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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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Image files/trainers/afb.jpg Andrew Bent supervised_user_circle public

Plant Pathology
Plant Disease resistance and host-pathogen dynamics.

Image files/trainers/kbernard.jpg Kristen Bernard supervised_user_circle public

Pathobiological Sciences
Pathogensis and transmission of arthropod-borne viruses

Image files/trainers/czuprync-1.jpg Charles Czuprynski supervised_user_circle public

Pathobiological Sciences
Immunology and pathogenic bacteria

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/david-evans.jpg David Evans supervised_user_circle public

Pathology and Labratory Medicine
Host-pathogen interactions for the human and simian immunodeficiency viruses

Image files/trainers/blocks_image_0_1.jpg Thomas Friedrich supervised_user_circle public

Pathobiological Sciences
immunity to pandemic viruses: HIV and influenza

Image files/trainers/golos_small.jpg Thaddeus (Ted) Golos supervised_user_circle public

Comparative Biosciences
Biology of the maternal-fetal interface, including pathogenesis of pregnancy loss with maternal infection with Listeria Monocytogenes.

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/kenney.jpg Shannon Kenney supervised_user_circle public

Epstein-Barr virus pathogenesis and treatment

Image files/trainers/klein_bs.jpg Bruce Klein supervised_user_circle public

Pediatrics/Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Microbial-host interactions and pathogenesis

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/McNeel.jpg Douglas McNeel supervised_user_circle public

Medicine-Division of Hematology-Oncology
Anti-tumor DNA vaccines for prostate cancer treatment

Image files/trainers/Nett_Jeniel.jpg Jeniel Nett supervised_user_circle public

Medicine and Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Immune responses to fungal biofilm infection

Image files/trainers/d_oconnor.jpg David O'Connor supervised_user_circle public

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Genetics and immunology of HIV

Image files/trainers/soconnor_200.jpg Shelby O'Connor supervised_user_circle public

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Host and vaccine-elicited immune responses to SIV/HIV.

Image files/trainers/Matt.jpg Matt Reynolds supervised_user_circle public

Pathobiological Sciences
Investigate adaptive immune responses to prevent or eliminate AIDS virus infections

Image files/trainers/sauer.png John-Demian (JD) Sauer supervised_user_circle public

Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Bacterial Pathogensis

Image files/trainers/jasmith.jpg Judith (Judy) Smith supervised_user_circle public

The intersection of endoplasmic reticulum stress, infectious and inflammatory diseases

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

Pathobiological Sciences
Regulation of T cell proliferation apoptosis and memory