Current Faculty

Jeff Browning, PhD

Research Professor of Microbiology and Medicine
Research Areas: Immune system interaction with stromal elements in lymphoid organs.

John H. Connor, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology, NEIDL Institute Investigator
Research Areas: Immune response to viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever, virus-host interactions.

Ronald B. Corley, PhD

Professor and Chair of Microbiology
Research Areas: B lymphocyte development and differentiation; antibody assembly, trafficking and secretion

Gerald Denis, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Mechanisms of transcriptional control of chronic inflammation linking obesity to certain cancers; including regulation of a family of chromatin regulators called bromodomain proteins

Hans Dooms, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: T cells, autoimmunity, cytokines, immunologic memory, type 1 diabetes, scleroderma, tolerance

Douglas V. Faller, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Biochemistry, Pathology Laboratory & Medicine
Director of the Cancer Center; Vice-Chairman, Division of Medicine
Research Areas: Effects of oncogenes on signal transduction, cellular growth and differentiation, apoptosis, and the cellular immune system

Rachel Fearns, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Host Pathogen Interactions, Virus Molecular Biology

Rahm Gummuluru, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Molecular mechanisms of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), dendritic cell interactions; Immune evasion mechanisms of HIV

Andrew J. Henderson, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Molecular events that regulate HIV expression

Robin Ingalls, MD

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Reproductive immunology and the pathogenesis of gonococcal and chlamydia infections

Matthew Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: host inflammatory response to acute bacterial pneumonia

Thomas Kepler, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Affinity Maturation, Humoral Immunity, Vaccine Design

Igor Kramnik, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: innate immunity, genetics; host resistance, infection, tuberculosis, lung, interferon, macrophage

Shinichiro Kurosawa MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Clinical Hematology, Critical Care Medicine, Blood Coagulation and Inflammation, Sepsis and Septic Shock, Pre-clinical in vivo models

Adam Lerner, MD

Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Research Areas: Role of AND-34 in breast cancer and B cell signal transduction

Sharmila Masli, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Research Areas: Study of molecular mechanisms utilized by ocular antigen presenting cells (APCs) to regulate inflammatory ocular immune responses

Joseph P. Mizgerd, ScD

Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Acute lower respiratory tract infection, Cytokines, Innate immunity, Neutrophil recruitment and activation, Pneumonia, Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression

Gustavo Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Research Areas: Stem cell biology and gene therapy

Elke Mühlberger, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Associate Director, Biomolecule Production Core, NEIDL Institute
Research Areas: host response to filovirus infection, molecular mechanisms of filovirus replication and transcription

John R. Murphy, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology
Chief, Section of Biomolecular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Research Areas: Design and genetic construction of diphtheria-toxin- based growth fusion proteins and the use of these fusion proteins to further explore the biological functions of these cytokines as well as their clinical usefulness for treatment of cancer and autoimmunity

Lee J. Quinton, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Lung Infections, Pneumonia, Acute Lung Injury, Cytokine Networks, and Innate Immunity

Daniel G. Remick, MD

Professor and Chair of Pathology
Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Sepsis, Asthma, regulation of ongoing inflammation

Ian Rifkin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Immunological mechanisms responsible for the development of systemic autoimmune disease, systemic lupus erythematosus

Manish Sagar, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Research Areas: HIV transmission pathogenesis and role of antibodies in protecting against infection

Jennifer Schlezinger, PhD

Associate Professor Environmental Health
Research Areas: immunotoxicology, aryl hydrocarbon receptor and peroxisome proliferators activated receptor-g

Jacqueline Sharon, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Generation and characterization of polyclonal antibody libraries for the treatment and diagnosis of cancer and infectious diseases

David H. Sherr, PhD

Director, Immunology Training Program
Professor of Environmental Health; Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Cancer immunotherapy; The role of an environmental chemical receptor (AhR) in regulatory T cell development; Mechanisms of immunosuppression mediated by environmental pollutants; The role of the AhR in breast cancer

Trevor Siggers

Assistant Professor of Biology ”
Research Areas: Systems Biology and Gene Regulation in the Immune System

Deborah Stearns-Kurosawa, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: host response to bacterial infection, septic response

Andrew Taylor, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Research Areas: Immune privilege in the eye. Neuropeptides as inhibitors of immune responses. Regulatory T cells

Gregory A. Viglianti, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Molecular biology of HIV-1; the role of virus-host cell interactions in pathogenesis

Lee M. Wetzler, MD

Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Research Areas: Vaccine development; microbial immunity and pathogenesis; effect of bacterial products on eukaryotic cells

Susan Winandy, PhD

Nancy L.R. Bucher Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Molecular Immunology, Development of the Immune System, Regulation of Gene Expression, Cancer Biology