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Beverley, Stephen M.

Ernest St John Simms Distinguished Professor 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.

Ding, Siyuan

Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Molecular mechanisms of rotavirus replication and pathogenesis; Virus-host interactions; Innate immune signaling in the intestinal epithelium.

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

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.

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 its host.

Khader, Shabaana

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.

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.

López, Carolina B.

Professor of Molecular Microbiology and BJC Investigator

Research Interest:
Our goal is to understand how different components of a virus population affect the infected organism and how this interaction influences the virus evolution and its maintenance in nature.

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

Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Research Interest:
Molecular pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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.

Wang, David

Professor of Molecular Microbiology

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

Whelan, Sean

Marvin A. Brennecke Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Department Chair

Research Interest:
The Whelan laboratory studies the biology of negative-strand (NS) RNA viruses, divided between two major areas of focus: studies of viral gene expression and studies on viral-host cell interactions.