Faculty

Adam Driks, Ph.D.

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.

Nina Clark, M.D.

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

Katherine Knight, Ph.D.

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

Susan Uprichard, Ph.D.

Department: Hepatology

Thomas Gallagher, Ph.D.

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

Susan Baker, Ph.D.

Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Research Interest: The focus of my research is to study how viruses replicate and cause disease. We are interested in identifying and characterizing viral proteins that modulate the host response to infection.  We have identified several viral proteins that antagonize the innate immune response, particularly the interferon response, which is critical for controlling disease.

 

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

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

Gopal Gupta, MD, FACS

Gopal Gupta, MD, FACS

Department: Infectious Disease

David Hecht, M.D.

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

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.

Justin Harbison, Ph.D.

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

Dennis Lanning, Ph.D.

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

Liang Qiao, M.D.

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

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.

Pauline Camacho, M.D.

Department: Endocrinology & Metabolism

Linda Janusek, Ph.D., RN

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

Katherine Radek, Ph.D.

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

Makio Iwashima Ph.D

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

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.

Gail Hecht, MD

Gail Hecht, MD

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

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).

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.

Alan Wolfe, Ph.D.

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

Dale Gerding, M.D.

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.

Edward Campbell, Ph.D.

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

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

Gail Reid, M.D.

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

Karen Visick, Ph.D.

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

Michael Zilliox, Ph.D.

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

Patrick Stiff, M.D

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

Stuart Johnson, M.D.

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

Susan Pacheco, M.D.

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

Bryan Mounce, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department: Microbiology & Immunology

Major Research Interests:The competition between host and virus for polyamines, small positively-charged molecules. The roles of polyamines in the replication of diverse RNA viruses and how polyamines contribute to host signaling pathways that impact viral infection.

Yee Ling Wu, PhD

Yee Ling Wu, PhD

Yee Ling Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor

P:  708-216-6748
F:  708-216-9574

E:  ywu24@luc.edu

Fritzie Albarillo, MD

Fritzie Albarillo, MD

Fritzie Albarillo, MD
Assistant Professor

Infectious Disease
Co-Medical Director, Antibiotic Restriction, Medical Director, OPAT Program
P:  708-216-6398
Fahey Building, Room 115

Research: Opportunistic neurologic infections in patients with Aquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Andrew Ulijasz, PhD

Andrew Ulijasz, PhD

Andrew Ulijasz, PhD

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Major Research Interests: We are interested in the molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, focusing on the human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae, and are also developing novel tools for molecular near-infra red (NIR) imaging of disease.

Margaret Fitzpatrick, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine
Public Health Sciences

Research:  Influence of drug class and healthcare setting on systemic antifungal expenditures in the United States.

P: 708-216-8929
E: Margaret.Fitzpatrick@lumc.edu