Departmental Faculty


Scott Alper, PhD

Genetic control of TLR signaling pathways


David J. Barton, PhD


Picornavirus RNA translation and replication; hepatitis C virus and innate antiviral immunity

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Leslie Berg, PhD
Professor, Chair

T cell activation, differentiation, and responses to infection and how these processes are regulated by T cell antigen receptor signaling

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Aimee Bernard, PhD

Reimagining immunology education through creativity and innovation


John C. Cambier, PhD


BCR Antigen Receptor Structure and signaling, MHC Class II signaling, Inhibitory “Checkpoint” Receptor


Kelly Doran, PhD


Studying host - pathogen interactions in the central nervous system (CNS) and the female reproductive tract during infection and colonization

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Breck Duerkop, PhD


Phage-bacteria interactions and mobile DNA related to antibiotic resistant bacteria and the microbiota

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Rachel S. Friedman, PhD


Cell trafficking in type 1 diabetes; Immunotherapeutics development


Laurent Gapin, PhD


Mechanisms of iNKT cell development and antigen recognition

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Andrew Getahun, PhD


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James Hagman, PhD


Regulation of B cell development, epigenetics and cancer


Katie Haskins, PhD


Immunoregulation in autoimmune diabetes; pancreatic beta-cell autoantigens

Henson, Peter
Peter Henson, PhD


Innate immunity, inflammation and apoptotic cell recognition


Alexander Horswill, PhD


Bacterial pathogenesis including quorum-sensing signal production, biofilm development mechanisms, virulence factor function in host-pathogen


Elena Hsieh, MD


Mechanistic and translational questions in human immunology using high-dimensional single-cell mass cytomerty and ex-vivo cellular manipulation

Huang, Hua
Hua Huang, MD, PHD


We study signaling and transcriptional regulation of genes that control innate effector cell development and function, with a focus on how master transcription factors induce a network of downstream transcription factors and how these transcription factors and their associated enhancers and promoters detect signal inputs triggered by immunological stimuli and convert them into transcriptional outputs in the normal and diseased immune system


Jordan Jacobelli, PhD


Lymphocyte trafficking and cell-cell interactions in health and disease

Kappler, John

John Kappler, PhD


Structure and function of the T-cell receptor and its ligands in autoimmunity, cancer and hypersensitivity


Ross Kedl, PhD


Intersection between innate and adaptive signals which lead to potent cellular immunity; exploration of how these signals might be manipulated for vaccine development and design


Marijke Keestra-Gounder, PhD


The major focus of my research program is to elucidate pathways of innate immunity that can distinguish harmless microbes from pathogens, thereby enabling the host to mount responses that are commensurate with the threat.

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Laurel Lenz, PhD


Mechanisms for regulation of innate immune cell function and inflammation; impact of these in the context of microbial infections and in other disease contexts; and therapeutic implications

Marrack, Philippa

Philippa Marrack, PhD, FRS


T cell development; T-cell responses and death

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Thomas E. Morrison, PhD


Immunological mechanisms that influence the clearance or persistence of arboviruses and protozoan parasites; molecular mechanisms by which pathogens counteract host innate and adaptive immune responses

O'Brien, Rebecca

Rebecca O'Brien, PhD


Specificity and function of gamma delta T lymphocytes

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Roberta Pelanda, PhD


Molecular mechanisms of B cell development and selection and the development of autoimmunity

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R. Lee Reinhardt, PhD


The role and regulation of CD4+ T cell subsets and their cytokines in settings of type-2 immunity, malignancy, and autoinflammatory disease

Riches, David

David Riches, PhD


Basic mechanisms involved in the development lung inflammation and fibrosis

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Mercedes Rincon, PhD


Areas of research are Role of p38 MAPK and GSK3β in T cell development and function as well as IL-6 as a key regulator of T cell immune response in inflammatory diseases and cancer.

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Rosemary Rochford, PhD


Co-infections with and immune responses to human gammaherpesviruses and P. falciparum malaria

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Brian Russo, PhD

We are interested in uncovering the molecular mechanisms required for bacteria to cause infection and are focused on the intestinal pathogen Shigella flexneri

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Michael Schurr, PhD


Transcriptional regulation and molecular biology of bacterial virulence factors

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Jill Slansky, PhD


Immune response to cancer

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Raul Torres, PhD


B cell development and antibody response, regulation of tumor immunity by lysophospholipids

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Linda van Dyk, PhD
Professor, Vice Chair

Genetic and molecular approaches to infection and pathogenesis by lymphotropic herpesviruses

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Andrés Vázquez-Torres, DVM, PhD


Molecular and redox determinants in the pathogenesis of intracellular bacteria

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Martin Voskuil, PhD


Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Burkholderia pseudomallei mechanisms of latency and drug tolerance

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Tuoqi Wu, PhD


My research program is dedicated to understanding the molecular pathways that govern T cell differentiation and function during infection and cancer

Zhang, Gongyi

Gongyi Zhang, PhD


Structural and functional studies of proteins, epigenetics

Research Faculty

Rocky Baker, PhD

Kimberly Jordan, PhD

Husain Moroof, PhD

Secondary Faculty