Program Directors

Selim Ünlü, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Material Science Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Research Areas: Developing and applying advanced optical characterization techniques to the study of solid-state and biological phenomena at the nanoscale.

Lee Wetzler, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Department of Infectious Diseases
Research Areas: Vaccine development; microbial immunity and pathogenesis; effect of bacterial products on eukaryotic cells. 

Faculty

Deborah J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research Areas: Immunologic aspects of human reproductive health.

Jeffrey L. Browning, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Research Areas: Immunological aspects of members of the TNF family.

John H. Connor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biomedical Engineering
NEIDL Institute Investigator
Research Areas: Protein synthesis in virus replication, immune response to virus infection

Hans Dooms, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Research Areas: T cells, autoimmunity, cytokines, immunologic memory, type 1 diabetes, scleroderma, tolerance.

Paul Duprex, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology
NEIDL Institute Investigator
Research Areas: Viral pathogenesis and attenuation and cross-species infections.

Jerrold J. Ellner, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Infectious Diseases
Research Areas: Tuberculosis and its interactions with HIV infection, clinical research sciences, global health.

James Galagan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology
Associate Director of Systems Biology at the NEIDL
Research Areas: Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis, Computational Biology, Genomics and Microbiology.

Frank Gibson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: mechanisms underlying microbial pathogenesis and gaining better insight into both host-specific and pathogen-specific activities/structures affecting diseases of the oral cavity.

James Hamilton, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Research Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology
Research Areas:  Cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, obesity, and Type II diabetes.

Andrew Henderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Research Areas: Molecular events that regulate HIV expression.

Joel M. Henderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Role of the Podocyte in Mechanically-Mediated Glomerular Damage, Renal inflammation.

Robin Ingalls, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Research Areas: Reproductive immunology and the pathogenesis of gonococcal and chlamydia infections.

Matthew Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
MTM Director
Research Areas: Infection and immunity, pulmonary inflammation, molecular biology.

Thomas Kepler, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Computation biology, vaccine development.

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

Joseph 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.

Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Inflammation in type II diabetes and other inflammatory diseases; molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis.

Lee Quinton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Research Areas: Infection and immunity, pneumococcus, vaccines, clinical studies.

Daniel Remick, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Pathology
Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Sepsis, Asthma, regulation of ongoing inflammation, infection and immunity, immunopathogenesis.

Ian Rifkin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Research Areas: Immunological mechanisms responsible for the development of systemic autoimmune disease, systemic lupus erythematosus.

David Sherr, Ph.D.
Director, Immunology Training Program
Professor of Environmental Health; Professor of Pathology and 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.

Jennifer Snyder-Cappione, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Immune exhaustion in chronic disease.

Deborah Stearns-Kurosawa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Therapeutics and diagnostics of sepsis, inflammation, thrombosis and hemostasis, acute kidney injury.

Martin Steffen, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Proteomics Core Facility
Research Areas: developing the tools of systems biology for mammalian cells.

Maria Trojanowska, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie pathogenic processes responsible for tissue fibrosis and vasculopathy in scleroderma.

Greg Viglianti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Molecular biology of HIV-1; molecular regulation of HIV- induced inflammation, Endogenous nucleic acid TLR ligands.

Ken Walsh Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Discovery and validation of novel myokines.

Susan Winandy, Ph.D.
Nancy L.R. Bucher Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: Molecular Immunology, Development of the Immune System, Regulation of Gene Expression, Cancer Biology.

Joyce Wong, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Areas: Biomedical Engineering, interfacial bioengineering, lung cell differentiation.