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IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Faculty by Department

Cell Biology

  • Chris Roman Lymphocyte Development; Autoimmunity; Mechanisms of Oncogenesis
  • Haseeb Siddiqi Host-parasite interactions and nechanisms of pathogenesis and immunity in schistosomiasis
  • Hal Neimark Bacterial Evolution to Parasitism and Characterization of Uncultured Bacterial Pathogens
  • Chris Helen Eukaryotic Translation Mechanisms and their Exploitation by Viruses
  • Camilo Parada Control of HIV-1 Transcription
  • Harold Neimark Bacterial Evolution to Parasitism and Characterization of Uncultured Bacterial Pathogens
  • Fredric C. Volkert Basic Biology of Yeast; Yeast Cells as a Model for Human Biological Processes
  • Foroozan Mokhtarian Mechanisms of Demyelination and Remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis
  • John Lewis Interferons and Antiviral Responses
  • Allen Norin Transplantation Immunology; Cytotoxic T cells

Pathology

  • Helen Durkin Immune responses in HIV-1 disease; regulation of allergic/IgE responses in humans and rodents; neural regulation of immune responses
  • Maja Nowakowski Immune system-pathogen interactions; viral infection, macrophage physiology and immune functions; systemic and local lung immunity in HIV-1 disease, tuberculosis and chronic inflammatory lung diseases; regulation of nitric oxide generation by human macrophages and other cell types
  • Susan Gottesman Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Josef Michl Antibodies to tumor antigens as anti-cancer agents; hybridoma technology

Biochemistry

  • Ed Quadros Autoimmune Antibodies and Neural Tube Defects

Physiology/Pharmacology

  • Mark Stewart Mast Cells in Neurobiology
  • Ellen Hsu Antibody Diversification and Expression
  • Vahe Amassian Transcranial Stimulation and the Immune Response

Medicine (Allergy & Immunology, Infectious Disease, Hematology & Oncology, Rheumatology)

  • Rauno Joks (Medicine/Allergy & Immunology): Human Allergic IgE Response
  • Ellen Ginzler (Medicine/Rheumatology): Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Olcay Batuman (Medicine/Hematology and Oncology): Pathogenesis of the blood cancer Multiple Myeloma; Transforming Growth Factor-β Regulation in Hypoxia
  • William M. McCormack, M.D, Chief: Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted conditions.
  • Michael H. Augenbraun, M.D.: Sexually transmitted infections in HIV infected persons; Hospital Epidemiology
  • Jack A. DeHovitz, M.D., M.P.H.: Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections. Epidemiology and Prevention of HIV and associated infections in Central/Eastern Europe. Natural history of HIV disease in women.
  • Sheldon H. Landesman, M.D.: Maternal-fetal transmission of HIV
  • Stephen Kaminsky HIV vaccine development via the design of immunogens, via recombinant envelope structures, synthetic peptides and medicinal chemistry approaches

Pediatrics

  • Margaret Hammerschlag (Pediatrics/Infectious Disease): Immunology of Chlamydia Infection
  • Stephan Kohlhoff (Pediatrics/Infectious Disease) Mechanisms of Chronic Chlamydia Infection
  • William Treem (Pediatrics/GI) Immunology of inflammatory bowel disease, neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Tamar Smith-Norowitz Memory IgE and IgE anti-viral responses

Anesthesiology

  • Ming Zhang (Anesthesiology/Anatomy and Cell Biology): Innate Immunity and Ischemia / Reperfusion Injury