Primary Faculty


Beverley, Stephen M.
Marvin A Brennecke Professor of Molecular Microbiology • Head of The Department of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Molecular genetics and genomics of the protozoan parasite Leishmania major, including virulence in the insect and mammalian hosts, and strategies for control.

Caparon Jr., Michael G.
Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Pathogenesis of infections caused by Gram positive bacteria. Gene regulation and mechanisms of toxin secretion by Group A streptococci.

Faculty Profile Research Lab Website Faculty Profile Research Lab Website

Doering, Tamara L.
Alumni Endowed
Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
The pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans, using biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and genomic approaches to elucidate its fascinating biology and pathogenesis.

Feldman, Mario
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology


Research Interest:
My lab is focused in microbial glycobiology and its exploitation for vaccine development. We also work on outer membrane vesicles (OMV) biogenesis. We have a particular interest in Acinetobacter baumannii virulence and survival mechanisms.

Faculty Profile Research Lab Website Faculty Profile Research Lab Website

Huang, Henry V.
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
RNA virus evolution. Molecular biology of alphaviruses. Alphavirus gene expression vectors. Antiviral drug design.

Hultgren, Scott J.
Helen L Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Our lab blends genetic, genomic, imaging, structural, biochemical, clinical and translational strategies to study the interface between a pathogen and itís host.

Faculty Profile Research   Faculty Profile Research Lab Website

Khader, Shabaana
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Host pathogen interactions of pulmonary intracellular bacterial pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Francisella tularensis

Kutluay, Sebla
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Regulation of human immunodeficiency virus replication by viral and host RNA-binding proteins.

Faculty Profile Research Lab Website Faculty Profile Research Lab Website

Lewis, Amanda
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:

The Lewis lab integrates bacterial genetics, analytical glycobiology, comparative phylogeny and infection models to study the evolution and functions of complex carbohydrates during infection. Mechanistic and clinical studies focus on pathogens of the female reproductive tract.

Lodge, Jennifer
Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Signal transduction, cell wall biosynthesis and resistance to oxidative and nitrosative stresses  in the pathogenic fungus, Cryptococcus neoformans.

Faculty Profile Research Lab Website Faculty Profile Research Lab Website

Sibley, L. David
Alan A. & Edith L. Wolff Distinguished
Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
We are using comparative genomics and genetics to define virulence determinants in the model intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. and to examine the cellular and molecular basis of motility and host cell invasion.

Stallings, Christina
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Molecular pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Faculty Profile Research Lab Website Faculty Profile Research Lab Website

Tolia, Niraj Harish
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
The pathogenesis of infectious disease from atom to host-pathogen interaction.

Vogel, Joseph
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
We study the ability of Legionella pneumophila and Coxiella burnetii to replicate inside host cells, specifically focusing on the pathogensí type IV secretion systems.

Faculty Profile Research Lab Website Faculty Profile Research  

Wang, David
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Detection, identification and characterization of novel and emerging viruses.

 

 

Faculty Profile Research Lab Website