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IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Faculty by Research Interests

Antibodies, Autoimmunity, and Inflammatory Disease

  • Ed Quadros Autoimmune Antibodies and Neural Tube Defects
  • Ming Zhang Innate Immunity and Ischemia / Reperfusion Injury
  • Christopher Roman Lymphocyte Development; Autoimmunity; Mechanisms of Oncogenesis
  • Helen Durkin Human Allergic IgE Response; Neuronal Regulation of the Immune Response
  • Josef Michl Antibodies to tumor antigens as anti cancer agents; hybridoma technology
  • William R Treem Immunology of inflammatory bowel disease, neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis.
  • Ellen Ginzler Treatment strategies for lupus
  • Foroozan Mokhtarian Mechanisms of Demyelination and Remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis

Genetic Diversification of Antigen Receptors and Lymphocyte Development

  • Ellen Hsu Antibody Diversification and Expression
  • Christopher Roman Lymphocyte Development; Autoimmunity; Mechanisms of Oncogenesis

Allergy and Asthma

  • 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
  • Rauno Joks Human Allergic IgE Response
  • Tamar Smith-Norowitz Memory IgE and IgE anti-viral responses

Transplantation Immunology

  • Allen Norin Transplantation Immunology; Cytotoxic T cells

Leukemia/Lymphoma

  • Olcay Batuman Pathogenesis of the blood cancer Multiple Myeloma; Transforming Growth Factor-β Regulation in Hypoxia
  • Susan Gottesman Leukemia and Lymphoma

Neuroimmunology

Infectious Agents and Infectious Disease

  • Haseeb Siddiqi Host-parasite interactions and mechanisms 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
  • Steve Carleton Epidemiology and Virulence of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
  • Margaret Hammerschlag Immunology of Chlamydia Infection
  • Stephan Kohlhoff Mechanisms of Chronic Chlamydia Infection
  • John Lewis Interferons and Antiviral Responses
  • William M. McCormack Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted conditions.
  • Michael H. Augenbraun Sexually transmitted infections in HIV infected persons; Hospital Epidemiology
  • Jack A. DeHovitz 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 Maternal-fetal transmission of HIV
  • Helen Durkin Immune responses in HIV-1 disease
  • 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
  • Stephen Kaminsky HIV vaccine development via the design of immunogens, via recombinant envelope structures, synthetic peptides and medicinal chemistry approaches
  • 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