Current Faculty

Markus Bosmann, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Lung Injury, bacterial pneumonia and sepsis including their connections to innate immunity, host-pathogen interactions, and inflammation.

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.

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

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

Dennis Jones, PhD

Nancy L.R. Bucher Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Signal transduction pathways that mediate lymphangiogenesis in pathological settings

Matthew Jones, PhD

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

Thomas B. Kepler, PhD

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

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, iPSC, Disease modeling

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

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

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, PhD

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.

Wilson Wong, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Areas: Engineering genetic circuits to improve the efficacy and safety of adoptive T cell therapy.