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Selected Research Areas

MDTP trainer laboratories pursue investigations on a range of scientific research topics related to microbiology. Classifications are inevitably somewhat arbitrary, following are some of the subdisciplines covered by MDTP faculty with links to lists of trainers working in those areas. Each area page will provide brief research descriptions for each trainer and a link to his or her website. This information is by no means exhaustive, but is intended to convey a sense of research breadth in the MDTP, and of focused research strength in fifteen areas.

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Cell Biology

Image files/trainers/ANDES_DAVID_R.jpg David Andes supervised_user_circle public

Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Antifungal activity and drug resistance

Image files/trainers/burton6.jpg Briana Burton supervised_user_circle public

Molecular mechanisms of macromolecule transport across membranes.

Image files/trainers/cavagnero.jpg Silvia Cavagnero supervised_user_circle public

Mechanisms of protein folding and misfolding in the bacterial cell. Chaperone- and ribosome-assisted prevention of aggregation. The effect of antibiotics on cotranslational protein folding.

Image files/trainers/engin.jpg Feyza Engin supervised_user_circle public

Biomolecular Chemistry
Molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diabetes.  Pancreatic beta cell-immune cell crosstalk.

Image files/trainers/friesen.jpg Paul Friesen supervised_user_circle public

Biochemistry (Virology)
Molecular biology of eukaryotic DNA viruses regulation of gene expression programmed cell death (apoptosis) and retrotransposons.

Image files/trainers/gumperz.jpg Jenny Gumperz supervised_user_circle public

Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Molecular and functional analyses of T lymphocytes in innate immunity

Image files/trainers/huttenlocher.jpg Anna Huttenlocher supervised_user_circle public

Medicine/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular mechanisms of leukocyte chemotaxis and inflammation

Image files/trainers/kalejta4.jpg Robert Kalejta supervised_user_circle public

Molecular Virology
Viral modulation of the cell cycle

Image files/pictures/YunLiang_Thumb.jpeg Yun Liang supervised_user_circle public

Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular basis for sex differences in immune responses; inflammation and autoimmunity

Image files/trainers/mcclean_megan.png Megan McClean supervised_user_circle public

Biomedical Engineering
Microfluidic and optogenetic tools for studying microbial signal processing

Image files/pictures/salgado-pabon.jpg Wilmara Salgado-Pabon supervised_user_circle public

Pathobiological Sciences
pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus with an emphasis on the contribution of enterotoxins and cytolysins to the pathophysiology of severe disease, including (but not limited to) sepsis, pneumonia, and infective endocarditis

Image files/trainers/Alessandro_Senes_165x165.png Alessandro Senes supervised_user_circle public

Structure and function of membrane proteins of the bacterial divisome.

Image files/trainers/sherer.jpg Nathan Sherer supervised_user_circle public

Molecular Virology, Oncology
HIV-1 RNA trafficking, virus-Host interactions

Image files/trainers/sureshm.jpg M. Suresh supervised_user_circle public

Pathobiological Sciences
Regulation of T cell proliferation apoptosis and memory