Host-Pathogen Interactions

Hisashi Akiyama, Ph.D.

Molecular and cellular biology of HIV


Deborah J Anderson, Ph.D.

Mucosal immunology in genital tissues; mechanisms of HIV-1 transmission


John H. Connor, Ph.D.

Virus/Host interaction; viral domination of protein synthesis; antiviral compounds, systems biology of viral hemorrhagic fever, novel approaches to virus detection

Robert Davey, Ph.D.

Host factor-based therapy development and infection mechanism for filoviruses and other high containment viruses

Florian Douam, Ph.D.

Molecular mechanisms regulating human immune responses during viral infection


Rachel Fearns, Ph.D.

Control of respiratory syncytial virus RNA synthesis

Anthony Griffiths, Ph.D.

Filovirus pathogenesis, animal model development, viral persistence and latency, advanced development of vaccines and therapeutics for high consequence pathogens


Suryaram Gummuluru, Ph.D.

Enveloped Virus Entry Mechanisms; Innate Immune Evasion Mechanisms; Inflammation & HIV; Nanotherapeutics


Andrew J. Henderson, Ph.D.

Cellular signals that regulate HIV transcription and replication


Robin Ingalls, M.D.

Reproductive immunology and the pathogenesis of gonococcal and chlamydia infections


Igor Kramnik, Ph.D.

Genes controling host resistance and susceptibility to tuberculosis; biology of tuberculosis granulomas; mechanisms of macrophage activation and differentiation


Joseph P. Mizgerd, Sc.D.

Acute lower respiratory tract infection; cytokines; innate immunity; neutrophil recruitment and activation; pneumonia; transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression


Elke M├╝hlberger, Ph.D.

Host response to filovirus infection; molecular mechanisms of filovirus replication and transcription


Manish Sagar, M.D.

HIV transmission pathogenesis and role of antibodies in protecting against infection

Lee M. Wetzler, M.D.

Vaccine development; microbial immunity and pathogenesis; effect of bacterial products on eukaryotic cells