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Microbiology Graduate Faculty


The faculty included in this list are the members of the Graduate Program in Microbiology. Any of the individuals listed may serve as laboratory rotation mentors and thesis advisors for Microbiology Graduate Program students.

 

David J. Barton, Ph.D. - Molecular mechanisms of picornavirus replication

 

Thomas Campbell, M.D. - Human Herpesvirus 8 and Kaposi's sarcoma; reservoirs of latent HIV-1; and HIV-1 reverse transcriptase as an RNA chaperone

 

Richard Davis, Ph.D. - Spliced leader RNA trans-splicing

 

Sonia Flores, Ph.D. - HIV viral protein-pulmonary endothelial cell interactions and viral disease pathogenesis

 

Donald H. Gilden, M.D. - Varicella zoster virus latency in the human nervous system; human immune response in multiple sclerosis

 

Ronald E. Gill, Ph.D. - Regulation of gene expression by intercellular interactions during the development of Myxococcus xanthus

 

Kathryn V. Holmes, Ph.D. - Molecular biology and pathogenesis of coronavirus infections; coronavirus-receptor interactions

 

Randall K. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D. - Structure-function relationships of bacterial toxins

 

Dirk Homann, M.D. - Persistent viral disease, immunological memory, autoimmunity

 

Edward N. Janoff, M.D. - Mucosal immunity; HIV transmission and vaccine; pneumococcal infections and vaccine; B cell regulation

 

Jeffrey Kieft, Ph.D. - Viral RNAs; Internal Ribosome Entry Sites (IRESes) & tRNA-like structures

 

Caroline A. Kulesza, Ph.D. - Molecular mechanisms of viral persistence and pathogenesis associated with cytomegalovirus infection; functional analysis of viral noncoding RNAs

 

Laurel Lenz, Ph.D. - Bacterial pathogenesis and regulation of inflammation and immunity

 

Thomas E. Morrison, Ph.D. - Molecular pathogenesis of arbovirus infection and regulation of virus-induced inflammatory responses

 

Dohun Pyeon, Ph.D. - Virus-host interactions in human papillomavirus infection and oncogenesis

 

Mario Santiago, Ph.D. - Host genetic control of pathogenic retrovirus infections

 

Jerome Schaack, Ph.D. - Adenovirus gene therapy vectors

 

Michael J. Schurr, Ph.D. - Bacterial pathogenesis and regulation of virulence factors

 

Kenneth L. Tyler, M.D. - Molecular and genetic basis of virus-induced cell death (apoptosis) and pathogenesis using the reovirus model

 

Linda van Dyk, Ph.D. - Pathogenesis of the gamma- herpesvirus; viral and host mechanisms that regulate latency and reactivation

 

Michael L. Vasil, Ph.D. - Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis with emphasis on genetic regulation and biochemistry of virulence factors

 

Andrés Vázquez-Torres, DVM Ph.D. - Pathophysiology and immunology of the interaction of macrophages with pathogenic microorganisms

 

Martin I. Voskuil, Ph.D. - Mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis for survival during latent disease​