Faculty

David Alland, M.D.
Padmapriya Banada, Ph.D.
Samantha Bell, Ph.D.
Studies the host-pathogen interactions between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and macrophages
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Preeti Bharaj, Ph.D.
John Chan, M.D.
Theresa Chang, Ph.D.
Studies the role of innate immunity in sexually transmitted infection-mediated enhancement of HIV infection, and HIV infection of human peritoneal macrophages
Neeraj Chauhan, Ph.D.
Studies the biology and disease mechanisms of fungal pathogens of the Candida genus
Roberto Colangeli, Ph.D.
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
Jerrolf Ellner, M.D.
Maria Laura Gennaro, M.D.
Tuberculosis; host-pathogen interactions;
Mycobacterium tuberculosis stress responses; macrophage lipid metabolism
Hee-Sook Kim, Ph.D.
Studies the mechanism of genome integrity and antigenic variation in Trypanosoma brucei
Pradeep Kumar, Ph.D.
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.
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.
Padmini Salgame, Ph.D.
Jeanne Salje, Ph.D.
Studies the host-pathogen cell biology of obligate intracellular bacteria
Lanbo Shi, Ph.D.
Immunometabolism in tuberculosis and mechanism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenicity
Shobha Swaminathan, M.D.
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.
Chaoyang Xue, Ph.D.
Studies host-pathogen interactions in Cryptococcus
Jason Yang, Ph.D.