Program Directors

Caroline Genco Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology, Goldman School of Dentistry
Research Areas: Microbial pathogenesis, vaccine development, host- parasite interactions, and bacterial gene regulation

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

 

Faculty

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

David Center M.D.
Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Gordon and Ruth Snider Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Associate Provost for Translational Research Director, Boston University Medical Campus Translational Research Institute
Research Areas: Nuclear factors associated with control of the CD4+ T cell cycle; functions of pro-Interleukin-16 and its dysregulation in T cell leukemias; effects of Interleukin 16 stimulation of CD4+ T cells

John H. Connor Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas: Protein synthesisin in virus replication.

Edward Damiano Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Areas: Basic scientific research that combines mathematical modeling, computational analysis, and experimental investigations across length scales ranging from macromolecular assemblies, cellular mechanics, and microscale biofluidics to cardiovascular fluid mechanics and the biomechanics of vestibular sensory systems

Jerrold J. Ellner M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Infectious Diseases
Research Areas: Tuberculosis and its interactions with HIV infection

Jane Freedman M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Thrombosis, inflammation, and gene expression

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

Lisa Ganley-Leal Ph.D.
Medicine – Infectious Diseases

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
Research Areas:  Membrane and structural biology

Andrew Henderson Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
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

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

Frédéric F. Little M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: examining the nature of airway inflammation in allergic asthma, and translational approaches to diagnostics of allergic disease

E Jones-Lopez M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: translational science and in applying epidemiologic methods to understand the determinants of TB transmission, infection and disease, using a multidisciplinary research approach

Igor Kramnik Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: innate immunity, genetics; host resistance, infection, tuberculosis, lung, interferon, macrophage

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

Robert Lafyatis M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: Fibrosis and autoimmunity in systemic sclerosis

Paola Massari Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Understanding how modification of PorB surface loops might affect TLR2 signaling, cells activation and outcome of Neisserial infection of airway epithelial cells.

Marie McDonnell M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Inpatient Diabetes Program
Research Areas: Diabetes and Nutrition

Jay Mizgerd Ph.D.
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

Monty Montano Ph.D.
Medicine- Infectious Diseases

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

Ian Rifkin M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
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

Michael L. Smith Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Areas: Mechanotransduction via the extracellular matrix; fibronectin; engineered cell culture platforms for regulating and measuring cell behavior in vitro

Deborah Stearns-Kurosawa Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Areas: enteric Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) infection and the Shiga-like ribosome inactivating toxin, B.anthracis (anthrax) infection in a clinically relevant animal models

Martin Steffan 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; the role of virus-host cell interactions in pathogenesis

Ken Walsh Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: signaling- and transcriptional-regulatory mechanisms that control both normal and pathological tissue growth in the cardiovascular system

Ellen Weinberg Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Areas: interleukin-1 receptor family member, ST2 and its ligand, IL-33 in cardiovascular inflammation

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

Susan Winandy Ph.D.
Nancy L.R. Bucher Assistant Professor
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: Biomaterials, tailoring cell-material interfaces for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications; direct, quantitative measurement of biological interactions.