Primary Faculty


Rocky Baker, Pharm

Assistant Research Professor

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


Aimee Bernard, PhD
Assistant Professor

The classroom is my laboratory; reimagining immunology education through creativity and innovation

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
Associate Professor

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


Rachel S. Friedman, PhD

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

Associate Professor

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
Assistant Professor

Regulation of B cell activation

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Jenna Guthmiller, PhD
Assistant Professor

Underlying host and viral factors that limit broadly protective humoral immunity to inform next-generation influenza virus vaccine design.

Katie Haskins, PhD

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes


Immunoregulation in autoimmune diabetes; pancreatic beta-cell autoantigens

Curtis Henry, PhD

Associate Professor

Alexander Horswill, PhD

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

Jordan Jacobelli, PhD

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

Associate Professor

Lymphocyte trafficking and cell-cell interactions in health and disease

Kimberly Jordan, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

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

Assistant Professor
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.


Ju Sim Kim, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

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Jared Klarquist, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Our research focuses on B cell and CD8 T cell cross-talk. Specifically, we are investigating how B cells promote CD8 T cell responses to vaccines and how they contribute to naïve CD8 T cell homeostasis.

Julie Lang, PhD

Associate Research Professor

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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

Liyen Loh, PhD
Assistant Research Professor

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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


Angela Nalwoga, PhD

Assistant Research Professor


Kyla Ost, PhD

Assistant Professor

Interactions between commensal fungi and adaptive immune responses in the gut microbiome that impact fungal commensalism, fungal virulence, and inflammatory bowel disease.


Roberta Pelanda, PhD


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


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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Brian Russo, PhD

Assistant Professor

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

Katherine Sabourin, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

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Michael Schurr, PhD

Associate Professor
Transcriptional regulation and molecular biology of bacterial virulence factors

Jill Slansky, PhD

Immune response to cancer


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


Andrés Vázquez-Torres, DVM, PhD

Molecular and redox determinants in the pathogenesis of intracellular bacteria


Martin Voskuil, PhD

Associate Professor
Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Burkholderia pseudomallei mechanisms of latency and drug tolerance


Chuangqi Wang, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Systems Immunology and Quantitative Imaging, Host-Pathogen Interaction, Humoral and Cellular Immune Correlates

Immunology Microbiology (SOM)

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