Faculty

David Alland, M.D.
Studies the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and molecular evolution of M. tuberculosis
Padmapriya Banada, Ph.D.
Develops molecular diagnostic assays for TB and sepsis causing pathogens, viruses and select agents and studies inactivation of viruses
Samantha Bell, Ph.D.
Studies the host-pathogen interactions between M. tuberculosis and macrophages
Preeti Bharaj, Ph.D.
Develops novel models of drug activity against bacterial and viral pathogens
John Chan, M.D.
Studies how M. tuberculosis interacts with the host
Theresa Chang, Ph.D.
Studies the role of mucosal immunity in viral infection and disease progression
Neeraj Chauhan, Ph.D.
Studies the biology and disease mechanisms of fungal pathogens of the Candida genus
Roberto Colangeli, Ph.D.
Studies antibiotic resistance and tolerance in M. tuberculosis
David Dubnau, Ph.D.
Studies DNA uptake during genetic transformation and the regulation of bacterial competence, sporulation and biofilms
Eugenie Dubnau, Ph.D.
Studies the processes of competence, sporulation and biofilm formation in Bacillus subtilis
Jerrold Ellner, M.D.
Studies the immunopathogenesis of TB and TB in HIV
Maria Laura Gennaro, M.D. M.Sc.
Immune responses to respiratory pathogens; tuberculosis; COVID-19; macrophage lipid metabolism
Valentina Guerrini, Ph.D.
Studies aspects of innate immune responses to infectious diseases
Jeanette Hahn, Ph.D.
Studies the requirements for polar localization and delocalization of specific proteins involved in the competent state of Bacillus subtilis
Hee-Sook Kim, Ph.D.
Studies the mechanism of genome integrity and antigenic variation in Trypanosoma brucei
Pradeep Kumar, Ph.D.
Studies mechanisms underlying drug resistance and persistence in M. tuberculosis
Fred Russell Kramer, Ph.D.
Design of nucleic acids whose functions enable the detection of target genes in assays whose results improve people’s health
Salvatore A.E. Marras, Ph.D.
Develops novel nucleic acid amplification assays and studies the properties of fluorescent nucleic acid hybridization probes
Amesika Nyaku, M.D.
Evaluates novel therapeutics and systems of care for individuals with infectious diseases and substance use disorders
Abraham Pinter, Ph.D.
Harnassing the humoral immune responses to HIV and TB for immunodiagnostic and immunotherapeutic applications
G. Marcela Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Studies mycobacterial pathogenesis with emphasis in pathogen-host interactions that are driven by nutritional immunity
Hassan Safi, Ph.D.
Discovering the mechanisms that allow M. tuberculosis to revert from high cost phenotype
Padmini Salgame, Ph.D.
Studies tubercular host microbe interaction
Jeanne Salje, Ph.D.
Studies the host-pathogen cell biology of obligate intracellular bacteria
Lanbo Shi, Ph.D.
Immunometabolism in tuberculosis and mechanism of M. tuberculosis pathogenicity
Shobha Swaminathan, M.D.
Leading multiple clinical studies targeting HIV treatment and prevention
Selvakumar Subbian, Ph.D.
Studies host-pathogen interactions and host-directed therapy in Infectious diseases of humans
Sanjay Tyagi, Ph.D.
Single-molecule imaging of intracellular RNA synthesis and localization
Yingda L. Xie, M.D.
Development of clinical tools to study, diagnose, and treat tuberculosis
Chaoyang Xue, Ph.D.
Studies host-pathogen interactions in Cryptococcus
Jason Yang, Ph.D.
Studies disease pathogenesis and therapeutic efficacy for chronic and infectious diseases