DNA transfer, antibiotic resistance, and virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria.

Gail Hecht, MD

Department: Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute
Research Interests: Host-pathogen interactions with enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Makio Iwashima Ph.D

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Immunological tolerance and memory; their mechanisms and clinical applications.

Linda Janusek, Ph.D., RN

Department: School of Nursing
Research Interests: Psychneuroimmunology of stress in cancer

Stuart Johnson, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: C. difficile toxins and pathogenesis, epidemiology and clinical outcomes.

Katherine Knight, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: B-lymphocyte development and generation of the antibody repertoire.

Dennis Lanning, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Biofilm-mediated interactions between intestinal commensals and gut-associated lymphoid tissues.

Jennifer Layden, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease

Caroline Le Poole, PhD

Department: Microbiology/Immunology
Research Interests: Research in Le Poole lab is focused on modulating immune responses to melanoma-associated antigens in different settings, including vitiligo, melanoma and lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

Phong Le, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Immune reconstitution and role of thymic epithelium in immune tolerance following SCT and aging.

Herb Mathews, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Immune dysregulation and homeostasis.

J. Paul O’Keefe, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: Evaluation of the penetration and efficacy of antibiotics in experimental intraperitoneal abscesses and clinical abscesses.

Susan Pacheco, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: C. difficile asymptomatic carriage of patients in VA long-term care facilities

Jorge Parada, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: Relationships between antibiotic usage and resistance, and development of strategies to interrupt nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance spread in hospital settings.

Liang Qiao, M.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Role of regulatory T cells in GVHD and tolerance.

Gail Reid, M.D.

Department: Infectious Disease
Research Interests: Viral and fungal infections in transplant recipients,

Scott Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

Department: Hematology / Oncology
Research Interests: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-myeloablative transplantation

Patrick Stiff, M.D

Department: Hematology/ Oncology
Research Interests: Opportunistic infections following umbilical cord blood transplantation.

Susan Uprichard, Ph.D.

Department: Hepatology

Karen Visick, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Mechanisms of bacterial colonization of symbiotic host tissue.

Alan Wolfe, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology/ Immunology
Research Interests: Signal transduction and gene expression.

Michael Zilliox, Ph.D.

Department: Public Health Sciences
Research Interests: The microbiome in health and disease, bioinformatics and understanding the transcriptome of immune cells